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 sky is never the limit.
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29 September 2017 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $16,776,390,
1 October 2017
Gross USA: $51,342,000
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Dennis Hopper also played Barry Seal in an HBO film from the early 90's called Doublecrossed. See more
To set the scene for early 1978, the opening montage includes shots of Iranian ayatollahs and a videocassette player, and plays music from 1976. The Iranian revolution didn't take place until 1979; well over 90% of Americans in 1978 had never seen or heard of VCRs, which were still far too expensive for home use; and because popular music had taken such a drastic turn in late 1977, "Let Your Love Go" by the Bellamy Brothers was, despite being only two years old, too old-fashioned for 1978, belonging instead to the "Country Crossover" tastes of 1974-76. See more
Guys. It ain't about room, alright? It's about weight.
The end of the credits has a dedication "For Arthur". This is to Arthur Liman, the father of the director, Doug Liman. See more
A Fifth of Beethoven
Written & Performed by Walter Murphy
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