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A 1989 romantic comedy film starring Tom Selleck as Phillip Blackwood, a writer of detective novels. After a 4-year bout of writer's block, Blackwood is desperately seeking new material at the local courtrooms. There he encounters Nina, an enchanting young woman accused of murder. Inspired by her and believing her to be innocent, he offers to provide her with an alibi.

As he spends time with her, however, he's forced to question if she truly is innocent and if he may be next on her list.

Tropes used in Her Alibi include:


 "Swift's mastery of Tai Kwon Do, Akido, boxing, and macrame had him in good stead."


 Blackwood: I though you said you drove in Romania!?

Nina: This is how we drive in Romania!


 Nina: You just said your mother is an octopus.

    • Nina has a couple of issues with English, like when she describes a man who was punished by being hanged upside down by his tentacles.
  • Parody Sue
  • Plagiarism: Blackwood accuses a rival author of this. His editor also advices he do this to get an ending rather than continue the risky business with Nina.
  • Stab The Cockroach: Nina throws a knife with perfect accuracy and impales a giant insect. This is the audience's (and Blackwood's) first hint that she may not be innocent. And revisited at the end.
  • Unreliable Voiceover: A variation. Blackwood's novel as inspired by the events is voiced over the action.
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