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Duplex (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  26 September 2003 (USA)
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A young couple has a chance to move into a gorgeous duplex in the perfect New York neighborhood. All they have to do is bump off the current tenant, a cute little old lady.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Officer Dan
Cheryl Klein ...
Bartender (as Jackie Titone)
Mr. Dzerzhinsky (as Eugene Lazarev)


Alex Rose and Nancy Kendricks are a young couple who believe they have found their perfect home to start a family in. There is just one problem. An elderly tenant is staying upstairs and won't move out. Alex and Nancy desperately try everything to convince her to leave, but she refuses to move. Soon, their dream home becomes their home of nightmares. Written by FilmFanUK

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Alex and Nancy finally found their dream home...And then they moved in. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 September 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Appartement-Schreck  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,617,128 (USA) (26 September 2003)


$493,046 (France) (9 July 2004)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Greg Mottola (director of Superbad (2007) and Adventureland (2009)) was once attached to direct this film, according to Peter Biskind's book "Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film." See more »


In hospital after the shooting Nancy's hand on Alex shoulder moves about between shots. See more »


Mrs. Connelly: [Mrs. Connelly sees the hitman] I knew they'd send a brute.
[she shoots him]
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Crazy Credits

Special Thanks: Remus Yazoo See more »


Features Riverdance: Live à l'Arena de Genève (2001) See more »


Requiem. K. 626: Dies Irae
Performed by Neville Marriner (as Sir Neville Marriner) / The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields / Academy Chorus
Courtesy of Fantasy, Inc.
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A dark and unfunny flick
13 March 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Two talented actors - working with a pitiful script. Some nice shots of renovated Brooklyn brownstones (or is that the back lot in Hollywood?) Actually, I had a similar upstairs neighbor when I lived in a Brooklyn brownstone years ago. This lady must be related. She evoked absolutely NO sympathy - and made the entire attempt slightly creepy.

The couple had *zero* chemistry and I'm surprised I watched it to the bitter end. Must have been a slow TV night. The comic turn at the end was somewhat redeeming and provided a wry twist to an otherwise forgettable movie. I am glad I have found one nice thing to say about it. I am one of the few people in my circle who thinks Drew Barrymore has talent. I hate to see her in this drek.

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