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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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"David"
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Anna Peterson
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$322,600 (USA) (17 October 2014)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The day Dan Stevens was cast, he was assigned personal trainers and dietitians to begin his physical transformation for the role. He worked out daily for 2 hours a day, even during shooting eventually putting on 25 pounds of muscle and building six pack abs for his shirtless scene. See more »

Goofs

The "Witness Elite 9mm" pistol is not a 9mm or a EAA Witness Elite - it's a Colt .45 ACP, both in appearance and construction. 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

Anthonio (Berlin Breakdown Version)
Written by Richard Phillips, Hannah Robinson, and Anna Lillia Berge Strand
Performed by Annie
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
o/b/o Warner Chappell Music Publishing Ltd.,
Universal Polygram International Publishing, Inc.
on behalf of Native Songs Ltd. (ASCAP),
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP) Courtesy of Black Melody Ltd.
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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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