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The Contractor (2007)

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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Emily Day
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Jeremy Collins
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DCS Andrew Windsor
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Mrs. Day
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Cramston
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Terry Winchell
Ryan McCluskey ...
Purcell
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Sir Anthony
Stanimir Stamatov ...
King
Miroslav Emilov ...
Harris
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Beloit
Nikolai Sotirov ...
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

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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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10 July 2007 (USA)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Charles Dance and Lena Headey later appear as father and daughter in Game of Thrones. See more »

Goofs

The opening scene shows a crane flying, but the audio is of an eagle's cry. Cranes sound very different. 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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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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Not Bad, Not Great, But Not bad...
4 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not your typical Wesley Snipes kind of movie.(not really anyway) The acting isn't horrible. It was movie I watched it at mid evening with some popcorn, and it kept me entertained most of the time. It had a few good action scenes, but mostly it was a drama movie. The plot is by no means original either, but it plays out OK I guess. Snipes definitely wasn't at his best here. I haven't seen the other movie that is the same story, so I can't say which is better. Although I didn't feel the need to pause it for refills and pit-stops, So I gave it a 5/10. I wouldn't go to a theater to see it, but its good for a movie night when/if it gets released on cable/satellite. -P.F.


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