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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.

Release Year: 2012

Rating: 6.7/10 (6,631 voted)

Critic's Score: 52/100

Baltasar Kormákur

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Kate Beckinsale

Writers: Aaron Guzikowski, Arnaldur Indriðason


Robert Wahlberg

John Bryce

Caleb Landry Jones


Jason Mitchell


Paul LeBlanc

CBP Official

Mark Wahlberg

Chris Farraday

Ben Foster

Sebastian Abney

Lukas Haas

Danny Raymer

Amber Gaiennie

Danny's Bride

Kent Jude Bernard

Tommy Raymer

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Farraday

David O'Hara

Jim Church

Giovanni Ribisi

Tim Briggs

Jackson Beals


Jaqueline Fleming


Connor Hill


What would you hide to protect your family?


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Release Date: 13 January 2012

Filming Locations: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000


Opening Weekend: $24,349,815
(15 January 2012)
(2863 Screens)

Gross: $65,860,205
(19 February 2012)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Baltasar Kormákur, director of the film, was the lead actor of the original film,
Reykjavik-Rotterdam, playing the same role as Mark Wahlberg.


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.


Chris Farraday:
I've got to try and fix this. Trust me, I know what I'm doing.

User Review

One of Mark's Best

Rating: 10/10

From the very beginning to the dramatic end, the movie is thrilling.
There is not a scene in the movie which drags the story and every bit
is to a point. His acting is simple, on point and brilliant as usual
and this is one of the best smuggling films i would add to, after
Italian job and various others make to a good list. The fact that it
brings family, friendship, love, hate, betrayal and the usual bad guy
in the film may make it sound all ordinary as most of the films have
almost the same characters these days, but the reason i would ask you
guys to watch this film is because the touch it has unlike most of them
out these days.

I don't think timing is any bit of a problem in this movie and the way
in which the scenes unfold is what i think keep you at the edge of your
seat through the movie. Anywhoo, A must watch! I loved it personally.