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Contraband -- A reformed criminal returns to his old ways when his brother-in-law gets into trouble. His objective: smuggle $15 million into the US to pay his relative's debt.
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Writers:
Aaron Guzikowski (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 January 2012 (USA) See more »
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What would you hide to protect your family?
Plot:
To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Robert Wahlberg ... John Bryce

Caleb Landry Jones ... Andy

Jason Mitchell ... Walter
Paul LeBlanc ... CBP Official

Mark Wahlberg ... Chris Farraday

Ben Foster ... Sebastian Abney
Michael J. Taylor ... Band Member - Lead Vocals
John Russ Broussard ... Band Member - Washboard
Mike Broussard Jr. ... Band Member - Saxophone
Arthur Thomas ... Band Member - Drums

Lukas Haas ... Danny Raymer
Amber Gaiennie ... Danny's Bride
Kent Jude Bernard ... Tommy Raymer
Andrew Autin ... Band Member - Guitar
Beau St. Pierre ... Band Member - Trumpet

Kate Beckinsale ... Kate Farraday
Ashton McGee ... Band Member - Trombone
Telissa Long ... Band Member - Vocals
Norman E. Landeche IV ... Band Member - Piano

David O'Hara ... Jim Church

Giovanni Ribisi ... Tim Briggs

Anthony Coleman ... Marcus

Jackson Beals ... Desmond
Allan Maxwell ... Band Member - Bass

Jaqueline Fleming ... Jeanie

Connor Hill ... Michael

Bryce McDaniel ... Eddie
John Wilmot ... House Owner

Dane Rhodes ... AA Guy
Juliette Enright ... Sadie (as Juliette Marie Enright)

William Lucking ... Bud Farraday

Ritchie Montgomery ... Sebastian's Cousin

Viktor Hernandez ... Edwin

Shannon Hand ... Interviewer (as Shannon Maris)

J. Omar Castro ... Benito
Michael L. Nesbitt ... Chief Mate

Jack Landry ... Second Mate

J.K. Simmons ... Captain Camp

Lucky Johnson ... Tarik (as Kevin 'Lucky' Johnson)

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ... Olaf (as Olafur Darri Olafsson)
Carlos Compean ... Port Pilot

Kirk Bovill ... Crew Member
Rose Bianco ... Superintendent
Brian Nguyen ... Taxi Driver

Roland Ruiz ... Kid

Ian Casselberry ... Kinkos

Diego Luna ... Gonzalo
Victor Lopez ... Skinny Kid
Laura Iglesias ... Rosa (as Laura Bergeron-Iglesias)

Eddie Fiola ... Armored Truck Driver

Max Daniels ... Armored Truck Driver
Joshua Teixidor ... Boss

Randy Austin ... Deckhand

Anthony Michael Frederick ... CBP Officer (as Anthony Frederick)

Michael Beasley ... Davis

Turner Crumbley ... Laird

Lance E. Nichols ... CBP Agent (as Lance Nichols)

Anthony 'Ace' Thomas ... Construction Worker (as Anthony Ace Thomas)

Eric Weinstein ... Trucker

Cecil Brown ... Auctioneer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joseph Blackstone ... Car Buyer (uncredited)

Nic Christie ... Longshoreman (uncredited)
Ryan Hebert ... Construction Supervisor (uncredited)
Desiree Ledet ... Secretary (uncredited)

Austin Naulty ... Gonzalo's Muscle (uncredited)
Gustavo I. Ortiz ... Panamanian (uncredited)
Errol Suleyman ... Engineer (uncredited)

Deneen Tyler ... Detective (uncredited)

Directed by
Baltasar Kormákur 
 
Writing credits
Aaron Guzikowski (screenplay)

Arnaldur Indriðason (film "Reykjavik-Rotterdam") and
Óskar Jónasson (film "Reykjavik-Rotterdam")

Produced by
Tim Bevan .... producer
Liza Chasin .... executive producer
Eric Fellner .... producer
Evan Hayes .... executive producer
Bill Johnson .... executive producer
Baltasar Kormákur .... producer
Stephen Levinson .... producer
Mark Wahlberg .... producer
 
Original Music by
Clinton Shorter 
 
Cinematography by
Barry Ackroyd (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir  (as Elísabet Ronalds)
 
