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'.
The CIA. The White House. Pablo Escobar. One Man Played Them All.
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29 September 2017 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $16,776,390,
1 October 2017, Wide Release
Gross USA: $51,342,000, 14 December 2017
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
This was Doug Liman
's third film to be shot in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio since Swingers
(1996) and his first film to be shot digitally. See more
Our hero is said to be a TWA pilot, yet one scene near the beginning of the film shows the plane he is landing to be in Eastern Airlines colors. See more
I'm the gringo who always delivers.
At the very end of the credits, tucked among the copyright disclaimers is the sentence, "And yes, we know that's not El Salvador." This is a reference to a joke in the film about mistaking El Salvador for Nicaragua on the map. In fact, the country on the map was neither El Salvador nor Nicaragua, it was Honduras. See more
Referenced in In the Wings
You Sexy Thing
Written by Errol Brown
Performed by Hot Chocolate
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