In 1978, the skilled and ambitious TWA pilot Barry Seal smuggles Cuban cigars to increase his income. Out of the blue, he is contacted by the CIA agent Monty Schafer, who asks him to work for the CIA photographing facilities over Central America using a state-of-art small plane. Soon Barry contacts General Noriega as a courier for the CIA and is contacted by the Medellin Cartel that wants him to transport drugs to the USA. Then Schafer asks Barry to carry weapons for the Contras in Nicaragua. Barry invites pilots that are his friends and plots routes to smuggle drugs for the cartel. The CIA closes eyes to the scheme and Barry becomes richer and richer. He uses the Arkansas town Mena to laundry his money. But the DEA and the FBI are tracking him down. When the CIA shuts down the scheme, Barry is left alone and arrested by the agencies. What will happen to his family and him?
Director: Doug Liman
Writers: Gary Spinelli
Stars: Tom Cruise, Barry Seal, Domhnall Gleeson, Monty Schafer, Sarah Wright
Six deleted scenes: JB Goes to Church, TV Delivery, Plane Auction, Barry Crashes into Sheriff's Station, Schafer in CIA Meeting, Phone Wars.
The American Made filmmakers share their thoughts on the appeal of their film as another important American story to be told.
Cruise and Liman: A Conversation
Tom Cruise and Doug Liman discuss the making of American Made.
In the Wings
Sarah Wright Olsen, Caleb Landry Jones, and Domhnall Gleeson discuss their characters.
Shooting American Made
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.
Tom Cruise and Doug Liman discuss the aerial stunts in the movie.
The Real Barry Seal
Aaron Seal reflects on his father's life.