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‘Mena’ – A Movie Script Reportedly Sells for $1 Million on CIA Cartel Drug Runner – Ron Howard ‘Slated’ to be Director


Barry Seals, a well-known name to those familiar with Mena history, is reportedly the focus of a new movie script by Gary Spinelli and has reportedly sold for $1 million to Universal Studios.  Seals allegedly is the man who ran drugs across state lines operating out of the Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport in the 1980’s.

Deadline reported Feb. 8, among other numerous sources, that the film ‘Mena’, is slated to be directed by Ron Howard.

This is how Deadline describes the movie:

“The spec is a fact-based tale about Barry Seal, a portly pilot who, in the 1980s, was a 300-pound gun runner, and drug trafficker who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel. He was eventually shot to death by the latter in Baton Rouge. The title refers to Mena, Arkansas, where a lot of the illegal activity took place, under the noses of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and then-Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton.”

The Pulse will continue to follow this story and bring you more details as they become available.



  1. How can I contact Gary Spinelli or Ron Howard about information I have concerning the Mena Airport.

  2. I brought this story to Hollywood over a year ago. no doubt the idea ( at the very least ) came from me , I grew up inside the Dixie Mafia…flew with Barry many times…….have known him since the 60s when I was a kid..310 709 8777

  3. The FBI uses polygraphs to eliminate suspects.

  4. Albert,
    I’ve seen a few posts by you on a few different web sites. I’d sure love you know what you know about the whole Barry Seal story. I’ve read Barry and the Boys and follow Hopsicker website. Have you read Compromised by Terry Reed, lots of stuff about Barry and Mena. What are your thoughts on Compromised?

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