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Perfect Stranger (2007)

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A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her childhood friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.

Director:

James Foley

Writers:

Todd Komarnicki (screenplay), Jon Bokenkamp (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Halle Berry ... Rowena Price
Bruce Willis ... Harrison Hill
Giovanni Ribisi ... Miles Haley
Richard Portnow ... Narron
Gary Dourdan ... Cameron
Florencia Lozano ... Lieutenant Tejada
Nicki Aycox ... Grace
Kathleen Chalfant ... Elizabeth Clayton
Gordon MacDonald Gordon MacDonald ... Senator Sachs
Daniella Van Graas ... Josie
Paula Miranda ... Mia Hill
Patti D'Arbanville ... Esmeralda
Clea Lewis ... Gina
Amara Zaragoza ... Bethany (as Tamara Feldman)
Gerry Becker ... Jon Kirshenbaum
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Storyline

Rowena Price is a muckraking reporter for a New York paper. When her story about a closeted gay Senator who preaches family values is spiked, she quits and soon finds herself investigating the grisly murder of a childhood friend. Her friend had been dumped by ad exec Harrison Hill, so he's Rowena's prime suspect. Rowena gets a job at the ad agency as a temp, and she's soon the object of Hill's attentions. She's helped in her subterfuge by Miles Haley, a friend at the paper who has a secret thing for her. Everyone, it seems, has secrets, including Hill, who must keep his affairs from his wife - her money fuels his lifestyle. Murder will out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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How Far Would You Go To Keep A Secret? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, some disturbing violent images and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seduciendo a un extraño See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,795,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,500,000, 15 April 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,984,949

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,090,611
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Revolution Studios See more »
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The filmmakers filmed three different endings to the film, each with a different character as the killer. See more »

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Just as the phone numbers said and shown in movies are almost always fake and non-existent(so that real people do not receive calls from moviegoers making the movie itself a liability)- so are the 'IP addresses' shown - Miles is hacking into Harrison's "blade server", and a list of IP addresses appears on the screen. The addresses are incorrect. An IPv4 address consists of 4 numbers separated by dots. Each of those numbers can be 0-255. But most of the IP addresses shown on the monitor have at least one number over 255. See more »

Quotes

Miles Haley: [slides her a USB drive] Take this.
Ro: And what's that?
Miles Haley: It's new spyware you're gonna mickey into Hill's laptop. Go at the end of the day, install it into the computer, and bury it into the hard drive.
Ro: And how long will that take?
Miles Haley: Uh, 3 minutes and 14 seconds. But, that's just a guess.
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Steady Baby
Written by James Small, Cedric Lindsey and Anthony Carl Nollie
Performed by Dukes of Daville
Courtesy of Hell Ya! Records
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ludicrous ending
19 April 2007 | by antoniotiernoSee all my reviews

"Perfect Stranger" is quite thrilling but the finale simply absurd, moronic. It doesn't lack thrills and pshycology, being it a phsycological thriller. Played intensely, with moments of entertainment not delicious but decent though, everything's spoiled by the foolish and outrageous ending - the mystery resolution is too convoluted. It looks like a pre-packedged thriller, "homogenized" I'd say, with much part of it taking place in chats. Bruce Willis and Halle Berry have acted much better in past, but are watchable regardless, as well as Giovanni Ribisi; suspense thriller is made bearable but eventually degenerates..


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