THE TRUE STORY OF ONE MAN AGAINST THE BIGGEST DRUG CARTEL IN HISTORY.
In the 1980s, Customs agent Robert Mazur (Bryan Cranston) goes undercover as a businessman helping Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar launder money in the U.S. Escobar keeps inspiring new stories long after his death, even about people who weren’t really part of his life. This one is based on a real case and the filmmakers seem to have prepared by watching Scorsese movies – you could obviously do worse. Mazur’s efforts to play the game while also trying to keep his family safe are engaging and it’s a slick production, with a solid lead performance by Cranston as the agent who takes on the greatest challenge of his life.
2016-U.S. 127 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Brad Furman. Book: Robert Mazur. Cast: Bryan Cranston (Robert Mazur), John Leguizamo (Emir Abreu), Benjamin Bratt (Roberto Alcaino), Diane Kruger, Yul Vazquez, Rubén Ochandiano… Amy Ryan, Olympia Dukakis, Jason Isaacs, Michael Paré.
Trivia: Co-executive produced by Cranston and Mazur.