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The Contract (2006)

A father and son attempt to bring in an assassin to the authorities, but his dangerous associates have other plans.

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Miles
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Sandra
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Davis
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Turner
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Royko
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Rodrigues
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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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Every Killer Meets His Equal. See more »


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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5 April 2007 (Germany)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Distributed as a straight-to-DVD release in the U.S. and most other markets. See more »

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(at around 11 mins) The vehicles in the accident weren't moving nearly fast enough to have flipped, etc. as they did. See more »

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Turner: Bobby Fischer would be proud of that move.
[just before being checkmated]
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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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A paycheck film if there ever was one.
11 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm sorry. I am a huge fan of John Cusak and Morgan Freeman. I have loved their work's apart and when my wife brought home this movie from the store last night, my heart actually skipped a beat. My first chance to see them working together. John's wit and Morgan's presence...I popped it right into the DVD Player. I was intrigued at first. A little bit of good action, some Freeman dry wit. Then it all fell apart. Cusak just seemed to be phoning his performance in...even with the horrible lines. Freeman almost seemed to be bemused with the terrible story line and the bad acting all around him. And the plot...just a little too out there for me. The one point that explains why Cusak's character does what he does for the rest of the movie is given no background. Just one line given by Cusak. It actually angered me that I not only sat through this drivel, but actually paid to rent it! Cusak and Freeman both hacked their way through this just for the paycheck at the end. Sad really. My opinion...stay away from it. You'll feel better about both actors.


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