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The State News
American Madeboth darkly entertains and critiques the capitalist forces that contextualize i
The State News / Posted yesterday
both darkly entertains and critiques the capitalist forces that contextualize its production. Made stars Tom Cruise as Barry Seal, a commercial pilot recruited to the CIA by Monty Schafer (Domhnall Gleeson) for courier purposes with Panama in... Read more
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The Brown Daily Herald
Wayland '18.5: ‘American Made’ fitting title for peripheral, historical filmdon’t ask too many questions and you’re game to laugh your way through its gamb
The Brown Daily Herald / Posted 10 days ago
don’t ask too many questions and you’re game to laugh your way through its gamboling plot. The film stars Tom Cruise as Barry Seal, a Trans World Airlines pilot who becomes embroiled in the early stage drug war politics of the Iran-contra... Read more
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Calgary Sun
'American Made' wrongful death lawsuit settled“lavish” flying sequences added days to the filming schedule and that the deman
Calgary Sun / Posted 11 days ago
“lavish” flying sequences added days to the filming schedule and that the demands of filming in the Colombian jungle made flying dangerous. Cruise plays pilot turned drug smuggler Barry Seal in the semi-fictional biopic, which was released in Augu... Read more
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WestportNow
Granger at the Movies: ‘Victoria & Abdul,’ ‘American Made,’ ‘Flatliners’“based on a true lie,” meaning that the facts have been embellished but several
WestportNow / Posted 11 days ago
“based on a true lie,” meaning that the facts have been embellished but several things are clear. Back in the 1980s, Barry Seal (Tom Cruise) was a hotshot TWA pilot from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who sneaked Cuban cigars in his luggage and... Read more
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Penticton Western News
Reel Reviews: Double flopBarry Seal (Tom Cruise) is a bored TWA pilot who gets headhunted by the CIA whe
Penticton Western News / Posted 13 days ago
Barry Seal (Tom Cruise) is a bored TWA pilot who gets headhunted by the CIA when he’s caught smuggling Cuban contraband in to the United States via Canada. After some easy tasks, trading money for information, the CIA ask Seal to take surveillance... Read more
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Keremeos Review
Reel Reviews: Double flopBarry Seal (Tom Cruise) is a bored TWA pilot who gets headhunted by the CIA whe
Keremeos Review / Posted 13 days ago
Barry Seal (Tom Cruise) is a bored TWA pilot who gets headhunted by the CIA when he’s caught smuggling Cuban contraband in to the United States via Canada. After some easy tasks, trading money for information, the CIA ask Seal to take surveillance... Read more
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Summerland Review
Reel Reviews: Double flopBarry Seal (Tom Cruise) is a bored TWA pilot who gets headhunted by the CIA whe
Summerland Review / Posted 13 days ago
Barry Seal (Tom Cruise) is a bored TWA pilot who gets headhunted by the CIA when he’s caught smuggling Cuban contraband in to the United States via Canada. After some easy tasks, trading money for information, the CIA ask Seal to take surveillance... Read more
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Similkameen Spotlight
Reel Reviews: Double flopBarry Seal (Tom Cruise) is a bored TWA pilot who gets headhunted by the CIA whe
Similkameen Spotlight / Posted 13 days ago
Barry Seal (Tom Cruise) is a bored TWA pilot who gets headhunted by the CIA when he’s caught smuggling Cuban contraband in to the United States via Canada. After some easy tasks, trading money for information, the CIA ask Seal to take surveillance... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
“American Made”agency operative showed up, offering you a snazzy private plane, with only a fe
WWLP Springfield / Posted 14 days ago
agency operative showed up, offering you a snazzy private plane, with only a few strings attached? Pretty soon, Cruise’s Barry Seal character is delivering contraband to the Contras in Nicaragua, and it’s only the start to his shadowy activities... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
Reeling it in: Cruise flies high in ‘American Made’of fanfare or with a massive budget to recoup. unlike, say, “The Mummy.” “Amer
Peninsula Clarion / Posted 14 days ago
of fanfare or with a massive budget to recoup. unlike, say, “The Mummy.” “American Made” tells the somewhat true story of Barry Seal, an airline pilot turned CIA operative during the wild west early days of the drug war. In the late 1970s, Seal... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Blade Runner stuns with ambiguity, American Made entertainsto it. It came out last weekend, but I want to tell you about Doug Liman’s new
