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The Human Contract -- As a multi-million dollar deal hangs in the balance, businessman Julian Wright becomes entangled with a seductive stranger who encourages him to live his life with reckless passion.
The Human Contract -- Business and pleasure mix for dangerous results in this erotic thriller

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Jada Pinkett Smith (written by)
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Release Date:
18 March 2010 (Israel) See more »
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A successful corporate type harboring a deep, dark secret befriends a free-spirited stranger who encourages him to ditch his stuffy lifestyle and live life in reckless abandon. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jason Clarke ... Julian Wright

Paz Vega ... Michael

Idris Elba ... Larry

T.J. Thyne ... Greg

Joanna Cassidy ... Rose

Steven Brand ... Boyd

Jada Pinkett Smith ... Rita

Ted Danson ... E.J Winters

Anne Ramsay ... Cheryl

Tava Smiley ... Brenda

Karl Makinen ... Tony

William Abadie ... Joseph
Daniel Escobar ... Seth

Nicole Muirbrook ... Thalia (as Nicole Muirbrook Wagner)

Kenneth Dolin ... Mr. Stealth

Ray Laska ... Mr. Klein

Titus Welliver ... Mr. Praylis

Caleeb Pinkett ... Ricky the Bartender

Cody Benjamin Lee ... Daniel

Brody Nicholas Lee ... Derrick

Tessa Thompson ... Waitress
Nina Barry ... Rachel
Brett Lee Alexander ... Young Julian

Bruce Mathews ... Mugging Victim

Mustafa Harris ... Prison guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kathryne Isabelle Easton ... Museum Docent

Tiffany Adams ... Waitress (uncredited)
Alexia Aleman ... Lynn (uncredited)
Ashley Ausburn ... Neighbor (uncredited)

Ken Edling ... Upscale Guest (uncredited)

Paul Karami ... Karami (uncredited)

Caitlin Kazepis ... Voice of Young Julian (uncredited)

Deborah Ouellette ... Art Critic (uncredited)

Michael Ouellette ... Art Critic (uncredited)

Jobeth Wagner ... Emo (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jada Pinkett Smith 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jada Pinkett Smith (written by)

Produced by
David Dinenberg .... executive producer
David Grasso .... executive producer
Mike Jackson .... producer
David Koplan .... executive producer
James Lassiter .... executive producer
Miguel Melendez .... producer
Carol Ann Shine .... consulting producer
Will Smith .... executive producer
Dawn Thomas .... producer
 
Original Music by
The Graves Brothers (original music by)
Anthony Marinelli 
 
Cinematography by
Darren Genet 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Trent 
 
Casting by
Matthew Barry 
Nancy Green-Keyes 
 
Production Design by
Carlos Barbosa 
 
Set Decoration by
Joanne Baker 
 
Costume Design by
Rhona Meyers 
 
Makeup Department
Monica Di Venti .... hair stylist
David Fields .... hair department head
Laura Leppanen .... key makeup artist
Araxi Lindsey .... key hair stylist
Rhonda O'Neal .... hair stylist
Sian Richards .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Matthew F. Leonetti Jr. .... unit production manager
John Portnoy .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keri Bruno .... second second assistant director
Giselle Gurza .... second assistant director
Michael J. Moore .... first assistant director
Marvin Williams .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Bill Benavides .... set dresser
David Benavides .... set dresser
James Diggs .... lead painter
R. Scott Doran .... leadman
Ruby Flores .... storyboard artist
Jeffery Goyer .... construction coordinator
Meg Harker .... art department coordinator
Thomas D. Krausz .... set dresser
Dick Kyker .... property master
David Lake .... set dresser
Geoffrey Mandel .... graphic designer
Caty Maxey .... art director: set
Marc Meisels .... set dresser
Randy Molique .... on-set dresser
Jason Moore .... set dresser
Paul Pastorelli .... gang boss
Natalie Richards .... set designer
F. Andrew Scott .... paint gang boss
Brady Stallings .... property master
 
Sound Department
Joshua Adeniji .... foley editor
Michael Baird .... supervising sound designer
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer
Robert Dehn .... assistant sound editor
Paul J. Diller .... sound effects editor
Levent Erdogan .... foley editor
Brent Findley .... sound effects editor
Allie Fitz .... sound editor
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
Judah Getz .... foley mixer
Michael Gilday .... utility sound
Richard Kitting .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Gus Koven .... sound effects editor
Zach Michaelis .... foley mixer
Sterling Moore .... boom operator
John Reese .... sound editor
Buck Robinson .... sound mixer
Mark Server .... adr editor
Mark Server .... dialogue editor
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Josh Hakian .... special effects coordinator
Brian Hillard .... special effects makeup: Tinsley Transfers
 
