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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

One could say the the tagline gives the twist/ending away. See more »

Goofs

When hill goes to hit Ro you see from the front that his fist is clenched, but when you see him from the back its unclenched. See more »

Quotes

Miles Haley: Hey! Your dinners getting warm
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Connections

Featured in Virtual Lives: The Making of 'Perfect Stranger' (2007) See more »

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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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The Perfect Thriller for the Perfect Ending
20 December 2007 | by moviewizguySee all my reviews

In New York, the investigative reporter Rowena Price sees her scoop about a gay senator spiked by her editor. She quits her job in the newspaper and meets with her childhood friend Grace by chance in the subway. Grace tells Ro that she had just been dumped by the powerful and wealthy owner of the greatest New Yorker advertising agency, Harrison Hill, and she was threatening to tell his wife about their affair. When Grace is found dead, Harrison becomes Rowena's prime suspect. With the support of her hacker friend and former colleague Miles Haley, Ro is hired for a temporary work in Harrison's agency to get close to the executive and investigate his life.

I was looking forward to this film, although critics panned it. I heard that there was a twist ending in this film and you know this gets me excited. What if it was like "Dead Silence"? The movie was bad with a good twist ending? Actually, the answer was vice versa: The movie was good with a great twist ending.

Sure, some maybe call if ridiculous and preposterous but when you're being entertained, who cares? This is a stylish techno-thriller and there are some suspenseful moments. The twists and turns work for me and so does the performances.

Maybe it's another forgettable thriller, yeah. Maybe it's a preposterous, A-list cast, overwrought thriller, yes. But maybe it's an entertaining, stylish thriller which will keep your attention until the satisfying twist ending.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Perfect Stranger See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,795,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,206,163, 15 April 2007

Gross USA:

$23,984,949

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,534,117
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Revolution Studios See more »
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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