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The Contract (2006)

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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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Bruce Beresford wrote extensively about this film in his recent memoir, "Josh Hartnett Definitely Wants To Do This". The production was apparently deeply troubled, and Beresford was well aware that the script didn't make sense. The producers closed the shoot down after fifty days, and Beresford was forced to use his own money to complete the film. See more »

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(at around 1h 25 mins) After Carden kills Davis in the woods at the funeral with Davis' rifle, Carden wipes the finger prints off and leaves the rifle. Immediately following, he encounters Keene who demands the whereabouts of his son. Carden hands him the key to the room where the boy is held. Carden's fingerprints are all over the very large placard attached to the key. 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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