The Men Who Stare at Goats


1h 33m 2009

Brief Synopsis

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 pow

Film Details

Also Known As
Hombres de mentes, Man Who Stared at Goats, The, Men Who Stare at Goats, chèvres du Pentagone
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Comedy
Dark Comedy
Political
Thriller
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
RELATIVITY MEDIA DISTRIBUTION GROUP (RMDG)
Location
New Mexico, USA; Puerto Rico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

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.

Crew

Emilio Acosta

Construction

Douglas Neal Acton

Medic

Matt Adler

Adr Voice Casting

Richard Agee

Caterer

Andrew Aguilar

Production Assistant

Angelo Alberti

Hair

Luis Raul Alcocer

Stunts

Richard Alfaro

Construction

Patricia Alonso

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Colin Anderson

Camera Operator

Debra M Andrews

Seamstress Supervisor

Pedro Aponte

Scenic Artist

James Apted

Camera Assistant

Jamie Archer

Construction Coordinator

Robert Arnold

Rigging Grip

Jose X Arribas

Production Assistant

Matt Ashton

Software Engineer

Burt Bacharach

Song

Joe Bacharka

Lighting Technician

Pat Banta

Stunt Double

Craig Tex Barnett

Special Effects Foreman

Paul Barreras

Construction

Adam Barth

Video Assist/Playback

Tom Battani

Caterer

Bobby Beckles

Stunts

Rick Belosic

Foreman

Paul R Berg

Foreman

Chick Bernhardt

Stunts

Raushawn Bitsoi

Production

Michael Blatner

Foreman

Tony Blondal

Original Music

Tony Blondal

Music Scoring Mixer

Jo Edna Boldin

Casting

Jeff Bolen

Scenic Artist

Apreciado Bonilla

Construction

Charlie Bonilla

Special Effects Technician

Peter Borck

Art Director

Kase Bowman

Rigging Grip

Christopher Brion

Construction

Fernando Briones

Lighting Technician

Erik L Brown

Camera Assistant

Fritz Buckley

Props Assistant

Bobby Burns

Stunts

Elika Burns

Rotoscope Animator

Gladys Bustos

Assistant Property Master

Greg Byrd

Production Assistant

Robert Caban

Special Effects Technician

Kate Caldwell

Casting Associate

Ian Calip

Assistant Director

Marcia Calosio

Set Decorator

Jana Camacho

Production Assistant

Alison Cannon

Production Accountant

Kyle Caraway

Construction

Isiah T Carpenter

Construction

Emmanuel Carrion

Best Boy Electric

Erick Castillo

Loader

Lloyd Catlett

Assistant

Rick Chavez

Assistant Property Master

Lance Cheatham

On-Set Dresser

S Todd Christensen

Location Manager

Jorge Cisneros

Stunts

Patrick Clancey

Camera

Sebastian Claudio

Sculptor

Daniel Clear

Dolly Grip

George Clooney

Producer

Mark Coffey

Assistant Sound Editor

Linda Cohen

Music Supervisor

Stephen Coleman

Music

Hector M. Collazo

Special Effects Technician

Leslie Colombani

Rigging Gaffer

Sage Emmett Connell

On-Set Dresser

Brenda Cook

Costumer

Gareth Coombes

Song

Robert Corlew

Production Coordinator

Martial Corneville

Wig Maker

Mitchelle Correa

Accountant

Rafael E. Corretjer Russi

Production Assistant

Scott Crafford

Visual Effects

Mark Craig

Caterer

Agnes Colon Crescioni

Location Manager

Milagros Nunez Cruz

Seamstress Supervisor

Ramon Vazquez Cruz

Stunts

Victor Cruz Cruz

Best Boy Grip

Tom Cummins

Set Costumer

Hal David

Song

Mike Davis

Transportation Coordinator

Tad Davis

Production Assistant

Vince Deadrick

Stunt Double

Dustin Dellavecchia

Production Assistant

Sgt. Maj. James D. Dever

Technical Advisor

Carlos Jose Diaz

Props Buyer

Ken Diaz

Makeup

Lizz Diaz

Art Department Coordinator

Michael Dillon

Visual Effects Producer

Ben Dishart

Cgi Artist

Michael Donnner

Post-Production Accountant

Dave Dorn

Craft Service

Caoimhe Doyle

Foley Artist

Edward A. Duran

Stunts

Mary Duree

Animal Wrangler

Robert Elswit

Director Of Photography

Gabriel O Encarnacion

Construction

Gino Falla

Accountant

Rolland Lock Feight

Gang Boss

Fernando I Fernandez

Scenic Artist

Alan Feshold

Grip

Jose Andres Figueroa

Rigging Grip

Rey Figueroa

