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Perfect Stranger (2007)

R  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Thriller  |  13 April 2007 (USA)
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A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her childhood friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.



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Rowena Price is a muckraking reporter for a New York paper. When her story about a closeted gay Senator who preaches family values is spiked, she quits and soon finds herself investigating the grisly murder of a childhood friend. Her friend had been dumped by ad exec Harrison Hill, so he's Rowena's prime suspect. Rowena gets a job at the ad agency as a temp, and she's soon the object of Hill's attentions. She's helped in her subterfuge by Miles Haley, a friend at the paper who has a secret thing for her. Everyone, it seems, has secrets, including Hill, who must keep his affairs from his wife - her money fuels his lifestyle. Murder will out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, some disturbing violent images and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 April 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Seduciendo a un extraño  »

Box Office


$60,795,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£277,047 (UK) (13 April 2007)


$23,705,592 (USA) (18 May 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


As Rowena enters World Trade Center building Seven (26:15), where Hill's agency is located, Larry Silverstein the actual owner of the entire WTC complex make a cameo appearance at the security desk. See more »


After Ro and Hill leave the restaurant, when Hill is going to confront Ro with the text message he read on her phone, the car they get into have twin-spoke rims with 7 spokes. The car that stops under the bridge have rims with 10 thin spokes. See more »


Harrison Hill: A very famous man once said that sincerity is everything. Once you learn to fake that, the rest is easy.
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References All the President's Men (1976) See more »


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I don't know why the movie was even released.
23 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only reason i can see for this movie to be released is because celebrities are in it. But, Halle Berry over-acts a choppy and shallowly developed character. I spent the whole movie waiting for the plot to really get going, but instead what i got was a whole bunch of disconnected plot points and irrelevant characters. It is supposed to be suspenseful, but mostly i just wanted it to be over. When the end came, yes, it was a surprise, but by that time I did not care about the story at all. And it was only "surprising" because the whole story is random events all loosely, very loosely connected to the end. It was almost...amateur. The story does not give enough background on most characters to evoke sympathy, emotion, or interest...ESPECIALLY Willis' character. It's a movie that is good in theory, but wasn't focused enough to be held in the same esteem as other psychological thrillers. The most developed and well acted character is really Ribisi's. His performance is noteworthy and enough to warrant the 3 out of 10.

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