Woody Allen planned to make his earlier film Annie Hall (1977) a murder mystery, but cut that subplot out and used the initial murder mystery for this movie.
Manhattan Murder Mystery was actually the generic working title during production - Allen films usually have generic titles during production like "Woody Allen Fall Project" - but since no new title could be thought of, Woody Allen decided to leave that as the title.
Awards and Nominations
Year 1995 Nominated BAFTA Film Award
Best Actress Supporting
Csar Awards, France
Year 1994 Nominated Csar
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film tranger)
Golden Globes, USA
Year 1994 Nominated Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical