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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:

Alex and Nancy finally found their dream home...And then they moved in. 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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Second collaboration with Drew Barrymore and Justin Theroux, the first one being Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Mrs. Connelly: Tell me about yourselves. What do you do Alan?
Alex Rose: Uh, it's Alex.
Nancy Kendricks: Alex is a writer.
Mrs. Connelly: Oh, a writer. I always thought of that as more of a hobby than a real job. I suppose I'm forgetting about Joyce.
Alex Rose: Joyce. James Joyce. Of course. Wonderful writer.
Mrs. Connelly: He died drunk and penniless.
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Crazy Credits

Special Thanks: Remus Yazoo See more »

Connections

References The Untouchables (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Água de Beber
(195)
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes
Performed by Astrud Gilberto
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not what I expected.
16 October 2004 | by daria84See all my reviews

I watched the preview for this movie in I think was "Lost in Translation" DVD, and I laughed so much just by watching the preview, I thought it would be awesome! After all, it had Ben Stiller, Drew Barrimore and directed by one of my favorite actors ever, Danny deVito. Boy am I disappointed or what?

The idea is good, but it's just not funny, there are some funny parts, but most of the movie just makes you angry! I guess that was the point, but it was also to make you laugh, I didn't.. maybe once or twice, that's about it.

I don't regret watching this movie b/c I really wanted to, but no way I would watch it again. *** out of *****


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