In this comedic look at real life events that are almost too bizarre to believe, reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) discovers an experimental top-secret wing of the U.S. military called The New Earth Army, trained to change the ways wars are fought through New Age psychic power. In search of his next big story, Wilton tracks down Lyn Cassady (Academy Award® winner George Clooney), a shadowy figure who claims to be a member of this legion of “Warrior Monks” with unparalleled psychic powers who can read the enemy’s thoughts, pass through walls, and even kill a goat simply by staring at it. Marshall Fine of the Huffington Post states “Grant Heslov’s wild comedy is a delicious and funny trip through the powers of the mind – and the powers of suggestion.” Inspired by Jon Ronson’s non-fiction bestseller of the same name, this is an eye-opening and hilarious story of the government’s attempts to harness soldiers’ paranormal abilities in order to combat its enemies. Also stars Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey and Academy Award® nominee Jeff Bridges.

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The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

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War/Comedy · 1h 33m · 11/6/2009

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No goats. No glory.

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In this comedic look at real life events that are almost too bizarre to believe, reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) discovers an experimental top-secret wing of the U.S. military called The New Earth Army, trained to change the ways wars are fought through New Age psychic power. In search of his next big story, Wilton tracks down Lyn Cassady (Academy Award® winner George Clooney), a shadowy figure who claims to be a member of this legion of “Warrior Monks” with unparalleled psychic powers who can read the enemy’s thoughts, pass through walls, and even kill a goat simply by staring at it. Marshall Fine of the Huffington Post states “Grant Heslov’s wild comedy is a delicious and funny trip through the powers of the mind – and the powers of suggestion.” Inspired by Jon Ronson’s non-fiction bestseller of the same name, this is an eye-opening and hilarious story of the government’s attempts to harness soldiers’ paranormal abilities in order to combat its enemies. Also stars Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey and Academy Award® nominee Jeff Bridges.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, Arabic

Countries

United States, United Kingdom

Production Companies

Smokehouse Pictures, BBC Films, Westgate Film Services, Winchester Capital Partners

Budget

$2,500,000

Revenue

$68,968,688
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Cast
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Edward Holley

Army Soldier
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Hunter Bell

PSIC Worker #2
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Jaime Margarida

Major General Pendleton
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Christopher Maher

Iraqi Driver
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Donn Lamkin

Lyn's Father
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Drew Seltzer

Technician
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Christopher Robinson

Stryker Soldier
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Shafik N. Bahou

Kidnapper #2
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Robert Curtis Brown

General Brown
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Sean Curley

Lyn (12 years old)
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Steve Witting

PSIC Worker #1
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Michael-David Aragon

Insurgent
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Waleed Zuaiter

Mahmud Daash
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Ewan McGregor

Bob Wilton
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Hrach Titizian

Kidnapper #1
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Steven Ray Byrd

Military Driver / Soldier (uncredited)
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William Sterchi

Bob's Editor
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Merik Tadros

Irate Insurgent
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Paul J. Porter

Captian Wogolman
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Matt Newton

Vietnam Private Chris
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Morse Bicknell

Ben Echmeyer
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Sean Phillips

Vietnam Soldier
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Samuel Ray Gates

Journalist #1 (as Samuel Gates)
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Fawad Siddiqui

Kuwait Waiter (as Fawad Masood Siddiqui)
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Elsa Villafane

Gus' Mother
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Brad Grunberg

Ron
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Alexandra Andrews

Scottys Bride (uncredited)
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Saddam Hussein

Himself (archive footage)
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Wiley M. Pickett

Krom - Texan
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Terry Serpico

Krom - Phil Driver
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Robert Anthony Brass

Sgt. Bishop
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John McTasney

Master Sgt Kauzlarik (uncredited)
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Jacob Browne

Lieutenant Boone
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Tim Griffin

Tim Kootz
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Diego Serrano

Krom - Chilean
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George Clooney

Lyn Cassady
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Frank Powers

SSG Stevens (uncredited)
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Michael J. Morris

Army Officer (uncredited)
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George W. Bush

Himself (archive footage)
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Brian Tester

U.S. Army Officer (uncredited)
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A.J. Tannen

Army Broadcaster (scenes deleted)
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Reginald Huc

Krom - 3rd Security Man
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Kevin Wiggins

Major General Jack Gillian
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Brent Lambert

Ann Arbor Newspaper Staff (uncredited)
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Rebecca Mader

Debora Wilton
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Jeff Bridges

Bill Django
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Robert Farrior

Sergeant Skinner (uncredited)
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Nick Offerman

Scotty Mercer
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Glenn Morshower

Major Holtz
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Kevin Geer

CIA Agent
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Stephen Root

Gus Lacey
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Stephen Lang

Brigadier General Dean Hopgood
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Kevin Spacey

Larry Hooper
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Rafael Christian

US Soldier (uncredited)
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John Macho

Jedi #2 (uncredited)
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Arron Shiver

Norm Pendlleton
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JJ Raschel

Clifford Hickox
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Robert Patrick

Todd Nixon
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Todd La Tourrette

Dave
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MinhTu Van

VC Woman
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McCaleb Burnett

Journalist #2
Crew
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Rolfe Kent

Music
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Grant Heslov

Director
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Grant Heslov

Producer
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Peter Straughan

Writer
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Tatiana S. Riegel

Editor
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Paul Lister

Producer
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Jon Ronson

Writer
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Sharon Seymour

Art
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George Clooney

Producer
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Robert Elswit

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Disc Releases
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The Men Who Stare At Goats

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

3/23/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

The Men Who Stare at Goats

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/23/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

The Men Who Stare At Goats

(Blu-ray)

3/23/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

The Men Who Stare At Goats

(DVD)

3/23/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

Straight Men & the Men Who Love Them

(DVD)

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