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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 »

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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

Gross USA:

$9,692,135

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,630,000
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The character Chick, played by James Remar, claims he is a pornographer, James Remar would later go on to play a famous pornographer in The Girl Next Door. See more »

Goofs

Mrs. Connelly's accent fluctuates between Irish and Scottish. See more »

Quotes

Alex Rose: You threw her down the stairs?
Nancy Kendricks: No, but I imagined it and I liked it. I'm evil. I'm a horrible, horrible person.
Alex Rose: No, she's practically ruined our lives. It's perfectly natural to have thoughts like that.
Nancy Kendricks: Really?
Alex Rose: Yeah. I've even had a couple.
Nancy Kendricks: Like what?
Alex Rose: Just, you know, snapping her neck, electrocuting her, beating her to death, decapitating her, drowning her, bludgeoning her, in a humane way. Dicing her up into little pieces, but asphyxiating her first so she didn't feel anything.
Nancy Kendricks: I'm glad you ...
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Crazy Credits

Special Thanks: Remus Yazoo See more »

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Features South Park (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Requiem. K. 626: Dies Irae
Performed by Neville Marriner (as Sir Neville Marriner) / The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields / Academy Chorus
Courtesy of Fantasy, Inc.
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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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