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Getting Away with Murder (1996)

R | | Comedy | 12 April 1996 (USA)
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A moral college ethics professor plans to kill his neighbor, a Nazi death camp commander.

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Harvey Miller

Writer:

Harvey Miller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Aykroyd ... Jack Lambert
Lily Tomlin ... Inga Mueller
Jack Lemmon ... Max Mueller / Karl Luger
Bonnie Hunt ... Dr. Gail Holland
Brian Kerwin ... Marty Lambert
Jerry Adler ... Judge
Andy Romano ... Psychiatrist
Robert Fields Robert Fields ... Sergeant Roarke
J.C. Quinn ... Detective Stanley
Susan Forristal Susan Forristal ... Waitress Patti
Marissa Chibas Marissa Chibas ... Liz Lambert
Jon Korkes ... Chemistry Lab Professor
Kathleen Marshall ... Student #1
Jacqueline Klein ... Student #2
Alex Appel ... Student #3
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Storyline

When the very moralistic college ethics instructor (Aykroyd) finds himself living next door to an accused German death camp commander (Lemmon), he takes it upon himself to rid the world of this man. And even though he manages to kill him, he does it so cleanly that no one accuses him and it isn't until he guiltily marries the German's daughter (Tomlin) that he discovers the truth about the man... Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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One bad apple can spoil the whole line-up.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual situations | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Old photos were used of Jack Lemmon. See more »

Quotes

Psychiatrist: I want to see you six days a week.
[looks at his appointment book]
Psychiatrist: I can't. How about every other Thursday?
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"Shower Curtain: Marion Crane" See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1996 (1997) See more »

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Happy Song
Written by Harvey Miller
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I'm embarrassed.
13 June 2006 | by AnkhorytSee all my reviews

Penny Marshall produced this?

Harvey Miller, who wrote "Private Benjamin," wrote this?

Lemmon, Aykroyd, Hunt, and the incomparable LILY TOMLIN agreed to work on it?

Tasteless, unfunny, painful to watch.

Whatever moral point they were trying to make, and whatever humor they were trying to achieve, this film just... just hurt. Hurt my eyes, and hurt the reputations of all involved.

I'm embarrassed for all involved, and chagrined that I felt I had to watch to the end, to justify writing a review to warn others. Fifteen minutes would have been more than enough.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime com Castigo See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$127,691, 14 April 1996

Gross USA:

$197,322

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$197,322
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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