Manhattan Murder Mystery

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Plot

A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.

Release Year: 1993

Rating: 7.3/10 (15,940 voted)

Director:
Woody Allen

Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Jerry Adler

Storyline
Larry and Carol are fairly normal New Yorkers who have sent their son off to college. They meet an elderly couple down the hall and later in the week find that the wife has suddenly died. Carol becomes suspicious of Paul who seems to be too cheerful and too ready to move on. She begins her investigation. Larry insists she is becoming too fixated on their neighbor as all of the irregularities seem to have simple non-homicidal explanations. Ted, a recently divorced friend helps her investigation and Larry begins to become jealous of their relationship and agrees to help her.

Writers: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman

Cast:

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

Release Date: 18 August 1993

Filming Locations: 201 West 72nd Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $13,500,000

(estimated)

Gross: $11,285,588
(USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

When Diane Keaton became the leading actress, Woody Allen rewrote the script and center the more comic side of the couple on her, admitting Keaton is funnier.

Quotes:

[first lines]

Larry Lipton:
C'mon, you promised to sit through the hockey game without being bored,

Carol Lipton:
[overlapping]
I know, honey, I promised.

Larry Lipton:
and I'll sit through the Wagner opera with you next week.

Carol Lipton:
I know.

Larry Lipton:
I already bought the earplugs.

Carol Lipton:
Yeah, well, with your eyesight I'm surprised you can see the puck. Wow, yay, come on.



User Review

Allen is a comic genius!

Rating: 10/10

This is the sort of movie I can watch over and over. In one word I would
say
it is clever. A combination of mystery, suspense, drama, and Allen's
ingenious humor, Manhattan Murder Mystery is my favorite Woody Allen
movie.
Perhaps my favorite movie – period. The plot was fresh, and having such
humor with suspense is just too good. Another quality I enjoy in this
movie
is how Allen avoids an "over-polished" look. For instance, the scene where
a
neighbor in the hallway asks Paul about a rent increase. The actor appears
to stumble for the right word, but Allen let the scene go that way giving
it
a very natural look. The restaurant scenes also portray realism with
multiple conversations at one time; a quality I love in all of his movies.
This makes reviewing the movies interesting- you pick up something new
each
time you watch it! Woody Allen's style is definitely an intelligent
humor.