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

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Nick Tomnay
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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 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 Warwick 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, Warwick, 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 Warwick may not be what he first appears. Written by L. Hamre

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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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Trivia

Was selected for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

During the flashback to the bath-tub scene where John is teaching Simone how to play chess, the chessboard is incorrectly oriented (r/h rook starting square should always be white). See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Midnight Movie Review: The Perfect Host (2011) See more »

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Quandaries Le Sera Al Placido
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Courtesy of Extreme Production Music
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Love this movie
17 October 2011 | by kathy-373See all my reviews

There were surprises the entire way through and I was so pleasantly surprised by this "sleeper" that I am recommending it to all of my friends. I thought I knew what to expect, but I kept getting surprised. It was comedy, even some romance, suspense, drama, crime, all rolled into one. I absolutely loved it. It was nothing like I expected. Some very fine acting all the way around and such an exceptional combining of actors. I didn't think it would work, but it was near perfection. It is one of the cult type movies you will watch more than once.

David Hyde Pierce was perfect for his part and Nathaniel Parker gave some good balance in it. I was shocked at the ending, but I loved it still.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Perfect Host See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,505, 3 July 2011

Gross USA:

$48,764

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$453,708
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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