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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Holly Gooding
... Patrick Highsmith
... Doctor Heller
... Elizabeth
... Sister Jan
... Mike Wallace
... Rob
... Larry Spaulding
... Stanley White
... Mrs. Gooding
... Richard Wolf
... Gas Man
Thomas Bosack ... Holly's Father
Sarina C. Grant ... Detective Pouget (as Sarina Grant)
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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Rated R for strong violence, and for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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23 October 1993 (South Korea)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Last film of George Maharis. 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 »

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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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Interesting film, but what a hideous ending!!
11 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie holds your interest and keeps you wondering, up until an ending which will make cry out "Oh boy!". It's so gruesome and far-fetched and off-base that it's positively ludicrous. On the plus side, Drew Barrymore burns up the screen with a much steamier performance than the one she gave in "Poison Ivy", and the "good guys" are unusually likable (in an unforced way) for a horror film. (**)


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