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The Contractor -- 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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The world's greatest marksman is now a marked man...
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Wesley Snipes ... James Dial

Eliza Bennett ... Emily Day

Lena Headey ... DI Annette Ballard

Ralph Brown ... Jeremy Collins

Charles Dance ... DCS Andrew Windsor

Gemma Jones ... Mrs. Day
Iain Robertson ... Cramston
Richard Harrington ... Terry Winchell
Ryan McCluskey ... Purcell

John Standing ... Sir Anthony
Stanimir Stamatov ... King
Miroslav Emilov ... Harris

Velizar Binev ... Beloit

Nikolai Sotirov ... Ali Mahmud Jahar (as Nikolay Sotirov)
Peter Kerry Morgan ... Newscaster
Vladimir Kolev ... SWAT team leader
Richard Tunley ... Technician
Plamen Manassiev ... Airport Security (as Plamen Manasiev)
Morgan Hopkins ... Detective
Kiril Efremov ... Security Guard
Marianne Stanicheva ... Security Guard #2 (as Mariana Stanisheva)
Hristo Mitzkov ... Policeman #1 (as Hristo Mitskov)
Anelia Nikolova ... Woman
Lucy Cooper ... Ticket Woman
Ceri Mears ... Immigration Officer
Svezhen Mladenov ... Cop on Walkie-Talkie (as Svejen Mladenov)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Anichkin ... Jahar's Lawyer

S.J. Evans ... Man on Street (uncredited)

Martin Owen ... Policeman (uncredited)
Carlyn Paschall ... Tourist (uncredited)
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Directed by
Josef Rusnak 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Robert Foster (screenplay) and
Joshua Michael Stern (screenplay)

Robert Katz (story) &
André Farwagi (story) (as Andre Farwagi)

Produced by
David Ball .... co-producer
Rudy Cohen .... producer
Rolf Deyhle .... executive producer
Henrik Huydts .... executive producer
Victoria Lucas .... associate producer
Bobby Ranghelov .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Nicholas Pike 
 
Cinematography by
Wedigo von Schultzendorff (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tracy Granger 
James Herbert (final edit)
 
Casting by
Sue Jones 
Marianne Stanicheva 
 
Production Design by
Keith Maxwell 
 
Art Direction by
Tim Hutchinson 
Valentina Mladenova  (as Valya Mladenova)
Sam Stokes (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Dominic Smithers 
 
