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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Quirky Seal, quiet Arkansas town drew 'American Made' screenwritercalled their pursuit of Seal, "Operation Coinroll." Seal's phone protocol was
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
called their pursuit of Seal, "Operation Coinroll." Seal's phone protocol was part of what drew American Made screenwriter Gary Spinelli to his story. New York-based Spinelli hails from Jacksonville, Fla. He says Seal's phone habits, which star Tom... Read more
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New York Post
The crazy real-life drug smuggler behind ‘American Made’might have heralded his undoing. “He bragged to other pilots about having earn
New York Post / Posted 17 days ago
might have heralded his undoing. “He bragged to other pilots about having earned millions,” “American Made” screenwriter Gary Spinelli told The Post. “I don’t think he helped himself by rubbing people’s noses in it.” Del Hahn — a former FBI... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
'American Made' dips into the darknessin there – Seal definitely had connections with the Medellin Cartel and worked
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 18 days ago
in there – Seal definitely had connections with the Medellin Cartel and worked for the DEA – although Liman and writer Gary Spinelli care less about the man and more about how easy it is for a man's drive to achieve the American Dream can lead... Read more
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ABC Montana
Tom Cruise delivers the goods in 'American Made'most capable leading men. Directed by Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity
ABC Montana / Posted 18 days ago
most capable leading men. Directed by Edge of Tomorrow 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... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
Tom Cruise delivers the goods in 'American Made'most capable leading men. Directed by Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 18 days ago
most capable leading men. Directed by Edge of Tomorrow 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... Read more
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18d
WLBT 3 Jackson
Tom Cruise delivers the goods in 'American Made'most capable leading men. Directed by Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 18 days ago
most capable leading men. Directed by Edge of Tomorrow 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... Read more
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18d
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Tom Cruise delivers the goods in 'American Made'most capable leading men. Directed by Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 18 days ago
most capable leading men. Directed by Edge of Tomorrow 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... Read more
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18d
WALB Albany
Tom Cruise delivers the goods in 'American Made'most capable leading men. Directed by Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity
WALB Albany / Posted 18 days ago
most capable leading men. Directed by Edge of Tomorrow 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... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Tom Cruise delivers the goods in 'American Made'most capable leading men. Directed by Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 18 days ago
most capable leading men. Directed by Edge of Tomorrow 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... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Tom Cruise delivers the goods in 'American Made'most capable leading men. Directed by Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 18 days ago
most capable leading men. Directed by Edge of Tomorrow 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... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
'American Made' review: Tom Cruise is back in maverick formtagline on the movie poster reads “Based on a true lie,” so the point here is t
Staten Island Advance / Posted 19 days ago
tagline on the movie poster reads “Based on a true lie,” so the point here is to smudge fact and fiction, with screenwriter Gary Spinelli and Cruise colluding to present it as a tall tale, a fisherman’s fib, a comical conspiracy theory involving the... Read more
21d
TribLIVE
Movie review: In ‘American Made,’ a new (but the same) Tom Cruisein a white powder of coke. Finally, a fresh and unfamiliar method of escape for
TribLIVE / Posted 21 days ago
in a white powder of coke. Finally, a fresh and unfamiliar method of escape for Cruise. “American Made,” written by Gary Spinelli, has glossed up the story, of course. Seal's life wasn't nearly so shiny as it is as played by Cruise. But then... Read more
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The Columbian
‘American Made’ has its own charmhe’s got mouths to feed and an elastic moral compass. Through Barry’s perspect
The Columbian / Posted 21 days ago
he’s got mouths to feed and an elastic moral compass. Through Barry’s perspective, “American Made,” which is written by Gary Spinelli, is the Iran-Contra Affair for Dummies, explained in simple terms and sometimes animation via Barry’s voiceover... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Tom Cruise's 'American Made' Nixed Scene With Bill Clinton Getting Lap Dancean idea to enlist Clinton, who was then governor of Arkansas, in the CIA-backed
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 21 days ago
an idea to enlist Clinton, who was then governor of Arkansas, in the CIA-backed scheme. The scene was nixed from the Gary Spinelli-penned script because the producer and financier, Cross Creek Pictures, wanted to keep the film from being... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
High-flying Cruisethe opening titles declare "based on a true story," director Doug Limon (The Bo
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 22 days ago
the opening titles declare "based on a true story," director Doug Limon (The Bourne Identity) and screenwriter Gary Spinelli are more interested in following John Ford's advice to "print the legend." In real life, Seal, who based his... Read more
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Lincoln Journal Star
‘American Made’ has an undeniable shaggy-dog charmThrough Barry’s perspective, “American Made,” which is written by Gary Spinelli
Lincoln Journal Star / Posted 22 days ago
Through Barry’s perspective, “American Made,” which is written by Gary Spinelli, is the Iran-Contra Affair for Dummies, explained in simple terms and sometimes animation via Barry’s voiceover (a framing device has him telling his life story into a... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
‘American Made’ is a farce of ambition run amok A new Tom Cruisein a white powder of coke. Finally, a fresh and unfamiliar method of escape for
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 22 days ago
in a white powder of coke. Finally, a fresh and unfamiliar method of escape for Cruise. “American Made,” written by Gary Spinelli, has glossed up the story, of course. Seal’s life wasn’t nearly so shiny as it is as played by Cruise. But then... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Tom Cruise dominates the screen in the larger than life 'American Made'Smith" and he's got a way of making genre smarter than it has a right to be. H
Los Angeles Times / Posted 22 days ago
Smith" and he's got a way of making genre smarter than it has a right to be. Here he's helped by a nifty script written by Gary Spinelli about the rise and fall of unapologetic rogue Barry Seal that was good enough to be sold to Imagine... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
In 'American Made,' a new (but the same) Tom Cruisein a white powder of coke. Finally, a fresh and unfamiliar method of escape for
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 23 days ago
in a white powder of coke. Finally, a fresh and unfamiliar method of escape for Cruise. "American Made," written by Gary Spinelli, has glossed up the story, of course. Seal's life wasn't nearly so shiny as it is as played by Cruise. But then... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Review: In 'American Made,' a new (but the same) Tom Cruisein a white powder of coke. Finally, a fresh and unfamiliar method of escape for
Stamford Advocate / Posted 23 days ago
in a white powder of coke. Finally, a fresh and unfamiliar method of escape for Cruise. "American Made," written by Gary Spinelli, has glossed up the story, of course. Seal's life wasn't nearly so shiny as it is as played by Cruise. But then... Read more
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