Manhattan Murder Mystery


1h 48m 1993
Manhattan Murder Mystery

Brief Synopsis

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

Film Details

Also Known As
Meurtre mystérieux à Manhattan
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Crime
Mystery
Release Date
1993
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

With their son off to college, Larry and Carol Lipton are left with an empty apartment and a lot of free time. When an elderly woman in their building suddenly dies and her husband seems just a little too eager to move on with his life, the Liptons suspect foul play. They track the man obsessively, dragging everyone they know into a murder mystery that takes over everyone's lives.

Crew

Michael Adkins

Wardrobe Supervisor

Woody Allen

Screenplay

Neil Astrow

Production Assistant

Ray Bauden

Song

Kent Blocher

Assistant Editor

Susan Bode

Set Decorator

Tracy Bonbrest

Production Assistant

Marshall Brickman

Screenplay

Lew Brown

Song

Fern Buchner

Makeup Artist

Ronald J. Burke

Dolly Grip

Michael Caracciolo

Assistant Camera Operator

Charles Chaisson

Thanks

Kay Chapin

Script Supervisor

Bill Christians

Wardrobe Supervisor

Alexandria Condominium

Thanks

Paul Desmond

Song

B. G. Desylva

Song

Carlo Di Palma

Director Of Photography

Lee Dichter

Rerecording

Frank Didio

Carpenter

Drew Dillard

Location Scout

Antoine L. Douaihy

Location Scout

Patricia Eiben

Wardrobe Supervisor

Lisa K Emerson

Production Assistant

Dorothy Fields

Song

Judie Fixler

Casting

Tony Fleming

Production Assistant

Jon Fortunato

Camera Trainee

Erroll Garner

Song Performer

Erroll Garner

Song

Jenn Gerould

Production Assistant

Lauren Gibson

Assistant

Frank Graziadei

Sound Recordist

Johnny Green

Song

Michael Green

Assistant Camera Operator

Romaine Greene

Hair Stylist

Jennifer Greenhut

Production Assistant

Robert Greenhut

Producer

Vincent Guarriello

Grip

Bob Haggart

Song

Brian Hamill

Photography

Lorenz Hart

Song

Joseph R Hartwick

Production Manager

Joseph R Hartwick

Coproducer

Coleman Hawkins

Song Performer

Robert Hein

Sound Editor

Ray Henderson

Song

Edward Heyman

Song

Speed Hopkins

Art Director

Hans Hotter

Other

Dave Hummel

Location Scout

Sam Hutchins

Location Scout

Charles H. Joffe

Executive Producer

Kristen M Johnson

Assistant Sound Editor

Aleen Keshishian

Casting Associate

Scott Kordish

Production Auditor

Dan Korintus

Assistant Sound Editor

Clemens Krauss

Music Conductor

William Kruzykowski

Assistant Editor

Jeffrey Kurland

Costume Designer

Evan Labb

Dga Trainee

Glenn Lloyd

Art Department Coordinator

Frank Loesser

Song

Leslie Loftis

Production Assistant

Peter Lombardi

Production Auditor

Santo Loquasto

Production Designer

Jim Manzione

Best Boy

James Mazzola

Property Master

Suzanne Mccabe

Assistant Costume Designer

Harold Mcevoy

Transportation Captain

Jimmy Mchugh

Song

Dick Mingalone

Camera Operator

Megan Monaghan

Location Scout

Susan E Morse

Editor

Wayne Moss

Carpenter

Lois Otto Nalepka

Assistant Production Coordinator

Richard Patrick

Assistant Director

Virginia D Patton

Costumes

Ron Petagna

Construction Coordinator

Cole Porter

Song

Louis Prima

Song

Ray Quinlan

Gaffer

Thomas Reilly

Assistant Director

Thomas Reilly

Associate Producer

Ilyse A. Reutlinger

Assistant

Dana Robin

Location Manager

Helen Robin

Production Coordinator

Helen Robin

Coproducer

Richard Rodgers

Song

Peter Rogness

Assistant Art Director

Jack Rollins

Executive Producer

Laura Rosenthal

Casting Associate

Miklos Rozsa

Song

James Sabat

Sound Mixer

Louis Sabat

Boom Operator

Robin Samson

Location Scout

Jodi Shapera

Production Assistant

Bobby Short

Song Performer

Cosmo Sorice

Scenic Artist

James Sorice

Scenic Artist

Pete Tavis

Transportation Captain

Juliet Taylor

Casting

Todd Thaler

Casting

Pamela Thur

Location Scout

Carl Turnquest

Projectionist

Rick Vasquez

Production Assistant

Richard Wagner

Song

Bob Ward

Key Grip

Dave Weinman

On-Set Dresser

Gilbert S Williams

Production Assistant

Nicholas Wolfert

Production Assistant

Tom Yeager

