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Doublecrossed (1991)

Based on a true story, this made-for-cable film tells about Barry Seal, a pilot who was a drug smuggler for the infamous Medellin cartel out of Colombia. He was caught by the US Drug ... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Young

Writers:

Alex Lasker (story), Roger Young (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Hopper ... Barry Seal
Robert Carradine ... Dave Booker
Richard Jenkins ... Jim Donaldson
Adrienne Barbeau ... Debbie Seal
Don Hood ... Tony, Barry's lawyer
G.W. Bailey ... Camp
Danny Trejo ... Lito
Salvador Levy Salvador Levy
Danny Kamin ... Lt. Alvey (as Daniel Tucker Kamin)
John McConnell
Eliott Keener Eliott Keener
Ed Amatrudo ... Ochoa
Jerry Leggio ... Judge Altzo
Brooks Read Brooks Read ... Judge Courier
Kevin Quigley ... Regent
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Storyline

Based on a true story, this made-for-cable film tells about Barry Seal, a pilot who was a drug smuggler for the infamous Medellin cartel out of Colombia. He was caught by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and decided to turn over and help the DEA break the cartel. However, he got caught in the middle of the Reagan/Bush administration efforts to topple the Nicaraguan government in the '80s, in which Nicaraguan rebels called "contras" were allowed to smuggle cocaine into the US in exchange for their fighting against the leftist Nicaraguan government. Eventually Seal was murdered by his former Medellin employers, and some critics say it was with the tacit, if not implicit, connivance of the US administration. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Plot Keywords:

drugs | cocaine | nicaragua | mafia | See All (4) »

Taglines:

Can a man who plays both sides of the law be safe on either one? See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Double Crossed See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Adler Berriman "Barry" Seal was a key player in a drug and gun smuggling conspiracy, which resulted in a massive scandal involving three former United States Presidents, a former Florida Governor, retired USMC Lieutenant Colonel, federal US law enforcement agencies, and Pablo Escobar (the king of cocaine). See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Barry Seal: I'm the best.
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Connections

References Midnight Express (1978) See more »

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Hopper is never better
13 April 2002 | by dtucker86See all my reviews

Dennis Hopper talked about Barry Seal this way "Barry Seal was like a pirate, he went for the gold. I stop short of calling him a hero however. Everyone has to eat their own snakes and his were poison". Hopper brings his trademark intensity to the role of Seal. He gives an on-edge performance akin to his high wire thru hell acts in Easy Rider, Blue Velvet and River's Edge. This man is an amazing actor who is never boring and always delivers. You get tired just watching him. Adrienne Barbeau also gives a great performance as Seal's understanding wife.


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