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Uninvited Guest (1999)

An Invited Guest (original title)
R | | Thriller | June 1999 (USA)
Debbie and Howard are celebrating their wedding anniversary. Or so Debbie thought. A special night together turns into a nightmare when Howard lets a man into the house to use the phone. ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mekhi Phifer ... Silk
Mari Morrow ... Debbie
Malinda Williams ... Tammy
Mel Jackson ... Howard
Wanya Morris ... Mo
William Christopher Stephens ... Tre
Kim Fields ... Mecca
Mike Ippoliti Mike Ippoliti ... Mexican Man
Jaietta Jackson Jaietta Jackson ... Mother in Carryout
Kevaughn Hightower Kevaughn Hightower ... Boy (as Kevauhn Hightower)
Darren Keefe Reiher ... Waiter #1 (as Darren Reiher)
Paige Taylor Morgan Paige Taylor Morgan ... Little Debbie
Charles Cooper Charles Cooper ... Debbie's Father
Zach Scott Zach Scott ... Officer Miller (as Zachary Scott)
Denise Dal Vera ... Gallery Curator
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Storyline

Debbie and Howard are celebrating their wedding anniversary. Or so Debbie thought. A special night together turns into a nightmare when Howard lets a man into the house to use the phone. Who is the smooth stranger who immediately takes to Debbie? And what does he really want? Debbie and Howard soon find out the answer to the question, and when they do, their lives will never be the same again. Be careful who you let into the house. Especially the Uninvited Guest. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He's the reason you _never_ talk to strangers.

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uninvited Guest See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbus, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$100,835, 24 September 2000

Gross USA:

$170,832

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$170,832
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mekhi Phifer And Mel Jackson Previously Worked Together In Soul Food As Enemies. See more »

Goofs

When Debbie gets out of the Jacuzzi after seeing Howard tied up, her hair is soaking wet. But when she is shown a minute later in the basement, her hair is dry, appearing to have never been wet to begin with. See more »

Quotes

Silk: I always keep my promises
Mo: Man, Fuck your life
Silk: Fuck yours!
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References Sudden Impact (1983) See more »

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Uninvited Guest
Performed by Big B AKA Mr. Rain featuring Mr. Quickness
Written by Big B & Mrs. Quickness
Courtesy of Dapp Entertainment Inc.
Publishing E. Wright Publishing
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In the tradition of "Deathtrap."
31 May 2004 | by Chuck304See all my reviews

In the tradition of "Deathtrap," this script is well crafted and believable. Admittedly it needs cutting, but then so does real life. The acting is smooth (especially Mekhi Phifer as "Silk"--no pun intended) and the direction could have been a bit faster paced, but interesting none the less.

If the viewer comes to this film unbiased by box office receipts as the ridiculous yard stick by which a "product's" worth is currently measured, he or she will appreciate the twists and turns, the depth of the characters of, "Silk," and even the seriously neglected and scarred-by-loss, "Debbie," well played by the stunning Mari Morrow.

I enjoyed the skillful manipulation of my feelings toward Silk (the bad guy) and truly cared about Debbie. Identifying with characters and coming away from a film not feeling tricked but, instead, feeling like a "fly on the wall," with a sense of Hollywood reality (an oxymoron, I realize) is always a hoot.

I think Timothy Wayne Folsome, perhaps was ahead of his time, in that in the few short years since this was filmed, it has become shamelessly apparent that everyone's desire (even in the fly-over states) is to claim the fifteen minutes. Indeed now, any other behavior seems abnormal. Who is more apt to reach out and devise a plan than Howard, the ambitious, coked-up, married-for-money would-be script writer?

Malinda Williams turns in her usual solid performance. William Christopher Stephens in his only credit, is just right, and Wanya Morris, "Mo," formerly of, "Boyz II Men," is a find.

Bottom line: A very good little film with no loose ends, a question of love (as it always is), and even a bit of beauty thrown in the bargain by way of the thread in the form of a painting entitled, "Life."


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