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The Contractor (2007)

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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.

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Josef Rusnak

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Robert Foster (screenplay), Joshua Michael Stern (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Stanimir Stamatov ... King
Miroslav Emilov Miroslav Emilov ... Harris
Velizar Binev ... Beloit
Nikolai Sotirov Nikolai Sotirov ... Ali Mahmud Jahar (as Nikolay Sotirov)
Peter Kerry Morgan Peter Kerry Morgan ... Newscaster
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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 ...

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Taglines:

The world's greatest marksman is now a marked man...

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Bulgaria | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shooter See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

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During the opening scene, John saddles his horse and then falls off. The horse jumps over a fence but has no saddle. Then horse goes through a fence and is wearing a saddle. 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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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Art of War II: Betrayal (2012) 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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"The Contractor" is the best DTV Snipes movie yet.
12 May 2010 | by tarbosh22000See all my reviews

"The Contractor" is the best DTV Snipes movie yet.

The plot: Agent James Dial (Snipes) has to take out a target in London. It goes as planned, but the police and his former employers are after him.

The movie has a good mix of action and drama. Snipes (finally) looks interested in the material and it shows. Lena Headey and Charles Dance also have their time to shine too. It's fast-paced and suspenseful. I think it's better than the similar titled\plotted "Shooter" with Mark Wahlberg. "The Contractor" was actually called "Shooter" but it was changed for obvious reasons.

In the end: I'm excited to report that "The Contractor" is worth seeing and not the usual piece of DTV junk that Snipes has foisted upon us in the past.

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