Tom Cruise stars in director Doug Liman’s comedy thriller charting the improbable but true story of an airline pilot who ends up working undercover for the CIA in the 1980s. Barry Seal (Cruise) is bored shuttling commercial passengers around the skies, so when the CIA approaches him to serve his country by engaging in covert activities, he sees it as an exciting opportunity to shake things up. Before long he is criss-crossing the continent in a super-quick plane, ducking US Customs, knee deep in guns, drugs and money and juggling three bosses – the DEA, CIA and Pablo Escobar. And all this with a growing family at home. Definitely a sustainable career move, right?
American Made – Sunday 10.05pm on Channel 4