Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze
rather fanciful. Where is the hard evidence?? Interesting what some will believe in. The more fanciful, the more compelling for "believers" to adopt as reality. Groups are prone to be highly suggestible........and reinforce each other's beliefs.
whatever happened to independent and critical thinking??
Dead and buried, that is what private hit squads do. The latest Tom Cruise movie is bast on the career of Barry Seals, ever heard of him? Flesh and blood player in the events that you say are science fiction only.
, the new Tom Cruise
crime drama out Sept. 29, has all the makings of a romp: drug running and arms smuggling. An FBI sting. Enough cold, hard cash to make the phenomenon of raining money a plausible ecological scenario. And a sex scene in the cockpit of a plane. That’s flying through the air. With one participant being the pilot. Did we mention it’s Tom Cruise?
If it sounds like an exercise in screenwriting excess, it’s not entirely — the film takes as its inspiration the true story of Adler Berriman “Barry” Seal, a TWA pilot who became a drug smuggler for the Medellín Cartel and, later, an informant for the DEA. It’s an ideal vehicle for Cruise, a.k.a. Maverick
, whose mischievous swagger is accented here (literally) with a Louisiana drawl.
The movie hardly purports to be a documentary — director Doug Liman, who reteams with Cruise after Edge of Tomorrow
, has referred to it as “a fun lie based on a true story.” And perhaps its looseness with the facts is for the best, as conflicting accounts make it difficult to get a clear picture on certain aspects of Seal’s seemingly made-for-the-movies life. It’s a thorny story that takes place against the backdrop of the Reagan-era War on Drugs and the notorious Iran-Contra affair
, with Seal never hesitating to do business with opposing sides, so long as the payout was prodigious.
Here’s what we know about Seal — and what’s still up for debate.
You can start where that ends and show me the fiction and the facts rather than me muddy the water.
You may not have noticed but the local collective hate every pore in my being because I am an independent thinker. I thought you should know that part.