The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.
ActorsStarring: Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright, Domhnall Gleeson, Alejandro Edda, Mauricio Mejía, Jayma Mays, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Jayson Warner Smith, William Mark McCullough, Lara Grice, Frank Licari, Jed Rees, Caleb Landry Jones, Connor Trinneer, April Billingsley, Benito Martinez, Kayla Perkins, Justice Leak, Sharon Conley, Mike Pniewski, Robert Pralgo, E. Roger Mitchell, Michael Mercaldi, Morgan Hinkleman, Patti Schellhaas, Courtney Lakin, Chris Gann, Fredy Yate Escobar, Robert Farrior, Alberto Ospino, Felipe Bernedette, Daniel Lugo, Lauren Boyd, Lauren Revard, Marcus Hester, Alex Collins, Scott Poythress, Alpha Trivette, Kevin L. Johnson, DeVere Jehl, Emilio Sierra, Leon Lamar, Maria Howell, Darla Delgado, Mickey Sumner, Daniel Thomas May, Chloe Swan Sparwath, Alex Quarles, Trip McCarthy, Zachary Powell
In the late 1970s, Barry Seal, a pilot for commercial airline TWA, is contacted by CIA case officer, calling himself Monty Schafer. He asks Seal to fly clandestine reconnaissance missions for the CIA over Central America using a small plane with cameras installed.
Later in the 1970s, 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. 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 a remote town in Arkansas called Mena.
Later, Schafer asks Seal to run guns to the Nicaraguan Contras based in Honduras, Central America. Seal soon realizes that the Contras are not serious about the war and starts trading the guns to the cartel. The CIA set up a Contra training base in Mena and Seal flies the Contras in, but many of them escape as soon as they arrive…