The Contract (2006)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  5 April 2007 (Germany)
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Ray Keene (John Cusack), a father who wants to redeem himself in the eyes of his son (Jamie Anderson), is trying to bring Carden (Morgan Freeman), a world-class assassin to justice. All the... See full summary »


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Ray Keene (John Cusack), a father who wants to redeem himself in the eyes of his son (Jamie Anderson), is trying to bring Carden (Morgan Freeman), a world-class assassin to justice. All the while, he must protect his son and evade the assassin's team who are methodically hunting them down in the wilderness. Written by Anonymous

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The only thing standing between an assassin and his target is a father who must protect his son. See more »

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 April 2007 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

El contrato  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Bruce Beresford in a book he wrote, Steven Seagal asked for a supporting role but was declined. See more »


The rain is out of sync allot of the time when the scenes are switching back and forth in the early part of the movie. Especially since everyone should be in a fairly close area. See more »


Frank: I'll be coming for you. Depend on it.
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References Gunga Din (1939) See more »


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Written by Frank Sorci and Jessica Tomich
Performed by Red Letter
Published by Sorci Music Publishing (BMI) / Three Degrees Music (BMI)
Courtesy of North Star Media
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You have got to be kidding me
29 October 2007 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

Absolutely uneventful. The acting was downright awful and I honestly have to blame a lot of that on the screen writing. The story was laughable and the people who created this movie managed to take a couple of halfway decent actors (well, maybe Morgan Freeman anyway) and make quite a joke out of the kill-for-hire 'business'. I almost managed to make it to the end, but winded up having to skip a couple of chapters because I felt as if I was on a nature hike right along with the whole cast. Seriously boring, uneventful and *definitely* unimaginative. I'd skip this one unless you're just a die hard Freeman/Cusack fan.

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