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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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"David"
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Luke Peterson
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Laura Peterson
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Spencer Peterson
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Major Carver
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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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Secretary
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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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David is the perfect Houseguest. He cooks. He cleans. He kills. 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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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$84,527 (USA) (19 September 2014)

Gross:

$322,600 (USA) (17 October 2014)
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Trivia

In the original opening scene for the film (available to view on Blu-Ray of the film) where Anna drives her pickup truck early in the morning and sees David running across the road, song Luther's Army by Death In June was supposed to play during the scene. In fact, if you start playing the song right when the scene starts, it's obvious that it is edited to play along with the song. Another song which director Adam Wingard wanted to use in some part in the movie was Black Celebration by Depeche Mode but because of the rights issues they couldn't use the song. See more »

Goofs

When Anna and Major Peterson are driving to get Luke, several police cars and an ambulance can be seen and heard. However, the horn sound effect actually belongs to a large fire engine. 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

Referenced in The Shot War (2014) See more »

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A Day
Written by Ronny Moorings, Pieter Nooten, and Anka Wolbert
Performed by Clan of Xymox
Published by Universal Polygram
International Publishing, Inc.
on behalf of Universal/Momentum Music 3 Ltd. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Beggars Group
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'80s nostalgia with modern visuals
24 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

It feels almost inaccurate to refer to this movie as The Guest when in reality it was entirely carried by a wonderful performance by Dan Stevens. I enjoyed it thoroughly, which isn't at all to say it's what I would normally call a good movie. The movie is highly campy, reminiscent of '80s-'90s action movies / thrillers, and Dan Stevens brings in an excellent all around tongue in cheek tough 80's anti-hero performance.

Stevens' acting is well matched by strong action that is to the point and not drawn out, as well as superbly chosen music, particularly in the climactic scenes.

For any gamers out there, if you enjoyed Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon for the nostalgia and humor, you'll likely love this movie as much as I did.


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