The Contract

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Bruce Beresford
Production: First Look Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

It's on.

You the new guy, Davis?

No, no, no way.

I'm the guy

here to ice the floor for skating.

Hope you're better

than the last guy.


What's wrong with him?

Couldn't take the heat.

Yeah, well, I'm fireproof.

Short on self-discipline?

Bobby Fischer would be

proud of that move.

You got no way out now, pal.

So where's the big tamale?


Just relax.

That's a quick way to go deaf.

What'd you say?

That's a quick way to go deaf.

You winning?

I never lose.

All right, let's get on with it.

It's a two-step contract.

Everything you need to know is there.

Memorize it.

By tomorrow morning.

After that, it'll corrupt

and nuke your hard drive.


You're Davis.

I didn't think you knew I was here.

I knew.

Something wrong?

I don't see-

There's no exit strategy.

The operation has

been planned in detail.

I'm glad

you're confident.

But if we need to abort

or if we miss the target-

We're not gonna miss.

You intending to miss?

Not me.

I can't vouch for anyone else.

I can.

We travel on separate airlines.

IDs and tickets from Turner.

First class?


I bet you're going first.

Yeah, but I'm the big tamale.


All right, that's all.

Oh, hell, I can't believe it.


He got me. Checkmate.

Good play!

Come on, Matty,

keep your head down.

Attaboy, Matty.

Turn two.

Hey, come on,

sit down.

What do you have to say

for yourself?

Nothing, Dad.

What do you want me to say?

To start with? Apology.

An apology to who?

Your teammates, to me.

Lucky you got off

with a three-day suspension.


Yes, you're lucky.

Dad, it's not a big deal.

Everybody smokes pot these days.

Oh, don't give me that bullshit,

Chris. Do I look like a chump?

You know I don't care what

other kids do. You're my son.

I know what this is about.

It's about your mother.


Chris, let me just-


let's just get it over with right

now! Tell me everything I do wrong.

Knock yourself out,


I'm trying to tell you I understa-

Stop trying to help me!

Stop wearing that stupid pink wristband

like it's gonna make any difference.

You can't do anything

about anything.

Why do you keep

pretending like you can? You can't.

It wasn't all right, Dad.

You said when she was sick

it was gonna be all right...

...and it wasn't.

Lydel Hammond?

Take a look at this.

I got better pictures than these,

Mr. Hammond. Know what I mean?

My wife hired you.

Of course she did.

Do you know who my father is?

That's why we're talking to you.

Thought maybe

you could make a better deal.

What's it gonna cost me?


You're gonna be late for school.

No, I'm playing hooky.

You're playing hooky?


Hey, listen I thought, you and

I, we could do something together,

you know?

Something you like doing.

Well, the cop took all my reefers,


Well, besides that,

you know?

What about camping?

You like camping?

That's not the point, you like it.

You loved that Outward Bound

thing you did.

What do you say?

I don't think you're serious.

So what do you do for a living, Mr...


I sell computer equipment.

Peripherals, we call it.

Not computers,

but the stuff that goes with it.

You know, cables, software,

mini storage systems,

things like that.

I'm afraid it's not very interesting.

Oh, no.

It's fascinating.

Right. There we are, Mr. Ellwood.

Utilities included, rent due

on the first of the month.

Very good, thank you.

You get use of the garage.

There's an electric opener

on the shelf in the kitchen.

Trash service

Mondays and Thursdays.

Good luck.

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