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The Perfect Host (2010)

 -  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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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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Make Sure He Doesn't Serve You Your Last Supper. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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

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7 May 2011 (Japan)  »

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Dinner for One - Eine mörderische Party  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$48,430 (USA) (2 September 2011)
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Was selected for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. See more »

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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 »

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Thief: [with gun] Open the register!
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References Dracula (1931) See more »

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Samba Noche
Written by John Etheridge (as John Michael Etheridge)
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David Hyde Pierce At His Best!
25 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Perfect Host is a brilliant thriller about Warwick Wilson, a seemingly accommodating, middle-aged man, who loves hosting dinner parties for his unique group of friends.

Criminal at large, John Taylor, cons his way into Warwick's home and has an unforgettable, albeit, surreal night, full of wine, music and dance.

David Hyde Pierce and Clayne Crawford give superb performances. Writer / Director Nick Tomnay created this wonderful gem. It is certain to receive high praise from those who enjoy psychological thrillers.

The On Demand preview is riddled with spoilers. I recommend not watching the preview before viewing the film.


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