In this '80s-set thriller based on a true story, airline pilot Barry Seal (Tom Cruise) is recruited by the CIA to smuggle drugs and weapons abroad for the U.S. government. Seal quickly amasses a fortune via his undercover operations, but he gets in over his head when he becomes involved with Colombia's Medellín cartel and the Iran-contra scandal.
Illegal arms transfers -- Fiction.
Iran-Contra Affair, 1985-1990 -- Fiction.
Medellín Cartel -- Fiction.
Organized crime -- United States -- Fiction.
Seal, Barry, 1939-1986 -- Fiction.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency -- Fiction.
Gleeson, Domhnall, 1983- actor.
Jones, Caleb Landry, actor.
Kirke, Lola, actor.
Liman, Doug, film director.
Plemons, Jesse, 1988- actor.
Spinelli, Gary, screenwriter.
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm), film distributor.
Wright, Sarah, 1983- actor.