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The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

R
94 min | Comedy, War

A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.
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Jon Ronson (inspired by the book) | Peter Straughan (screenplay)
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Budget
$ 25,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 12,706,654
Gross (USA)
$ 32,428,195
Gross (World)
$ 105,509,181
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Release date
Nov 6, 2009 (United States)

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75 cast members
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George Clooney
Lyn Cassady Lyn Cassady   See fewer
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Ewan McGregor
Bob Wilton Bob Wilton   See fewer
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Jeff Bridges
Bill Django Bill Django   See fewer
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Kevin Spacey
Larry Hooper Larry Hooper   See fewer
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Stephen Lang
Brig. Gen. Dean Hopgood Brig. Gen. Dean Hopgood   See fewer
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Robert Patrick
Todd Nixon Todd Nixon   See fewer
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Waleed Zuaiter
Mahmud Daash Mahmud Daash   See fewer
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Stephen Root
Gus Lacey Gus Lacey   See fewer
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Glenn Morshower
Maj. Gen. Holtz Maj. Gen. Holtz   See fewer
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Nick Offerman
Scotty Mercer Scotty Mercer   See fewer
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Tim Griffin
Tim Kootz Tim Kootz   See fewer
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Rebecca Mader
Debora Wilton Debora Wilton   See fewer
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Dave (as Todd Latourrette) Dave (as Todd Latourrette)   See fewer
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Elsa Villafane
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Vietnam Soldier Vietnam Soldier   See fewer
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Chris - Vietnam Private Chris - Vietnam Private   See fewer
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VC Woman (as Minh Tu Van) VC Woman (as Minh Tu Van)   See fewer
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General Brown General Brown   See fewer
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Hrach Titizian
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Jack Mercy
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Iraqi Driver Iraqi Driver   See fewer
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Technician Technician   See fewer
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Lyn's Father Lyn's Father   See fewer
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Lyn (12 years old) Lyn (12 years old)   See fewer
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Norm Pendlleton Norm Pendlleton   See fewer
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