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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


It all started with one wrong move 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: I couldn't help noticing that Alex left the house this morning while you stayed home.
Nancy Kendricks: I was downsized from my job.
Mrs. Connelly: Oh, I'm sorry, but I'm sure it's for the best. Let Mr. Rose get out there and bring home the bacon. I always thought it was strange your husband staying home while you were out there providing.
Nancy Kendricks: Well, he's a writer.
Mrs. Connelly: Writer? The man naps more than a newborn pup. What's he writing about? Sheep?
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Crazy Credits

Special Thanks: Remus Yazoo See more »


Features The Perfect Storm (2000) See more »


The Love Boat
Written by Charles Fox (as Charlie Fox) and Paul Williams
Performed by Jack Jones
Courtesy of Spelling Television Inc.
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Not what I expected.
16 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

I watched the preview for this movie in I think was "Lost in Translation" DVD, and I laughed so much just by watching the preview, I thought it would be awesome! After all, it had Ben Stiller, Drew Barrimore and directed by one of my favorite actors ever, Danny deVito. Boy am I disappointed or what?

The idea is good, but it's just not funny, there are some funny parts, but most of the movie just makes you angry! I guess that was the point, but it was also to make you laugh, I didn't.. maybe once or twice, that's about it.

I don't regret watching this movie b/c I really wanted to, but no way I would watch it again. *** out of *****

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