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Perfect Stranger (2007)

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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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This is the second movie in which Bruce Willis has acted in with a character named "Esmeralda", the first being Pulp Fiction (1994). See more »


Where Ro is eating her Ben and Jerry's ice cream, the container is turned in several different motions and the amount at the top is different each time although her hands stay the same See more »


Ro: [exasperated] She was stalking the guy for Chrissakes!
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References Cujo (1983) See more »


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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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