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Contraband (2012)

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To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.

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Cast

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John Bryce
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Walter
Paul LeBlanc ...
CBP Official
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Michael J. Taylor ...
Band Member - Lead Vocals
John Russ Broussard ...
Band Member - Washboard
Mike Broussard Jr. ...
Band Member - Saxophone
Arthur Thomas ...
Band Member - Drums
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Amber Gaiennie ...
Danny's Bride
Kent Jude Bernard ...
Tommy Raymer
Andrew Autin ...
Band Member - Guitar
Beau St. Pierre ...
Band Member - Trumpet
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Storyline

Chris Faraday once smuggled illegal items or contraband into the country on freighters. He left that life behind, got married, has a family and went legit. But when his brother-in-law got involved with Briggs, a drug dealer and when he blew a deal, Briggs demands restitution which he can't deliver. So Chris offers to find a way to pay Briggs but then he threatens Chris' family if he doesn't deliver. So he gets on a freighter destined for Panama and he sets out to bring back some counterfeit currency. Briggs "goes to see" Chris' family. When Chris learns of this he asks his friend Sebastian to take care of them which he does. He tells Chris that it would be better to bring drugs instead of the cash. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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What would you hide to protect your family?


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Rated R for violence, pervasive language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 January 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Contrabando  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,349,815, 15 January 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$66,528,000, 15 March 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,262,212, 15 March 2012
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Trivia

This is Baltasar Kormákur's first Hollywood movie. See more »

Goofs

When Briggs pulls out his gun to threaten Kate we hear the sound of the pistol's hammer being cocked back , yet the hammer remains closed the entire scene. See more »

Quotes

Chris Farraday: [to Tim] You think you're the only guy with a fucking gun?
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Soundtracks

Encierra Su Piel
Written by Neiver a. Alvarez (as Neiver A. Alvarez), Jesus A. Perez-Alvarez, Daniel Indart, Danny Osuna
Performed by Proyecto TQ
Courtesy of LMS Records
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Enjoyable heist
14 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. Altho some characters are expected, there are some new characters who I found interesting. Enough unexpected turns to keep me interested. And the plot is easy to follow, not some fantastic indecipherable thriller you can never figure out. A lot of the movie is shot in shipping yards of New Orleans and Panama including the locks. Also credits were given to Iceland and not sure what that was. Liked Mark Wahlberg, and David O'Hara (and his Scottish accent) was a surprise. Not enough car chases for other reviewers? Not enough sex, werewolves, vampires, or torture, drug use or sci-fi story lines? Too bad. A great and clever heist with some nice twists. Very enjoyable.


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