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The Guest (2014)

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A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

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Cast

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Laura Peterson
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Kristen
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Zeke
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Craig
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Mike
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Ian
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Mr. Lyles
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Higgings
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Fireman (as Matt Page)
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A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

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Be careful who you let in. See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, language, some drug use and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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5 September 2014 (UK)  »

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Gost  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,527, 19 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$322,600, 17 October 2014
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2.35 : 1
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The official movie soundtrack does not contain two tracks that are clearly heard in the film. They are both by the German 1980s electronic band DAF: "Do The Mussolini" and "Alles Ist Gut". See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, when Mrs. Peterson invites David into the house, the first thing she asks him is, "So, are you sure I can't get you anything?" when the only thing she had previously asked him was "Would you like to come inside?" See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Spencer Peterson: Are you done with your breakfast?
Luke Peterson: Yeah.
Spencer Peterson: Let's do this thing.
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Connections

References You're Next (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Moldavia
Written by Daniel Bressanutti, Patrick Codenys, Jean Luc De Meyer, and Richard Jonckheere
Performed by Front 242
Published by Confidence SC (BMI)
c/o Wixen Music Publishing
Courtesy of Play Is Again Sam
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Very amusing B material
8 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

The only thing surprising in The Guest is just how straight forward it is in its simple plotting. Everything unfolds in predictable fashion, but this B material is a fantastic showcase of wicked humor and misanthropic violence. Dan Stevens is in excellent form here, as a mysterious soldier who shows up unannounced at a family's home of a fallen soldier he served with. He's all smiles and very polite, but people with a usually negative connection with this family start meeting grisly ends. Like in his previous film You're Next, Adam Wingard approaches plotting you've seen a million times and wittily turns it on its ear without ever being too self aware. It's a shame Picturehouse who acquired the US rights dumped the film in a handful of theaters without trying to capitalize on the strong reviews and never bothered to expand it theatrically. The Guest is a quick fun time that knows exactly what it is and delivers without overstaying its welcome.


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