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe 
Tracy Kilpatrick 
 
Production Design by
Tony Fanning 
 
Art Direction by
Dennis Bradford 
 
Set Decoration by
Cynthia La Jeunesse 
 
Costume Design by
Jenny Eagan 
 
Makeup Department
Leo Corey Castellano .... key makeup artist
Leo Corey Castellano .... special makeup effects artist
Cheryl Daniels .... key hair stylist
Krystal Kershaw .... makeup artist
Erica Kyker .... makeup artist: second unit (as Erica Dewey)
Ann Masterson .... makeup department head
Donita Miller .... hair stylist (as Donita Sather)
Carlos Savant .... makeup artist: second unit (as Carlos H.E. Savant)
Johnny Villanueva .... hair department head
Erica Brunson .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jami Ross .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Deborah Harding .... post-production supervisor
Bill Johnson .... unit production manager
Peter J. Novak .... production supervisor
Michelle Wright .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Timothy Blockburger .... second second assistant director
Cara Giallanza .... first assistant director: additional photography
Chris Gibson .... additional second assistant director
Eric Henriquez .... first assistant director: second unit
Darrin Prescott .... second unit director
Chip Touhey .... second assistant director: second unit
Xanthus Valan .... second assistant director
Michele 'Shelley' Ziegler .... first assistant director (as Michele Ziegler)
 
Art Department
Dean Allison .... general foreman
J. Todd Anderson .... storyboard artist
Jack Blanchard .... leadman
Michael P. Cantrell .... greensman
Andrew M. Casbon III .... scenic artist
Scott Childers .... construction foreman
Iggie Colomer .... set dresser
Claire Hassig .... scenic/signwriter
Jerry G. Henery .... construction coordinator
Eric Herzog .... propmaker
Drew Hittie .... set designer
John Edwin Howard .... props
Jason Glenn Jimes .... paint gang boss
Joshua David Johnston .... art department production assistant (as Jackson Strange)
Rob Joy .... stand-by greensman
Steven Kerlagon .... scenic charge
April LaBranche .... set decoration coordinator
Nicole LaBranche .... art department coordinator
Andree Lago .... scenic foreman
Alexander Lasseigne III .... props
Christina Myal .... graphic designer
David Myers .... painter
Jesse Michael Owen .... art assistant
Cory Parker .... on-set dresser
Jason Perlander .... set dresser
Pavel Pesta .... scenic artist
Jack Reeves .... stand-by painter
Mitch Rogers .... props
Brian J. Simpson .... set dresser
Tim Tillman .... propmaker
Lisa Tong .... set decoration buyer
Lisa Tong .... set dressing buyer
David Tureau .... lead greensman
Victor Villarreal .... art department assistant
David Warburton .... assistant property master
Gregory A. Weimerskirch .... assistant art director
Andrew Wert .... property master
Brad Quintana .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Wade Barnett .... adr recordist
Adam Blantz .... playback operator
Andy Botham .... sound re-recording engineer
Luke Brown .... assistant foley mixer
Richard Bullock Jr. .... boom operator
Chris Burdon .... re-recording mixer
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Ernesto Cantu .... foley artist