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 15 days ago
to it. It came out last weekend, but I want to tell you about Doug Liman’s new film American Made. Tom Cruise stars as Barry Seal, an airline pilot recruited by the CIA to gather intelligence on the growing communist threat in Central... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Reel Reviews: Double flopBarry Seal (Tom Cruise) is a bored TWA pilot who gets headhunted by the CIA whe
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 15 days ago
Barry Seal (Tom Cruise) is a bored TWA pilot who gets headhunted by the CIA when he’s caught smuggling Cuban contraband in to the United States via Canada. After some easy tasks, trading money for information, the CIA ask Seal to take surveillance... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Quirky Seal, quiet Arkansas town drew 'American Made' screenwriterBarry Seal liked to use pay phones. He thought the authorities couldn't tap the
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
Barry Seal liked to use pay phones. He thought the authorities couldn't tap them. He was wrong. Del Hahn, who worked as a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent out of Baton Rouge during Seal's final years, says the FBI learned about Seal's habit... Read more
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The Johns Hopkins News-Letter
Tom Cruise returns to form with American Made – The Johns Hopkins Newsas the star of American Made, there was at least going to be box office success
The Johns Hopkins News-Letter / Posted 16 days ago
as the star of American Made, there was at least going to be box office success. American Made follows the life of pilot Barry Seal (Cruise), a man who is good at his job and wants to get some excitement out of it. Enter the CIA: “Schafer,”... Read more
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Herald Sun
Big problem plaguing Tom Cruise’s latest filmswho has a complicated history with Cruise’s character. AGE GAP: 22 years In hi
Herald Sun / Posted 16 days ago
who has a complicated history with Cruise’s character. AGE GAP: 22 years In his latest film, a biopic about drug runner Barry Seal (who died at the age of 46, almost a decade younger than Cruise), Sarah Wright Olsen, 33, plays the star’s... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Big problem plaguing Tom Cruise’s latest filmswho has a complicated history with Cruise’s character. AGE GAP: 22 years In hi
The Courier Mail / Posted 16 days ago
who has a complicated history with Cruise’s character. AGE GAP: 22 years In his latest film, a biopic about drug runner Barry Seal (who died at the age of 46, almost a decade younger than Cruise), Sarah Wright Olsen, 33, plays the star’s... Read more
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New York Post
The crazy real-life drug smuggler behind ‘American Made’military duffle bags, each stuffed with 110 pounds of pure cocaine, plummeting
New York Post / Posted 17 days ago
military duffle bags, each stuffed with 110 pounds of pure cocaine, plummeting from the sky. The man behind the drop was Barry Seal, who pushed them through a secret hatch on the floor of his airplane, installed there for precisely this purpose.... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
'American Made' dips into the darknessMade" with Tom Cruise (MGNOnline.com photo) "American Made" with Tom Cruise (M
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 19 days ago
Made" with Tom Cruise (MGNOnline.com photo) "American Made" with Tom Cruise (MGNOnline.com photo) "American Made's" Barry Seal (as played by Tom Cruise) embodies the dark side of the American Dream. He is the embodiment of what America can... Read more
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ABC Montana
Tom Cruise delivers the goods in 'American Made'and The Bourne Identity filmmaker Doug Liman from a script by Gary Spinelli (St
ABC Montana / Posted 19 days ago
and The Bourne Identity filmmaker Doug Liman from a script by Gary Spinelli (Stash House), American Made casts Cruise as Barry Seal, a commercial airline pilot who’s recruited by the CIA to assist in covert operations in Central America, only to... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
Tom Cruise delivers the goods in 'American Made'and The Bourne Identity filmmaker Doug Liman from a script by Gary Spinelli (St
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 19 days ago
and The Bourne Identity filmmaker Doug Liman from a script by Gary Spinelli (Stash House), American Made casts Cruise as Barry Seal, a commercial airline pilot who’s recruited by the CIA to assist in covert operations in Central America, only to... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Tom Cruise delivers the goods in 'American Made'and The Bourne Identity filmmaker Doug Liman from a script by Gary Spinelli (St
