Single White Female (1992)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  14 August 1992 (USA)
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A woman advertising for a new roommate finds that something very strange is going on with the tenant who decides to move in.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mitchell Myerson
Elderly Neighbor
Michele Farr ...
Myerson's Assistant
Mannish Applicant
Exotic Applicant (as Christiana Capetillo)
Talkative Applicant
Perfect Applicant (as Rene Estevez)
Tiffany Mataras ...
Krystle Mataras ...
Check Cashier
Desk Clerk (as Ken Tobey)


When a 'Single White Female' places an ad in the press for a similar woman to rent a room (to replace the boyfriend she's just left), all the applicants seem weird. Then along comes a level headed woman who seems to be just right. The new lodger has a secret past which haunts her. Written by Rob Hartill

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In this city, on this street, in this apartment, an ad for a roommate brought a stranger into Alison's life. Someone who shares... someone who borrows... someone who schemed to be her. See more »


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Rated R for strong sexuality, and for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 August 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mujer soltera busca  »

Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)


$47,922,919 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


For the scene where Jennifer Jason Leigh seduces Bridget Fonda's boyfriend, without him realizing at first that she isn't who he thinks she is, Leigh was still having her make-up applied so the scene was shot with Bridget Fonda playing her own double. It was only the first part of the scene where the woman gets into bed (shot from the back) which Fonda did, as Leigh's character, as Fonda's character. The rest is done by Leigh. See more »


After Hedra kills Graham (or rather, thinks she has killed him), she comes back to Allison's apartment, and takes a shower. After the shower, she wraps herself into a large bath towel and goes into her bedroom, where Allison follows her. But, suddenly, about one second after she has entered her room, we discover Hedra wearing a night shirt and a sweater. Apparently Hedra is a better quick-change artist than the world-famous Arturo Brachetti. See more »


Hedra Carlson: You know, identical twins are never really identical. There's always one whose prettier... and the one whose not, does all the work... She used me, then she left me - just like you.
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Referenced in Undercover Brother (2002) See more »


Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by The Purcell Quartet
Courtesy of Hyperion Records Ltd.
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12 March 2004 | by (Los Angeles, USA) – See all my reviews

I love Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh, but, what are they doing here? A shameless rip off of a much better movie "Apartment Zero" with Colin Firth and Hart Bochner. As the journey had already been taken, the trip becomes an irritating one. I didn't care about it for a minute. The two actresses are always worth watching, they have the power to attract their audience whatever they're doing. That's partly why, I was so put off by the nonsense they were involved with in Single White Female.

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