Paul Carter .... sound designer
Matthew Collinge .... re-recording mixer
Pud Cusack .... sound mixer
Sebastian Dale .... assistant dialogue editor
Matt Davies .... mix assistant
Robert Fernandez .... score mixer
Samir Foco .... sound effects editor
Glen Gathard .... foley mixer
Arthur Graley .... foley editor
Ingmar Herrera .... production sound mixer (second unit)
James Hyde .... adr recordist
Dan Izen .... sound mixer: second unit
Eric Ledet .... boom operator (second unit)
Travis MacKay .... adr mixer
Joe Maher .... sound re-recording engineer
Michael Maroussas .... adr editor
Michael Maroussas .... dialogue editor
Markus Moll .... sound mix technician
Rob Prynne .... sound effects editor
Gavin Rose .... dialogue editor
Danny Sheehan .... supervising sound editor
Andy Stallabrass .... adr mixer
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist
Sven Taits .... re-recording mixer
Carlos Beto Urriola .... boom operator
Chris Welcker .... sound utility
Henry Dobson .... dubbing supervisor (international versions) (uncredited)
Robert Karlsson .... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)
Jon Krupp .... sound: trailer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ray Brown .... special effects shop supervisor
Michael H. Clark .... special effects technician
Beau Crouch .... special effects technician
Patrick Cupp .... special effects assistant
Matthew A. Hahn .... special effects technician
Jeff Miller .... on-set coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Jörundur Rafn Arnarson .... compositor
Fiorenza Bagnariol .... digital film bureau
Valdimar Baldvinsson .... animator: Framestore
Jarnail Bhachu .... digital compositor: Framestore NY
Matthias Bjarnason .... lead cg artist: Framestore
Ella Boliver .... digital compositor: Framestore New York
Howard Cabalfin .... senior roto/paint artist: Framestore
Billy A. Campbell .... visual effects editor: UK
Maxime Chaix .... compositor
Kelly Chang .... visual effects artist
Michael Christophersson .... compositor: Framestore (as Michael Todd)
Andreas Cronström .... compositor: Framestore
Janelle Croshaw .... compositing supervisor
Dadi Einarsson .... visual effects supervisor: Framestore Reykjavik
Sigurður Eyþórsson .... visual effects editorial
Rui Gomes .... systems administrator
Heiðrún Tinna Haraldsdóttir .... compositor
Sara Hilmarsdóttir .... matchmove artist: Framestore
Aron Hjartarson .... visual effects supervisor
Leslie Hough .... visual effects producer
Timothy P. Jones .... digital film bureau
Linda Hronn Kristjansdottir .... visual effects coordinator (as Linda Kristjansdottir)
Eva Kristjáns .... texture artist: Framestore
Helgi Laxdal .... lead compositor
Henrik Linnet .... compositor
Peter Marin .... compositor: Framestore
Salima Needham .... compositor: Framestore Reykjavik
John Palmer .... digital film bureau manager
Rob Pizzey .... digital colourist
Aurora Shannon .... digital intermediate assistant
Simon Hjalti Sverrisson .... cg modeler: Framestore
Gunnhildur Thorkelsdottir .... visual effects production assistant: Framestore Iceland
Stefan Thorsson .... technical director
Valur Zophoníasson .... compositor: Framestore
 
