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The Men Who Stare at Goats Details

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Loosely adapted from a nonfiction book by Jon Ronson, Grant Heslov's directorial debut The Men Who Stare at Goats begins as heartbroken reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) heads off to imbed himself with troops as the Iraq War starts, but Wilton can't get himself into the country until he chances upon Lyn Cassady (George Clooney). It turns out Lyn spent decades as part of the New Earth Army -- a platoon of men, led by Bill Django (Jeff Bridges), who lived a new-age lifestyle in an attempt to cultivate extrasensory perception that would allow the U.S. army to win wars nonviolently. Bill now has a secret mission in Iraq, and allows Bob to come along. As the duo gets into a series of misadventures, Lyn shares with Bob the colorful history of the New Earth Army and chronicles the nefarious machinations of Larry Hooper (Kevin Spacey), whose jealousy of Lyn's remarkable skill brought an end to the group. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:November 6, 2009

Cast

George Clooney
as Lyn Cassady
Ewan McGregor
as Bob Wilton
Jeff Bridges
as Bill Django
Kevin Spacey
as Larry Hooper
Stephen Lang
as General Hopgood
Robert Patrick
as Todd Nixon
Waleed F. Zuaiter
as Mahmud Daash
Stephen Root
as Gus Lacey
Glenn Morshower
as Major Jim Holtz
Nick Offerman
as Scotty Mercer
Tim Griffin
as Tim Kootz
Rebecca Mader
as Deborah Wilton
Brad Grunberg
as Ron
McCaleb Burnett
as Journalist #2
Matt Newton
as Vietnam Private Chris
Robert Curtis-Brown
as General Brown
Hrach Titizian
as Kidnapper #1
Christopher Maher
as Iraqi Driver
Sean Curley
as Lyn (12 years old)
Michael David Aragon
as Insurgent
Terry Serpico
as Krom - Phil Driver
Wiley M. Pickett
as Krom - Texan
Diego Serrano
as Krom - Chilean
Kevin Geer
as CIA Agent
Kevin Wiggins
as Major General Jack Gillian
Aaron Shiver
as Norm Pendleton
Steve Witting
as PSIC Worker #1
William Sterchi
as Bob's Editor

Crew

Grant Heslov
Director
Grant Heslov
Producer
George Clooney
Producer
Paul Lister
Producer
Peter Straughan
Screenwriter
Robert Elswit
Cinematographer
Linda Cohen
Musical Direction/Supervision
Rolfe Kent
Composer (Music Score)
Sharon Seymour
Production Designer
Peter Borck
Art Director
Luillo Ruiz
Associate Producer
Alison Owen
Executive Producer
James Holt
Executive Producer
David M. Thompson
Executive Producer
Barbara Hall
Executive Producer
Monica Monserrate
Set Decorator
Marcia Calosio
Set Decorator
Louise Frogley
Costume Designer
Mark Mangini
Sound/Sound Designer
David J. Webb
First Assistant Director
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond
Casting
Amanda Mackey
Casting
Jeffrey Lee Gibson
Stunts Coordinator
Barbara Hall
Unit Production Manager
Matthew Iadarola
Re-Recording Mixer
Michelle Lankwarden
Production Supervisor
Jay Wejebe
Key Make-up
Ken Diaz
Makeup Supervisor
Mark Mangini
Re-Recording Mixer
Charlene Olson
Post Production Supervisor
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