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Der Pilot Barry Seal wird vom CIA rekrutiert, um gegen den ausbreitenden Kommunismus in Zentralamerika vorzugehen. Bald wird jedoch ein Kartell auf ihn aufmerksam und er beginnt, für die Kolumbianer als Schmuggler für Waffen und Drogen zu. Barry Seal: Only in America. aus Wikipedia, der freien Enzyklopädie. Zur Navigation springen Zur Suche springen. Filmdaten. Deutscher. Barry Seal: Only in America [dt./OV]. ()IMDb h 55minX-Ray Das Leben schreibt manchmal Geschichten, die so verrückt sind, dass sie nur wahr. Barry Seal - Only In America ein Film von Doug Liman mit Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright. Inhaltsangabe: Der Pilot Barry Seal (Tom Cruise) nutzt in den 80er-Jahren. Cine 5 - Anton-Limbach-Straße 3D, Asbach: Barry Seal - Only in America | Aktuelles Kinoprogramm, Kino, Film- und Kino-Infos, Online-Tickets, News.
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After refueling, Seal left Los Brasiles flying without lights, and when he came close to Managua, he was fired on by Nicaraguan military units.
The plane was hit and Seal had to make an emergency landing at Sandino International Airport in Managua. In Managua, Seal met again with Pablo Escobar, who was setting up a cocaine lab for production.
After a discussion about how to move the increased flow of cocaine, Escobar decided to keep the first shipment in Nicaragua and have Seal return to the States and buy a larger plane.
The plane Seal acquired was a CK , a large aircraft used primarily for military transport. Seal returned to the Los Brasiles airfield in Nicaragua on June The pickup went as planned this time, and the cameras successfully photographed Seal and several Nicaraguan soldiers loading cocaine onto the plane, aided by Pablo Escobar, Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha another important cartel member , and Federico Vaughan.
On his return to the U. Seal landed the plane at Homestead Air Force Base and the drugs were transferred into a Winnebago camper, which Seal turned over to his Colombian contact.
The drugs could not be allowed to actually be distributed, and the immediate arrest of those handling the vehicle would suggest to the Colombians that Seal had betrayed them, so DEA agents staged an accident with the camper, allowing the driver to escape.
Seal made one more trip to Nicaragua on July 7, bringing money to Escobar to pay the Nicaraguans for landing rights. Another shipment was also planned at this time, but under instructions from the DEA, Seal told Escobar his landing site was under DEA surveillance and unsafe for transport, in order to avoid the need to seize a second load.
The DEA plan was to keep Seal working with the cartel on other parts of the supply chain, such as moving cocaine base into Nicaragua from Colombia, inspecting smuggling airfields in Mexico and the U.
The ultimate hope was to arrest the cartel leaders in a jurisdiction where it would be easy to extradict them. However, the Nicaragua undercover operation came to an end soon after Seal's return from his second trip when it was exposed in the press.
A leak regarding the operation actually came before Seal's second trip. On June 29, Gen. Paul Gorman, U. Military Commander Southern Command, made a speech revealing that the U.
It is not clear whether Seal and his crew were informed of this leak before they returned to Nicaragua. A fuller account of U. Following the exposure of the Nicaraguan investigation, the DEA had to move quickly to arrest the cartel distributors in Miami.
The DEA had been informed before publication of the Jacoby article, so they were still able to have Seal set up a meeting with the chief cartel supervisor in Miami, Carlos Bustamonte, and arrested him on July 17, along with other cartel employees.
The evidence acquired from the arrest, plus the evidence gathered by Seal, provided the basis for the first drug trafficking indictment in the U.
Despite the exposure, Seal was able to put together a second major undercover operation for the DEA later that year.
This operation involved a long, complicated cocaine shipment from Bolivia, refueling in Colombia, refueling again in Texas, and delivering the cocaine in Las Vegas.
The DEA refused to let Seal leave the country due to the danger he was in, so Seal arranged for his ex-brother-in-law William Bottoms to make the flight.
The flight, in January , was successful and led to arrests and successful prosecutions. In February Seal also played a central role in an undercover operation against Norman Saunders , chief minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands , a former British colony south of the Bahamas.
Saunders was videotaped paying a bribe to Seal in Miami, and was also successfully prosecuted. In October , a grand jury in Louisiana was convened and began interviewing witnesses against Seal.
The series, titled "Uncle Sam Wants You", ran on five consecutive evenings. It included an interview where Seal denied he was a smuggler and depicted Seal as harassed by the government.
The state narcotics agents who were investigating Seal in Baton Rouge sued over their depiction in the series, but the lawsuit was dismissed.
Soon after the broadcast, the heads of the Florida and Louisiana task forces met to work out an agreement that would allow Seal to continue working with the Florida task force and testify as a witness at trial.
