Save Big On Open-Box & Pre-owned: Buy "Her Alibi” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 65% off the $9.98 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Open-Box & Pre-owned offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Item Type: DVD Movie
Item Rating: PG
Street Date: 02/03/04
Wide Screen: no
Director Cut: no
Special Edition: no
Foreign Film: noSubtitles: no
Full Frame: yes
Top Customer Reviews
Tom Selleck is mystery writer Phil Blackwood and William Daniels of TV's St. Elsewhere fame is his best friend and editor Sam. Blackwood hasn't had a bestseller in some time and has been living on his reputation far too long. He needs something to break his writers block, and he may just have found it in beautiful Romanian Nina (lovely Paula Porizkova). He meets the accused murderer in court while watching trials for inspiration, and decides to become her alibi.
James Farentino is the cop who knows Blackwood is lying for the lovely Nina and decides to keep an eye on things so he doesn't get killed. Once Blackwood takes Nina to the estate his Peter Swift mystery novels have paid for, he turns every situation into fodder for his fictional Peter Swift, and you'll find youself laughing hard at Selleck's voice-over as he writes.
Some European thugs are after Nina, and Blackwood becomes increasingly paranoid and begins to suspect the child-like innocence of Nina may be an act. There are some hilarious moments as he begins to wonder if she's out to kill him. William Daniels as his buddy Sam gives fine comic support and Farentino has a good role as the cop who knows these guys are in over their heads!
The film is full of old-fashioned charm reminiscent of films made during the 1930's. Patrick Wayne and Tess Harper as Blackwood's very worried family add some nice moments to this entertaining film.Read more ›
In this movie Selleck plays struggling mystery novelist Phillip Blackwood. It has been some time since Blackwood has produced a hit book and his publisher is about to drop him. Looking for inspiration Blackwood sits in the back of a courtroom observing cases. Along comes Nina, a Romanian woman accused of a grizzly murder. Convinced of her innocence, Blackwood provides an alibi to the beautiful foreigner to get her released from jail. Suddenly he realizes that he may have just released a killer from prison and the only thing standing between her and complete freedom is him.
Selleck is hilarious as the struggling writer who begins to write a book based on the experiences he has with the stranger now living with him. What makes this movie truly funny is watching the usually macho Selleck living in fear of a woman barely half his size. The voice over dialogue he uses while writing the book is priceless.
It is truly enjoyable to watch Selleck make fun of the persona he spent so many years playing in "Magnum P.I." This is a great film, and one I had to have in my collection.
First of all, this movie is very funny. Tom Selleck is a bit out of his typecast as a bumbling writer. He narrates the novel that he is writing while the film shows the experiences that inspired the writing. The contrast between reality and fantasy is hilarious.
Second, the interplay between characters is touching and witty. One never knows what is and is not true as the story unfolds. Yet, some scenes are both touching and insightful. Along those lines, the scene where Tom Selleck gets a haircut is more erotic than many more graphic scenes from movies made for today's more coarse society.
Finally, this reviewer finds this movie interesting, at least to this viewer, as a case study in technology use. This movie was made in 1989 a bit before cell phones, pda's, and desk top computers become ubiquitous. It is interesting to see how many of these tools have become so imbedded in our lives that to view folks working and living without them is almost like a trip to some ancient culture.
Overall, this movie is a nice and entertaining way to spend a few leisure hours. Likewise, it is a good story that will hold up under repeated viewings.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this movie... she's dangerous, and he's desperate... perfect match!Published 6 days ago by Joaquin Reyes
The humor is fabulous....you have to listen closely. Great movie!!!!Published 6 days ago by Cindy Parker
If you have not yet seen "Her Alibi" and want a review of the film please read most of the other reviews. I like the movie. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Grant
Had never heard of this 1989 movie before coming across the DVD, but I'm glad I came across it as it is way better than most more well known movies from the 80's. Read morePublished 2 months ago by James N Simpson
I've always loved Tom Selleck and this is a great comedy to just kick back and relax with.Published 2 months ago by martin
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Movies & TV > 4-for-3 DVD
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Comedy
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Mystery & Thrillers
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Romance
- Movies & TV > Movies
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > Warner Home Video > All Titles
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > Warner Home Video > Comedy