R | | Action, Biography, Comedy
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.
3 September 2017 | helmutty
9 | An entertaining and fun well-made film boosted by great direction and acting.
Doug Liman and Tom Cruise paired up together again for a fast-paced and colorful biography on Barry Seal. American Made...
The airplane that Barry Seal was flying all the time (officially registered as N164HH, also seen in the movie on the tail of the airplane) crashed in real life (11 Sept. 2015) on the last day of the movie shoots causing 2 fatalities.
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When he meets with his CIA contact, Schafer, after being re-located to Arkansas in the early 1980s, Schafer is seen getting into a Chevrolet Celebrity with flush headlights. This style of Celebrity did not come about until 1986.
Among the last lines of the credits, the sentence "Yes, we know it's not El Salvador" is shown which is a reference to joke about confusing El Salvador with Nicaragua earlier in the movie.
€87,165 (Finland) (10 September 2017)
$59,530,641 (USA) (25 September 2017)
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