AMERICAN MADE (2017)
American Made || In 1978, Baton Rouge pilot Barry Seal, who flies commercial jets for TWA, is recruited by a CIA case officer calling himself Monty Schafer. He asks Seal, who has been smuggling Cuban cigars into the country via Canada, to fly clandestine reconnaissance missions for the CIA over Central America using a small plane with cameras installed. At first Seal’s wife Lucy thinks he’s still with TWA, but eventually she is excited by the wealth generated by his “new company”.
Later in the 1980s, Schafer asks Seal to start acting as a courier between the CIA and General Noriega in Panama. During a mission, the Medellín Cartel picks Seal up and asks him to fly cocaine on his return flights to the United States. Seal accepts and starts flying the cartel’s cocaine to. Louisiana, delivering the drugs via airdrop in the countryside instead of landing at an airport. The CIA turns a blind eye to the drug smuggling, but the DEA tracks Seal down. To avoid the authorities, Schafer moves Seal and his family to the remote town of Mena. Arkansas, which slowly becomes the hub of all U.S. cocaine trafficking.
Later, Schafer asks Seal to run guns to the Nicaraguan Contras based in Honduras. Seal soon realizes that the Contras are not serious about the war and just want to get rich and he. Starts trading the guns to the cartel. The CIA sets up a Contra training base in Mena and Seal flies the Contras in, but many of them escape as soon as they arrive.
Genre: Action, Biography, Comedy
Actors: Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright, Domhnall Gleeson
Directors: Doug Liman
Production: Vendian Entertainment, Imagine Entertainment, Cross Creek Pictures
Duration: 115 Menit
Release Date: 17 August 2017
Countries: Japan, USA