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'.
It's not a felony if you're doing it for the good guys
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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?
Crew members experienced a tragic event on the last day of filming. On September 11, 2015, stunt pilot Alan D. Purwin
and his Venezuelan co-pilot, Carlos Berl, were killed when their small, twin-engine Aerostar plane crashed during foggy conditions in the Andes, near Medellin, Colombia. The pilots had just finished their work on the film prior to the crash, which left a sole survivor, Jimmy Lee Garland, who suffered serious injury. Ten minutes before the fatal crash, Tom Cruise
had been aboard a helicopter taking the same route in similar weather conditions as the ill-fated flight. See more
In a scene when Barry Seal left the cockpit and walk out of the airplane, the cockpit shown is a Boeing 737 classic cockpit. However when Seal walk out of the airplane, it is shown that the plane is a Airbus A320 with TWA livery. TWA never operated Airbus A320 and Airbus A320 has not yet fly in 1970's. Airbus A320 made it first flight on 1987, eight years before the event of the movie. See more
Either I fly the big fella or I fly your product.
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
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Loud N' Restless
Written by Dennis Livingston
Performed by Loosely Tightly
(as Loosely Tight)
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