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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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 »

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Trivia

Despite Nancy's claim, tickety-boo does not mean "soon", but rather " in good, satisfactory, or orderly fashion". See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Connelly feeds Alex a Bugle chip, she dips it in onion dip, but in the shot of her hand putting it into his mouth (and in the close-up shots of Alex) it is no longer covered in dip. See more »

Quotes

Nancy Kendricks: [Mrs. Conelly is saying she has her sink clogged] You don't have a disposal.
Mrs. Connelly: I don't?
Alex Rose: Whew, it's really clogged!
[after getting it out]
Alex Rose: Whew, all right!
Mrs. Connelly: [Nancy throws up down the disposal] Looks like you two got some kind of bug. Good thing Officer Dan took me to have a flu shot.
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Special Thanks: Remus Yazoo See more »


Soundtracks

Grazing in the Grass
(Instrumental) (1968)
Written by Philemon Hou
Performed by Hugh Masekela
Courtesy of Columbia
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Danny DeVito is dark and evil!
3 March 2004 | by yossarian100See all my reviews

Who else but Danny DeVito could take a sweet little old lady and make a seriously funny sweet little old lady from hell movie that reminded me very much of Home Alone? Hmmm? Drew Barrymore, as sweet as ever, is sugar and spice and ready for some down to earth homicide, while the very demented Ben Stiller, like the twisted offspring of Chevy Chase and Jerry Seinfeld, slam dunks himself just short of his own demise. Hey, folks, Duplex is a seriously funny and entertaining piece of insanity from one of my favorite insane people, Danny DeVito. If you must have 'cinema' to be satisfied or you have no room in your heart for silliness, then you might want to skip this. Otherwise, drop in the DVD and buckle up. Duplex is ready for take off.


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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:

Duplex See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,600,000, 28 September 2003

Gross USA:

$9,692,135

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,322,135
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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