All Genres: Thriller, Drama
Release Year: 1992
Director: Barbet Schroeder
Writing by: John Lutz – (novel "SWF Seeks Same")
Don Roos – (screenplay)
Produced by: Jack Baran – executive producer
Susan Hoffman – associate producer
Roger Joseph Pugliese – co-producer
Barbet Schroeder – producer
Cast: 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)
Music: Howard Shore
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Plot Outline: 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)…
Plot: 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.
Movie Quotes: Allison Jones: I know you weren't yourself when you did this, Hedy.
Hedra Carlson: I know, I was YOU.
Crazy Credits: We know about 2 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
The scenes on the Blackfoot River were actually shot on the Madison and other rivers around the Bozeman and Livingston areas. The “Big Blackfoot” has already become too polluted and populated to provide the image the scene required.
Goofs: We know about 5 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Crew or equipment visible: A crew member's shoes can be seen in the mirrored ridge around the table in Mitch's office.
Trivia: There are 3 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- To prepare for their fight to the finish scenes, both Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh took several self-defense lessons.
- 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.
- For the scene where Jennifer Jason Leigh seduces Bridget Fonda's boyfriend, without him realizing at first that she isn't who he thinks she is, Leigh was still having her make-up applied so the scene was shot with Bridget Fonda playing her own double. It was only the first part of the scene where the woman gets into bed (shot from the back) which Fonda did, as Leigh's character, as Fonda's character. The rest is done by Leigh.