They agreed to a sentence for Seal's Louisiana activities no greater than the sentence he received for his Florida smuggling, with both sentences to run concurrently.
They put out a contract to kidnap or murder Seal. Mermelstein testified that he accepted the contract, believing that a refusal would mean death.
Seal was taken into federal custody in June and spent several months testifying in court. He was the primary witness in three trials: the trial of Saunders and the other Turks and Caicos officials in July; the trial of the cartel distributors in Miami in August; the trial of the cartel distributors who had arranged the shipment of cocaine from Bolivia to Las Vegas, also in August.
All three trials resulted in convictions for all defendants. Seal also made a public appearance before the President's Commission on Organized Crime, recounting his experiences as a drug smuggler.
Following his testimony in the Miami trials, Seal appeared in Florida court again over his second indictment in the Big Screamer operation.
Although Seal had pleaded guilty, with the support of his DEA supervisors, he was sentenced to five years of unsupervised probation.
In October he returned to court over the first indictment in Big Screamer, for which he had originally been sentenced to ten years.
When Seal received only time served and probation, Louisiana state and federal drug investigators were faced with a dilemma.
They had anticipated Seal would serve substantial time in Florida and were now bound by the agreement Florida and Louisiana drug task forces had made in December The Florida sentence meant no jail time for Seal in Louisiana as well.
Yet Seal was pleading guilty to buying kilograms of cocaine, already more serious than the Florida charges. In addition, before the agreement was reached, the Louisiana task force investigation had been looking into Seal's involvement in smuggling thousands of kilograms of cocaine.
At Seal's sentencing hearing in January , Judge Frank Polozola acknowledged that he was bound by the agreement, but informed Seal and his lawyer of his dissatisfaction with Seal's failure to receive jail time in Florida, forcing Polozola to sentence Seal to probation on much more serious charges in Louisiana.
The probation conditions prohibited Seal from leaving Baton Rouge without written permission from Judge Polozola, banned Seal from employing armed security personnel, and ordered him to spend every night at a halfway house for the first six months of his probation.
On the evening of February 19 Seal was shot to death in front of the Salvation Army Center, three weeks into his probation.
When Seal pulled into the house's lot and parked, a man got out of a car parked behind the center's donation dropboxes and opened fire with a silenced MAC machine gun.
Seal was hit six times and died instantly. Six Colombians were quickly arrested in connection with the murder.
A fourth man was indicted separately on lesser charges, and evidence of direct involvement was insufficient for two, who were released and deported.
In addition to the state charges against the killers, federal charges were filed against Fabio Ochoa, Pablo Escobar, and a third cartel member, Rafael Cardona, for conspiring to violate Seal's civil rights by murdering him.
Widespread publicity and the general public outcry caused a delay of several months before Seal's murder trial began. It proved impossible to empanel sufficient jurors in Baton Rouge, so the venue was moved to Lake Charles.
Mermelstein, who had told the DEA of the murder contract after his arrest in , testified that Ochoa, Escobar, and Cardona had asked him to take the contract and provided him with money and weapons to do the job.
Uribe-Munera was a Colombian drug smuggler for the cartel. He testified that in January , he was ordered by Jorge Ochoa to kill Seal.
When he learned that he himself would probably be killed afterwards, he refused. He was then shot five times by cartel gunmen, but survived and eventually sought asylum at the U.
He was brought to the U. Vasquez was identified as the purchaser of the halfway house vehicle by the car agency salesman, and paid for hotel rooms and rental cars using his own name.
All three were found guilty and sentenced to life without parole. American Made is the latest "so crazy, it must be real" story to hit Hollywood in the form of a major action movie.
The real story of American Made is so wild, it's almost impossible to make a distinction between fact and fiction in the movie, except when it comes to what happened to Barry Seal's family.
American Made puts a lot of emphasis on Barry's family life, especially his love for his wife, Lucy Sarah Wright , and that family man status is one of those aspects of the film that, for all intents and purposes, was actually true.
In American Made , Barry Seal's family consists of his wife and their three children, two boys and one girl, all seen at various stages in their lives throughout the film.
After Barry — spoiler alert — is murdered by Medellin Cartel assassins or CIA operatives, depending on who you believe , all the riches earned by Barry's illegal dealings already dwindling disappear, and Lucy is seen working at KFC to support herself and her three children.
And following her husband's death, she too fell upon hard times. Seal's arrests for drug trafficking and illegal activities leading up to his death led to government seizures of his property and estate.
Debbie, who described Seal to The Daily Mail as "an adrenaline junkie," also told the paper that she and her children were left to survive on Seal's life insurance.
It's unclear whether or not Debbie did actually work in the food service industry after Seal's death, as her character does in the film.