American Made is an action film about one man who made the most of his opportunities from The CIA to The White House.
Barry Seal (Tom Cruise) is a real-life commercial pilot who is recruited by the CIA to take photos of the communist communities in Central America. He cuts a deal with the Medellin drug cartel and smuggles cocaine back to America in his plane.
Soon he is transporting guns and recruits a team to help him out with his bigger hauls. It later details the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s.
The dirty cash and greed seem to have no limits, so we don’t particularly warm to any of the characters. But it’s a story that just seems too outrageous to actually be true.
American Made is an entertaining ride based on a true story where you’ll be shocked at how far one person can go with a crime.
Behind the scenes videos about American Made
A look at the true story behind the film, and features Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman speaking about his role as the larger-than-life Barry Seal, and the exciting moments in the film.
American Made co-stars Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones and Jayma Mays.