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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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Ethan
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Miriam
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Helen Dallimore ...
Alison
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Alan Lovell ...
Max Davenport
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Phaedra
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Eve Davenport (as Laurie Foel)
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Eve's Lover (as Todd Worden)
Brigid Dixon ...
Jessica
Peter Beaumont ...
Robert
Peter Astridge ...
Alison's Lover
Alexandre Zilberman ...
Taxi driver (as Alex Zilberman)
Mark Zitserman ...
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

Harvey: [about sex] She was upset and got out of hand...I enjoyed it. No, I don't think I did, it was more mechanical. Does that count?
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La Concordia
Carlin Recorded Music Library
Zomba Production Music Australia
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Kinda cute, sorta fun, and very ordinary
16 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

"Russian Doll" is a lackluster tale about a married Aussie man who is having an affair with a beautiful Russian woman whose visa is about to expire and talks his best friend into marrying her so she can continue to live in Australia. What could have been a cute romantic comedy built around an unoriginal plotline tries hard and has its moments but suffers from low-budgetness, a uninspired script, and a very plain and ordinary execution. The film is little more than a diversion for the needy sofa spud now on cable. (C-)


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