Location Scout

Chrissy Fiorilli

Casting Associate

Daniel Fischer

Production Assistant

Sara Fischer

Coordinator

Cliff Fleming

Helicopter Pilot

Cory Fleming

Helicopter Pilot

Felix Nunez Flores

Grip

Jo Kissack Folsom

Costumer

Anciso Franco

Transportation

Ramon Frank

Stunts

Joe Freeman

On-Set Dresser

Leslie Freud

Rigging Electrician

Mathias Frodin

Compositing Supervisor

Louise Frogley

Costume Designer

Elizabeth Gabel

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jeremy Gallegos

Construction

Amy Garback

Software Engineer

Mark Gasbarro

Song

Mark Gasbarro

Song Performer

Jock Gatti

Craft Service

Jeffrey Lee Gibson

Stunt Double

Jeffrey Lee Gibson

Stunt Coordinator

Michael Gibson

Grip

Bill Gilman

Compositing Supervisor

Jenna Gingery

Set Costumer

Alex Gitler

Compositing Supervisor

Daniel Goffey

Song

Julia Gombert

Wardrobe

David J Gonzalez

Props Assistant

Guillermo Gonzalez

Production Assistant

Juan Gonzalez

Caterer

Ricardo Gonzalez

Transportation

George Goodwin

Accounting Assistant

Ellen S Gordon

Unit Production Manager

John Gorman

Lighting Technician

Al Goto

Stunts

Brooke Graeff

Foley

Kyle Gray

Compositing Supervisor

Homer Greencastle

Song

Ana Groennou

Transportation Captain

Emily Gruendike

Production Assistant

Juan Guallini

Greensman

R Elliott Guinn

Medic

Mark Gutierrez

Construction

Barbara A Hall

Executive Producer

Barbara A Hall

Unit Production Manager

Brian Han

Visual Effects Producer

Ian Hanna

Grip

David Glenn Haris

Scenic Artist

Nina Harlan

Rotoscope Animator

Kevin Harris

Special Effects Coordinator

Kurt Harris

Special Effects Technician

Theodore Harris

Construction

Jack Heeren

Foley Mixer

Joe Henke

Digital Effects Supervisor

Angel D Hernandez

Craft Service

Paul Herrera

Construction

Grant Heslov

Producer

Heather Elisa Hill

Visual Effects Supervisor

Elizabeth Himelstein

Dialect Coach

Sam Hofstedt

Music Engineer

Daniel Holloway

Scenic Artist

James A Holt

Executive Producer

Richard N Hurff

Construction

Harry Hurst

Special Effects Technician

Matthew Iadarola

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Barry Idoine

Camera Assistant

Billy Idol

Song

Sarah Iha

Production

Marcos Iparraguirre

Scenic Artist

Jaime Irizarry

Stunts

Jorge H Irizarry

Construction

Mario Luciano Irizarry

On-Set Dresser

Pat Jabbar

Song

Lisa H Jackson

Accountant

Robert Jackson

Boom Operator

Jai James

Assistant Director

Tony James

Song

Chris H Jarm

Rigging Electrician

Hamish Jenkinson

Assistant

John Steve Jerauld

On-Set Dresser

Eddie Jimenez

Construction

Sergio Jimenez

Caterer

Amanda Mackey Johnson

Casting Director

Matthew P Johnson

Gang Boss

Matthew P Johnson

Construction

Kevin Jojola

Rigging Electrician

Mark Justison

Rotoscope Animator

Michael Kenner

Key Grip

Rolfe Kent

Music Composer

Rolfe Kent

Music Conductor

Mark Kersey

Greensman

William Kessler

Scenic Artist

Film Details

Also Known As
Hombres de mentes, Man Who Stared at Goats, The, Men Who Stare at Goats, chèvres du Pentagone
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Comedy
Dark Comedy
Political
Thriller
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
RELATIVITY MEDIA DISTRIBUTION GROUP (RMDG)
Location
New Mexico, USA; Puerto Rico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 6, 2009

Released in United States on Video March 23, 2010

Released in United States October 2009

Shown at London Film Festival (Galas & Special Screenings) October 14-29, 2009.

Based on the book "Men Who Stare at Goats" written by Jon Ronson and published by Picador on November 19, 2004.

Project was included on the 2006 Black List.

Overture acquired domestic distribution rights at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall November 6, 2009

Released in United States on Video March 23, 2010

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at London Film Festival (Galas & Special Screenings) October 14-29, 2009.)