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The Perfect Host (2010)

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An on-the-run convict looking for temporary cover finds it at the house of a very colorful character.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Hyde Pierce ... Warwick Wilson
Clayne Crawford ... John Taylor
Tyrees Allen ... Roman
Cooper Barnes ... Rupert
Megahn Perry ... Simone De Marchi
Annie Campbell ... Chelsea
Helen Reddy ... Cathy Knight
Indira G. Wilson ... Monica (as Indira Gibson)
George Cheung ... Storekeeper (as George Kee Cheung)
Brooke Anderson ... Thief (as Brooke 'Mikey' Anderson)
Cheryl Francis Harrington ... Car Rental Worker
Amanda Payton ... Girl at Party
Joseph Will ... Det. Valdez
Nathaniel Parker ... Det. Morton
Greg Brown Greg Brown ... Man in Polaroid
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Storyline

Injured after committing a bank robbery, John Taylor is desperate to find a place to hide out and approaches the home of Warick Wilson. John manages to get himself invited into the house by posing as a friend of a friend and spinning a sob story of lost luggage and a violent mugging. Inside, Warick, a consummate host, is making the final preparations for an impeccable dinner party. He insists John stay for the party, but as the evening begins it becomes obvious Warick may not be what he first appears. Written by L. Hamre

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Taglines:

Dinner Parties Are A Dying Art. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violent content and brief sexual material | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dinner for One - Eine mörderische Party See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,388, 1 July 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$48,430, 4 September 2011
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The tattoo on John's hand contains 3 Hebrew letters, which are the initials for "Ura Riva Yerivi" - a kabbalah term that means absolute certainty and is supposed to enhance confidence and belief. See more »

Goofs

When John is in the car in the parking garage, after Warwick lets him go he drives off. When the camera moves backward from the back of the car, you can see the crew shadow in the bottom left hand corner of the frame. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Thief: [with gun] Open the register!
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Connections

References The Wolf Man (1941) See more »

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David Hyde Pierce At His Best!
25 June 2011 | by poetjoeySee all my reviews

The Perfect Host is a brilliant thriller about Warwick Wilson, a seemingly accommodating, middle-aged man, who loves hosting dinner parties for his unique group of friends.

Criminal at large, John Taylor, cons his way into Warwick's home and has an unforgettable, albeit, surreal night, full of wine, music and dance.

David Hyde Pierce and Clayne Crawford give superb performances. Writer / Director Nick Tomnay created this wonderful gem. It is certain to receive high praise from those who enjoy psychological thrillers.

The On Demand preview is riddled with spoilers. I recommend not watching the preview before viewing the film.


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