Production Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Meurtre mystérieux à Manhattan
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Crime
Mystery
Release Date
1993
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Articles

Manhattan Murder Mystery -


Woody Allen had intended to make a murder mystery as far back as the early 1970s. When progress on his first attempt stalled, he dreamed up the Russian farce Love and Death (1975). Both Annie Hall (1977) and Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) were conceived originally as whodunits but many more years would pass before Allen could realize a long-held career goal with Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) - a working title that stuck. The prolific filmmaker's highly publicized split from on-and-offscreen companion Mia Farrow led to Allen drafting his Annie Hall and Manhattan (1979) leading lady, Diane Keaton - with the pair playing a middle-aged Manhattan couple whose suspicions are aroused by an elderly neighbor's sudden death. Filmed in extended takes with hand-held cameras, Allen delivered a whip smart satire of amateur sleuths bungling their way towards the truth and an endearing meditation on the disappointments of middle age. Chock-a-block with film references (among them nods to The Lady from Shanghai [1947], Rear Window [1954], and Vertigo [1958]), Manhattan Murder Mystery also benefits from a supporting cast of veteran and fledgling performers, among them Anjelica Huston, Alan Alda, and an 18-year old Zach Braff as Allen and Keaton's college-bound son.

By Richard Harland Smith
Manhattan Murder Mystery -

Manhattan Murder Mystery -

Woody Allen had intended to make a murder mystery as far back as the early 1970s. When progress on his first attempt stalled, he dreamed up the Russian farce Love and Death (1975). Both Annie Hall (1977) and Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) were conceived originally as whodunits but many more years would pass before Allen could realize a long-held career goal with Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) - a working title that stuck. The prolific filmmaker's highly publicized split from on-and-offscreen companion Mia Farrow led to Allen drafting his Annie Hall and Manhattan (1979) leading lady, Diane Keaton - with the pair playing a middle-aged Manhattan couple whose suspicions are aroused by an elderly neighbor's sudden death. Filmed in extended takes with hand-held cameras, Allen delivered a whip smart satire of amateur sleuths bungling their way towards the truth and an endearing meditation on the disappointments of middle age. Chock-a-block with film references (among them nods to The Lady from Shanghai [1947], Rear Window [1954], and Vertigo [1958]), Manhattan Murder Mystery also benefits from a supporting cast of veteran and fledgling performers, among them Anjelica Huston, Alan Alda, and an 18-year old Zach Braff as Allen and Keaton's college-bound son. By Richard Harland Smith

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Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 1994 British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Supporting Actress (Anjelica Huston).

Expanded Release in United States August 20, 1993

Released in United States 1993

Released in United States on Video March 9, 1994

Released in United States Summer August 18, 1993

Shown at Venice Film Festival (out of competition) August 31 - September 11, 1993.

Diane Keaton replaced Mia Farrow prior to the start of production. Her seven previous collaborations with Allen include "Play It Again, Sam" (USA/1972), "Sleeper" (USA/1973), "Love and Death" (USA/1975), "Annie Hall" (USA/1977), "Interiors" (USA/1978), "Manhattan" (USA/1979) and "Radio Days" (USA/1987).

Began shooting September 14, 1992.

Completed shooting December 4, 1992.

Released in United States 1993 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (out of competition) August 31 - September 11, 1993.)

Released in United States on Video March 9, 1994

Released in United States Summer August 18, 1993

Expanded Release in United States August 20, 1993