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Single White Female (1992)

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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Elderly Neighbor
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Myerson's Assistant
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Mannish Applicant
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Exotic Applicant (as Christiana Capetillo)
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Perfect Applicant (as Rene Estevez)
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Desk Clerk (as Ken Tobey)
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Storyline

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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14 August 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mujer soltera busca  »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,212,401, 16 August 1992

Gross USA:

$47,922,919
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1.85 : 1
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Jennifer Jason Leigh's father, Vic Morrow, and Bridget Fonda's father, Peter Fonda, were cast as antagonists in Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974), along actor Kenneth Tobey. See more »

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A crew member's shoes can be seen in the mirrored ridge around the table in Mitch's office. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sam Rawson: [Sam talks to Allie while laying in bed] So how many kids do we want?
Allison Jones: I don't know. What's the statistical norm?
Sam Rawson: Oh... You and your statistics. One point two.
Allison Jones: Hm... Okay, then I want two point two. And I want them to look like you.
Sam Rawson: Oh, those poor kids.
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Connections

Referenced in Jesse: Crazy White Female (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

STATE OF INDEPENDENCE
Written by Vangelis and Jon Anderson
Performed by Moodswings
Featuring the voice of Chrissie Hynde
Courtesy of Arista Records Inc. / BMG Eurodisc Ltd.
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Definitely beyond average thrillers, but cliche ending
10 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

Another movie with great potential. The film unfolds almost perfectly and you find yourself in a tense and deep psychological thriller (no spoilers to the plot). But then, the director chooses the easy way and we have a usual ending with mostly unrealistic situations and splatter sequences (ouch this dragging scene with the head bump at the elevator step must have hurt!).


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