Synopsis Cast & Crew

Mark Wahlberg leads the cast of Contraband, a fast paced 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.  Set in New Orleans, the film explores the cutthroat underground world of international smuggling, full of desperate criminals and corrupt officials, high-stakes and big payoffs, where loyalty rarely exists and death is one wrong turn away.

Chris Farraday (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 Beckinsale) and sons become their target.  


Baltasar Kormákur Director
Debra Hayward Executive Producer
Liza Chasin Executive Producer
Baltasar Kormákur Producer
Stephen Levinson Producer
Mark Wahlberg Producer
Eric Fellner Producer
Tim Bevan Producer
Aaron Guzikowski Writer
Bill Johnson Executive Producer

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UK fans: Did you miss Contraband in the cinema? It's out on Monday! DVD here: Blu-ray here: Enjoy!


Contraband US Box Office Success

17th January 2012

Action-thriller Contraband had a great opening in the US this weekend.