Costume Design by
Ffion Elinor 
 
Makeup Department
Corey Hill .... hair stylist: Mr. Snipes
Sofi Hvarleva .... key makeup artist (as Sofi Hvurleva)
Atanaska Popova .... makeup artist
Cyndi Reece-Thorne .... makeup artist: Mr. Snipes (as Cyndi Reis-Thorne)
Nelly Teova .... key hair stylist (as Nely Teova)
Carole Williams .... hair designer
Carole Williams .... makeup designer
Claire Williams .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Steve Harrow .... post-production executive
Veselin Karadjov .... location production manager
Bobby Ranghelov .... unit production manager
Jon Wilkins .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Bates .... second assistant director
Fraser Fennell-Ball .... third assistant director
Dominic Fysh .... first assistant director
Krasimir Hazarbasanov .... second assistant director (as Krassi Hazarbassanov)
Borimir Ilkov .... second second assistant director
Dan Mumford .... second assistant director
Boyka Pehlivanova .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Vladimir Alexandrov .... plasterer
Dimitar Anchev .... laborer
Petko Angelov .... set dresser
Boris Arnaudov .... construction
Krasimir Balchov .... construction (as Krassimir Balchov)
Borislav Belberov .... stand-by props (as Bobby Belberov)
Victor Bikarski .... construction
Borislav Bogdanov .... construction
Valeri Bojilchev .... laborer (as Valeri Bozhilchev)
Ivan Borushev .... welder
Atanas Boyadjiev .... laborer
Stoyan Boyadjiev .... laborer (as Stoyan Boyadzhiev)
Lidiya Burukova .... graphic designer
Alexander Chorapinov .... laborer
Noel Cowell .... property master
Emanuil Deyanov .... laborer
Victor Deyov .... construction
Dian Dimitrov .... construction
Dimo Dimov .... artist
Kiril Dimov .... construction
Maria Doicheva .... props
Georgi Emilov .... construction
Hannah Evans .... production buyer
Bojidar Evtov .... construction (as Bozhidar Eftov)
Dave Feeney .... construction coordinator
Andrey Filchev .... stand-by props (as Andrei Filchev)
Ventsislav Gergov .... laborer (as Vencislav Gergov)
Valentin Hadzhiev .... construction
Plamen Hristov .... laborer
Dimitar Iliev .... construction
Sashko Iliev .... construction buyer
Yordan Ilov .... construction
Ivo Ivanov .... construction
Martin Ivanov .... set dresser
Yanko Ivanov .... sculptor
Ivelina Kalfova .... artist
Alexei Karagyaur .... assistant art director (as Alexey Karagyaur)
Peter Kimov .... laborer
Ivan Kirov .... upholsterer
Georgi Kodzhabashiyski .... artist (as Georgy Kodzhabashiisky)
Kiril Kovachev .... construction
Radoslav Krumov .... laborer
Todor Lambov .... sculptor
Venzislav Lilov .... construction buyer (as Ventsislav Lilov)
Petar Lozanov .... laborer (as Peter Lozanov)
Vencislav Lukanov .... upholsterer (as Ventsislav Lukanov)
Buddy MacKett .... construction manager
Veselin Manilov .... construction
Alexander Markov .... construction
Stela Mateeva .... art department coordinator
Miko Mikov .... welder
Miroslav Minchev .... set dresser
Metodi Mitev .... laborer
Ivanka Nenova .... artist
Vasil Nikodimov .... plasterer (as Vassil Nikodimov)
Nikolai Nikolaev Markov .... set dresser (as Nikolay Markov)
Ivailo Nikolov .... draftsperson
Mladen Nikolov .... set dresser
Nikolai Nikolov .... draftsperson
Veselin Nikolov .... construction (as Vesselin Nikolov)
Krassimir Pashkulev .... assistant set decorator (as Krasimir Pashkulev)
Pavlin Pavlov .... construction
Ivan Petkov .... set dresser buyer
Ivan Petrov .... assistant property master
Krasimir Petrov .... construction (as Krassimir Petrov)
Radka Petrova .... artist
Vlado Popov .... laborer
Pavel Rasenov .... construction
Nina Ruseva .... assistant set decorator (as Nina Russeva)
Metodi Sharkov .... welder
Emil Shmidt .... assistant art director (as Emil Schmidt)
Simeon Simeonov .... construction
Vladimir Simeonov .... laborer
Lyubomir Sirakov .... construction (as Liubomir Sirakov)
Daniel Slavchev .... laborer
Eleonora Slavkova .... painter
Emil Spasov .... construction (as Emil Spassov)
Kalin Stefanov .... set dresser
Rosen Stefanov .... set dresser (as Rossen Stefanov)
Yordan Stoyanov .... sculptor
Zlatko Stoychev .... construction
Strahil Strahilov .... construction
Stefan Tassev .... construction
Rumen Todorov .... construction
Stoyan Tsakov .... laborer
Ivan Ushanov .... construction
Vladimir Vladimirov .... construction
Valeri Yankov .... set dresser
Evgeni Yordanov .... head set builder
Ivailo Zahariev .... laborer
Todor Zarev .... laborer
Aleksandar Zdravkov .... laborer
Zhivko Zhelyazkov .... storyboard artist (as Zhivko Zheliazkov)
Tomas Zikovsky .... sculptor
Sue Jackson-Potter .... art department researcher (uncredited)
Evgeni Yordanov .... carpenter head (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert Brazier .... assistant sound editor
Philippe Ciompi .... sound editor
Steve Cook .... sound supervisor
Thomas Dodgson .... consultant: Dolby film sound
Nick Foley .... adr recordist
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Dave Humphries .... foley editor
Blair Jollands .... sound effects editor
Alan Jones .... sound mixer
Christian Joyce .... sound mixer
Tsvetan Kadiiski .... boom operator
Vladimir Kaloyanov .... sound mixer (as Vlado Kaloyanov)
Vladimir Kaloyanov .... sound
Adam Mendez .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Richard Straker .... re-recording mixer
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
Carrie Giunta .... additional sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Orlin Budinov .... special effects technician
Ivo Jivkov .... special effects coordinator: Bulgaria
Georgi Karadjov .... special effects
Marten Ruskov .... special effects crew
Jim Walsh .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Philip Campbell .... visual effects producer
Keith Devlin .... visual effects supervisor: Cinesite
Adam Inglis .... colorist
Daryl Jordan .... visual effects editor
Adrian Lee .... render/data wrangler: Cinesite
Guy Nesfield .... render/data wrangler: Cinesite
Rus Wetherell .... visual effects supervisor
Thom Wickes .... render/data wrangler: Cinesite
 
