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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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Mitchell Myerson
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Elderly Neighbor
Michele Farr ...
Myerson's Assistant
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Mannish Applicant
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Exotic Applicant (as Christiana Capetillo)
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Talkative Applicant
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Perfect Applicant (as Rene Estevez)
Tiffany Mataras ...
Twin
Krystle Mataras ...
Twin
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Check Cashier
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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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Drama | Thriller

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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

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$47,922,919 (USA)
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The Ansonia on the Upper West Side of Manhattan was used for the apartment building. The interiors were shot on a sound stage but the scenes in the stairwells were shot at The Ansonia. 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

[last lines]
Allison Jones: [voice-over] I cried the whole week of Sam's funeral. Graham says that it won't bring him back. He said that I should start letting go. He's right. Hedy's parents said that for years they tried to explain to her that her sister's death wasn't her fault. She never forgave herself for surviving. So, every day I try to forgive Hedy for killing Sam. Then, I try to do what she couldn't: forgive myself for killing her. I know it can happen to someone who doesn't.
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Referenced in Woke Up Dead: Single Dead Female (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

RHYTHM OF TIME
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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Better than todays thrillers.
18 December 2006 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in theater in 1992 and remember it being very entertaining and somewhat racy. Fourteen years later the film holds up well to the test of time. A major difference is in the level of nudity between this film and the thrillers of today. Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh are hot! lets see them naked and often. Barbet schroeder understands this, and we see them both naked from the onset of the film. The story and acting develop well, the dialog is well written and the camera work is adequate.

Jennifer Jason Leigh steals the show in this film, she does a superb job handling the transition in the character of Heddy with her body language and shyness into the transition of a sexually charged woman, who is assertive and obviously losing her grip on reality. She takes more risks and becomes bold and violent. Overall much better and more entertaining than any of the crap you will find being made today in Hollywood. Don't expect Shakespeare and just enjoy the ride.


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