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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:
Sheldon Maxwell ... Himself - Security Contractor
Tim Spicer ... Himself (archive footage)
Mark Thatcher ... Himself (archive footage)

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 .... re-recording mixer
Peter Eliuk .... assistant sound editor
Amy Giammarco .... post audio supervisor
Dean Giammarco .... 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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86 min
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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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17 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
behind the scenes for balance, 16 March 2006
Author: dominikagirl from Vancouver, British Columbia

Being a non-military globally conscientious girl (who oft would even name herself a pacifist), I would have to say that this documentary was one of the biggest eye openers for me in the last few years. All the stereotypes, even the limited ones I had, were explored, dissected and supported, contested and investigated in the way you expect an objective documentary to be. The voices, both supportive and opposing, both disturbing and considerate, historical and modern... all were incontestably honest and articulated in an engaging way. The format of the documentary is one the defies convention - I hesitated to use Terrentino's name because only the unexpected dynamics of the format can be compared to him: things are presented in a way that you don't expect and you are left with questions to ponder yourself rather than a bunch of answers that settle the issue for you. This is a documentary that empowers the audience and for some people this is an unexpected and thrilling OR scary concept.

I was asked to travel to Sierra Leone to do still photography for this project but other than that, I had no involvement of the story building process. I am amazed to see how each of the people they interviewed, and the facts they accumulated, have been presented in the final product in a way that is engaging and informative. No wonder Edward Zwyck was a fan of this doc - it's a rare example of what the documentary format can be used for.

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