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The men who stared at GoatsReporter Bob Wilton is in search of his next big story when he encounters Lyn Cassady, a shadowy figure who claims to be part of an experimental U.S. military unit. According to Cassady, the New Earth Army is changing the way wars are fought.

The men who stared at Goats
Reporter Bob Wilton is in search of his next big story when he encounters Lyn Cassady, a shadowy figure who claims to be part of an experimental U.S. military unit. According to Cassady, the New Earth Army is changing the way wars are fought.

A legion of “Warrior Monks” with unparalleled psychic powers can read the enemy’s thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat simply by staring at it.

Now, the program’s founder, Bill Django, has gone missing and Cassady’s mission is to find him. Intrigued by his new acquaintance’s far-fetched stories, Bob impulsively decides to tag along.

When the pair tracks Django to a clandestine training camp run by renegade psychic Larry Hooper, the reporter is trapped in the middle of a grudge match between the forces of Django’s New Earth Army and Hooper’s personal militia of super soldiers.

In order to survive this wild adventure, Bob will have to outwit an enemy he never thought possible.

Also Known As: The Man Who Stared at Goats
Production Status: The men who stared at Goats
Reporter Bob Wilton is in search of his next big story when he encounters Lyn Cassady, a shadowy figure who claims to be part of an experimental U.S. military unit. According to Cassady, the New Earth Army is changing the way wars are fought. Released
Genres: Comedy, Thriller, Adaptation and War
Running Time: 1 hr. 33 min
Release Date: November 6th, 2009 (limited)
MPAA Rating: For language, some drug content and brief nudity.
Distributors: Overture Films
Financiers: Winchester Capital Partners
U.S. Box Office: $23,038,050
Filming Locations: Puerto Rico, USA New Mexico, USA
Produced in: United States
Starring: George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Rebecca Mader, Stephen Lang and Robert Patrick
Directed by: Grant Heslov


Law abiding citizens

Clyde Shelton is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion. When the killers are caught, Nick Rice, a hotshot young Philadelphia prosecutor, is assigned to the case. Over his objections, Nick is forced by his boss to offer one of the suspects a light sentence in exchange for testifying against his accomplice. Fast forward ten years.

The man who got away with murder is found dead and Clyde Shelton coolly admits his guilt. Then he issues a warning to Nick to either fix the flawed justice system that failed his family, or key players in the trial will die.

Soon Shelton follows through on his threats, orchestrating from his jail cell a string of spectacularly diabolical assassinations that can be neither predicted nor prevented.

Philadelphia is gripped with fear as Shelton’s high-profile targets are slain one after another and the authorities are powerless to halt his reign of terror.

Only Nick can stop the killing, and to do so he must outwit this brilliant sociopath in a harrowing contest of wills in which even the smallest misstep means death.

With his own family now in Shelton’s crosshairs, Nick finds himself in a desperate race against time facing a deadly adversary who seems always to be one step ahead.

Production Status: Released
Logline: A district attorney finds himself at odds with a criminal mastermind that virtually controls a city from the confines of his prison cell.
Genres: Thriller
Running Time:  2 hr. 2 min
Release Date: October 16th, 2009 (wide)
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody brutal violence and torture, a scene of rape and pervasive language.
 Distributors: Overture Films
Production Co.: The Film Department, Warp Film, Evil Twins
Financiers: The Film Department
U.S. Box Office: $21,039,502
Filming Locations: Detroit, Michigan, USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Produced in: United States

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