The Contract

The Contract

Bruce Beresford (2006)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Despite the quality cast, this is a depressingly ordinary action caper. John Cusack plays a cop turned teacher who heads into the wild to bond with his surly teenage son (Jamie Anderson). But the pair have the misfortune to stumble across a dying FBI agent, who was in the process of escorting master assassin Morgan Freeman into custody. Somewhat surprisingly, they resolve to finish the job - the problem being that the rest of Freeman's crew is now hot on their trail. Director Bruce Beresford's brisk and economical direction is a plus, while the two leads are their usual reliable selves. However, the fact that Freeman's character is such a sympathetic soul means there is little tension between guard and captor, while plot logic is in short supply.


Former cop Ray Keene takes his teenage son on a hiking trip in the woods, where they stumble across a hitman who has avoided capture by the FBI. Ray is determined to take the assassin back to where he can be brought to justice, but reckons without his prisoner's henchmen coming to set him free. Thriller, starring John Cusack, Morgan Freeman and Jamie Anderson.

Cast & Crew

Frank Carden Morgan Freeman
Ray Keene John Cusack
Chris Keene Jamie Anderson (2)
Miles Alice Krige
Sandra Megan Dodds
Davis Corey Johnson
Turner Jonathan Hyde
Wainwright Bill Smitrovich
Director Bruce Beresford
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, swearing and nudity.Available on: DVD and Blu-ray