Doppelganger [DVD] [1993]

Drew Barrymore stars in this stylish thriller, which has been given a streamlined presentation for its release on DVD. Doppelganger has been given a full-frame transfer to disc in the aspect ratio of 1.33:1, while the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The dialogue is in English with no multiple-language options, though closed captioning has been included. A gallery of production photos has been included as a bonus.
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Special Features

  • 4:3 full-screen version
  • 2.0 Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Scene index
  • Interactive menus
  • Digitally mastered
  • Photo gallery
  • Closed Captioned


This confusing but enjoyably weird film stars Drew Barrymore (still toying with her good girl/bad girl image) as Holly Gooding, a young woman who apparently stabs her mother to death in New York then shows up on the doorstep of young L.A. screenwriter Patrick (George Newbern), in response to his ad for a prospective roommate. Despite his attraction to her, Patrick is increasingly bewildered by the appearance of Holly's apparent double, whose existence she neither confirms nor denies. At the same time, Holly is tormented by recurring visions of her mother's death and the persistent snooping of an FBI agent. When Patrick becomes convinced that Holly is being pursued by her own evil twin, he learns from ex-nun and phone-sex operator Sister Jan (Sally Kellerman) that the deadly double is Holly's "doppleganger," a supernatural creature which haunts a human being after assuming that person's shape. One plot twist follows another before unraveling completely in a ridiculously contrived double-surprise climax. This film does boast good performances and manages to avoid most standard low-budget horror conventions -- that is, until the last five minutes, wherein its cleverness is derailed by plot holes large enough to fly a zeppelin through. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Drew Barrymore
    Drew Barrymore - Holly Gooding
  • Luana Anders
    Luana Anders
  • Image coming soon
    Carl Bressler - Larry
  • Dennis Christopher
    Dennis Christopher - Dr. Heller
  • Peter Dobson
    Peter Dobson - Rob
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