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, 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?
Five U.S. Presidents are characterized, mentioned or have appeared in this movie: Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. See more
In one scene, Barry was in the hanger near the plane and had a cut below his left eye which appeared and disappeared in several scenes. See more
[Barry records his last confession on video tape before his assassination
You know I guess you could say I helped build an army, defend a country and create the biggest drug cartel this world has ever seen. DEA, CIA, White House. I mean, it's been a hell of an adventure. Yes sometimes a little more than I bargained for. But goddamn, you try telling me that this ain't the greatest country in the world?
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
Bombo y Maracas
Written by Esther Celis Forero
Performed by Climaco Sarimento y su Orquesta
Courtesy of Sunflower Entertainment Co. / Discos Fuentes / MiamiRecords
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