Stunts
Asen Asenov .... stunts
Georgi Dimitrov .... stunts
Ivailo Dimitrov .... stunts
Dimiter Doichinov .... stunts (as Dimitar Doichinov)
Clay Donahue Fontenot .... stunt double: Mr. Snipes
Dian Hristov .... stunts (as Diyan Hristov)
Radoslav Ignatov .... stunts
Borislav Iliev .... stunts
Chuck Jeffreys .... fight choreographer
Danko Jordanov .... stunts (as Danko Yordanov)
George Karlukovski .... stunts (as Georgi Karlukovski)
Ivo Kehayov .... stunts (as Ivo Kehaiov)
Kalin Kerin .... stunts
Georgi Manchev .... stunts
Stilyan Mavrov .... stunts (as Stilian Mavrov)
Trayan Milenov-Troy .... stunts (as Trayan Milenov)
Radoslav Parvanov .... stunts
Velizar Peev .... stunts
Rumen Petrov .... stunts
Madlena Petrova .... stunts
Svetoslav Rangelov .... stunts
Elitsa Razheva .... stunts
Krasimir Simeonov .... stunts
Georgi Stanislavov .... stunts
Vencislav Stojanov .... stunts (as Ventsislav Stoyanov)
Teodor Tsolov .... stunts (as Todor Tzolov)
Kaloian Vodenicharov .... stunt coordinator (as Kaloyan Vodenicharov)
Boyan Anev .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Levan Doran .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Tom Harper .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Stanimir Stamatov .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Schuster Vance .... precision driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hristo Aleksandrov .... assistant camera: "b" camera
Mihail Apostolov .... grip (as Mihal Apostolov)
Ian Coffey .... assistant camera: "a" camera
Hristo Elandjiev .... electrician
Andy Ellaway .... best boy electric
Wick Finch .... gaffer
Will Finch .... best boy: uk
Hristo Genkov .... assistant camera: "a" camera
Lyubomir Hristoskov .... grip
Rumen Idakiev .... electrician
Ivailo Ivanov .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Manol Ivanov .... grip
Dylan Jones .... video assistant
Matt King .... generator operator: dailies
Ivailo Kostov .... electrician (as Ivaylo Kostov)
Rodja Kükenthal .... assistant camera: "a" camera
George Mihailov .... electrician (as Georgy Mihailov)
Nikolai Mihailov .... electrician (as Nikolay Mihailov)
Warren Orchard .... still photographer
Georgi Petkov .... grip (as Georgy Petkov)
Radoslav Petkov .... video assistant
Mickey Richardson .... video assist
Stefan Rüsenberg .... dolly grip
Shimon Sabach .... key grip (as Shimon Sabbah)
Lorenzo Senatore .... Steadicam operator
Lorenzo Senatore .... camera operator: "b" camera
Lorenzo Senatore .... director of photography: second unit
Danny Smith .... clapper loader
Malcolm Smith .... key grip
Plamen Soklev .... electrician
Venelin Stepanov .... grip
Chris Updegrave .... grip: special effects
Simon Varsano .... still photographer
Yavor Zahariev .... gaffer
Borislav Zlatinov .... clapper loader (as Borislav Zlatanov)
Will Finch .... electrician (uncredited)
Woody Gregson .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, UK (uncredited)
David Holliday .... key grip: UK (uncredited)
Leigh Jenkins .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Matt King .... generator operator (uncredited)
Davie Mayes .... electrician (uncredited)
Xandy Sahla .... camera operator (uncredited)
Saskia Uppenkamp .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, UK (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Stephen Moore .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Craig Anthony Cook .... costumer: Mr. Snipes
Irena Maximova Kirkova .... costume assistant (as Irena Maximova)
Charlotte Mitchell .... assistant costume designer
Maria Mladenoza .... costume assistant (as Maria Mladenova)
Tsvetana Pekanova .... seamstress
Jasmina Vasileva .... costume assistant (as Zhasmina Vassileva)
Marion Weise .... costume supervisor
Kevin Harrison .... truck/set costumer (uncredited)
Leigh Nicol .... daily wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Jasmina Vasileva .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Ollie Gatehouse .... editorial trainee
Pete Harrow .... colorist
Daryl Jordan .... assistant editor
Neil Williams .... assistant editor
Todor G. Todorov .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Christopher Benstead .... music editor: temp
 
