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
The sky is never the limit.
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29 September 2017 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: €87,165
(10 September 2017)
(25 September 2017)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Crew members experienced a tragic event on the last day of filming. On September 11, 2015, stunt pilot Alan D. Purwin
and his Venezuelan co-pilot, Carlos Berl, were killed when their small, twin-engine Aerostar plane crashed during foggy conditions in the Andes, near Medellin, Colombia. The pilots had just finished their work on the film prior to the crash, which left a sole survivor, Jimmy Lee Garland, who suffered serious injury. Ten minutes before the fatal crash, Tom Cruise
had been aboard a helicopter taking the same route in similar weather conditions as the ill-fated flight. See more
At the beginning of the movie, when Barry is taxing his TWA jet and is reported to be "number 13 for take off," one see a number of jets, some of them appearing to be in the modern Southwest livery. Also, the jets appear to be a modern type of Boeing 737 which did not exist in the 80s (recognizable by the oval shape of the engines as seen from the front of the airplane and by the winglets). See more
I'm the gringo who always delivers.
The 2013 Universal Studios logo rewinds into the older 1971-1990 logo and the 1996 Imagine Entertainment logo rewinds into the 1988-1996 logo at the beginning. Since Cross Creek Pictures was founded in 2009, their logo rewinds into a miniature train with the company name written on it. See more
Written by Joe Melson
and Roy Orbison
Performed by Linda Ronstadt
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
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