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
Don't believe the reviewers, this action packed adventure thrilled and
entertained the entire audience. Even got spotty applause which is a
rarity except for the most exceptional films.
Great camera work gave exciting glimpses of the Panama Canal, the Canal
Zone and the port of New Orleans.
Contraband is a perfect portrayal of the gritty life of crime, and the
amoral people who live it. Several exciting twists and turns make the
ending a surprise not even my genius plot detective wife could figure
Mark Wahlberg continues to give us one realistic performance after
another. Leave the kids at home and go see this action packed thriller.
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