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Single White Female (1992)

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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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Living with a roommate can be murder. See more »

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Crime | 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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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$47,922,919 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Like most old apartment buildings the building in this movie does not contain a floor 13. You can see the floor numbers on the elevator in a couple shots. See more »

Goofs

When Alley and Hedy enter the hair salon, the boom mic is reflected in the right-hand window. 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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Followed by Single White Female 2: The Psycho (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

TRIO SONATA IN C, RV 60
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by The Purcell Quartet
Courtesy of Hyperion Records Ltd.
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The evil twin
11 January 2009 | by (Porto, Portugal) – See all my reviews

It's a psychotic thriller about loss, human fragility and the twisted games that could come out of a disturbed mind.

It all begins when Allison Jones (played by Brigit Fonda) rents a room in her apartment, after breaking up with her boyfriend, to a girl called Hedra Carlson (Jennifer Jason Leigh), someone she didn't know. In the beginning everything was being OK but suddenly she starts finding out some strange things about her... and the troubles begin...

This thriller has some good suspense scenes and a nice plot, but I was expecting a little more of it. I had already seen it some years ago, and at that time I did like it, as I did now, but it seemed to be a little better at that first time. Today I enjoyed it but found it nothing special, nothing too much above average; especially if we take count on its final disclosure. I think it could have been much better.

I was thinking score it 7/10, mainly because of the plot, but after remember that standard and unsatisfying ending I can't score it more than a 6/10.


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