Perfect Stranger

Synopsis: 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?
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Director(s): James Foley
Production: Sony Pictures
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

-Here you go, miss.

-Thank you.

Step through, please.

Open your laptop, please.

I guess people take their computers

with them everywhere nowadays.

Security blanket.

Lucky blanket.


Wow, even answer your own door,


-I'm impressed.

-Front-porch mentality.

I like to know who's visiting.

Plus, my secretary, Laura,

just stepped out for an early lunch.

Caroline Eldridge from

Family First is visiting.

You're early. I like that. Come in.

-Let's take the sofa.


Hope you don't mind if I take

this out.

My hard drive is now officially

my only source of memory...

...and I wanna get all those

old-fashioned values down accurately.

Now, as you know, we're putting

together our Family First brochure...

...and we've got pictures

that we could use captions for.

-Fire away.


Let's start with this one.

That's me and some of the staff

in the Gulf of Mexico after Katrina.

Heartbreaking stuff.


Let's call this:

"Senator Sachs and staff

lend a hand in hurricane relief.


-How about that?

That's one of my former interns...


Must have been taken his last day

of work.

Let's call it:

-"lntern program a success."


Met a lot of good kids that way.

I'll bet.

How about that one?

Wait, let me try.

"lntern program has fringe benefits"?

Let's see.

-Let's call it "extramarital Sachs."

-Who are you?

Someone who thinks it's a bit

hypocritical for the past two years...'ve tried to limit the civil rights

of gay individuals...

-...while being gay yourself.


Preach family first

as if there's one kind of family.

I don't know what you think you got

but let me explain something to you.

What I've got is a signed statement

by Josh.

We've got canceled checks and

he's ready to turn over the love notes.


-Out to lunch, remember?

It's gonna be your word against his.

We're running his tomorrow.

I work for David Shane

at the New york Courier.

Jesus Christ.

Josh came to us seven

months ago...

...and thought we'd be interested

in knowing...

...that he's not the only handsome

skeleton in your closet.

So we thought we'd give you

an opportunity to respond.

Anything you want.

I will give you anything

that you want.


I will give-- I will give you anything

that you want.


You just did, senator.

You just did.

Tell me you got that, Miles.

Please tell me you got that.

I got it, you psychopath.

Jump on the shuttle,

get down to the paper.

And we'll get fantastically,

exceedingly drunk.

I will give you anything that you want,


One more time.

You transmitted from D.C.

And recorded in New York.

-Go to Legal. It'll check.

-I intend to.

Also we need to clear

the quote from the intern.

He's at home waiting for the call.

This your headline, David Shane?


We'll be at Chumley's...

...ordering copious amounts of drinks

on this paper.

God, I love this job.

Hey, hey. To David Shane.

May this article bring you

all the prizes you deserve.

Fame, alcoholism,

rehab, relapse, rehab.

When you win the Pulitzer,

don't forget the little people.

Oh, f*** the little people.

Hey, you're empty. You buy, I fly.

Excuse me, sweetheart.

Careful, Ro. Next round he might aim

for your lips.

Mr. Arvis Narron.

What kind of name is Arvis?

Family name.

Story's been pulled, Ro.

Somebody got to your intern.

Made him clam up.

My guess is somebody with lots

of zeroes.



...I'm just gonna go call him.

You'll get his lawyer,

just like we did.

Do you know I've been working

on this story for six months?

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Todd Komarnicki

Todd Komarnicki (born 19 October 1965 in Philadelphia) is a playwright, director, producer, screenwriter, and American novelist. He resides in NYC with his wife, Jane Bradbury, and their two children. more…

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