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  (in credits order)
Alan Bell ... Himself - President, Globe Risk
Phil Lancaster ... Himself - Major [Ret.], Canadian Army
Madelaine Drohan ... Herself - Author + Journalist
Robert Young Pelton ... Himself - Author + Adventurer
Peter Singer ... Himself - Political Analyst
Doug Brooks ... Himself - Government Lobbyist For Security Companies

Stephen J. Cannell ... Himself - Producer
Cobus Claassens ... Himself - Security Contractor
Slavko Ilic ... Himself - Security Contractor
Neall Ellis ... Himself - Private Military Contractor
Frances Stonor Saunders ... Herself - Author + Historian
John F. Mullins ... Himself - Soldier of Fortune
Eike Kluge ... Himself - Professor of Ethics
Tasha Bradsell ... Herself - Journalist
James Ashcroft ... Himself - Interviewee
Rob McKintyre ... Private Security Instructor

Gerard Butler ... Voice of James Ashcroft (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tim Spicer ... Himself (archive footage)
Mark Thatcher ... Himself (archive footage)
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Directed by
Nick Bicanic 
Jason Bourque 
Writing credits
Nick Bicanic (interview material)

Jason Bourque (written by)

Produced by
Nick Bicanic .... producer
Dominika Juillet .... co-producer
Remy Kozak .... producer
Les Lukacs .... co-producer
Andrew Wanliss-Orlebar .... co-producer
Original Music by
Bob Doell (music composer)
Cinematography by
Jason Bourque (filmed by)
Film Editing by
Les Lukacs 
Production Management
Les Lukacs .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Colin Lorimer .... comics
Colin Lorimer .... illustrator
Sound Department
Ewan Deane .... dialogue & sound effects editor
Ewan Deane .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Eliuk .... assistant sound editor
Amy Giammarco .... post audio supervisor
Dean Giammarco .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Hunter .... technical support
Maureen Murphy .... foley artist
Doug Paterson .... adr recordist
Gordon Sproule .... foley engineer
Visual Effects by
Stuart Mackay-Smith .... animator: 2D/3D
Seán Travers .... compositor
Andrew Wanliss-Orlebar .... graphic design
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Fulop .... camera operator: Los Angeles interview
Dominika Juillet .... photographer: undercover (as Dominika Wolski)
Jarred Land .... camera operator: Sierra Leone filming/Toronto interview
Editorial Department
Seán Travers .... colorist
Music Department
Andrew Wanliss-Orlebar .... music supervisor
Other crew
Nick Bicanic .... interviewer
Robert Young Pelton .... acknowledgment: additional Iraq footage by

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Additional Details

86 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Interviewer:Did you ever consider flying helicopter as a civilian? As an alternative career?
Neall Elliss - Interviewee:No.
Neall Elliss - Interviewee:No. There's not enough excitement.
Neall Elliss - Interviewee:You know it's all a game. War is a game... It's the ultimate game. There's nothing to touch it.
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
An Excellent Film That Saves the Genre, 31 October 2006
Author: joe-886 from United States

After Fahrenheit 9/11 and "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" I feared the political documentary genre was forever lost in liberal bias. Shadow Company restores this genre to its rightful place of respectability.

Far too often documentary film makers shape their films to fit their predetermined conclusions and present only the footage that backs up their premise. Shadow Company takes a fair and balanced approach that few filmmakers, or news outlets for that matter, have the courage and integrity to take.

Shadow Company is an extremely insightful, educational, and entertaining look at a remarkable and very controversial event in contemporary politics and modern warfare. Anyone hoping to have a well informed conversation about the war in Iraq needs to see this film. Conservatives and liberals alike will call it one of their favorite films of the year.

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