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Getting Away with Murder (1996)

R | | Comedy | 12 April 1996 (USA)
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A moral college ethics professor plans to kill his neighbor, a Nazi death camp commander.

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Harvey Miller

Writer:

Harvey Miller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Aykroyd ... Jack Lambert
Lily Tomlin ... Inga Mueller
Jack Lemmon ... Max Mueller / Karl Luger
Bonnie Hunt ... Dr. Gail Holland
Brian Kerwin ... Marty Lambert
Jerry Adler ... Judge
Andy Romano ... Psychiatrist
Robert Fields Robert Fields ... Sergeant Roarke
J.C. Quinn ... Detective Stanley
Susan Forristal Susan Forristal ... Waitress Patti
Marissa Chibas Marissa Chibas ... Liz Lambert
Jon Korkes ... Chemistry Lab Professor
Kathleen Marshall ... Student #1
Jacqueline Klein ... Student #2
Alex Appel ... Student #3
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Storyline

When the very moralistic college ethics instructor (Aykroyd) finds himself living next door to an accused German death camp commander (Lemmon), he takes it upon himself to rid the world of this man. And even though he manages to kill him, he does it so cleanly that no one accuses him and it isn't until he guiltily marries the German's daughter (Tomlin) that he discovers the truth about the man... Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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One bad apple can spoil the whole line-up.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual situations | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime com Castigo See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$127,691, 14 April 1996

Gross USA:

$197,322

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$197,322
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the end credits, the credit "Marian Crane - Shower Curtain" is a reference to the movie Phycho. See more »

Quotes

[Inga and Jack are newlyweds, arguing]
Inga Mueller: We have to move on, for the benefit of the twins!
Jack Lambert: Ah, FUCK the twins!
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"Shower Curtain: Marion Crane" See more »


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Eres Subrosa
Written by Harvey Miller
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There's a good, twisted comedy in here somewhere...cast looks perplexed at how to find the right tone
24 September 2016 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Dan Ayrkoyd, looking boxy and well-scrubbed, plays a college professor in Massachusetts who is caught up in the media frenzy surrounding elderly German neighbor Jack Lemmon, who has been accused of being a notorious Nazi war criminal living under an assumed identity; when Lemmon tells Aykroyd he intends to leave the country in protest, Aykroyd plots to poison him as a form of historical justice. Writer-director Harvey Miller probably intended this dark-hued comedy to be a twisted hoot, in the "Eating Raoul" vein. He apparently gained the trust of his talented performers--and comedy vet Penny Marshall was swayed enough to co-produce--but something must have gotten lost in the translation from screenplay to film, because there are hardly any laughs in this scenario. The cast plays it poker-faced...perhaps they weren't sure just how over-the-top the presentation should be. Results are curiously lukewarm, and full of dumb jokes like one involving Lemmon's dog being attracted to Aykroyd's crotch--which Miller then repeats, as a TV director might. *1/2 from ****


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