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 19 days ago
and The Bourne Identity filmmaker Doug Liman from a script by Gary Spinelli (Stash House), American Made casts Cruise as Barry Seal, a commercial airline pilot who’s recruited by the CIA to assist in covert operations in Central America, only to... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Tom Cruise delivers the goods in 'American Made'and The Bourne Identity filmmaker Doug Liman from a script by Gary Spinelli (St
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 19 days ago
and The Bourne Identity filmmaker Doug Liman from a script by Gary Spinelli (Stash House), American Made casts Cruise as Barry Seal, a commercial airline pilot who’s recruited by the CIA to assist in covert operations in Central America, only to... Read more
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WALB Albany
Tom Cruise delivers the goods in 'American Made'and The Bourne Identity filmmaker Doug Liman from a script by Gary Spinelli (St
WALB Albany / Posted 19 days ago
and The Bourne Identity filmmaker Doug Liman from a script by Gary Spinelli (Stash House), American Made casts Cruise as Barry Seal, a commercial airline pilot who’s recruited by the CIA to assist in covert operations in Central America, only to... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Tom Cruise delivers the goods in 'American Made'and The Bourne Identity filmmaker Doug Liman from a script by Gary Spinelli (St
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 19 days ago
and The Bourne Identity filmmaker Doug Liman from a script by Gary Spinelli (Stash House), American Made casts Cruise as Barry Seal, a commercial airline pilot who’s recruited by the CIA to assist in covert operations in Central America, only to... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Tom Cruise delivers the goods in 'American Made'and The Bourne Identity filmmaker Doug Liman from a script by Gary Spinelli (St
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 19 days ago
and The Bourne Identity filmmaker Doug Liman from a script by Gary Spinelli (Stash House), American Made casts Cruise as Barry Seal, a commercial airline pilot who’s recruited by the CIA to assist in covert operations in Central America, only to... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
'American Made' fails to beat 'It,' tying with 'Kingsman' for the No. 2 spotthis weekend, above analysts' expectations of $12 million to $15 million. The
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 19 days ago
this weekend, above analysts' expectations of $12 million to $15 million. The $54-million film, based on the true story of Barry Seal, a pilot and hustler recruited by the CIA for a covert international operation, is the latest high-octane... Read more
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Inquirier.net
‘It’ edges out Tom Cruise’s ‘American Made’ to take No. 1This image released by Universal Pictures shows Tom Cruise as Barry Seal in a s
Inquirier.net / Posted 19 days ago
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Tom Cruise as Barry Seal in a scene from, “American Made.” David James/Universal Pictures via AP LOS ANGELES—After dipping to No. 2 last weekend, “It” has regained control of the North American box... Read more
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Daily Mail
It regains top spot at box office edging new Tom Cruise movieMade taking a slight advantage, with around $16,000 more than the Kingsman sequ
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
Made taking a slight advantage, with around $16,000 more than the Kingsman sequel. New movie: Tom Cruise, shown as Barry Seal in a still from American Made, essentially tied for second with $17 million Directed by Doug Liman, American Made... Read more
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TribLIVE
‘It’ edges out Tom Cruise’s ‘American Made’ to take No. 1edges out Tom Cruise's 'American Made' to take No. 1 This image released by Un
TribLIVE / Posted 19 days ago
edges out Tom Cruise's 'American Made' to take No. 1 This image released by Universal Pictures shows Tom Cruise as Barry Seal in a scene from, 'American Made.' LOS ANGELES — After dipping to No. 2 last weekend, "It" has regained control of... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
'American Made' fails to beat 'It,' tying with 'Kingsman' for the No. 2 spotthis weekend, above analysts' expectations of $12 million to $15 million. The
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 20 days ago
