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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 ...
Newscaster
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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

When Cramston and James leave the airport in London, there is an emergency exit sign over the door which, oddly, is written English and Bulgarian. 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

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Marksman (2012) 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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So bad I had to write a review and issue a fair warning!
19 June 2007 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Have previously enjoyed Wesley Snipes in several action flicks and I had expected a lot more, even from a score of 5.8 IMDb, the movie fails to entertain and even though the story is thin and unoriginal, the acting is most unfortunately thinner and goes to mimic a "worst case scenario" of playing "strong" feelings accompanied by some bad acting... Don't waist your time this movie ísnt entertaining, if you wanna cry it might suffice though, even though your tears will be wept due to seeing Wesley Snipes in the tragic action film wannabe comedy...

I give this 2/10 it really was awful, if you wanna see a decent movie go see shooter or rent it, its all the good things this movie isn't.


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