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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:
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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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 »


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

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English

Release Date:

23 October 1993 (South Korea) See more »

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Doppelganger See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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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

Holly Gooding: We didn't do *anything*, you and I - don't confuse me with *her*!
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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

Red Tiger
Written by Alexei Zoubov
Produced by Jim Suhy
Piano: Steve Donovan
Bass: John Hatton
Drums: Sinclair Lott
Sax: Alexei Zoubov
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B-Movie-ish, but worth a look for fans
13 February 1999 | by FissSee all my reviews

The good? Acting by the "Nice Guy" writer, Newbern, is great. Drew Barrymore's sultry little dances and always seductive scenes. Plot twist will probably surprise you. The bad? Early in Drew's career...look to Ever After and Wedding Singer if you want better acting. Special Effects are stuff I could do with enough silly-putty and Jell-O mix. The ugly? A lot of the plot isn't needed. Could have been wrapped up in a TV show slot, and it indeed felt rushed at the end with a "bad-guy explains his whole evil plot" sequence.

It's good for a laugh, and good to waste some time, but don't be too critical of it. It's more of a confusing B-Movie trying to be a REAL movie than anything.


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