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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
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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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Since August 24th, Tom Cruise
has been seen filming on location in Medellín, Colombia, and also on other Colombian towns that were real places where Barry Seal had to move when he was a pilot for the Medellin Cartel. 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
Guys. It ain't about room, alright? It's about weight.
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. See more
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