Manhattan Murder Mystery

August 18th, 1993


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)

Director: 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 - 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


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: [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.


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