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Getting Away with Murder (film)

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Genre  Comedy
Music director  John Debney
Writer  Harvey Miller
Language  English
4.5/10 IMDb

Director  Harvey Miller
Initial DVD release  June 1, 2004
Country  USA
Getting Away with Murder (film) movie poster
Release date  April 12, 1996
Cast  Jack Lemmon, Dan Aykroyd, Bonnie Hunt (Gail Holland), J.C. Quinn (detektyw Stanley), Jerry Adler (S?dzia), Lily Tomlin (Inga Mueller)
Similar movies  Salt, Stalag 17, Match Point, Loose Cannons, The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, The Incredible Mr. Limpet
Tagline  One bad apple can spoil the whole line-up.

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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.


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This was the final project for veteran writer and director Harvey Miller. It received poor reviews and was panned by critics.

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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
  • Home format

    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.


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