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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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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

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

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26 September 2003 (USA)  »

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Der Appartement-Schreck  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$9,652,000 (USA) (12 December 2003)
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This is another movie where Ben Stiller plays a character called 'Alex', his other movie was Madagascar where he plays the lion 'Alex'. See more »

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An emergency-room doctor examines a gunshot-wound patient without wearing gloves. No trained doctor would make such a mistake. See more »

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Alex Rose: I can't work here. I've been trying. It's impossible. I've written three pages in the last six weeks. Three pages! The book is due on Wednesday. If we don't hand in the book I don't know what we're gonna do. We can't pay for anything. We can't pay for the runners, for the stools. We can't pay for the tanned jello bowl that you like. We can't pay for your little happy mug vase thing.
Nancy Kendricks: Well, what if you got out of the house for a little while and went to write at, like a Starbucks or something?
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Special Thanks: Remus Yazoo See more »

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Features South Park (1997) See more »

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Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehn
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Written by George Cates and Jack Elliott
Performed by Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (as The Lawrence Welk Orchestra and Singers)
Licensed from and used by Ranwood Records, a Welk Music Group Company
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DeVito does it again
7 March 2004 | by (Vancouver, BC) – See all my reviews

From the twisted mind of Danny DeVito comes this story in the style of "War of the Roses". Here, a nice NY couple finally find their dream home only to discover that they have a built in tenant. Not exactly what they were looking for but it really can't be that bad can it? The little old lady that lives upstairs turns out to be a nightmare and a half. In a variety of scenarios, most comical and some just plain, outright strange, the nice couple turn into psycho landlords and the nice old lady turns into the crazy bat upstairs. In the end, the twist comes as a true surprise. A hilarious, laugh out loud movie, this was really enjoyable and a must watch. DeVito has done it again and I can't wait to see what's coming next!!!

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