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 ...Read MoreA 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, RoviRead Less
Bill Smitrovich, Tess Harper, Pa. Good. 1989 Run time: 94. Ex-rental or Library Edition-May have typical labels and markings All videos as represented Check the item notes to formats listed for complete matches..
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Cute interaction and senarios. Would not recommend for children under 13 however. Violence and sex.
Aug 31, 2008
Tom Selleck plays a writer with writer's block; after many successful mysteries, he's out of ideas------until he spots a gorgeous woman accused of using a pair of scissors to murder one of her own countrymen and just can't believe she did it. So he hatches a plan to help her, find out more of her history, and help himself write a new book--all at the same time. He becomes her alibi, brings her home, and uses the unexpected and hilarious things that happen as the basis for his creative novel. What he doesn't expect is just how involved he will become in a real story that is far more lethal than he ever dreamed. It's exciting and amusing, which I think is a great combination.