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Her Alibi Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

A frustrated writer helps save a woman being railroaded by the law -- or is she? -- in this comic mystery with romantic overtones. Phil Blackwood (Tom Selleck) is a best-selling mystery novelist who has run into a bad case of writer's block. Hoping to find inspiration for his next book, Phil goes to the city courthouse and witnesses the arraignment of Nina Ionescu (Paulina Porizkova), a beautiful Romanian immigrant who is accused of killing a man with a pair of scissors. For Phil, it's love at first sight, and after sneaking into jail disguised as a priest, he makes her an offer. Phil offers to let her stay at his house, and he provides her with an alibi -- she can claim that she couldn't have committed the crime, because she was with him at the time of the attack. Nina agrees, but after Phil encounters a handful of dangerous foreign agents, Nina's acrobatic parents, and a highly suspicious district attorney, he begins to wonder if Nina might have committed the murder after all. Her Alibi also features William Daniels as Sam, and James Farentino as Frank Polito; the song "Falling In Love" was written and recorded for the film by Randy Newman. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:February 3, 1989

Cast

Tom Selleck
as Phil Blackwood
Paulina Porizkova
as Nina Ionescu
William Daniels
as Sam
James Farentino
as Frank Polito
Hurd Hatfield
as Troppa
Ronald Guttman
as "Lucy" Camanescu
Patrick Wayne
as Gary Blackwood
Victor Argo
as Avram
Tess Harper
as Sally Blackwood
David Chandler
as Eugene Mason
Ossie Davis
Joann Havrilla
as Woman at Lecture
Bill Smitrovich
as Lt. Farrell
Bobo Lewis
as Rose
Jane Welch
as Millie
Austin Hay
as Oliver
Joan Copeland
as Audrey
Liliana Komorowska
as Laura
Alan Mixon
as Nina's Father
Barbara Caruso
as Nina's Mother
Marlene Bryan
as Laurie
Trevor Soponis
as Tony Blackwood
Bill Grimmett
as Cop
Ted Sutton
as Cop
Brian Costantini
as Cop
Norman Fitz
as Judge
Nat Benchley
as Prosecutor
John Badila
as Defender
Leonard Auclair
as Jack the Author
Dick Harrington
as Henry the Neighbor
Corazon Adams
as Consuela
Lisa Nicholas
as Waitress
Dick Rizzo
as Knife Clerk
Joseph Eubanks
as Cocktail Man
Lucia Vincent
as Cocktail Lady
Vivienne Shub
as Cocktail Lady
Kathleen Goldpaugh
as Cocktail Lady
Allen Fitzpatrick
as Federal Agent
John Russell
as Clown
Mark Stolzenberg
as Clown
Joey Perillo
as Clown
Corazon Adams
as Consuela
Joey Perillo
as Clown
Joan Copeland
as Audrey
Liliana Komorowska
as Laura
Trevor Soponis
as Tony Blackwood
Dick Harrington
as Henry the Neighbor
Brian Costantini
as Cop
Dick Rizzo
as Knife Clerk
Allen Fitzpatrick
as Federal Agent
Norman Fitz
as Judge
Leonard Auclair
as Jack the Author
Austin Hay
as Oliver
Bill Smitrovich
as Lt. Farrell
Lucia Vincent
as Cocktail Lady
David Chandler
as Eugene Mason
John Badila
as Defender
Bobo Lewis
as Rose
Mark Stolzenberg
as Clown
Ted Sutton
as Cop
Nat Benchley
as Prosecutor
Joann Havrilla
as Woman at Lecture
Marlene Bryan
as Laurie
Barbara Caruso
as Nina's Mother
Jane Welch
as Millie
John Russell
as Clown
Vivienne Shub
as Cocktail Lady
Kathleen Goldpaugh
as Cocktail Lady
Joseph Eubanks
as Cocktail Man
Alan Mixon
as Nina's Father
Bill Grimmett
as Cop
Lisa Nicholas
as Waitress

Crew

Bruce Beresford
Director
Keith Barish
Producer
Martin Elfand
Producer
Charlie Peters
Screenwriter
Freddie Francis
Cinematographer
Georges Delerue
Composer (Music Score)
Anne Goursaud
Editor
Henry Bumstead
Production Designer
Daniel Franklin
Production Designer
Daniel Franklin
Associate Producer
Ann Roth
Costume Designer
Chuck Jeffreys
Stunts
Marie Carter
Makeup
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