- Rated: PG
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 10, 1998
- Originally Released: 1989
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 02/08/1989
"...An ideal vehicle for the great-looking duo of Tom Selleck and model Paulina Porizkova....[She] has a bemused sparkle that serves her well..."
Although he's the author of a number of best-selling mysteries, Phil Blackwood (Tom Selleck) hasn't written a book in four years, and his writer's block is becoming painful. In the hope of finding something to spark his imagination, he heads for the local courthouse, where he becomes instantly infatuated with a stunning Romanian woman, Nina Ionescu (Paulina Porizkova), who has been charged with murder. Eager to overlook this possible character flaw, Phil disguises himself as a priest and smuggles himself into the jail, where he offers to let her stay at his house and provide her with an alibi. Once Nina gets out of prison, though, she begins to test Phil's good faith. At his Connecticut house, a group of Romanian spies make several attempts to murder the couple, finally blowing up the writer's house. When a number of the guests at a dinner party they're attending become ill, Phil believes that Nina has tried to poison him and everyone else. Although this proves false, he's still not really comforted by her well-developed skill at knife-throwing.
It's been four years since author Phil Blackwood wrote his last murder mystery, and he needs inspiration fast. Luckily, he stumbles across Nina, a Romanian woman who is being arraigned on a murder charge. It's love at first sight for Phil, who gives her alibi--that they are lovers and she was with him on the night of the murder. However, he begins to question his decision to aid her when his life becomes more action packed than his books.
- Theatrical release: February 3, 1989.
- Shot in Baltimore, Maryland.