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
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 »
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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