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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

Lola meets with Robert Hatch in the restaurant when she walks in she is wearing red heels after they clink glasses shot under the table she is wearing thongs. The next shot of them at the table the red heels are back. 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 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

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You Were So Beautiful
Written by Rio Jeno
Performed by Rio Jeno
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music & Promusic, Inc.
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A Fun Movie with Several Strange Twists
13 January 2013 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

A fun movie with several strange twists. Essentially, "Ray Elliott" (Steve Coogan) owns a small company which helps people set up alibis in order to continue extramarital affairs. For example, if a person who is having an affair is supposed to be in a business meeting, then all calls will be rerouted to one of Ray Elliotts assistants who will field the call and cover for the client. Naturally, this is all done for a hefty price. Unfortunately, things go wrong when a new client accidentally kills his mistress. Not only is Ray Elliott left to try to clean up the mess but he soon finds that he has a contract out on his head as well. Likewise, his former partner also has a contract out on his head and people are swarming all over the place looking for him too. At any rate, Steve Coogan performed in an outstanding manner. Likewise, Rebecca Romijn looked awesome as Ray Elliott's new employee "Lola". And while this film has some mature themes it really doesn't go overboard or push the envelope. In short, this is a good comedy which most people will probably get a kick out of.


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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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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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