Sunday, May 13, 2012

Contraband (2012)

This is a solid movie. Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) abandoned his life as a smuggler and now works installing security alarms and lives with his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale), and their two little sons in New Orleans. When his brother-in-law, Andy, botches a drug deal by dropping the loot into the ocean, his ruthless boss Tim Briggs threatens to kill Chris's family if the money is not repaid. Chris decides that the only solution is to bring in a load of counterfeit money by ship to settle the debt. He assembles a crew with the help of his best friend, Sebastian, to head to Panama and return with millions in fake bills.

This is a remake of the 2008 Icelandic film Reykjavík-Rotterdam. The title of that film refers to the capital of Iceland and the second largest city in the Netherlands which is also one of the largest ports in the world.

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