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The Perfect Host (2010)

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An on-the-run convict looking for temporary cover finds it at the house of a very colorful character.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Hyde Pierce ... Warwick Wilson
Clayne Crawford ... John Taylor
Tyrees Allen ... Roman
Cooper Barnes ... Rupert
Megahn Perry ... Simone De Marchi
Annie Campbell ... Chelsea
Helen Reddy ... Cathy Knight
Indira G. Wilson ... Monica (as Indira Gibson)
George Cheung ... Storekeeper (as George Kee Cheung)
Brooke Anderson ... Thief (as Brooke 'Mikey' Anderson)
Cheryl Francis Harrington ... Car Rental Worker
Amanda Payton ... Girl at Party
Joseph Will ... Det. Valdez
Nathaniel Parker ... Det. Morton
Greg Brown Greg Brown ... Man in Polaroid
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Storyline

Injured after committing a bank robbery, John Taylor is desperate to find a place to hide out and approaches the home of Warick Wilson. John manages to get himself invited into the house by posing as a friend of a friend and spinning a sob story of lost luggage and a violent mugging. Inside, Warick, a consummate host, is making the final preparations for an impeccable dinner party. He insists John stay for the party, but as the evening begins it becomes obvious Warick may not be what he first appears. Written by L. Hamre

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The perfect plan, the perfect girl, the perfect hideout, the perfect meal, the perfect party. In an imperfect world, nothing is perfect. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violent content and brief sexual material | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dinner for One - Eine mörderische Party See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,388, 1 July 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$48,430, 4 September 2011
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The tattoo on John's hand contains 3 Hebrew letters, which are the initials for "Ura Riva Yerivi" - a kabbalah term that means absolute certainty and is supposed to enhance confidence and belief. See more »

Goofs

During the flashback to the bath-tub scene where John is teaching Simone how to play chess, the chessboard is incorrectly oriented (r/h rook starting square should always be white). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Thief: [with gun] Open the register!
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Connections

Remake of The Host (2002) See more »

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Little Black Book
Written by Daniel Teper (as Danny Fromajio)
Courtesy of APM Music
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Not so perfect
9 October 2011 | by mdnobles19See all my reviews

An very eccentric black comedy/thriller that's boost a bold, creepy and wickedly funny performance from David Hyde Pierce. The movie goes down a pretty strange yet clever and suspenseful path that's similar to films like Swimming With Sharks, Hard Candy, Misery and An American Psycho but more on the comedy side. There was never a dull moment in this film it was entertaining throughout yet disturbing in its theme and keeps you guessing what's real and what's not and how it's going to end and the movie is kind of a refreshing take on the whole home invasion, held hostage type of thrillers but instead of the intruder doing the dirty work it's the owner of the home and I love that twisted take but it never gets too bloody because it's more witty and clever than that. Overall it never fully answers questions or fill in all the plot holes but it was different from the norm and was clever in its executions but still left me wanting more from it. Rental


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