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The Men Who Stare at Goats
- George Clooney

Overview - 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).  Read more...

 
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Overview

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.

Cast List

Grant Heslov - Actor-producer
Mark Mangini
David J. Webb - First Assistant Director
Robert Elswit - Director of Photography, GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK (2005)
Jeffrey Lee Gibson
Rolfe Kent - Producer/Composer, MERCY (1996)
Matthew Iadarola
Marcia Calosio
Linda Cohen - Music, GIGANTIC: A TALE OF TWO JOHNS (2003)
Charlene Olson
Monica Monserrate
Jay Wejebe
Peter Straughan - Screenwriter
Craig Tex Barnett
Barbara A. Hall - Executive producer
Barbara Hall - Executive producer
Ellen Gordon
Jon Ronson
Jeff Bridges - American actor IRON MAN, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, STARMAN
George Clooney - American actor/director
Kevin Geer - Actor
Chris Maher - Actor, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (2002)
Glen Morshower
Glenn Morshower
Wiley M. Pickett
Stephen Root - Actor/"Monkey Shines"
Stephen D. Root - Actor/"Monkey Shines"
Kevin Spacey - American actor
Kevin Wiggins
Steve Witting
Robert Patrick - American actor, THE TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY, FUTURE HUNT
Robert Curtis-Brown
Ewan McGregor - Scottish actor, TRAINSPOTTING
Stephen Lang - American Supporting Actor
Nick Offerman - Actor
Tim Griffin
Diego Serrano - Actor
Terry Serpico
Matt Newton - American Actor, DAHMER (2002)
Brad Grunberg
Rebecca Mader
Sean Curley - Singing voice of Pablo in THE BACKYARDIGANS
McCaleb Burnett - Star, FINISHING THE GAME
Hrach Titizian
William Sterchi
Sean Phillips - Actor
Morse Bicknell
Waleed F. Zuaiter
Jacob Browne
Todd Latourrette
Elsa Villafane
Fawad Masood Siddiqui
Samuel Gates
Minh Tu Van
Shafik N. Bahou
Drew Seltzer
Donn Lamkin
Michael David Aragon
Regi Huc
J.J. Raschel
Aaron Shiver
Jaime Margarida
Hunter Bell
Edward Holley
Christopher Robinson - Actor

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 94
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 013132137094
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: January 2012

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Reviews:
4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hough Ronson's book and Heslov's film are hilarious, they both recognize the power of truth, and that's something to take with us out of the multiplex." - 09/11/2009 Box Office


3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he script by Peter Straughan keeps the gags coming." - 10/30/2009 Total Film


"Clooney's sincere line deliveries and crack screwball timing never fail to amuse." -- Grade: B- - 11/05/2009 A.V. Club


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "All of the actors play without winks and spins....The movie is funny." - 11/04/2009 Chicago Sun-Times


"[A] likable, lightweight, absurdist comedy....Mr. Clooney has shed his cool cat skin to embrace his inner clown." - 11/06/2009 New York Times


"[W]orth watching because it provides a showcase for a group of actors who really appreciate this kind of farcical comedy." - 11/06/2009 Los Angeles Times


"Based loosely on Jon Ronson's weirdly funny book of the same name, the film has some of the farcical appeal and subversive wit of DR. STRANGELOVE." - 11/05/2009 USA Today


"It benefits from the dense but pacey screenplay by Brit playwright Peter Straughan..." - 11/05/2009 Variety


"Few cinematic pleasures are as sublime as George Clooney in full Clark Gable mode, as he is for much of the comedy THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS." - 11/06/2009 Washington Post


3 stars out of 4 -- "Just go with the comic flow, wrapped in striking light and shadow by wizard cinematographer Robert Elswit." - 11/12/2009 Rolling Stone

 
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