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Doppelganger (1993)

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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Avi Nesher

Writer:

Avi Nesher
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Drew Barrymore ... Holly Gooding
George Newbern ... Patrick Highsmith
Dennis Christopher ... Doctor Heller
Leslie Hope ... Elizabeth
Sally Kellerman ... Sister Jan
George Maharis ... Mike Wallace
Peter Dobson ... Rob
Carl Bressler ... Larry Spaulding
Dan Shor ... Stanley White
Jaid Barrymore ... Mrs. Gooding
Stanley DeSantis ... Richard Wolf
Sean Whalen ... Gas Man
Thomas Bosack Thomas Bosack ... Holly's Father
Sarina C. Grant Sarina C. Grant ... Detective Pouget (as Sarina Grant)
John Cardone 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, and for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Shot in thirty days. See more »

Goofs

The scene in Patrick's apartment where the 'Gas Man' walks into the kitchen, the boom mike comes briefly into shot in the top left hand corner, but is then moved up quickly. 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 »

Connections

Spoofs Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Bottleneck
Written by Alexei Zoubov
Produced by Jim Suhy
Piano: Steve Donovan
Bass: John Hatton
Drums: Sinclair Lott
Sax: Alexei Zoubov
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"You don't own me. You're not my father"
15 October 2010 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Such a strange, strange film, but sadly not in a good way. "Doppelganger" is an odd, sensual supernatural horror feature, which is well produced and slickly catered for (it's irresistibly slick). It's a great opening… strikingly seductive but brutal where it has Barrymore's real life mother portraying in her mother on screen. There's obviously money behind it, especially during the climax scenes with a special effects / make-up FX extravaganza. It's a WTF moment. While it might look good, there's no denying how ridiculously silly the story becomes (like some sort of parody) and the acting (mainly the support; Leslie Hope and Dennis Christopher) is overdone. Drew Barrymore is the star, but looks all out of place in the role and George Newbern as her lead comes off bemused more often. The concept isn't bad, but the hollow plot lacks cohesion and involvement in what turns out to be nothing more than unintentionally hilarious in its b-grade shadings and a disappointing smokescreen by the end.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1993 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Doppelganger: The Evil Within See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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