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The men who stare at goats

Author: Paul ListerRobert ElswitBarbara A HallJames HoltAlison OwenAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reporter Bob Wilton is trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails. He gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret, military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. With unparalleled psychic powers, they can read the enemy's thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat by simply staring at it. Now, the founder of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Comedy films
Drama
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
War films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Lister; Robert Elswit; Barbara A Hall; James Holt; Alison Owen; David Thompson; George Clooney; Grant Heslov; Peter Straughan; Jeff Bridges; Ewan McGregor; Kevin Spacey; Robert Patrick; Stephen Lang; Stephen Root; Glenn Morshower; Waleed F Zuaiter; Rolfe Kent; Louise Frogley; Tatiana S Riegel; Sharon Seymour; Jon Ronson; Overture Films.; Winchester Capital Management.; BBC Films.; Smokehouse Pictures (Firm); Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc.
OCLC Number: 496322405
Language Note: In English dialogue with optional English (SDH) or Spanish subtitles.
Notes: Inspired by the book by Jon Ronson.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Special features: Audio commentary with director Grant Heslov ; Audio commentary with book author Jon Ronson ; "Goats declassified: the real men of the First Earth Battalion" featurette; "Project 'Hollywood': a classified report from the set" featurette; Character bios; Deleted scenes.
Credits: Music composed by Rolfe Kent ; costume designer, Louise Frogley ; editor, Tatiana S. Riegel ; production designer, Sharon Seymour.
Cast: George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, Robert Patrick, Stephen Lang, Stephen Root, Glenn Morshower, Waleed Zuaiter.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for language, some drug content and brief nudity.
Description: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby digital surround 5.1.
Contents: Special features include: Audio commentary with director Grant Heslov ; Audio commentary with book author Jon Ronson ; "Goats declassified: the real men of the First Earth Battalion" featurette; "Project 'Hollywood': a classified report from the set" featurette; Character bios; Deleted scenes.
Responsibility: Overture Films presents in association with Winchester Capital Management and BBC Films a Smokehouse/Paul Lister production ; director of photography, Robert Elswit ; executive producers, Barbara A. Hall, James Holt, Alison Owen, David M. Thompson ; produced by Paul Lister, George Clooney, Grant Heslov ; screenplay by Peter Straughan ; directed by Grant Heslov.
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Reporter Bob Wilton is trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails. He gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret, military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. With unparalleled psychic powers, they can read the enemy's thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat by simply staring at it. Now, the founder of the unit has gone missing and the trail leads to another psychic soldier who has distorted the mission to serve his own ends.

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