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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 <>

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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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The film's original setting was New Orleans. During pre-production, Hurricane Katrina struck; the script was quickly rewritten to take place in New York. See more »


When Ro is arguing with Cam the back of her dress is unzipped. When they finish arguing and he walks away, it shows her back and her dress has been zipped up. See more »


Ro: There chasing some lead with some guy that she was dating in Philly.
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References Cujo (1983) See more »


I Put a Spell on You
Written by Screamin' Jay Hawkins (as Jay Hawkins)
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Weak and disappointing
11 April 2007 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

What in the world has happened to Halle Berry? Can't she act any more? Judging from this movie I'd say: Yes - she can't... And Bruce Willis is ... well, he's Bruce Willis. And why does she have to participate in a mediocre thriller like this one? Because it is very mediocre. The beginning is quite promising, and I was ready for a nice, clean thriller. But what followed was like a bad version of some Michael Crichton novel. Oh, and the filmmakers filmed three different endings to the film, each with a different character as the killer? Then they must have chosen the worst ending. The film is not creative, not inventive, implausible, sometimes ridiculous. No, it's not a disaster. But a major disappointment.

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