Contraband is a 2012 action-thriller film directed by Baltasar Kormakur and stars Mark Wahlberg, and Kate Beckinsale. This is a remake of the Icelandic 2009 film, Reykjavik-Rotterdam where Baltasar Kormakur starred. Chris Farraday played by Mark Wahlberg decided to quit his previous occupation of running contraband, and focus on an honest career. Everything was going well with his job and family until his brother-in-law Andy, played by Caleb Landry Jones, finds himself in trouble when he messes up a drug deal with his boss Tim Briggs, played by Giovanni Ribisi and ends up in the hospital. Andy is terrified realizing they not only warned him but will kill him eventually. After getting out of the hospital, he decides the only thing he can do is to leave the country.
Chris decides to talk to Andy’s boss and tell him he will try and get the money back to him to settle Andy’s debt. Reluctantly Tim agrees but tells Chris if anything goes wrong, he will target his family.
Chris starts thinking the only way he can help his brother
- Kate Beckinsale, Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi, Lukas Haas
- Universal Pictures
- Baltasar Kormakur