Single White Female

August 14th, 1992


Single White Female

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When a 'Single White Female' places an ad in the press for a similar woman to rent a room (to replace the boyfriend she's just left)...

Release Year: 1992

Rating: 6.2/10 (13,601 voted)

Director: Barbet Schroeder

Stars: Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Steven Weber

When a 'Single White Female' places an ad in the press for a similar woman to rent a room (to replace the boyfriend she's just left), all the applicants seem weird. Then along comes a level headed woman who seems to be just right. The new lodger has a secret past which haunts her.

Writers: John Lutz, Don Roos

Bridget Fonda - Allison 'Allie' Jones
Jennifer Jason Leigh - Hedra 'Hedy' Carlson
Steven Weber - Sam Rawson
Peter Friedman - Graham Knox
Stephen Tobolowsky - Mitch Myerson
Frances Bay - Elderly Neighbor
Michele Farr - Myerson's Assistant
Tara Karsian - Mannish Applicant
Christiana Capetillo - Exotic Applicant
Jessica Lundy - Talkative Applicant
Renée Estevez - Perfect Applicant (as Rene Estevez)
Tiffany Mataras - Twin
Krystle Mataras - Twin
Amelia Campbell - Check Cashier
Kenneth Tobey - Desk Clerk (as Ken Tobey)

Taglines: Living with a roommate can be murder.

Release Date: 14 August 1992

Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA

Opening Weekend: $10,212,401 (USA) (16 August 1992)

Gross: $48,017,402 (USA) (3 January 1993)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Bridget Fonda had the choice of playing either the Allie role or the Hedy role. She ended up choosing to play Allie, because she said it was a harder role.

Continuity: After Heddy receives the phone call from her father, she hangs up and takes the phone off the hook. As she walks away, a busy signal is heard. Heddy yanks the phone out of the wall, yet a busy signal can still be heard.

[last lines]
Allison Jones: [voice-over] I cried the whole week of Sam's funeral. Graham says that it won't bring him back. He said that I should start letting go. He's right. Hedy's parents said that for years they tried to explain to her that her sister's death wasn't her fault. She never forgave herself for surviving. So, every day I try to forgive Hedy for killing Sam. Then, I try to do what she couldn't: forgive myself for killing her. I know it can happen to someone who doesn't.

User Review

Better than todays thrillers.

Rating: 8/10

I saw this movie in theater in 1992 and remember it being very entertaining and somewhat racy. Fourteen years later the film holds up well to the test of time. A major difference is in the level of nudity between this film and the thrillers of today. Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh are hot! lets see them naked and often. Barbet schroeder understands this, and we see them both naked from the onset of the film. The story and acting develop well, the dialog is well written and the camera work is adequate.

Jennifer Jason Leigh steals the show in this film, she does a superb job handling the transition in the character of Heddy with her body language and shyness into the transition of a sexually charged woman, who is assertive and obviously losing her grip on reality. She takes more risks and becomes bold and violent. Overall much better and more entertaining than any of the crap you will find being made today in Hollywood. Don't expect Shakespeare and just enjoy the ride.


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