It was a complex and intense thriller, which is based on true events and actual narcotics agents and cocaine drug lords, back in the 80s. BRYAN CRANSTON is the center of attention as Federal agent ROBERT “BOB” MAZUR, who lays it all on the line––his family and what should have been a well-deserved retirement––to go very deep undercover as a bigtime money launderer for the drug trade out of South America.
Our hero definitely gets in over his head, nearly losing it a couple times. But one aspect of the film that intrigued me––and which I haven't seen in other similar films––is how painful it can be for undercover agents (female agent played tough & emotional by DIANE KRUGER) to finally have to betray the people and families they've infiltrated, become friends with, and who sometimes consider them extended family.
Bottom line is, life is tough being a really good guy, as well a really bad guy. Check this one out if you like period crime stories with an edge and a human side.