It’s Top Gun 1.5! American Made sees Tom Cruise playing airline pilot/hustler Barry Seal, who’s recruited by the CIA for a huge covert operation to help quash the rise of communism in South America.

As with many great movie plots it’s all based on a true story. Barry Seal was a real guy who took on the gig back in the 1980s, but also got involved with the Medellin cartel, causing all sorts of embarrassment for the government back in the good ol’ US of A. We guess you could say that Baz was flying high?

Directed by Doug Liman, who also worked with Cruise on Edge of Tomorrow, American Made also stars Sarah Wright, Domhnall Gleeson and Jesse Plemons.

American Made should be touching down in Aussie cinemas on August 24.

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