Her Alibi (1989) - Rotten Tomatoes

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 beleaguered by a strange series of potentially fatal "accidents."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


Tom Selleck
as Phil Blackwood
James Farentino
as Frank Polito
Ronald Guttman
as 'Lucy' Comanescu
Patrick Wayne
as Gary Blackwood
Tess Harper
as Sally Blackwood
David Chandler
as Eugene Mason
Bill Smitrovich
as Lt. Farrell
Jane Welch
as Millie
Austin Hay
as Oliver
Alan Mixon
as Nina's Father
Barbara Caruso
as Nina's Mother
Sara E. Pfaff
as Heather Blackwood
Trevor Soponis
as Tony Blackwood
David S. Chandler
as Eugene Mason
Nat Benchley
as Prosecutor
Leonard Auclair
as Jack the Author
Dick Harrington
as Henry the Neighbor
Corazon Adams
as Consuela
Lisa Nicholas
as Waitress
Hank deLuca
as Ian the Editor
Joann Havrilla
as Woman at Lecture
Pankaj Talwar
as Dr. Singh
Dick Rizzo
as Knife Clerk
Joseph Eubanks
as Cocktail Man
Hank de Luca
as Ian the Editor
T.J. Edwards
as Defender
John Badila
as Defender
Lucia Vincent
as Cocktail Lady
Vivienne Shub
as Cocktail Lady
Kathleen Goldpaugh
as Cocktail Lady
Allen Fitzpatrick
as Federal Agent
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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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