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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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Mena  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€87,165 (Finland) (10 September 2017)

Gross:

$268,012,164 (USA) (25 September 2017)
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Trivia

The real chef and owner of Les Bon Temps Louisiana Grill, Adam (featured in downtown Mena/Ball Ground), cooked the meal for the dinner at the Sheriff's house. See more »

Goofs

On the boxes with weapons is written in Cyrillic "Kalasnikov". Correct writing is "Kalashnikov". See more »

Quotes

Barry Seal: Guys. It ain't about room, alright? It's about weight.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in The One Show: Episode dated 23 August 2017 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

LA Loves You
Written by Barry Kirsch and Charlie Spencer
Performed by Glassband
Courtesy of State Records
By arrangement with Mutiny Recordings
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Brilliant & genius making from biography crime genre !
8 September 2017 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

At first i thought this movie will be boring as hell because of biography and crime genre, many movie with similar genre failed to bring the movie to success. I think it will be hard to make this kind of movie but Doug Liman as the director and Tom Cruise as the main character (Barry Seal) make this movie to the top of their best !

The story telling is good and makes the audience can follow it easily. Its not too complex, but not plain too. Many humour inside it and Tom Cruise acting really makes it real ! And because this movie based on true story, and has reveal one of many dark secret on USA government, it makes this movie more interesting ! I cant believe this movie can be one of my favourite and be the one of top on my list. So recommended for the audience who love crime story with comedy, just try it !


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