DirectorHarvey Miller Initial DVD releaseJune 1, 2004 Duration CountryUSA
Release dateApril 12, 1996 CastJack Lemmon, Dan Aykroyd, Bonnie Hunt (Gail Holland), J.C. Quinn (detektyw Stanley), Jerry Adler (S?dzia), Lily Tomlin (Inga Mueller) Similar moviesSalt, Stalag 17, Match Point, Loose Cannons, The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, The Incredible Mr. Limpet
TaglineOne bad apple can spoil the whole line-up.
Getting away with murder movie trailer 1996
Getting Away with Murder is a 1996 American comedy film written and directed by Harvey Miller. The film stars Dan Aykroyd, Jack Lemmon, Lily Tomlin and Bonnie Hunt.
This was the final project for veteran writer and director Harvey Miller. It received poor reviews and was panned by critics.
Jack Lambert's (Dan Aykroyd) neighbor Max Mueller (Jack Lemmon) is revealed on the TV news to be the escaped Nazi war criminal Karl Luger who was sentenced to death by the courts. Under the constant duress of the news media's allegations, Mueller plans to flee to South America.
Angered that Mueller might never pay for his crimes, Lambert takes the drastic step of poisoning him by injecting cyanide into some of the fruit in Mueller's apple tree, from which he regularly makes freshly juiced apple juice. At first the police believe it's a suicide, which upsets Lambert so much that he mails them a cryptic letter to reveal that it was actually a murder to carry out the court sentence and to revenge all the lives taken.
Later, the TV news reveals that Mueller was misidentified and is innocent. Feeling guilty, Lambert does penance by dumping his fiancee Gail (Bonnie Hunt) and marrying Mueller's daughter Inga (Lily Tomlin). However, after the wedding, Lambert receives information assuring him of Mueller's guilt.
Dan Aykroyd as Jack Lambert
Lily Tomlin as Inga Mueller
Jack Lemmon as Max Mueller / Karl Luger
Bonnie Hunt as Dr. Gail Holland
Brian Kerwin as Marty Lambert
Jerry Adler as Judge
Andy Romano as Psychiatrist
Robert Fields as Sergeant Roarke
J. C. Quinn as Detective Stanley
Susan Forristal as Waitress Patti
Marissa Chibas as Liz Lambert
Jon Korkes as Chemistry Lab Professor
Kathleen Marshall as Student #1
Jacqueline Klein as Student #2
Alex Appel as Student #3
Jillian Hirasawa as Student #4
Rino Romano as Student #5
Jack Jessup as Old Man
Judy Sinclair as Old Woman
Dave Nichols as Lawyer Brownell
Damon D'Oliveira as Electronic Salesman
Wayne Robson as Bartender
Richard Blackburn as Nazi Sympathizer #1
Thomas Mitchell as Nazi Sympathizer #2
Kevin Frank as Martys Party Guest #2
After the film's theatrical run, HBO released the movie onto VHS. In 2004, the film was finally released on DVD. The DVD is now discontinued and as of March 29, 2010, neither HBO or Focus Features, the latter of which has begun to acquire some of Savoy's movies, has announced any plans to release a new DVD of the film.