This is a well acted and fascinating portrayal of a hidden part of our US national history. Tom Cruz plays Barry Seal (google him) who flew drugs, guns and Contras into and out of Central America starting in the 1950s. He made millions of dollars, shot aerial photos of Cuba and Central American rebel camps. He was a hero and a privateer. He was convicted of drug trafficking and let off with a light sentence because of his service to the US. The movie shows him as he rises from a goffer for the CIA to controlling a private fleet of smuggling aircraft. It is a roller coaster of a story and well worth the price of admission.
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