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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
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)
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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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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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$10,212,401 (USA) (16 August 1992)

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$47,922,919 (USA)
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Bridget Fonda had the choice of playing either Allie or Hedy. She ended up choosing to play Allie, because she said it was a harder role. See more »

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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 »

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[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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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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A pretty decent psychological thriller
15 April 2002 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

A fairly engaging psychological thriller. Of course, there must be some suspension of disbelief, as in Hedy(Jennifer Jason Leigh) wielding a shoe. Also, there really are no truly sympathetic characters here. Hedy, of course, is what she is. And, Allie(Bridget Fonda), the supposed heroine, does kind of screw over Hedy. And Sam (Steven Webber) is basically a snake anyway. As for the actors, I thought Miss Leigh was by far the best, though she had the meatiest part, so it may be hard to compare. And what an amazing apartment for a young software designer in Manhattan. OK, they mentioned it was rent-controlled. What an insane economic policy. Grade: B-


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