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The Guest (2014)

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A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

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Cast

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Laura Peterson
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Kristen
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Zeke
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Craig
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Mike
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Ian
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Mr. Lyles
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Higgings
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Fireman (as Matt Page)
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A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

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Be careful who you let in. See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, language, some drug use and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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5 September 2014 (UK)  »

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Gost  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,527, 19 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$322,600, 17 October 2014
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2.35 : 1
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Screenwriter Simon Barrett's original script was much more serious revenge story which involved soldier returning from war and suffering from PTSD, and him doing complicated revenge plan against some family. This script was actually never finished because Barrett gave up from it. But when director Adam Wingard came up with idea for what eventually turned out to be The Guest, Barrett used some parts of this old script for the movie. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, when Mrs. Peterson invites David into the house, the first thing she asks him is, "So, are you sure I can't get you anything?" when the only thing she had previously asked him was "Would you like to come inside?" See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Spencer Peterson: Are you done with your breakfast?
Luke Peterson: Yeah.
Spencer Peterson: Let's do this thing.
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Connections

Featured in Projector: The Guest (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

A Day
Written by Ronny Moorings, Pieter Nooten, and Anka Wolbert
Performed by Clan of Xymox
Published by Universal Polygram
International Publishing, Inc.
on behalf of Universal/Momentum Music 3 Ltd. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Beggars Group
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'80s nostalgia with modern visuals
24 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

It feels almost inaccurate to refer to this movie as The Guest when in reality it was entirely carried by a wonderful performance by Dan Stevens. I enjoyed it thoroughly, which isn't at all to say it's what I would normally call a good movie. The movie is highly campy, reminiscent of '80s-'90s action movies / thrillers, and Dan Stevens brings in an excellent all around tongue in cheek tough 80's anti-hero performance.

Stevens' acting is well matched by strong action that is to the point and not drawn out, as well as superbly chosen music, particularly in the climactic scenes.

For any gamers out there, if you enjoyed Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon for the nostalgia and humor, you'll likely love this movie as much as I did.


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