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Mark Wahlberg puts boots to asses in Contraband trailer

Sep. 29, 2011by: Paul Tassi

I'm not generally a big Mark Wahlberg guy, but even I have to admit that this first trailer for CONTRABAND looks pretty badass. The film is a remake of the thriller Reykjavik-Rotterdam, and has acquired a smoother name for American release. Wahlberg stars as a smuggler gone straight pulled back into the game, and appears alongside Kate Beckensale and Giovanni Ribisi. A full plot work up is below.

Chris Farraday long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy, botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs, 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, to head to Panama and 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, and sons become their target.

Extra Tidbit: Makes me feel like rewatching THE ITALIAN JOB.
Source: Yahoo!

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9:10AM on 09/30/2011
Looks generic. Fuck this movie. And where did they get the idea for the credits? Paramount Vantage?
Looks generic. Fuck this movie. And where did they get the idea for the credits? Paramount Vantage?
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12:54AM on 09/30/2011
Looks kinda shitty. The Lil Wayne song took the trailer to a whole new low though.
Looks kinda shitty. The Lil Wayne song took the trailer to a whole new low though.
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12:09AM on 09/30/2011

SOA

It's Piney!!!
It's Piney!!!
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10:50PM on 09/29/2011
It actually just lost me...i have no clue what this movie is about by watching that trailer. And thats not in a good way
It actually just lost me...i have no clue what this movie is about by watching that trailer. And thats not in a good way
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10:21PM on 09/29/2011
it lost me at 'this January'
it lost me at 'this January'
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7:17PM on 09/29/2011
Looks entertaining. Does remind me of Italian Job a little, yeah. But, it's Marky Mark doing what he does best, so, I'm game.
Looks entertaining. Does remind me of Italian Job a little, yeah. But, it's Marky Mark doing what he does best, so, I'm game.
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7:11PM on 09/29/2011

Ugh

Mark Wahlberg stars as MARK WAHLBERG in...

It's a shame, the cast looks pretty good otherwise. The direction looks pretty slick too. But there's old Marky Mark with his trademarky mark delivery of such classic lines as:

"You think you're the only guy with a GUN?" and "You ever mention my WIFE and my kids AGAIN?"

Terrible. It's like every line is a QUESTION? On the other hand, can someone please make Ben Foster 'Oscar' famous already, because he's amazing at this whole acting thing.
Mark Wahlberg stars as MARK WAHLBERG in...

It's a shame, the cast looks pretty good otherwise. The direction looks pretty slick too. But there's old Marky Mark with his trademarky mark delivery of such classic lines as:

"You think you're the only guy with a GUN?" and "You ever mention my WIFE and my kids AGAIN?"

Terrible. It's like every line is a QUESTION? On the other hand, can someone please make Ben Foster 'Oscar' famous already, because he's amazing at this whole acting thing.
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5:40PM on 09/29/2011

Contraband in 60 seconds?

Anyone notice the similarities to Gone in 60 seconds?.............
Anyone notice the similarities to Gone in 60 seconds?.............
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6:48PM on 09/29/2011
haha yea, i was gonna post the same thing
haha yea, i was gonna post the same thing
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4:48PM on 09/29/2011

Impressed

That looks pretty good, sort of has the same bad ass feel as The Town. Hopefully it's as good. The casting looks great. Very excited to see Kate Beckinsale looking super hot as a regular babe. I will definitely be checking this out.
That looks pretty good, sort of has the same bad ass feel as The Town. Hopefully it's as good. The casting looks great. Very excited to see Kate Beckinsale looking super hot as a regular babe. I will definitely be checking this out.
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4:44PM on 09/29/2011
Props to the casting director on this one. Giovanni Ribisi and Ben Foster is one hell of a combination.
Props to the casting director on this one. Giovanni Ribisi and Ben Foster is one hell of a combination.
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4:23PM on 09/29/2011

Looks good

Dare I say it also looks different from most genre films of this type. I love the look of the movie, loving Ribisi's bad guy- I'm down for a ticket opening weekend.
Dare I say it also looks different from most genre films of this type. I love the look of the movie, loving Ribisi's bad guy- I'm down for a ticket opening weekend.
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3:12PM on 09/29/2011

Awesome...

Kate Beckinsale hotness + the Scottish guy who needs some throat lozenges + Giovanni as the bad guy + Simmons as a boat Captain + Ben Foster = My ticket!
Kate Beckinsale hotness + the Scottish guy who needs some throat lozenges + Giovanni as the bad guy + Simmons as a boat Captain + Ben Foster = My ticket!
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