Contraband Release Date: January 13, 2012

A security guard with financial troubles considers a return to his smuggling ways when an associate offers a potentially lucrative opportunity.

Mark Wahlberg leads the cast in this white-knuckle action-thriller about a man trying to stay out of a world he worked hard to leave behind and the family he’ll do anything to protect. Set in New Orleans, the film explores the cutthroat underground world of international smuggling-full of desperate criminals and corrupt officials, high-stakes and big payoffs-where loyalty rarely exists and death is one wrong turn away.

Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones), botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi), Chris is forced back into doing what he does best-running contraband-to settle Andy’s debt. Chris is a legendary smuggler and quickly assembles a crew with the help of his best friend, Sebastian (Ben Foster), to head to Panama and return with millions in counterfeit bills.

Things quickly fall apart and with only hours to reach the cash, Chris must use his rusty skills to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops and hit men before his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale), and sons become their target.

The Movie facts: A remake of the 2008 Icelandic film Reykjavik-Rotterdam, written and directed by Óskar Jónasson.

And it’s nice to see Lukas Haas (the little kid in the 1985 movie “Witness”) still getting roles in major motion pictures.

Starring: J.K. SimmonsMark WahlbergBen FosterKate BeckinsaleGiovanni RibisiLukas HaasDiego LunaCaleb Landry JonesDavid O'Hara
Genres: ActionCrimeDramaThriller
Directed By: Baltasar Kormákur
Runtime: 109 minutes
Studio: Universal Pictures
Total Box Office: 66.5 MIL
MPAA Rating R

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