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Perfect Alibi (1995)

Melanie is married to Keith Bauers, she has two beautiful children and she is rich. She decides to engage a girl au pair, Janine, who arrives from France. Everything seems to run perfectly.... See full summary »

Director:

Kevin Meyer

Writers:

Rochelle Majer Krich (novel), Kevin Meyer (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Teri Garr ... Laney Tolbert
Hector Elizondo ... Det. Ryker
Alex McArthur ... Keith Bauers
Lydie Denier ... Janine
Kathleen Quinlan ... Melanie Bauers
Charles Martin Smith ... Franklin Dupard
Anne Ramsay ... Paula Simpson
Gedde Watanabe ... Det. Onoda
Bruce McGill ... Det. Spivak
Rex Linn ... Bartender
Estelle Harris ... Aunt Dorothy
Robert Rockwell ... Jonah Kringle
Patrick Thomas ... Coroner
Jean-Paul Vignon ... Ledoux
Max Ornstein Max Ornstein ... Jeremy Bauers
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Melanie is married to Keith Bauers, she has two beautiful children and she is rich. She decides to engage a girl au pair, Janine, who arrives from France. Everything seems to run perfectly. Janine looks shy and timid and well disposed towards the family. But casually Paula, Melanies's sister, finds out that Janine and Keith are lovers and afterwards she dies in an accident. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1995 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Where's Mommy Now See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Rysher Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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A well crafted mystery thriller with an excellent cast.
8 May 2005 | by kdayton13See all my reviews

Thanks to a smart script and a steady hand from Writer/Director Kevin Meyer, "Perfect Alibi" is an entertaining and very likable mystery thriller. The movie starts methodically and builds up steam as the clues begin to reveal that nothing is what it seems to be. Teri Garr and Hector Elizondo are terrific as they team up to unravel the mystery, reminding me of Nick and Nora Charles, from the "Thin Man" movies. Kathleen Quinlan is excellent as Alex McArthur's tormented wife and the character roles, played by veteran actors Charles Martin Smith, Bruce McGill, Anne Ramsey and Estelle Harris are well done and provide plenty of light moments at just the right time. There's even a cameo by Rex Linn. In all, I felt like I was reading a good book by the fire.


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