Her Alibi (1989)



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Movie Info

Poor Phil Blackwood hasn't written anything in four years and his publishers, anxious for another of his best-selling mysteries, have just about had it. In hopes of finding much-needed inspiration, Blackwood attends the murder trial of Nina, a lovely Romanian immigrant and finds himself falling instantly in love. He soon provides her with an alibi and takes her back to his rural Connecticut home. This charming comedy chronicles the consequences of his gesture when he suddenly finds himself … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Charlie Peters
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 10, 1998
Warner Home Video


as Phil Blackwood

as Frank Polito

as Troppa

as 'Lucy' Comanescu

as Avram

as Gary Blackwood

as Sally Blackwood

as Eugene Mason

as Lt. Farrell

as Millie

as Oliver

as Nina's Father

as Nina's Mother

as Heather Blackwood

as Tony Blackwood

as Eugene Mason

as Prosecutor

as Jack the Author

as Henry the Neighbor

as Consuela

as Waitress

as Ian the Editor

as Woman at Lecture

as Dr. Singh

as Knife Clerk

as Cocktail Man

as Ian the Editor

as Cocktail Lady

as Cocktail Lady

as Cocktail Lady

as Federal Agent

as Defender

as Defender
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Critic Reviews for Her Alibi

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (5)

He's a mystery writer, she's a mystery; and it's also a mystery how TV fodder like this manages to get the high-gloss, top-talent treatment at studios.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

The plot is ludicrous, which in itself would be perfectly acceptable given sharper handling, but both script and direction devote so much time to romantic undercurrents that the central intrigue is further divested of credibility.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A romantic melodrama of a boringness to make your average tooth extraction seem preferable.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Screenwriter Charlie Peters is the predictable piggy whose arrested pubescence informs Her Alibi. When it comes to imagination, he has much in common with his hero.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

You know a movie is in trouble when you start looking at your watch. You know it's in bad trouble when you start shaking your watch because you think it might have stopped.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

A dodgy script and weak direction means the decent performances fall flat.

Full Review… | February 8, 2012
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for Her Alibi

Very funny Tom Selleck Movie. :) I liked it alot & there was alot of hilarious parts as well. :)

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

Another forgettable chapter in Tom Selleck's film non-career. Allegedly comic mystery in which he supplies a beautiful stranger with a fake alibi and we try very hard to care.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

Thriller writer Selleck provides an alibi for beautiful murder suspect Porizkova, only to wonder if he's next for the chop.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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