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Duplex (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 26 September 2003 (USA)
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A young couple has a chance to move into a gorgeous duplex in the perfect New York neighborhood. All they have to do is bump off the current tenant, a cute little old lady.

Director:

Danny DeVito

Writer:

Larry Doyle
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Stiller ... Alex Rose
Drew Barrymore ... Nancy Kendricks
Eileen Essell ... Mrs. Connelly
Harvey Fierstein ... Kenneth
Justin Theroux ... Coop
James Remar ... Chick
Robert Wisdom ... Officer Dan
Swoosie Kurtz ... Jean
Wallace Shawn ... Herman
Maya Rudolph ... Tara
Amber Valletta ... Celine
Cheryl Klein Cheryl Klein ... Ginger
Tim Maculan ... Terrence
Jackie Sandler ... Bartender (as Jackie Titone)
Evgeniy Lazarev ... Mr. Dzerzhinsky (as Eugene Lazarev)
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Storyline

Alex Rose and Nancy Kendricks are a young couple who believe they have found their perfect home to start a family in. There is just one problem. An elderly tenant is staying upstairs and won't move out. Alex and Nancy desperately try everything to convince her to leave, but she refuses to move. Soon, their dream home becomes their home of nightmares. Written by FilmFanUK

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Taglines:

Moving In September 26th See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Miramax | Official site

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Appartement-Schreck See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,617,128, 28 September 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,692,135

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,630,000
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is another movie where Ben Stiller plays a character called 'Alex', his other movie was Madagascar where he plays the lion 'Alex'. See more »

Goofs

In hospital after the shooting Nancy's hand on Alex shoulder moves about between shots. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Connelly: I don't drink meself, it's a sin.
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Crazy Credits

Special Thanks: Remus Yazoo See more »

Connections

References The Hobbit (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Sexual Healing
(1982)
Music by Odell Brown and Marvin Gaye
Lyrics by David Ritz
Performed by Amir Efrat
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DeVito does it again
7 March 2004 | by themarina1See all my reviews

From the twisted mind of Danny DeVito comes this story in the style of "War of the Roses". Here, a nice NY couple finally find their dream home only to discover that they have a built in tenant. Not exactly what they were looking for but it really can't be that bad can it? The little old lady that lives upstairs turns out to be a nightmare and a half. In a variety of scenarios, most comical and some just plain, outright strange, the nice couple turn into psycho landlords and the nice old lady turns into the crazy bat upstairs. In the end, the twist comes as a true surprise. A hilarious, laugh out loud movie, this was really enjoyable and a must watch. DeVito has done it again and I can't wait to see what's coming next!!!

8/10


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