Stunts
David Ali .... stunt double
Wade Allen .... stunts
Jay Amor .... stunt double
Hank Amos .... stunt coordinator: second unit
Stanton Barrett .... stunt double: Lucas Hass
Stanton Barrett .... stunts
John Bernecker .... stunt double: Caleb Landry Jones
Trace Cheramie .... stunts
Max Daniels .... stunt performer
Birna Paulina Einarsdottir .... stunt performer
Chris J. Fanguy .... stunts
Chris J. Fanguy .... utility stunts
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunt double: Diego Luna
Brannon Galmon .... stunts
Jeff Galpin .... stunts
Jeff Galpin .... utility stunts
Sean Graham .... stunt double: Mark Wahlberg
Regis Harrington .... stunt double: Giovanni Ribisi
Daniel Hernandez .... stunts
Raion Hill .... stunts
Henry Kingi Jr. .... stunt driver
Henry Kingi Jr. .... stunts
Nito Larioza .... stunt performer
Nito Larioza .... stunts (as Martimiano Paul)
Elton LeBlanc .... precision driver
Mike Mayhall .... stunt double: Lukas Haas
Mike Mayhall .... stunt performer
Jeff Medeiros .... stunt performer
Jeff Medeiros .... stunts
Gabriel Nunez .... stunt double: Diego Luna
Gabriel Nunez .... stunts
Eddie Perez .... stunt performer
Eddie Perez .... stunts
Darrin Prescott .... stunt coordinator
Eric R Salas .... stunt performer
Eric R Salas .... stunts
Elena Sanchez .... stunt double: Kate Beckinsale
Bruce Sanders Jr. .... stunt performer
Bruce Sanders Jr. .... stunts
Felipe Savahge .... stunts
Tim J. Smith .... stunts
Matt Thompson .... stunts
Rudolf Weber .... stunt performer
Rudolf Weber .... stunts
Joe Williams .... stunt performer
Joe Williams .... stunts
Mike Wilson .... stunt double: Ben Foster
Keith Woulard .... stunts
Ned Yousef .... stunt performer
Ned Yousef .... stunts
Sala Baker .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerald Autin .... grip
Gerard Bartley .... lighting technician
Giovanni Bommarito .... best boy grip: second unit
Nel Boshoff .... aerial camera operator
Chip Carey .... rigging gaffer
Joe Cassano .... grip
Michael Charbonnet .... second unit: first assistant camera
Michael Ciancio .... phantom technician
Kenneth Coblentz .... dolly grip
Justin Cooley .... second assistant camera: a camera
Oliver Driscoll .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jason Ellson .... camera operator: second unit
Sean Finnegan .... gaffer
Carter Lee Garrett .... lighting technician
Philip Giroir .... best boy rigging grip
Mike Grace .... lighting technician: second unit
Tonja Greenfield .... film loader
Henry Guzman .... rigging electrician
Kristopher Hardy .... "c" camera first assistant
Brad Heiner .... key grip: second unit
John C. Hoffler Jr. .... film loader: second unit
Jerry M. Jacob .... camera operator: "c" camera
Jerry M. Jacob .... director of photography: splinter unit
Kyle Jenkins .... video utility
Christopher D. Jones .... grip
Justin LeBlanc .... electrician
Josh Levy .... digital video assist operator
Luis Lopez DeVictoria .... additional camera operator
Luis Lopez DeVictoria .... grip
Joe Lotuaco .... grip
Scott Luttrell .... rigging grip
James Trapper McEvoy .... key rigging grip (as James McEvoy)
Mason McGuire .... set electric
Dan McKee .... camera production assistant
Igor Meglic .... director of photography: second unit
Chad Naremore .... grip
Josh Nobles .... electrician
Max Patrucco .... grip: day player
Rachel Perlis .... grip
Patti Perret .... still photographer
Patrick Redmond .... libra head technician
Brice Reid .... first assistant camera: a camera
Alfredo Rosado .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Alfredo Rosado .... second assistant camera: b camera
Donald Roth .... rigging grip
Jimi Ryan .... key grip
Mike Satterfield .... best boy grip
Jacob Sauerbrey .... electrician
James Allen Sheppard .... second unit: video assist
Wells A. Smith .... b cam dolly grip
Kurt E. Soderling .... director of photography: aerial unit
Nathan Spencer .... rf technician
Tiffani L. Stephenson .... second assistant camera
Kevin Stevenson .... playback
L. Chris Strong .... grip (as Lon C. Strong)
Michael Stumpf .... Steadicam operator
Michael Stumpf .... camera operator: "a" camera
Nathan Tape .... lighting technician
Chris Trosclair .... generator operator
Jeffery J. Tufano .... additional camera operator
Kristopher Weaver .... best boy rigging electrician
Kristopher Weaver .... best boy rigging
Jeremy Webre .... grip
Jordan Whaley .... additional electrician
Santiago Yniguez .... rf technician
Steve Zeiger .... electrician
Scott Zuchowski .... best boy electric
Brown Cooper .... camera operator: "b" camera, second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting
Danielle Colli .... casting associate
Justin Coulter .... casting assistant: local
Charlotte Gale .... casting associate
Johnny Gidcomb .... adr voice casting
Terry L. Lamfers .... casting executive
Melissa Naccari .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Avanzo .... set costumer
Allison Bauserman .... ager/dyer
Lorraine Crossman .... costumer: Mr. Wahlberg
S. Aimee Helms .... set costumer
Logan Howcott .... costumer
Felicia Leilani Jarvis .... costume production assistant
Katy Johnson .... ager/dyer
Meagan McLaughlin .... costume supervisor
Misti Moreaux .... set costumer
Nina Padovano .... costume supervisor
Sebastian Rey .... additional set costumer
Senna Shanti .... costumer
Lauren Wade .... assistant costume designer (as Lauren Bott)
Lauren Wade .... assistant costume designer
Sarah Yellin .... costume production assistant
Kasey Bazil Young .... set costumer (as Kasey C. Bazil)
 
