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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.

Director:

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 ... Simone De Marchi
Annie Campbell ... Chelsea
Helen Reddy ... Cathy Knight
Indira G. Wilson 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The perfect plan, the perfect girl, the perfect hideout, the perfect meal, the perfect party. In an imperfect world, nothing is perfect. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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

Photographed in 17 days. See more »

Goofs

The radio alert said John was driving a "1980's maroon Buick plate KRS427". California plate format is #AAA###, so the leading digit is missing. The car is shown having plate # "3CNC443". See more »

Quotes

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

References Dracula (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Magic Passion
Written by Lars Luis Linek (as Lars-Luis Linek)
Courtesy of APM Music
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Unique and great showcase for 2 actors.
30 May 2011 | by somfSee all my reviews

Caught this on On Demand last night on a whim, and I am really glad I spent the overpriced ticket on it. David Hyde Pierce must have had a ball with this and Clayne Crawford is a very solid performer. He reminds me of a young Ray Liotta in "Something Wild". I hope to see him in some more high quality films, because he deserves a good career. I am in total agreement with the only other reviewer here so far; this is a film that to describe too much about really would spoil the twists.

The trailer even gives a bit too much away so if you have not seen it; trust me, if you have ON Demand and you enjoy Black Comedy have a go without watching the trailer.

The entire plot twists and setup is absurd, but if you don't nitpick too much as I am wont to do you will have a great time watching two talented actors for a fast paced 90 minutes.

I would have even rated this higher like a 9, but I didn't want the "incredibly surprised cause I had no expectations" factor to add too much to my numerical rating of this gem of a film.


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