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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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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 ... 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 »

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:

$7,505, 3 July 2011

Gross USA:

$48,764

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$453,708
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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

At the end of the film, as Warwick stops John by the exit. He is wearing his jacket, but after he lets John leaves the parking garage, Warwick is shown without his jacket as he lifts his jacket from the floor of the booth, which is covering an unconscious booth attendant, and Warwick puts on the jacket. 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 »

Soundtracks

Magic Passion
Written by Lars Luis Linek (as Lars-Luis Linek)
Courtesy of APM Music
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more twists than a tornado
24 August 2011 | by dicky69See all my reviews

great film, David Hyde Pierce is brilliant & quite scary. highly recommended. The characters are simple but effective. The plot is easy to follow & keeps you on the edge of your seat. If you like David Hyde Pierce in Frasier then this character is much darker but just as funny. I would love to see Hyde Pierce play more nutter's in other films because he played the character so well.

Clayne Crawford supports well & his character is likable as a petty criminal.

Easy to watch, very clever

RED or WHITE wine????


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