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The Men Who Stare at Goats

Rated R for language, some drug content and brief nudity.

R In Theaters 11/6/2009 , 90min.
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Plot & Details

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.

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Venice International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Venice International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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