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
During the shooting on location the crew from American Made and the crew from the Netflix show Narcos kept bumping into each other, to the surprise of Cruise, who hadn't heard of the show but promised he would watch it. See more »
The airplane with the tail registration number 'N164HH' shows up brand new in Barry Seal's hangar in Mena, after having one engine burnt and fuselage shot while Barry was taking photos over Columbia in the previous scene. However, he could have several airplanes with same number, considering they were given by CIA, and one sequence shows various registration numbers being altered. See more »
[holding a duffel bag]
Roscoe dug this up in the backyard. There are bills blowing around everywhere.
I'll rake it up in the morning.
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The end of the credits has a dedication "For Arthur". This is to Arthur Liman, the father of the director, Doug Liman. See more »