5.6/10
23,410
121 user 32 critic

The Contract (2006)

Trailer
1:55 | Trailer
A father and his son attempt to bring in an assassin to the authorities, but his dangerous associates have other plans.

Director:

Bruce Beresford
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Freeman ... Carden
John Cusack ... Ray
Jamie Anderson ... Chris
Alice Krige ... Miles
Megan Dodds ... Sandra
Corey Johnson ... Davis
Jonathan Hyde ... Turner
Bill Smitrovich ... Wainwright
Anthony Warren ... Royko
Ned Bellamy ... Evans
Thomas Lockyer Thomas Lockyer ... Johnson
Gary Whelan ... Stanfield
Ian Shaw ... Michaels
Atanas Srebrev ... Rodrigues
Maynard Eziashi ... Robbins
Edit

Storyline

Ray Keene (John Cusack), a father who wants to redeem himself in the eyes of his son (Jamie Anderson), is trying to bring Carden (Morgan Freeman), a world-class assassin to justice. All the while, he must protect his son and evade the assassin's team who are methodically hunting them down in the wilderness. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The only thing standing between an assassin and his target is a father who must protect his son. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Distributed as a straight-to-DVD release in the U.S. and most other markets. See more »

Goofs

If someone wants to call 911, but has no signal, it is federal law that another provider with a good signal puts the call through. So, the audience knows there is no signal/provider in the area (at 23 minutes) when Chris tries to phone 911 and tells his dad that there is no service. At 25 minutes, Ray (dad) tries to call while walking to the parking lot, but again, there is no service. Later on in the movie, deep in the forest, one of the bad guys uses his laptop multiple times to push the plot foreword. For example, he watches a streaming video. The plot does not explain how this is possible, since the audience assumes there is no service at all for calling or internet. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frank: It's On
See more »

Connections

References Gunga Din (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

You Thought
Written by Frank Sorci and Jessica Tomich
Performed by Red Letter
Published by Sorci Music Publishing (BMI) / Three Degrees Music (BMI)
Courtesy of North Star Media
See more »

User Reviews

 
Very poorly written dialogue makes it unbearable...
7 January 2008 | by christopher-77See all my reviews

This is proof that an otherwise good movie can be hampered by not enough script re-writes (or maybe too many?). The dialogue is laughable and laudable.

The writer's style is such that the lines are delivered in a very staccato style: A quips to B, B responds with quip to A. There are no real "conversations" in the movie, and it makes it had to develop any of the back-story of the characters. "Quips" about someone's past are usually quickly dismissed into the script, never to be seen again.

Some of the movie made me laugh, it was so poorly written. In a scene where a death occurs, there was no emotional outburst from their family member. It was crazy, and felt very rushed, like the director or writer was trying to push us forward quickly to the next scene, without slowing the camera down and exploring the actor's emotions.

Badly written. C-


10 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 121 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Metropolitan Films [France]

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Contract See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,549,200
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed