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Summary: A missile disappears in Iran, but the CIA has other problems: the heir to an Emirate gives an oil contract to China, cutting out a US company that promptly fires its immigrant workers and merges with a small firm that has landed a Kazakhstani oil contract. The Department of Justice suspects bribery, and the oil company's law firm finds a scapegoat. The CIA also needs one when its plot to kill the Emir-apparent fails. Agent Bob Barnes, the fall guy, sorts out the double cross. An American economist parlays the death of his son into a contract to advise the sheik the CIA wants dead. The jobless Pakistanis join a fundamentalist group. All roads start and end in the oil fields.
Runtime: 126 min
Rating: Rated R for violence and language.
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Genres: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Languages: English, French, Mandarin, Urdu, Arabic, Persian
Home Release Date: Jun 20, 2006
Director Credit
Stephen Gaghan Director
Writer Credit
Robert Baer Book "See No Evil: The True Story Of A Ground Soldier In The CIA's War On Terrorism" (Suggestion)
Stephen Gaghan Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Amanda Peet Julie Woodman
George Clooney Bob Barnes
Matt Damon Bryan Woodman
Cast Credit
Amr Waked Mohammed Sheik Agiza
Chris Cooper Jimmy Pope
Christopher Plummer Dean Whiting
Daisy Tormé Rebecca
Jeffrey Wright Bennett Holiday
Kayvan Novak Arash
Nicholas Art Riley Woodman
Nicky Henson Sydney Hewitt
Peter Gerety Leland "Lee" Janus
Richard Lintern Bryan's Boss
Robert Foxworth Tommy Barton
Steven Hinkle Max Woodman
Producer Credit
Ben Cosgrove Executive Producer
Elizabeth Kirkscey Associate Producer
George Clooney Executive Producer
Georgia Kacandes Producer
Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Jennifer Fox Producer
Michael Nozik Producer
Sarah Bradshaw Associate Producer
Shannon Lail Associate Producer
Steven Soderbergh Executive Producer
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