Doppelganger (1993 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Avi Nesher
Produced by Donald P. Borchers
Written by Avi Nesher
Starring Drew Barrymore
George Newbern
Music by Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
Cinematography Sven Kirsten
Edited by Tatiana S. Riegel
Distributed by ITC Entertainment Group
Release date
  • January 1993 (1993-01) (Avoriaz)
  • May 26, 1993 (1993-05-26) (United States)
Running time
104 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3 million[1]

Doppelganger (also known as Doppelganger: The Evil Within) is a 1993 American supernatural horror thriller film written and directed by Avi Nesher, starring Drew Barrymore and George Newbern.[2] The film premiered at the Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival in January 1993, where it was nominated for the "Grand Prize" award. It was released on VHS on May 26, 1993 in the United States – the film was George Maharis' last role.


The story follows Holly Gooding (Drew Barrymore), who moves from New York City to Los Angeles after being implicated in a murder. She is followed by what is apparently her evil twin. While in Los Angeles, she finds a room for rent by a writer named Patrick (George Newbern). After some strange occurrences, it becomes less and less clear whether the woman is in fact Holly or her doppelgänger.

Patrick soon starts to realize something is odd about Holly. As he spends more and more time with her, things heat up and he falls for her. He then finds out that Holly's brother, Fred, is in a psychiatric hospital after killing his own father. When Patrick finds out that Holly's mother was murdered and she is the prime suspect, he starts doubting her sanity. But by that time he is too attached to her and does not want her going to jail. So when her brother Fred is attacked and she once more is a suspect he decides he is going to get to the bottom of it, no matter what.



  1. ^ "Le Double Maléfique (Avi Nasher – 1993)". (in French). Retrieved July 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ The New York Times

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