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American Made (2017)

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The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.

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Storyline

Barry Seal was just an ordinary pilot who worked for TWA before he was recruited by the CIA in 1978. His work in South America eventually caught the eye of the Medellín Cartel, associated with Pablo Escobar, who needed a man with his skill set. Barry became a drug trafficker, gun smuggler and money launderer. Soon acquiring the title, 'The gringo that always delivers'. Written by Viir khubchandani

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Rated R for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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29 September 2017 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€87,165 (Finland) (10 September 2017)
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In one of the trailers Tom Cruise is ordered to land his plane. He is also ordered to land his plane in the opening scene of Top Gun (1986). See more »

Goofs

All of the fire extinguishers in the film, like in the plane hangar, are 2015 and later models, which would not have existed in the 1980's. See more »

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Barry Seal: I'm the gringo who always delivers.
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Near the end of the credits is the line "And yes we know that's not El Salvador", which refers to a dialog line in which a character calls Honduras "El Salvador". See more »

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What Makes A Good Man?
Written by Kelvin Swaby, Daniel Taylor (as Dan Taylor), Chris Ellul and Spencer Page
Performed by The Heavy
Courtesy of Counter Records
By arrangement with Zync Music Group LLC
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An enjoyable if somewhat lengthy movie
23 August 2017 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I was lucky to get an advanced screening. First off, at least it kept my attention the whole way through. I had previously seen Cruise in the "Mummy" movie recently released and was not impressed with his acting there.

In this movie he returned to form and therefore the story-line was far more plausible. I say story-line, but in reality it is one of those docu-drama's, being based on fact. I wonder how much was dramatization as there were some parts where you would ask "did this sh*t really happen?!"

Would I be inclined to add it to my DVD collection, no. It was good as a one time showing. I suspect the length of it worked somewhat against it. A long movie needs to build up to a crescendo, and whilst this had lots of action it never seemed to hit that top note.


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