this weekend, above analysts' expectations of $12 million to $15 million. The $54-million film, based on the true story of Barry Seal, a pilot and hustler recruited by the CIA for a covert international operation, is the latest high-octane... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
'American Made' fails to beat 'It,' tying with 'Kingsman' for the No. 2 spotthis weekend, above analysts' expectations of $12 million to $15 million. The
Los Angeles Times / Posted 20 days ago
this weekend, above analysts' expectations of $12 million to $15 million. The $54-million film, based on the true story of Barry Seal, a pilot and hustler recruited by the CIA for a covert international operation, is the latest high-octane... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Weekend Box Office: 'It' Squeaks by 'American Made,' 'Kingsman' With $17.3Mfaltered with an estimated $6.7 million, compared to an expected $10 million-pl
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 20 days ago
faltered with an estimated $6.7 million, compared to an expected $10 million-plus. In Liman's film, Cruise stars as Barry Seal, the real-life TWA pilot who smuggled cocaine for the Medellin Cartel in the 1980s before turning CIA informant.... Read more
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The Columbian
Director Liman jumps at ‘American Made’ chanceto the little-known story of TWA Pilot turned Medellin Cartel friend, drug smug
The Columbian / Posted 20 days ago
to the little-known story of TWA Pilot turned Medellin Cartel friend, drug smuggler and Drug Enforcement Agency informant Barry Seal, who became a central figure in the Reagan Administration’s Iran-Contra scandal. Liman’s late father, Arthur... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
'American Made' review: Tom Cruise is back in maverick formPictures) It’s fun to see Tom Cruise flying a plane again, and not just for no
Staten Island Advance / Posted 20 days ago
Pictures) It’s fun to see Tom Cruise flying a plane again, and not just for nostalgia’s sake. Smuggler-turned-informant Barry Seal, the smarmy unhero of “American Made,” is his most maverick role since “Magnolia,” and I know I just made a left... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
'80s drug, gun saga remains a sore spotMENA -- They're tired of Barry Seal in Mena. People in the county seat of Polk
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
MENA -- They're tired of Barry Seal in Mena. People in the county seat of Polk County want to put the 1980s saga of drug- and gun-running behind them. But that's not likely to happen since American Made hit theaters nationwide on Friday. The... Read more
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Variety
Tom Cruise, ‘Kingsman’ Sequel, ‘It’ Battle for Top Spot, ‘Flatliners’ Flatlinesto $15 million range earlier in the week. The biopic, playing at 3,023 North Am
Variety / Posted 21 days ago
to $15 million range earlier in the week. The biopic, playing at 3,023 North American locations, stars Cruise as pilot Barry Seal, who was recruited by the CIA to help take down the South America drug cartel after being arrested for smuggling... Read more
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Variety
‘American Made’ Losing to ‘Kingsman’ as ‘Flatliners’ Shows Little LifeThe Golden Circle.” The biopic, playing at 3,023 North American locations, sta
Variety / Posted 21 days ago
The Golden Circle.” The biopic, playing at 3,023 North American locations, stars Cruise as commercial airline pilot Barry Seal, who was recruited by the CIA after being arrested for smuggling in the 1980s to help take down the South America... Read more
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Breitbart
Tom Cruise’s ‘American Made’ Cut Scene of Bill Clinton Getting Lap DanceCreek Pictures who didn’t want the film to make any political statement. In th
Breitbart / Posted 21 days ago
Creek Pictures who didn’t want the film to make any political statement. In the scene, the film’s real-life protagonist Barry Seal, played by Tom Cruise, uses the strip-club as an opportunity to enlist Clinton, then Governor of Arkansas, in the... Read more
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Beverly Hills Courier
Film Review—A Life Well Made?Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 – 3:38 PM Barry Seal was a former TWA pilot
Beverly Hills Courier / Posted 21 days ago
Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 – 3:38 PM Barry Seal was a former TWA pilot who worked for the Medellín Cartel as a smuggler and pilot, and for the DEA as an informant. He would also wind up entangled within the operations of the CIA and the... Read more
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The Washington Times
Bill Clinton ‘lap dance’ scene cut from Tom Cruise’s ‘American Made’ to avoid controversygetting a lap dance at an Arkansas strip club. In the script, it’s the moment w
The Washington Times / Posted 21 days ago
