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Perfect Stranger (2007)

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A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her childhood friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.

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James Foley

Writers:

Todd Komarnicki (screenplay), Jon Bokenkamp (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Halle Berry ... Rowena Price
Bruce Willis ... Harrison Hill
Giovanni Ribisi ... Miles Haley
Richard Portnow ... Narron
Gary Dourdan ... Cameron
Florencia Lozano ... Lieutenant Tejada
Nicki Aycox ... Grace
Kathleen Chalfant ... Elizabeth Clayton
Gordon MacDonald Gordon MacDonald ... Senator Sachs
Daniella Van Graas ... Josie
Paula Miranda ... Mia Hill
Patti D'Arbanville ... Esmeralda
Clea Lewis ... Gina
Amara Zaragoza ... Bethany (as Tamara Feldman)
Gerry Becker ... Jon Kirshenbaum
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Storyline

Rowena Price is a muckraking reporter for a New York paper. When her story about a closeted gay Senator who preaches family values is spiked, she quits and soon finds herself investigating the grisly murder of a childhood friend. Her friend had been dumped by ad exec Harrison Hill, so he's Rowena's prime suspect. Rowena gets a job at the ad agency as a temp, and she's soon the object of Hill's attentions. She's helped in her subterfuge by Miles Haley, a friend at the paper who has a secret thing for her. Everyone, it seems, has secrets, including Hill, who must keep his affairs from his wife - her money fuels his lifestyle. Murder will out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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How Far Would You Go To Keep A Secret? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, some disturbing violent images and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seduciendo a un extraño See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,795,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,206,163, 15 April 2007

Gross USA:

$23,984,949

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,090,611
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Revolution Studios See more »
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film includes extensive product placement for Sony Vaio, Reebok, Heineken, and Victoria's Secret. See more »

Goofs

AS Rowena is dressing to go out, she selects and dons frilly black thong panties. In the next shot, as she bends over to pick up her shoes from the closet, the outline of full-bottom briefs can be plainly seen through her dress. See more »

Quotes

Gina: I'll let him spank me
[pause]
Gina: Did I just say that out loud?
Ro: [laughs] Yeah...
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Connections

Referenced in At the Movies: The Worst of 2007 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Cry Baby
Written by Saul Bernie, James P. Johnson (as James Johnson) and Stella Unger
Performed by Etta James
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not mindblowingly good but not that bad...
11 June 2007 | by julie_bartholemySee all my reviews

I went to see this movie because well...I had seen everything else that could possibly interest me. So I got my ticket, sat down and expected a really really bad movie because everything I heard about this movie was 'that' bad. And to my surprise it wasn't 'that' bad.

Sure it's not what one might expect from an Oscar winning actress but still, not that bad! People should really give this movie a break, I have seen much much worse over the last 18 months. This movie is just a nice easy to watch movie, if you're looking for a real bad thriller that tries to be sexy try to watch 'Basic Instinct 2' and I say try because that movie is 'that bad'.

So put in perspective, 'Perfect Stranger' delivers enough to be entertaining in it's genre, it's not the best thriller ever but it sure isn't the worst, far from it.

Say what you will, I enjoyed it :)


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