Stunts
Katie Eischen .... stunt double: Paz Vega
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Erik Bernstein .... best boy electric
Josh Blakeslee .... first assistant camera
Jason Blount .... Steadicam operator
Adam Camacho .... key grip
Craig Cooper .... dolly grip
Chris Cotterman .... grip
Dennis Geraghty .... film loader
Joe Hill .... grip
Leo Ibanez .... grip
April Kelley .... second assistant camera
Peter Lee .... additional first assistant camera
Mark Meyers .... additional camera operator
Jay Pope .... key rigging grip
Dan Preiser .... grip
Jim Sheldon .... still photographer
John Skotchdopole .... camera operator
Sean Smith .... lighting technician
Maxwell Thorpe .... grip
 
Casting Department
Maryellen Aviano .... casting coordinator
Judy Cook .... casting assistant
Carla Lewis .... extras casting
Georgia Simon .... adr voice casting
David Zahedian .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shannon Campbell .... set costumer
Sommer Terry .... wardrobe production assistant
 
Editorial Department
Regan Copeland .... digital intermediate editor
John Daro .... digital intermediate colorist
Joan Malloch .... post-production coordinator
Tamara Meem .... assistant editor
John Nicolard .... digital intermediate supervisor
Bill Schultz .... digital intermediate executive
 
Music Department
Clint Bennett .... music mixer
Clint Bennett .... music recordist
James Fitzpatrick .... music contractor
Taylor Graves .... composer: theme music
Alice Wood .... music editor
 
Other crew
Ronald Antwine .... assistant location manager
Philip Banks .... additional production assistant
John Bocchicchio .... set medic
David Buehrle .... assistant: director
Scott Bussell .... publicist
Juaquin Cambron .... assistant production coordinator
Jason Carro .... production assistant
Caryn Cheever .... production accountant
Alison Cohen .... production counsel (as Alison S. Cohen)
Darrell Foster .... trainer: Jason Clarke
Stephanie Fugleberg .... additional production assistant
Maite Garcia .... stand-in: Paz Vega
Tahj Gautier .... producer in training
Karen E. Gilbert .... key assistant location manager
Gary Glushon .... assistant: Mr. Lassiter
Zak Grausam .... first assistant accountant
Mustafa Harris .... production assistant
Chuck Hayward .... script coordinator
Cary Heckman .... assistant location manager
John A. Johnston .... location manager
Tomoko Konami .... assistant: Ms. Thomas
James Lemus .... craft service
Gabriella Ludlow .... production legal
Jean-Marc Madelon .... payroll
Liliana M. Molina .... script supervisor
Roy Murphy III .... assistant: Ms. Thomas
Brian Nailing .... cook
Rob Pellecchia .... production counsel
Michael Saunders .... production assistant
Chris Sergi .... production coordinator: reshoots
Desmond Smith .... production assistant
Hilda Somarriba .... publicist
Mitch Spacone .... system support: FotoKem
Dawn Terashima .... production assistant
Gary Trentham .... production coordinator
Dmitri Vigneswaren .... production secretary
Anna Wenger .... production coordinator
Victor Winters-Junco .... production assistant
Maxine Brooks .... studio teacher (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language and violence
Runtime:
103 min
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Trivia:
In the cemetery scene there is a grave marker with the name Makaveli and the dates 1971-1996 on it. This is a tribute to Director/Writer Jada Pinkett Smith's close friend and rapper/actor Tupac Shakur whom she knew since they were young adults.See more »
Quotes:
Julian Wright:I have never believed I deserve to be loved. But now I see that everything I've ever wanted has always been right in front of me. I've been the only thing standing in my way. But no more. No more.See more »

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11 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A horrible and tedious film, 31 May 2010
Author: Argemaluco from Argentina

Into the big repertoire of actors who have a try as directors, there are some examples of success and many of failures.In other words, for every Clint Eastwood or Ron Howard, who make their transition with good results, we have people like Asia Argento or William Shatner, whose efforts behind the cameras did not end up being good.Unfortunately, The Human Contract, Jada Pinkett Smith's debut as a director, falls into the second category, because I found it to be obtuse, tedious and irritating.

I usually dislike these passional dramas, because I usually find them to be over the top and implausible, specially when there is not too much chemistry between the main actors, or there is a lack of valid reasons to sustain their relationships beyond the simple fact they are attractive.However, I admit it can be a genre with some pleasant surprises, because when there is an interesting twist (like in Blink), an original situation (like in The Handmaid's Tale), or good interaction between the main actors (like in Basic Instinct), the result is entertaining.Needless to say that The Human Contract does not belong to that group.

To start with, the characters are absolutely disgusting.In some movies, that thing works when they are impulsed by a strong motivation, or when they have an hypnotic personality which wakes our interest.Unfortunately, The Human Contract does not fulfill with that conditions, so it forces us to spend almost two hours in company of stupid, antipathetic and insipid characters, whose problems feel irrelevant because of their lack of connection with the spectator.In other words, this is one of those movies which tell us what the characters feel, instead of making us live their emotions.

So, I do not recommend The Human Contract at all, because I think it is a horrible film with more style than substance and I found it to be absolutely inert in every single narrative aspect.I think Pinkett Smith should keep being an actress and leave the direction aside.

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