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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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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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14 August 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mujer soltera busca  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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$47,922,919 (USA)
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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). See more »

Goofs

On Allison's pay record on the computer, the pay dates are stated as 1st and 15th August 1991. Mitch states that the 15th pay is overdue and it is a Friday. Both of those days actually fell on a Thursday. 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 The Nanny: Frannie's Choice (1994) See more »

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SADENESS PART I
Written by Michael Cretu (as Curly M.C.), Frank Peterson (as F. Gregorian) & David Fairstein
Performed by Enigma
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd. and Charisma Records Inc.
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Trash
2 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Barbet Schroeder follows up his masterpiece Barfly and his Oscar nomination for best director for Reversal of Fortune with this soapy, trashy thriller about an obsessive roommate. The whole story is telegraphed out from the moment Jennifer Jason Leigh starts acting like a wacko, which is pretty quickly and we just wait for the inevitable cat fight. The two leads are committed to this crummy material, but this is just a sleazy bore, even with the requisite nudity. I have nothing against Barbet Schroeder making a down and dirty exploitation romp, but Single White Female doesn't even deliver in the cheap thrills department.


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