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Russian Doll (2001)

Harvey, a self-doubting private investigator, plans to marry his girlfriend until he is hired to solve an adultery case and discovers the adulterer is cheating with his fiancée. Lost and ... See full summary »
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Alison
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Max Davenport
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Phaedra
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Eve's Lover (as Todd Worden)
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Jessica
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Robert
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Alison's Lover
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Mr. Daniel
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Harvey, a self-doubting private investigator, plans to marry his girlfriend until he is hired to solve an adultery case and discovers the adulterer is cheating with his fiancée. Lost and dejected, Harvey quits his job and wallows in booze and the occasional odd blind date. Meanwhile, Katia, a Jewish woman from St. Petersburg, arrives in Sydney after answering an ad from an international matchmaking agency. But instead of love, she finds her prospective groom dead on arrival. Stranded in a foreign city with no one to turn to, Katia meets Ethan, a married man and Harvey's best friend. Ethan is soon scheming to figure out a way to keep Katia in the country without his wife Miriam discovering the affair. Ethan comes up with the perfect solution: he offers Harvey enough money to start writing the novel he has always dreamed of, if he agrees to marry Katia. Harvey is appalled by the idea. Ethan's marriage had been his only example that love can faithfully exist. However, since he needs the ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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14 June 2001 (Australia)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,722, 22 June 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$127,103, 13 January 2002
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In the scene when Katia takes Harvey to the synagogue for the first time, this was actually Temple Emanuel, in the suburb of Woolhara in Sydney, Australia, near Bondi. See more »

Quotes

Katia: I haven't read a book in my life, what am I doing dating a book publisher?
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For All Colours
Written and Performed by Vince Jones
Published by Warnell/Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd.
Licensed by Vince Jones
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very true to life
12 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed the film, so true to life, the actors played the parts brilliantly. I have personally been involved in a situation which has some similarities and it was all so familiar. Congratulations to Stavros Kazantzidis.


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