Peter McShade is a hitman, whose contract involves killing the major mobster of the Iberian Peninsula, but nothing is what it seems.

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Credited cast:
Pedro Lima ...
Peter McShade
Cláudia Vieira ...
Júlia
Vítor Norte ...
Luís de Sousa
Sofia Aparício ...
Mónica Thanatos
José Wallenstein ...
Sonny
José Raposo ...
Carlos Palma
Joaquim Nicolau ...
Dr. Machado
George Felner ...
Homem
José Boavida ...
Polícia
Adelaide João ...
Isabel
Pedro Granger ...
Terry
Nicolau Breyner ...
Georgios Thanatos
Maria Dias ...
Maria
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Nuno Arrojado ...
Patrick
Carolina Caldeira ...
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Peter McShade is a hitman, whose contract involves killing the major mobster of the Iberian Peninsula, but nothing is what it seems.

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I want my wasted life minutes back.
28 June 2009 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Worst movie I saw in months.

Theatrical settings, extremely painful bad acting, ripping-of of American movie clichés, terrible soundtrack and a script that seemed to be written by a 15 year old.

The movie itself is a waste of time. Sound effects seem edited from other movies. I have no idea what the budget was for this flick, but whatever it was I assure you: it looks a very very low budget. Acting seems like amateur local groups. Even the camera work is bad.

A tip for Portuguese directors: Showing breasts IS NOT the way to sell a movie!


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