- Duplex (film)
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Danny DeVito Produced by Ben Stiller
Written by Larry Doyle Narrated by Danny DeVito Starring Ben Stiller
Music by David Newman Cinematography Anastas Michos Editing by Greg Hayden
Studio Flower Pictures
Red Hour Productions
Distributed by Miramax Films Release date(s) September 26, 2003 Running time 89 minutes Country United States Language English Budget $40 million Box office $19,322,135
The film was called Our House for its release in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Alex Rose and Nancy Kendricks are a young, professional, New York couple in search of their dream home. When they finally find the perfect Brooklyn brownstone they are giddy with anticipation. The duplex is a dream come true, complete with multiple fireplaces, except for one thing: Mrs. Connelly, the old lady who lives on the rent-controlled top floor. Assuming she is elderly and ill, they take the apartment.
However, they soon realize that Mrs. Connelly is in fact an energetic senior who enjoys watching her television at top volume day in and day out and rehearsing in a brass band. As a writer, Alex is attempting to finish his novel against a looming deadline. However, he is interrupted daily by Mrs. Connelly's numerous demands and requests, and what begins as a nuisance quickly escalates into an all-out war.
When Nancy loses her job and the pair are trapped at home together with Mrs. Connelly, their rage turns to homicidal fantasy as they plot ways to get rid of their no-good neighbor - finally deciding to hire a hitman, Chick, to kill her. However, his asking price for doing the hit is $ 25,000. Unable to initially come up with the money, Alex approaches Coop to ask for a loan, but is rebuffed. Desperate and needing the money in two days, they sell almost every possession they own to pay Chick who will do the hit on Christmas Eve. Chick fails to kill Mrs. Connelly when she defends herself with her speargun by shooting him in the shoulder.
Alex and Nancy decide to evict themselves, but find out that the old woman has died right when they leave. They contemplate their strange encounters, while it is revealed that the landlord of the duplex and the cop who distrusts the couple are the old woman's sons, and the woman (who is not in fact dead) does this all the time, harassing young couples and then faking her own death and collecting a commission.
- Ben Stiller as Alex Rose
- Drew Barrymore as Nancy Kendricks
- Eileen Essell as Mrs. Connelly
- Harvey Fierstein as Kenneth
- Justin Theroux as Coop
- James Remar as Chick
- Robert Wisdom as Officer Dan
- Swoosie Kurtz as Jean
- Wallace Shawn as Herman
- Maya Rudolph as Tara
- Amber Valletta as Celine
- Michelle Krusiec as Dr. Kang
- Tracey Walter as Pharmacy Customer
- Danny DeVito as Narrator (voice)
It made, on a $US 40 million budget, $US 9,692,135 in the US and the equivalent of $US 19,322,135 worldwide.
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