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'.
It's not a felony if you're doing it for the good guys
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29 September 2017 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $16,776,390,
1 October 2017
Gross USA: $51,342,000
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $134,866,593
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The whole time that Barry Seal lived in Arkansas pay phones cost a dime, not a quarter as he is shown using and had numerous ones stacked on top of phones. In fact, Arkansas was one of the last states to go to 25 cents, keeping the 10 cent rate well into the 1990s. However, since he was making long-distance calls, they would certainly cost more than the 10 cents needed for a local call. See more
Who is "Schafer"?
At the very end of the credits, tucked among the copyright disclaimers is the sentence, "And yes, we know that's not El Salvador." This is a reference to a joke in the film about mistaking El Salvador for Nicaragua on the map. In fact, the country on the map was neither El Salvador nor Nicaragua, it was Honduras. See more
Written and Performed by Marty House
Courtesy of Cicadelic Records
By arrangement with Mutiny Recordings See more