American Made is a 2017 American action crime film directed by Doug Liman.
Universal Pictures on Monday, June 05, 2017 released the trailer:
American Made - Official Trailer .
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. Seal makes so much money he buries it in suitcases in the backyard. Seal's freeloading brother-in-law JB moves in, needing a job. Eventually, he starts stealing money from the Seals and is arrested after Sheriff Downing catches him with a briefcase full of laundered cash. With JB out on bail, Seal gives him money and a plane ticket to Bora Bora and tells him to get lost for his own safety. JB demands weekly cash and insults Lucy. Barry chases after him but JB's car explodes in a fireball; the cartel of Jorge Ochoa isn't taking any chances.
Principal photography began on May 27, 2015 in Georgia.
The film American Made was scheduled to be released on August 18, 2017 (Taiwan), on September 7, 2017 (Germany), on September 8, 2017 (Turkey) and on September 29, 2017 (United States) by Universal Studios, Andes Films, CJ CGV Viet Nam, CinemArt, Columbia Pictures, Dadi Century Film Distribution (Beijing) Co. Ltd., Forum Film Bulgaria, Karantanija Cinemas, NCG Distribution, Ro Image 2000, Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Film1, KVH Media Group, SBP, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and WOWOW Cinema.
The duration of the film is 115 minutes. With a budget of $50 - 60 million, the film grossed over $134.9 million.
The film had received a "R" rating.
American Made got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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