A New Orleans-set thriller about a man trying to stay out of a world he worked so hard to leave behind and the family he'll do anything to protect. more
Release DateU.S.Contraband was released on
Friday, January 13, 2012 in 2,863 theaters
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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Rating MPAAR for violence, pervasive language and brief drug use
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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), for one final run to Panama and back, hoping to 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.
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Trivia & Production Notes
- A remake of an Icelandic thriller.
Also Known As
- Monday, January 17 2011: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States