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A Guide To Movie Smugglers
The dos and don'ts of onscreen contraband...

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The release of We're The Millers this week got us talking about the continuing popularity of smuggling in films, with practitioners generally portrayed as likeable scallywags rather than dodgy ne'er-do-wells. We were moved to take another look at movie smugglers, and compile a list of advice for those tempted to follow them into the smuggling game.

A word of warning, however: this advice is only applicable on the movie screen. It will not work in real life, and in fact will probably get you arrested.

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A Guide To Movie Smugglers | Han Solo (Harrison Ford)
Han Solo (Harrison Ford)

Movie: Star Wars (1977)
Contraband: Whaddaya got?

The Star Wars films euphemistically talk of ‘cargos’ and ‘shipments’ to avoid getting into exactly what Han Solo is a smuggler of, but expanded universe tales and retcons have established he was in hoc to Jabba over a batch of the druggy spice Glitterstim. Of course, he also smuggles rebels and droids to defeat evil Empires. This is more by happenstance than ideology.

Do: Attempt the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.

Don’t: Get on the wrong side of a Hutt.


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