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El Contrato (2009)

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


Nicolau Breyner


Dinis Machado (based on a book by), Pedro Bandeira-Freire (screenwriter) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pedro Lima Pedro Lima ... Peter Oliveira / Shade
Cláudia Vieira Cláudia Vieira ... Júlia
Vítor Norte Vítor Norte ... Luís de Sousa / Shorty
Sofia Aparício Sofia Aparício ... Mónica Thanatos
José Wallenstein José Wallenstein ... Sonny
José Raposo ... Carlos Palma / Careca
George Felner George Felner ... Homem
Adelaide João Adelaide João ... Isabel
José Boavida José Boavida ... Polícia
Joaquim Nicolau Joaquim Nicolau ... Dr. Machado
Maria Dias Maria Dias ... Maria
Pedro Granger Pedro Granger ... Terry
Nicolau Breyner Nicolau Breyner ... Georgios Thanatos
Mariana Mestre Mariana Mestre ... Enfermeira (as Mariana Coelho)
Luís Feinha Luís Feinha ... Sniper


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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Release Date:

15 January 2009 (Portugal) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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I want my wasted life minutes back.
28 June 2009 | by ricardo-abreu-1See 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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