getting a lap dance at an Arkansas strip club. In the script, it’s the moment when the movie’s real-life protagonist Barry Seal, played by Tom Cruise, hatches an idea to enlist Clinton, who was then governor of Arkansas, in the CIA-backed... Read more
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/Film
Tom Cruise's American Made Almost Had A Scene Featuring Bill Clinton Getting A Lap Dancedrug trade, and Clinton was the state’s governor at the time. In the movie, Cr
/Film / Posted 21 days ago
drug trade, and Clinton was the state’s governor at the time. In the movie, Cruise plays a real-life civilian pilot named Barry Seal was was recruited by the CIA to run drugs and guns into the country so the US could arming the Contras, and even... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Q&A: 'American Made' director on hustlers and Tom Cruiseto the little-known story of TWA Pilot turned Medellin Cartel friend, drug smug
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 21 days ago
to the little-known story of TWA Pilot turned Medellin Cartel friend, drug smuggler and Drug Enforcement Agency informant Barry Seal, who became a central figure in the Reagan Administration's Iran-Contra scandal. Liman's late father, Arthur... Read more
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Petluma360.com
CINEMA TOAST: ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ ‘American Made,’ and moreDoug Liman Tom Cruise uses all five of his facial expressions (grimace, grin,
Petluma360.com / Posted 21 days ago
Doug Liman Tom Cruise uses all five of his facial expressions (grimace, grin, anger, laugh and earnest interest) to play Barry Seal, a pilot who flew fighter jets, and TWA airliners before the CIA recruited him to transport drugs for the Medellin... Read more
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Variety
‘Kingsman 2’ Beating ‘American Made’ as ‘Flatliners’ Shows Little LifeShows Little Life The biopic, playing at 3,023 North American locations, stars
Variety / Posted 22 days ago
Shows Little Life The biopic, playing at 3,023 North American locations, stars Cruise as commercial airline pilot Barry Seal, who was recruited by the CIA after being arrested for smuggling in the 1980s to help take down the South America... Read more
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Daily Mail
Bill Clinton lap dance at Arkansas strip club cut from filma lap dance at an Arkansas strip club The new Tom Cruise film 'American Made'
Daily Mail / Posted 22 days ago
a lap dance at an Arkansas strip club The new Tom Cruise film 'American Made' tells the story of drug and arms smuggler Barry Seal, who flew narcotics into Arkansas from Latin America At the time, Seal was working as a CIA operative, and Bill... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
A racy scene involving Bill Clinton was cut from the new Tom Cruise moviewas a time when Tom Cruise's new movie, "American Made," was a lot more controv
Stamford Advocate / Posted 22 days ago
was a time when Tom Cruise's new movie, "American Made," was a lot more controversial. The satirical look at the life of Barry Seal, who made a lucrative career being a cocaine and gun runner in the 1980s, once featured a scene where Bill Clinton... Read more
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Connecticut Post
A racy scene involving Bill Clinton was cut from the new Tom Cruise moviewas a time when Tom Cruise's new movie, "American Made," was a lot more controv
Connecticut Post / Posted 22 days ago
was a time when Tom Cruise's new movie, "American Made," was a lot more controversial. The satirical look at the life of Barry Seal, who made a lucrative career being a cocaine and gun runner in the 1980s, once featured a scene where Bill Clinton... Read more
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Breitbart
‘American Made’ Review: Tom Cruise’s Bright, Bland, Shiny, Shallow, Anti-Reagan LieIn real life, Barry Seal was a TWA pilot fired in 1972 after being charged with
Breitbart / Posted 22 days ago
In real life, Barry Seal was a TWA pilot fired in 1972 after being charged with smuggling plastic explosives into Mexico. In the movie, Barry Seal is a too-cool-for-school iconoclast who quits TWA, just up and walks away from a passenger plane on... Read more
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/Film
American Made Director Doug Liman Talks About The Adventure of the UnknownLiman focused on bringing out more of Cruise’s comedic chops with the rise-and-
/Film / Posted 22 days ago
Liman focused on bringing out more of Cruise’s comedic chops with the rise-and-fall tale that’s based on a true story. As Barry Seal, Cruise plays a happy-go-lucky, adventure-seeking pilot who doesn’t give much thought to consequences. The actor... Read more
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