Editorial Department
Billy A. Campbell .... assistant editor: UK
Gilbert Carreras .... color timer
Zach Chamberlin .... editorial assistant
Cheryl Goodbody .... assistant digital intermediate producer
Emily Greenwood .... senior digital film editor
David Jonsson .... assistant editor
Patrick Malone .... digital intermediate head of department
Lucy Mitra .... second assistant editor
Rex M. Teese .... first assistant editor
Justin Tillett .... digital on-line editor
Laurent Treherne .... digital film technical supervisor
Jon Ellis .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Jorge Cunningham .... location manager: Panama
Elizabeth Elwell .... key assistant location manager
Jeremy Fiske .... location assistant
David P Hebert .... assistant location manager
Lisa Latter .... assistant location manager
Andre Le .... locations scout
Albert Quaid .... location scout
Lauren Rae Sullivan .... location assistant
Sam Tedesco .... location manager
Mark Welch .... assistant location manager
Mark Welch .... location scout
 
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... conductor
Geoff Foster .... score engineer & mixer
Aiko Fukushima .... orchestrator
Mike Knobloch .... music executive
Adam Miller .... score mix assistant
Quynne Alana Paxa .... assistant orchestrator (as Quynne Craddock)
Sandra Schnieders .... music copyist
Robbie Steininger .... soloist: cuatro
Jeff Toyne .... supervising orchestrator
Gina Zimmitti .... music contractor
Vincent Cirilli .... digital score recordist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Skip Barbay .... transportation captain
Richard Brown .... picture car coordinator
Richard Brown .... picture cars
Myron D. Bunch .... driver
Mitchell Greg .... production driver
Connie Herring .... dot coordinator
Connie Herring .... transportation dispatcher
Russell Hicks .... driver: production van
Mike Holubar .... picture car glass technician
Rene Horstmann .... camara truck driver
Earl R. Hurst Sr. .... transportation captain
Mary Jumpierre .... driver
Randy Kinyon .... transportation coordinator
Joe Pelliccio .... picture car mechanic
Josiuan Rojas .... transportation coordinator: Panama unit
June Wischler .... driver
 
Other crew
Christina Angeloudes .... legal and business affairs: manager
Joaquin Aragon .... production assistant
John Arbuckle .... assistant marine coordinator
Gavin Atilano .... production secretary
Nic Benns .... director: main titles
Nic Benns .... title designer
David Billiot .... animal trainer
Samantha Bonilla .... travel coordinator
Kara Bowman .... medic
Tom Bromwich .... titles producer
Jennifer Brown .... set medic
Dottie Buck .... craft service
Michael Buster .... dialect coach
Johanna Byer .... assistant: Evan Hayes
David Calvert-Jones .... aerial coordinator
Jason Chandler .... set production assistant: second unit
Benton Collinsworth .... set production assistant
Reed Daigle .... asset coordinator
Ashley De La Vina .... production assistant (as Ashley Thomas)
Judy Dickerson .... dialect coach: Kate Beckinsale, Giovanni Ribisi
Chloe Dorigan .... assistant: Tim Bevan (as Chloé Dorigan)
Michael Dorner .... payroll accountant
Zack Earl Edwards .... set production assistant: second unit
Marty Elfalan .... first assistant accountant
Caprice Ericson .... marine best boy
Kate Fasulo .... production supervisor: Working Title
Marvin Ferguson Jr. .... animal trainer: dog
Erica First .... assistant: Ms. Beckinsale
Bryan Foster .... production assistant
Maria Cecilia Arias G. .... assistant production coordinator
Gregory Allen Gabroy .... stand-in
Sherie Giehtbrock .... script supervisor second unit
Sherie Giehtbrock .... script supervisor: second unit
David Goodin .... second assistant accountant
Sarah Gray .... second assistant accountant
Dan Gutierrez .... set production assistant
Gene Kevin Hames Jr. .... stand-in
Justin M. Hamilton .... warehouse coordinator/stage manager
Andre Herrera .... set production assistant: second unit
Letitia Hoaas .... set teacher
Zachary Holmes .... computer/video playback
Annie Holstein .... production assistant
Ann Horton .... second assistant accountant
Rachel Jacob .... production assistant
Nikhil Jassawalla .... consultant (uncredited)
Douglas M. Jones .... set production assistant
Tammye Kady .... assistant: Mr. Kormákur
Christina Killelea .... production assistant
Scott M. King .... additional set production assistant
Justin Lacalamita .... production assistant
Liz Landers .... key craft service
Wendi Laski .... unit publicist
Carl Lawson .... production assistant
Paul LeBlanc .... animal trainer: dog
Joshua Legg .... animal trainer: dog
Jessica Luebe .... production assistant
Ruben Malaret .... publicist
Robert Mazaraki .... production coordinator
Peter McKernan .... pilot
Shafer Mendoza .... stand-in: Ben Foster
Matthew J. Miller .... production assistant
Chris Molly .... additional production assistant
Tracy Oliver .... animal trainer: dog
Katherine Pomfret .... assistant: Eric Fellner
Rachel E. Prentiss .... production accountant
Leah Jennings Richard .... accounting clerk
Melissa Rosal .... production assistant
Tyler Samardick .... craft service assistant
Amy Sanderson .... script supervisor
Jack Sidey .... production coordinator: Working Title
Bret Slater .... assistant: Mr. Levinson
Gary Trentham .... assistant production coordinator
Amanda Uber .... production staff
Christian Vogeler .... key set production assistant
Jonathan Michael Wade .... production assistant
Troy Waters .... marine coordinator
Eric Weinstein .... assistant: Mr. Wahlberg
Trey Wilson .... production assistant
Sid Yost .... animal trainer: dog
 
