Her Alibi

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Time Out says

One of those predictable comedies about reclusive writers living vicariously through the adventures created in their work. Selleck is a mystery novelist, suffering from writer's block, who attends court one day in the hope that inspiration will strike, and encounters beautiful Romanian Nina (Porizkova). His powers of perception are such that he can tell straight away she's incapable of stabbing a man as charged, and it transpires that she's being coerced by nasty KGB agents. Suitably intrigued, he offers refuge at his palatial country hideout, in the knowledge that the unfolding adventures will offer him plenty of material. 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.

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