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Lies and Alibis (2006)

The Alibi (original title)
A man who runs an alibi service for adulterous husbands gets into a jam with a new client. In trying to remedy the situation, he must rely on an alluring woman who gets his heart racing.

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Noah Hawley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry O'Connell ... Businessman
Jon Polito ... Jimmy the Photographer
Deborah Kara Unger ... Dorothy
Steve Coogan ... Ray Elliott
Ken Kerman Ken Kerman ... Vic
Aimee Garcia ... Operator #1
Yasmine Delawari ... Operator #2
Mary Pat Gleason ... Operator #3
Rebecca Romijn ... Lola
Henry Rollins ... Putty
Sergio Bruna ... Waiter - Italian Restaurant
Selma Blair ... Adelle
Jim Cody Williams ... BoBo
Sam Elliott ... The Mormon
James Brolin ... Robert Hatch
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Storyline

The crook Ray Elliott, whose former partner Jack is under a five million dollar contract, believes in statistics and runs a risk assessment and managing business; actually a front for a company that provides alibis to adulterous people that cheat their mates. He does not accept giving alibis for crimes and he has just hired the alluring Lola to be his assistant. When Wendell Hatch, the reckless son of his wealthy client Robert Hatch, accidentally kills his masochist date Heather in a kinky S&M game, Ray breaks his rules to protect his own name and hire some guys to clean the bedroom and vanish the body. Sooner Ray has many problems to resolve: the police are on his tail trying to find a clue about the disappearance of Heather; her jealous Mexican-American boyfriend wishes revenge against the murderer; Wendell is upset, because Ray told his father about the crime; Robert is angry and hires the hitman "The Mormon" to kill Ray, but the killer spares him to chase Jack. When the jealous ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Planning a lunchtime rendezvous or an elicit affair and don't want anyone to find out? Do you need an alibi? Then Ray Elliot is here to help. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Netherlands | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2006 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Lies and Alibis See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$138,704
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film's screenplay was the very first produced script writer-director Noah Hawley has ever written. See more »

Goofs

When Ray clandestinely takes a photograph of Detective Bryce with his cell phone when she is leaving on the elevator, the resulting photograph does not match the position she was standing. The photograph has her facing slightly to her left, when her actual position was facing slightly to her right. See more »

Quotes

The Mormon: Are you married?
Ray Elliott: No. No. I guess I just haven't met the right women.
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Connections

References Batman (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre)
Written by Philippe Cohen Solal, Christoph Hermann Muller, Eduardo Anibal Makaroff
Performed by Gotan Project
Courtesy of XL Recordings Ltd.
Licensed exclusively from Ya Basta Recordings
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Great fun
12 November 2006 | by robotballSee all my reviews

Saw this at the premiere at the AFI filmfest here in Hollywood. Crowd loved it, I had a great time. Great story, fine acting, fast paced. Keeps you going the whole way through. Very stylish. I enjoyed the feel of the film - editing, tone, camera work. Reminds me of an older style 60s thriller/comedy. Yeah, you have to pay attention to what's going on which is usually the sign of a good film. James marsden was hysterical, hope to see him doing more comedy. Would have liked to have seen more of Rebecca Romijn's character. Sam Elliot was awesome and Steve Coogan was a fantastic lead - very dry humor, I will look out for more of his films. Please see this film if you like to have a good time at the movies.


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