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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Storyline

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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Trivia

Last film of George Maharis. See more »

Goofs

Holly is wearing a white dress when her transformation begins. She splits into two naked creatures. After the creatures "reassemble," the reconstituted Holly is magically wearing her white dress again. See more »

Quotes

[Elisabeth comments on how fast Patrick had begun sleeping with Holly when a guy comes out of her bedroom]
Patrick Highsmith: What was that you were saying about 6 months of suffering?
Elisabeth: OK, so I'm a slut, you're a slut, who wants coffee?
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Crazy Credits

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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Lost Ghost
Written by Alexei Zoubov
Produced by Jim Suhy
Piano: Steve Donovan
Bass: John Hatton
Drums: Sinclair Lott
Sax: Alexei Zoubov
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B-Movie-ish, but worth a look for fans
13 February 1999 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The good? Acting by the "Nice Guy" writer, Newbern, is great. Drew Barrymore's sultry little dances and always seductive scenes. Plot twist will probably surprise you. The bad? Early in Drew's career...look to Ever After and Wedding Singer if you want better acting. Special Effects are stuff I could do with enough silly-putty and Jell-O mix. The ugly? A lot of the plot isn't needed. Could have been wrapped up in a TV show slot, and it indeed felt rushed at the end with a "bad-guy explains his whole evil plot" sequence.

It's good for a laugh, and good to waste some time, but don't be too critical of it. It's more of a confusing B-Movie trying to be a REAL movie than anything.


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