Contraband Movie What Would You Hide To Protect Your Family?



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2012 | R | Action Crime | 1hr, 50m

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.

U.S. Release Date

Contraband release date was Friday, January 13, 2012. in 2,863 theaters

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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Cast more cast

Mark Wahlberg
Chris Farraday
Kate Beckinsale
Kate Farraday
Ben Foster
Sebastian Abney
Giovanni Ribisi
Tim Briggs
Lukas Haas
Danny Raymer

Directed by

Baltasar Kormakur


Aaron Guzikowski


Rating MPAA

R for violence, pervasive language and brief drug use

Storylines 2 more

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

  • Reykjavik-Rotterdam
  • Contrabando

Shooting Locations

  • Monday, January 17 2011: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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