A writer with a room for rent acquires a strange new roommate with a psychotic alter-ego that follows her wherever she goes.

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Cast

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Holly Gooding
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Patrick Highsmith
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Doctor Heller
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Elizabeth
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Sister Jan
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Mike Wallace
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Rob
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Larry Spaulding
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Stanley White
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Mrs. Gooding
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Richard Wolf
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Gas Man
Thomas Bosack ...
Holly's Father
Sarina C. Grant ...
Detective Pouget (as Sarina Grant)
John Cardone ...
Handcuffed Man
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A woman moves from NYC to LA after a murder, in which she is implicated. She is followed by what is apparently her evil alter- ego. She moves into a room for rent by a writer, and he begins having an affair with her, but after some strange things happen, he's not so sure if the affair is with her or her doppelganger. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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What if your deepest, darkest desire came to life? See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, and for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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23 October 1993 (South Korea)  »

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Doppelganger: The Evil Within  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Shot in thirty days. See more »

Goofs

The scene in Patrick's apartment where the 'Gas Man' walks into the kitchen, the boom mike comes briefly into shot in the top left hand corner, but is then moved up quickly. See more »

Quotes

Holly Gooding: We didn't do *anything*, you and I - don't confuse me with *her*!
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Karen Leigh Hopkins and Sara Hickman are listed in the end credits as "Psycho-slut #1" and "Psycho-slut #2," respectively. See more »

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Spoofs Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »

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Waste Waste
Written by Alexei Zoubov
Produced by Jim Suhy
Piano: Steve Donovan
Bass: John Hatton
Drums: Sinclair Lott
Sax: Alexei Zoubov
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"You don't own me. You're not my father"
15 October 2010 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Such a strange, strange film, but sadly not in a good way. "Doppelganger" is an odd, sensual supernatural horror feature, which is well produced and slickly catered for (it's irresistibly slick). It's a great opening… strikingly seductive but brutal where it has Barrymore's real life mother portraying in her mother on screen. There's obviously money behind it, especially during the climax scenes with a special effects / make-up FX extravaganza. It's a WTF moment. While it might look good, there's no denying how ridiculously silly the story becomes (like some sort of parody) and the acting (mainly the support; Leslie Hope and Dennis Christopher) is overdone. Drew Barrymore is the star, but looks all out of place in the role and George Newbern as her lead comes off bemused more often. The concept isn't bad, but the hollow plot lacks cohesion and involvement in what turns out to be nothing more than unintentionally hilarious in its b-grade shadings and a disappointing smokescreen by the end.


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