Thanks
Rodney Bailey .... the film makers would like to thank: New Orleans Police Department (as Lt. Rodney Bailey)
Katie Gunnell .... the film makers would like to thank: New Orleans Film Office
Mitch Landrieu .... the film makers would like to thank: Mayor, City of New Orleans
Carroll Morton .... the film makers would like to thank: New Orleans Film Office
Newell Normand .... the film makers would like to thank: Sheriff, Jefferson Parish
Emil Petursson .... special thanks
Craig Taffaro .... the film makers would like to thank: Deputy Chief Field Operations Bureau
 

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Also Known As:
"Hard Rush" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, pervasive language and brief drug use
Runtime:
109 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:14A (Ontario) | France:Tous publics | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:IIB | India:A | Ireland:15A | Japan:PG12 | Malaysia:18 | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 (edited version) | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #47031)

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Trivia:
One of two 2012's releases starring 'Mark Wahlberg' as the hero and Giovanni Ribisi as the antagonist, the other film being Ted (2012).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Captain Camp would not have been at the helm while his ship was passing through the Panama Canal. Panama Canal pilots take over the ship during passage.See more »
Quotes:
Sebastian Abney:[one of Chris sons hit him with a paper ball] Good aim.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

Why was Giovanni Ribisi cast as Tim Briggs?
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
totally predicted and targeted to the wrong crowd, 2 September 2012
Author: dcobbimdb

I don't know where to begin with this. I love action flicks, dramas, suspense and anything that involves heists, drug stuff or any of that kind of gist as a movie fan I just love, so this was right up my ally all the way. More so the main actor I've grown to like, so I thought this was a slam dunk, shockingly so not true...

Honestly I though the plot while fairly straight forward was telegraphed a mile away and only the mentally challenged doused with a a six pack, a dose of meth-amphetamines and a broken weegie board could get confused about. At about a 1/3 of the way into it you start to ask yourself is anybody not double crossing this guy and is this not blatantly clear?

Far as some redeeming qualities At some points it makes a stab at being something noteworthy but more or less it's you following the ball along an easily laid out path which unfortunately makes it rather boring.

Final thoughts... I'm blown away, here is a movie which ranks decent far as every type of movie I should aught to like, so I should have liked it in almost every sense... In the end I guess me being a father with young kids of my own or what I don't know but I'm calling BS on this whole damn gig... I really hope someone with some brains reads this and hears it. We "guys" who dig on action flicks do so because it takes us away from reality, not into it. Those of us who may know a glimpse of that life with families and kids wouldn't even dare take a step back into that world let alone for some POS brother in law who dug his own grave. End of game...

Bad and telegraphed story, less than memorable performances by all actors even the main character, and a lukewarm story which left me rooting for the snobby ship captain because I'd simply seen him in something else and remember liking either him or his character but not enough to remember what it was aught to tell you all you need to know...

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