Transportation Department
Emil Alexiev .... driver: Mr. Smipes
Hristo Bonev .... driver: costume truck
Jim Brownlow .... driver: UK
Svetlin Chervenkov .... driver: production office
Simon Clement .... driver: UK
Dimitar Dimitrov .... driver: grip truck
Todor Dimitrov .... driver: special effects truck
Vladimir Dimitrov .... driver: cast van
Nikolai Dulev .... driver: generator (as Nicolay Dulev)
Stefan Dundakov .... driver: costume van
Scott Edwards .... driver: UK
Lubomir Evtimov .... production driver (as Lyubomir Evtimov)
Chris Ford .... driver: UK
Ivailo Georgiev .... driver: art department
Ivo Georgiev .... driver: makeup truck
Mark Hogg .... driver: UK
Hristiyan Hristov .... driver: set dressing van
Wayne Humphreys .... driver: UK (as Wayne Humphries)
Lenny Hutala .... driver: UK
Ventsislav Ignatov .... driver: electric truck
Kalin Nikolov .... transportation captain
Lyudmil Nikolov .... driver: camera truck (as Liudmil Nikolov)
Derrick Page .... transportation coordinator
Georgi Patrikov .... driver: Mr. Cohen
Svetlyo Petrov .... driver: Mr. Rusnak
Svetlin Popov .... driver: props truck
Kevin Reah .... driver: UK
Rumen Rumenov .... driver: crew van
Stefan Serafimov .... driver: costume van
Vladimir St. Vasilev .... driver: cast van (as Vladimir Vasilev)
Zahari Todorov .... driver: props van (as Zahary Todorov)
Matthew Watkins .... driver: UK
 
Other crew
Julia Alexander .... legal counsel
Kuzo Alexandrov .... stand-in
Petya Arnaudova .... stand-in
Emil Asenov .... production assistant
Vladislav Asenov .... production assistant
Jennine Baker .... assistant accountant
Jennine Baker .... post-production accountant
Lennox Brown .... stand-in: Mr. Snipes
Irina Cherkelova .... production coordinator
Lori Davis .... liaison: Mr. Snipes, USA
Jay Floyd .... clearance administrator
Diana Hadden .... production coordinator
Lucy Hadden .... assistant script supervisor
Chris Hill .... location manager
Charles Howes .... studio teacher
Christopher Ingui .... liason: Mr. Snipes, USA
Chuck Jeffreys .... fight choreographer
Sally Jones .... script supervisor
Ivaylo Kirilov .... production assistant
Katya Kraevska .... on-set doctor (as Dr. Katya Kraevska)
Krastyo Krastev .... production assistant
Kalina Krasteva .... production secretary (as Kalina Krusteva)
Bisser Marinov .... stand-in
Mila Maslarova .... assistant script supervisor
George Nikolov .... craft service assistant (as Georgi Nikolov)
Freya Pinsent .... production accountant
Bill Richards .... helicopter pilot
Elizabeth Scully .... assistant to producer
Veselin Stankov .... assistant accountant (as Vesselin Stankov)
Shelly Stoyanova .... assistant script supervisor
Zlatka Subova .... cashier
Lyubo Tzvetkov .... craft service (as Lyubo Tzvetko)
Vladimir Vladimirov .... location manager
Evgeni Yordanov .... craft service assistant
Ventsislava Yoveva .... assistant accountant
Lucy Hadden .... production secretary: Bulgaria (uncredited)
Kalina Krasteva .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for violence and language
Runtime:
UK:105 min | USA:99 min
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Trivia:
Shares a similar plot with another Wesley Snipes movie, "The Detonator." In both films, Snipes plays an ex-CIA operative who's career took a turn south with one botched mission. Years later, he gets recruited by an old friend to do "one last job" only to be betrayed by this friend. With the authorities and his betrayer pursuing him, (and in spite of being a black man traveling alone in a European country) Snipes' characters manage to keep low profiles long enough to clear their names.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the scene where Emily argues with James about going first to the shop to check for cops, suddenly on the left side, a dark-yellow table with a Bulgarian writing appears on the wall, saying: "GLAVEN OFIS", which translated into English means "Main Office".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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57 out of 100 people found the following review useful.
So bad I had to write a review and issue a fair warning!, 19 June 2007
Author: Quasi-9 from Denmark

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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