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Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

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A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.

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Woody Allen
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Allen ... Larry Lipton
Diane Keaton ... Carol Lipton
Jerry Adler ... Paul House
Lynn Cohen ... Lillian House
Ron Rifkin ... Sy
Joy Behar ... Marilyn
William Addy William Addy ... Jack, the Super
John Doumanian John Doumanian ... Neighbor
Sylvia Kauders ... Neighbor
Ira Wheeler Ira Wheeler ... EMS Doctor
Alan Alda ... Ted
Anjelica Huston ... Marcia Fox
Melanie Norris Melanie Norris ... Helen Moss
Marge Redmond ... Mrs. Dalton
Zach Braff ... Nick Lipton
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Storyline

Larry and Carol are fairly normal New Yorkers who have sent their son off to college. They meet an elderly couple down the hall and later in the week find that the wife has suddenly died. Carol becomes suspicious of Paul who seems to be too cheerful and too ready to move on. She begins her investigation. Larry insists she is becoming too fixated on their neighbor as all of the irregularities seem to have simple non-homicidal explanations. Ted, a recently divorced friend helps her investigation and Larry begins to become jealous of their relationship and agrees to help her. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Comedy | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language, and for elements of violence in a comic murder mystery | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un misterioso asesinato en Manhattan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,285,588
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (Mono)| SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Diane Keaton, Woody Allen never discussed on set or with her the living hell he was going through while making this movie, which occurred in the middle of a custody battle with Mia Farrow. See more »

Goofs

In "01:41:47" during the shooting between Paul and Mrs.Dalton you can see the crew filming in the reflection of the shattered glass. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Larry Lipton: C'mon, you promised to sit through the hockey game without being bored,
Carol Lipton: [overlapping] I know, honey, I promised.
Larry Lipton: and I'll sit through the Wagner opera with you next week.
Carol Lipton: I know.
Larry Lipton: I already bought the earplugs.
Carol Lipton: Yeah, well, with your eyesight I'm surprised you can see the puck. Wow, yay, come on.
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Soundtracks

Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)
(1936)
Written by Louis Prima
Performed by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (as Benny Goodman & His Orchestra)
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Keaton & Allen reunited for fun flick!
27 April 2004 | by mrcaw1See all my reviews

Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) Dir: Woody Allen Supposedly Miss Keaton (never married by the way) only did this film as a favor to Mr. Allen who was enduring some rather unsavory press at the time concerning his breakup with actress Mia Farrow and his ensuing love affair with Miss Farrow's adopted teenage daughter. Because Allen needed a quick hit, he asked Keaton to help him out by starring in this murder mystery comedy. Luckily for Allen (and for that matter, Keaton) the movie was a hit.

Allen and Keaton star as husband and wife in a New York City apartment who suspect that their neighbor killed his wife! Angelica Houston and Alan Alda provide additional comic relief as friends helping the couple solve the mystery. Although the film takes its structure from Rear Window, Allen chose to end it with an homage to Orson Wells's classic mirror sequence in Lady From Shanghai. It's a very funny movie allowing Keaton and Allen to showcase their by now perfected New York City type characters.


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