The Perfect Host (2010)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Thriller  |  7 May 2011 (Japan)
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A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Annie Campbell ...
Monica (as Indira Gibson)
Storekeeper (as George Kee Cheung)
Thief (as Brooke 'Mikey' Anderson)
Car Rental Worker
Girl at Party
Man in Polaroid


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

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Dinner Parties Are A Dying Art. See more »


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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Release Date:

7 May 2011 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Dinner for One - Eine mörderische Party  »

Filming Locations:

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$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,388 (USA) (1 July 2011)


$48,430 (USA) (2 September 2011)

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The film only had a budget of $500,000 See more »


When John is in the car in the parking garage, after Warwick lets him go he drives off. When the camera moves backward from the back of the car, you can see the crew shadow in the bottom left hand corner of the frame. See more »


[first lines]
Thief: [with gun] Open the register!
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References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »


Little Black Book
Written by Daniel Teper (as Danny Fromajio)
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more twists than a tornado
24 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

great film, David Hyde Pierce is brilliant & quite scary. highly recommended. The characters are simple but effective. The plot is easy to follow & keeps you on the edge of your seat. If you like David Hyde Pierce in Frasier then this character is much darker but just as funny. I would love to see Hyde Pierce play more nutter's in other films because he played the character so well.

Clayne Crawford supports well & his character is likable as a petty criminal.

Easy to watch, very clever

RED or WHITE wine????

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