Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman team up again and bring us on the big screen the incredible story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who made flights for the Medellín cartel.
Tom Cruise is becoming an informant for the US government and the main witness in the DEA’s cartel investigation Colombian and CIA connections with the rebels in Nicaragua.
Barry Seal (Tom Cruise), former pilot of TWA, accepts a bearded man’s proposal named Schafer (Domhnall Gleeson) to work undercover for the CIA.
At first, Barry has recognition missions, taking pictures in different areas of Central America, where the CIA wanted to build civilizations. Gradually, Seal begins to do business with more drug traffickers, bringing cocaine from Colombia to the US, receiving huge amounts of money instead.
Thus, Barry becomes a pawn in a power game in which we find General Noriega, Pablo Escobar and his drug cartel.
“American Made” it’s more comical than dramatic the decisions which Barry Seal is making, a very skilled pilot who leaves behind a somewhat trivial life for another action-packed CIA informant and drug dealer. All these choices lead to many problems and risks, on the one hand, but on the other hand he manages to get big sums of money and enters a game from which he can not get out easily.
Doug Liman relies on suspense, black comedy and spectacular stunts. Tom Cruise is known for the fact that he often makes his own stunts, and in “American Made”, the actor has had a very dangerous stunt. In one scene, Cruise’s character throws cocaine bumps out of the plane, and from time to time he had to get out of the cockpit to go behind the plane to throw cocaine, and all this time, the actor is Alone on the plane he is piloting. Such a scene is very dangerous, but Cruise is brilliant, and the result is impressive.
In conclusion, the film tells us what the American dream of Barry is, which brings together a fortune he can not justify, and we find an even darker story about the secret triangle between government agencies, military and criminal organizations in Central America.
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