Manhattan Murder Mystery - 1993
Director: Woody Allen
Run Time: 104 minutes
Carol becomes suspicious when the woman's husband (Jerry Adler) acts a bit too nonchalant, and begins to uncover clues which she believes point to foul play. Larry is convince Carol is imagining things, causing her to turn to a recently divorced friend, Ted (Alan Alda), for comfort. Larry, meanwhile, is flattered by the attentions of a writer (Anjelica Huston), and frustrated by Carol's insistence that she crack the case.
Main Cast Noteables
- Woody Allen .... Larry Lipton
- Diane Keaton .... Carol Lipton
- Jerry Adler .... Paul House
- Lynn Cohen .... Lillian House
- Ron Rifkin .... Sy
- Joy Behar .... Marilyn
- William Addy .... Jack, the Super
- John Doumanian .... Neighbor
- Sylvia Kauders .... Neighbor
- Ira Wheeler .... EMS Doctor
- Alan Alda .... Ted
- Anjelica Huston .... Marcia Fox
- Melanie Norris .... Helen Moss
- Marge Redmond .... Mrs. Dalton
- Zach Braff .... Nick Lipton
A modern take on the Nick and Nora crime solving couple of The Thin Man movies from the 1930's, they recruit friends (Alan Alda, Anjelica Huston) into solving the mystery. Like a full night's entertainment at a "murder mystery dinner", it's all a very fun ride.
Alda and Houston reappear here for Allen. Alda, who seems to always play a lecherous ham is back from Husbands and Wives, and Huston has a lot more interesting stuff to do here then in Crimes and Misdemeanors.
Full of pure Woody Allan wit, watching Manhattan Murder Mystery is like eating an indulgent dessert. Did I really enjoy that so fast?
Manhattan Murder Mystery Movie Trivia & AwardsMovies which influenced this film is the film noir caper Double Indemnity combined with the husband and wife crime solving duo of the comic detective Thin Man movie series from MGM in the 1930's.
Budget: $13.5m (USA)
Production Dates: 1992
Release Date: August 13, 1993 (USA), October 13, 1993 (France), September 10, 1993 (Sweeden), February 18, 1994 (Finland), April 15, 1994 (Spain)