Tom Cruise Stars in Official Trailer for Doug Liman's 'American Made'

June 5, 2017
Source: YouTube

American Made Trailer

"All this is legal?" "If you're doing it for the good guys…" Universal has unveiled the first official trailer for a film titled American Made, about a pilot recruited by the CIA to be a drug runner in the 1980s. Tom Cruise stars, and I guess I should say "taking him back to his Top Gun roots as a pilot" which is obvious, this time playing Barry Seal, telling his crazy stories as a skilled pilot. This looks pretty damn cool, and it's an intriguing follow-up for Cruise reuniting with Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman again. The full cast includes Domhnall Gleeson in another unique role, plus Caleb Landry Jones, Jesse Plemons, Jayma Mays, Sarah Wright, Lola Kirke, Connor Trinneer, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez. This looks like a fun can't-believe-it's-real story, and Cruise seems to be enjoying himself as well. See below.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Doug Liman's American Made, direct from YouTube:

American Made Poster

In Universal Pictures' American Made, Tom Cruise reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman, in this international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in US history in the 1980s. American Made is directed by American filmmaker Doug Liman, of Swingers, Go, The Bourne Identity, Jumper, Mr & Mrs Smith, Fair Game, and Edge of Tomorrow previously, as well as The Wall also being released this year. The screenplay is written by Gary Spinelli. Universal will release Doug Liman's American Made in theaters starting on September 29th later this fall. What do you make of this? Who's in already?

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  • BeckhamsShorts
    (adds to list)
  • Netflix for me.
  • conchfritter
    Who is going to play George HW Bush and Jeb in this movie? Surprised the Feds allowed this one to go on (we'll see how much history is sanitized).
    • BeckhamsShorts
      This isn't China
    • There's a George W. Bush listed in the cast on IMDb, played by Connor Trinneer.
      • conchfritter
        Awesome - - thanks. W played a roll in this story with his brother as well, and I haven't forgot that Barry Seal died with HW's phone number in his pocket.
  • shiboleth
    Cruise is at least playing in something more normal than usual. I could even venture into watching this. Although, I don't expect much more than pure amusement ...
    Cruise is going to have to start playing more roles with grey's time.
    • The wig should do him another 10 years. :-)
      • DAVIDPD
        It would be hilarious to see Cruise at 60 try to play a 30 year old...
        • Risky Business 2: After Skool Special
  • Nethanel DeCarmo
    Kanye West's Black Skinhead is the go to song for trailers these days. They even re-made it for this trailer.
  • Jimmy Rabbitte
    A Tom Cruise Production, Written by Tom Cruise, Produced by Tom Cruise, From a story written by Tom Cruise while Tom Cruise was having dinner with Tom Cruise and Starring Tom Cruise as Tom Cruise.
  • tommyturner
    Wow. A lot of Tom Cruise haters on here! Why exactly? I only wish Scorsese directed this. Seems like right up his alley.
    • Bo
      Might be because people are displaying high moral values around and due to the fact that Cruise is a Scientologist; a dangerous cult that abuses the lower members and overworks them for below even low wages while catering to someone like Cruise's every whim. He knows of these abuses too and sees the result of these lower members working 24 straight hours to have a field filled with fresh flowers because 'Tom' is coming to visit. All this is easily researched and discovered with minimal effort. So to me this all sounds like a pretty good reason to be a 'hater' as you decide to label people with high moral values and intelligence...and this 'hater' stuff comes close to sounding like a Scientology term they might use to squelch all criticisms of their fake religion. Cruise lives behind a 'heavy curtain of pretense' and intelligent minds are picking up on that.
      • tommyturner
        I know the whole Scientology history with Cruise. I've seen the "My Scientology Movie". I don't know Tom Cruise as a person (or care to), but I think he has proven to be a talented actor. Please don't ask me to feel sorry for "lower members" of any cult. I don't have much patience for weak people. Sorry if it sounds cruel.
        • tommyturner
          And please don't make this out to be if you think Cruise can act, you support Scientology. Being an "intelligent" person, I can separate an actors personal views from his/her acting. I don't agree at all with Alec Baldwin, Leo DiCaprio or Tim Robbins political views, but all are excellent at what they do.
          • Bo
            Good reply, thanks. Sure, he can act but it's what fellow actors might call 'representational' acting. He doesn't 'feel' like Brando, Pacino, Hoffman, Nicholson...instead he 'represents' a feeling and he is very good at it...but it's to inauthentic and slick for me. Yes, the whole separation of actor or artist from their personal lives is a challenge. With Cruise I abhor the whole Scientology cult organization and know that he puts a lot of money, millions into it, which is why they treat him like a god. Paying to see his movies just gives him more money to give to Scientology and thus can be seen as supporting that cult. Peace.
        • Bo
          Going Clear is a better and more informative film exposing Scientology, but whatever, man. I wouldn't ask you to feel sorry for anyone. I, personally, find it extremely distasteful when people take advantage of the weaker of the species for their own aggrandizement and advancement. But hey, that's just me. I've never liked Cruise as an actor or any of his movies and as far as a talented actor, I'd add a 'slick talented' actor. He's slick and without authentic emotion, much like a robot, which is what he is being a Scientologist and all. Again, that's just me. In my reply to you I was just pointing out some of the reason(s) people might not like this guy. I wouldn't think that makes them haters. That sort of connotes that they have no right to dislike the guy when they have every reason and right not to.
          • tommyturner
            It's all cool! I thought you were accusing me of defending Scientology, which I was not. Totally respect your opinion. Cruise is a very polarizing personality. I never realized how much the Scientology thing is a part of that. Gotta say I think he was awesome in "A Few Good Men". Sort of overshadowed by Jack, though.
          • Bo
            I see there is another reply from you here. No, I wasn't accusing you of defending Scientology. Maybe defending Cruise?, it's all cool you said. He is polarizing and it's for sure the whole Scientology thing is involved, especially when he behaved the way he did several years ago in his interview with Matt Lauer. His true nature came out in that interview. He was an arrogant, deluded jerk who thought he knew more than anyone else and it was obvious he had no clue and was just a puppet Scientology robot spouting their nonsense. He was overshadowed by Jack, and by Hoffman in Rain Man and just blown off the screen by Willem Dafore in the Born on July 4th film. Dafoe should have played the main character as in my opinion, being a vet and an actor, Cruise had no clue about the feelings and horror of Kovak the writer/vet. None at all. He fooled a lot of people with his ranting and raving though. I was not one of
  • boball
    I like Tom Cruise, but this is booooooooring. Gosh.
  • This looks like @disqus_yyq0lnHEEt:disqus 's favorite movie of 2017!




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