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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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Storyline

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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Moving In September 26th See more »

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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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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$9,652,000 (USA) (12 December 2003)
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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 »

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Mrs. Connelly's accent fluctuates between Irish and Scottish. See more »

Quotes

Alex Rose: You threw her down the stairs?
Nancy Kendricks: No, but I imagined it and I liked it. I'm evil. I'm a horrible, horrible person.
Alex Rose: No, she's practically ruined our lives. It's perfectly natural to have thoughts like that.
Nancy Kendricks: Really?
Alex Rose: Yeah. I've even had a couple.
Nancy Kendricks: Like what?
Alex Rose: Just, you know, snapping her neck, electrocuting her, beating her to death, decapitating her, drowning her, bludgeoning her, in a humane way. Dicing her up into little pieces, but asphyxiating her first so she didn't feel anything.
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Special Thanks: Remus Yazoo See more »

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Features Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »

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True
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Written by Gary Kemp
Performed by Spandau Ballet
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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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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