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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How do you lock the terror out... when you already invited it in? See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Renee Estevez are the daughters of Peter Fonda, Vic Morrow, and Martin Sheen respectively, which is reflected in the plot of the movie because it's hard to get a good apartment in New York City without connections. 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: Well, he will cheat on you again - that's a promise. And when he does, don't come crying to me, because... I've had it with you. You're so FUCKING weak!
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Referenced in Just Shoot Me!: The Two Faces of Finch: Part 1 (2001) See more »


Written by Daniel Bresanutti, Patrick Codenys, Jean-Luc de Meyer and Richard Ik
Performed by Front 242
Courtesy of RRE Records and Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Definitely beyond average thrillers, but cliche ending
10 September 1999 | by (Athens, Greece) – 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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