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R| 2 hr. 8 min.

Plot Summary
The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday (Jeffrey Wright) is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman (Matt Damon), a Switzerland-based energy analyst, experiences both personal tragedy and opportunity during a visit with Arabian royalty. Meanwhile, veteran CIA agent Bob Barnes (George Clooney) uncovers an assassination plot with unsettling origins.

Cast: George Clooney , Matt Damon , Jeffrey Wright , Amanda Peet , Chris Cooper , Tim Blake Nelson , Heather Chase , Susan Allenback

Director: Stephen Gaghan

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Distributor: Warner Bros.

Syriana (2005)

Release Date: November 23rd, 2005|2 hr. 8 min.

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  • Takes off with the lightning speed of a thriller, the gonzo force of frontline journalism and the emotional wallop of a drama that puts a human face on shocking statistics. show more

  • It's hard to get swept away when you're struggling to figure out who's doing what to whom and why. show more

  • A gripping and fascinating tale of political intrigue that spans three continents, its focus trained on the volatile Middle East. It's a global portrait of danger, deception and disillusionment, with no dearth of human casualties. show more

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