Manhattan Murder Mystery

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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)

Woody Allen

Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Jerry Adler

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


Woody Allen

Larry Lipton

Diane Keaton

Carol Lipton

Jerry Adler

Paul House

Lynn Cohen

Lillian House

Ron Rifkin


Joy Behar


William Addy

Jack – the Super

John Doumanian


Sylvia Kauders


Ira Wheeler

EMS Doctor

Alan Alda


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


Gross: $11,285,588

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


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.


[first lines]

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

Carol Lipton:
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
it is clever. A combination of mystery, suspense, drama, and Allen's
ingenious humor, Manhattan Murder Mystery is my favorite Woody Allen
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
is how Allen avoids an "over-polished" look. For instance, the scene where
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
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
time you watch it! Woody Allen's style is definitely an intelligent