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American Made (2017)

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The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.

Director:

Doug Liman

Writer:

Gary Spinelli
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cruise ... Barry Seal
Domhnall Gleeson ... Monty 'Schafer'
Sarah Wright ... Lucy Seal
Jesse Plemons ... Sheriff Downing
Caleb Landry Jones ... JB
Lola Kirke ... Judy Downing
Jayma Mays ... Dana Sibota
Alejandro Edda ... Jorge Ochoa
Benito Martinez ... James Rangel
E. Roger Mitchell ... Agent Craig McCall
Jed Rees ... Louis Finkle
Fredy Yate Fredy Yate ... Carlos Lehder (as Fredy Yate Escobar)
Mauricio Mejía Mauricio Mejía ... Pablo Escobar
Robert Farrior ... Oliver North
Morgan Hinkleman ... Christina
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Storyline

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 Viir khubchandani

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The CIA. The White House. Pablo Escobar. One Man Played Them All. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is Tom Cruise's third biographical film, after Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and Valkyrie (2008). See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, when Berry is waiting in line during taxi as no. 11 for take off, there is a shot of the overhead panel where the blue "ground power available" light is on. This light can only be on when the aircraft is on the parking stand with the Ground Power Unit (a generator for planes) connected and running, never when taxiing or in the air. See more »

Quotes

Barry Seal: Schafer?
Monty 'Schafer': Who is "Schafer"?
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Crazy Credits

Sarah Wright is credited as Sarah Wright Olsen in the main credits, but as Sarah Wright in the cast list during the credit scroll. See more »

Connections

Referenced in American Made: In the Wings (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Hooked On Classics (Parts 1 and 2)
Written by Louis Clark
Performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (as The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
Conducted by Louis Clark
Courtesy of K-Tel Music Inc.
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Love A Good Conspiracy
2 June 2019 | by The_RodneySee all my reviews

Gotta confess when Iran-Contra was news, I was not paying too close attention. From a distance the Reagan cover-up of illegal military operations in Central America was just more of the same. Politics and corruption like peanut butter and jam . . . "you can't have one, you can't have one, without the other" (to the tune of Love & Marriage).

So for me this was a nifty find in the IMDb listings.

Like many Cruise action films, this one should hold your attention pretty well.

Worked for me.


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Country:

USA | Japan | Colombia

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mena See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,776,390, 1 October 2017

Gross USA:

$51,342,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$134,866,593
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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