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The Contractor (2007)

Video  -  Action | Drama | Thriller  -  10 July 2007 (USA)
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An ex-CIA agent is asked to take out a terrorist, only to realize he's been set up by his former employer.

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Cast

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Emily Day
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Jeremy Collins
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DCS Andrew Windsor
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Mrs. Day
Iain Robertson ...
Cramston
Richard Harrington ...
Terry Winchell
Ryan McCluskey ...
Purcell
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Sir Anthony
Stanimir Stamatov ...
King
Miroslav Emilov ...
Harris
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Beloit
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Ali Mahmud Jahar (as Nikolay Sotirov)
Peter Kerry Morgan ...
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Storyline

Retired CIA Black-Ops hit man James Jackson Dial is living his life in seclusion on his ranch in Montana when he is offered the chance to redeem himself by his former employer, Jeremy Collins. A few years ago, Dial was seconds away from taking down notorious terrorist cell leader Ali Mahmoud Jahar when when his carelessness allowed Jahar to escape, marking his mission as a failure. Now, Collins wants Dial to eliminate Jahar, who has been captured and is now in the custody of the police in London, England. Provided with a safe house, passports, and an assistant named Terry Winchell, Dial is off to London to finish what he started years ago. Disguised as a priest, Dial gets in position in a church's bell tower across the street from the building that Jahar is being brought into. When Jahar is brought out of his transport truck, his head is covered by a jacket, leaving Dial without a clean shot. Not wanting to fail again, Dial patiently waits for his opportunity. Moments later, Dial ... Written by Todd Baldridge

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The world's greatest marksman is now a marked man...

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Shooter  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Michael Biehn was scheduled to appear in this movie but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with Planet Terror (2007). See more »

Goofs

During the opening scene, John saddles his horse and then falls off. The horse jumps over a fence but has no saddle. Then horse goes through a fence and is wearing a saddle. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jeremy Collins: Ali Mahmud Jahar. Remember him?
James Dial: [flashbacks]
Jeremy Collins: Of course you do.
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Connections

References The Mistress of Spices (2005) See more »

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Holding Out For More
Written by Stephen Cohen, Jeremy Haffner, and Keith Larsen
Performed by Oedipus
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Fun but dumb
9 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Wesley Snipes is James Dial, an assassin for hire, agent of the CIA and pure bad-ass special operative. During his free time Dial dons a cowboy hat and breeds horses with macho names such as Beauty.

Enter agent Collins, his supervising officer. Enter a new assignment - kill a terrorist that is in UK custody. Of course the United Kingdom being an allied state is a great place for covert ops and head-shots outside of courtrooms.

The assassination is a big success apart from the fact, that the escape plan blew. So Dial's partner and local liaison gets killed in action trying to escape the police, whilst Dial becomes hot property with the London coppers trying to get to him and CIA trying to dispose of him.

Fortunately for Dial the safe-house is routinely visited by a teenager Emily Day (Eliza Bennett), who loves hanging out with cold-blooded killers with arrest warrants and help them escape from the evil UK law enforcement...

With a script like that need I say more? On the plus side Wesley Snipes is Wesley Snipes (be that a pro or a con) and the movie is quite engaging. On the minus editing is very disjointing and has a hurl effect on the stomach.


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