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Movie / Action / Drama
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Directror :
Roger Young
Cast :
Dennis Hopper,Robert Carradine,Richard Jenkins
Writer :
Alex Lasker,Roger Young
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1h 49min
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Doublecrossed (1991) Online

Based on a true story, this made-for-cable film tells about Barry Seal, a pilot who was a drug smuggler for the infamous Medellin cartel out of Colombia. He was caught by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and decided to turn over and help the DEA break the cartel. However, he got caught in the middle of the Reagan/Bush administration efforts to topple the Nicaraguan government in the '80s, in which Nicaraguan rebels called "contras" were allowed to smuggle cocaine into the US in exchange for their fighting against the leftist Nicaraguan government. Eventually Seal was murdered by his former Medellin employers, and some critics say it was with the tacit, if not implicit, connivance of the US administration.
Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Hopper Dennis Hopper - Barry Seal
Robert Carradine Robert Carradine - Dave Booker
Richard Jenkins Richard Jenkins - Jim Donaldson
Adrienne Barbeau Adrienne Barbeau - Debbie Seal
Don Hood Don Hood - Tony, Barry's lawyer
G.W. Bailey G.W. Bailey - Camp
Danny Trejo Danny Trejo - Lito
Salvador Levy Salvador Levy
Danny Kamin Danny Kamin - Lt. Alvey (as Daniel Tucker Kamin)
John McConnell John McConnell
Eliott Keener Eliott Keener
Ed Amatrudo Ed Amatrudo - Ochoa
Jerry Leggio Jerry Leggio - Judge Altzo
Brooks Read Brooks Read - Judge Courier
Kevin Quigley Kevin Quigley - Regent

Adler Berriman "Barry" Seal was a key player in a drug and gun smuggling conspiracy, which resulted in a massive scandal involving three former United States Presidents, a former Florida Governor, retired USMC Lieutenant Colonel, federal US law enforcement agencies, and Pablo Escobar (the king of cocaine).

User reviews



Dennis Hopper talked about Barry Seal this way "Barry Seal was like a pirate, he went for the gold. I stop short of calling him a hero however. Everyone has to eat their own snakes and his were poison". Hopper brings his trademark intensity to the role of Seal. He gives an on-edge performance akin to his high wire thru hell acts in Easy Rider, Blue Velvet and River's Edge. This man is an amazing actor who is never boring and always delivers. You get tired just watching him. Adrienne Barbeau also gives a great performance as Seal's understanding wife.


Another fine performance from Hopper in this gritty drama about a drugs runner turning the tables on the drug lords who have employed him and finding little help from the authorities in his fight to bring them to justice. Apparently based on a true story, the plot is a fairly predictable flow from Hopper getting into the drug trade for the cash, getting into trouble, getting out of it and then getting back into the hot water to gather evidence for the DEA; the strange and at times shocking aspect of the film is the disregard and lack of trust he is shown the very people he is trying to help. An interesting piece in its lack of moral absolutes and its focus on a complex man trying to find the right path in an uncertain and untrusting world. Hopper turns in a solid job as the central figure, and the workmanlike supporting cast and steady, if a little slow, direction make this a worthwhile, but not outstanding, TV movie. One to look out for in the schedules but not really worth renting unless you're either a big Hopper fan or interested in the world of drugs and drug law enforcement (or aeroplanes).


American made with Tom Cruise was in fact a remake of THIS movie.... Dennis hopper was amazing in this movie and most people have NO CLUE. That this movie exists.., that needs to change since this movie was far superior to American Made.... watch this and decide for yourself


DOUBLECROSSED (1991-MADE FOR CABLE TV) **1/2 Dennis Hopper, Adrienne Barbeau, Robert Carradine, Richard Jenkins, G.W. Bailey. Hopper is the sole reason to watch this film based on the true accounts of smuggler turned DEA co-op Barry Seal and his ordeal when he was set up during an entrapment of a South American cartel.