Directed By: Tarik Saleh

Written By: J.P. Davis

Produced By:

  • Basil Iwanyk
  • Erica Lee

Genre: Action, Thriller


  • Chris Pine
  • Ben Foster
  • Gillian Jacobs
  • Eddie Marsan
  • D. Pardo
  • Florian Munteanu
  • Kiefer Sutherland

Cinematography: Pierre Aïm


  • Chris Pine as James Harper
  • Ben Foster as Mike Hawkins
  • Gillian Jacobs as Brianne Harper
  • Eddie Marsan as Virgil
  • D. Pardo as Eric
  • Kiefer Sutherland as Rusty Jennings
  • Florian Munteanu as Kauffman
  • Nina Hoss as Katia
  • Amira Casar as Sylvie
  • Fares Fares as Salim

Production companies:

  • Thunder Road Films
  • 30 West

Distributed By:

Release Date: April 1, 2022

Running Time: 103 minutes

Country: United States

Language: English


Tarik Saleh makes his English-language feature directing debut with the 2022 American action thriller The Contractor. Ben Foster, Kiefer Sutherland, Eddie Marsan, J. D. Pardo, Gillian Jacobs, Chris Pine, and Ben Foster all appear in the movie. Fort Bragg and other European locations were included in the first round of filming that started in October 2019 and ended that same month.

Paramount Pictures and STXfilms released The Contractor on April 1, 2022, in cinemas and on streaming services in the US. A $2.1 million box office success, the movie garnered varying reviews from reviewers.

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Firstly in The Contractor, SFC A veteran Green Beret named James Harper is forcibly expelled from the army after using illicit steroids to treat a crippling knee ailment. He calls Mike, a pal who works for a private military firm run by fellow veteran Rusty Jennings, who is in financial trouble. Mike works for the corporation.

Harper is being pursued by a number of military contracting firms with hefty offers, but he still feels a feeling of obligation to his nation. He learns from Mike that Rusty is in charge of the Pentagon’s covert activities. Upon witnessing Mike’s luxurious home, Harper decides to meet Rusty. As a result of the encounter, Harper agrees to join Rusty and the crew for an operation in Germany.

However, Rusty lends Harper’s family $50,000 to assist them pay off their debts as a gesture of good faith. Middle Eastern scientist Salim is the target of Harper’s surveillance for the majority of his trip. Rusty notifies the crew that Salim is working for Al-Qaeda and creating a bio-agent after studying the material. He informs the crew that they have been given the go-ahead to search Salim’s lab for all of his scientific records, then dispose of Salim. The crew can go inside the lab with ease and collect the data.

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Furthermore in The Contractor, Salim pleads that he is only a researcher trying to find a cure as Mike commands Harper to end him. Following instructions, Harper ignites the lab, and then she leaves. Subsequently, The police catch up with the three-man team as they are making their way back to their exfil van, and after a drawn-out gunfight in which the other team members are murdered, Harper rescues Mike, who is injured, and they take cover in a nearby storm drain.

Moreover, As he believes he is going to pass away, Mike begs Harper to take care of his family and deliver the information to Rusty. By giving him a blood transfusion Harper saves Mike’s life. Harper’s knee has given out on him, so he needs to rest up before Mike is ready to rejoin Rusty and the main squad after healing. Mike tells Harper he’s going alone but that he asks him to pick up after he’s slept enough.

Despite her best efforts, Harper makes it to the booked hotel where she discovers new clothing but no trace of Mike or Rusty. He attempts to heal his hurt knee before getting a burner phone and calling Rusty. Harper thinks something is up when Rusty tells him there is a vehicle ready to transport him to safety. As a hit squad fires at him, he runs while they wait for him to get to the automobile.

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Following which, Harper manages to avoid capture and murder the assassination crew, who turns out to be a group of former Recon Marines working for Rusty.  One of the Marines tells Harper about a safe haven before he passes away, but he also tells him he would never be able to go back home.

Also, Salim’s wife, Sylvie, receives a visit from Harper, who threatens her into giving him access to Salim’s computer data. In addition, He departs for the safe home after receiving Harper’s iPad from Sylvie. After meeting Virgil In the safe home, Harper wakes as his sleep is full. After he fixes harper’s knee, Virgil tells that his knee is infected. Following which, he cannot to go back to his family .

Last but not least, Salim says that he was developing an effective H5N1 vaccine formula in a video that Harper plays on the iPad. Salim plans to distribute the vaccine for free rather than selling it to a pharmaceutical corporation. Another fire squad from Rusty attacks while Virgil and Harper are eating dinner. Harper manages to escape after setting off a trap for Rusty’s gang after the murder of Virgil.

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Besides, Harper leaves for the US again. He finds Mike, who tells that Rusty likewise deceived him and informed him that Harper had passed away. Mike suggests Harper leave her family, but Harper objects because Rusty has taken care of them. He won over his old comrade, and they devised a scheme to exact revenge on Rusty.

Rusty’s guards are taken by surprise when Mike brings Harper into the property. Harper moves in on Rusty’s home with a suppressed rifle as Mike confronts the guard force directly with an unsuppressed handgun, taking advantage of his partner’s distracting, suppressing fire.