Friday, September 07, 2007

The Contract

(USA/Germany, 2006, 94 minutes)

A hired assassin attempting to escape the police ends up in the custody of a schoolteacher on a camping trip with his son. Rote thriller whose intriguing set-up and solid cast is wasted on clumsy scripting and perfunctory handling.

A Metropolitan Films release. Millennium Films and Emmett-Furla Films present a Revelations Entertainment/Randall Emmett—George Furla/VIP Medienfonds 4 production in association with Millennium Films. Starring Morgan Freeman, John Cusack; Jamie Anderson, Alice Krige, Megan Dodds, Corey Johnson, Jonathan Hyde, Bill Smitrovich, Anthony Warren, Thomas Lockyer. Directed by Bruce Beresford; produced by Andreas Schmid, Les Weldon, Danny Lerner, Avi Lerner, Randall Emmett, George Furla; written by Stephen Katz and John Darrouzet; music by Normand Corbeil; director of photography (colour, widescreen), Dante Spinotti; production designer, Herbert Pinter; costume designer, Kate Healey; film editor, Mark Warner.

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