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Writers:
Nick Bicanic (interview material)
Jason Bourque (written by)
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Tagline:
The Rules of War have changed.
Plot:
Thousands of private soldiers operate in Iraq alone... and many more around the world. These individuals... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins See more »
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A great documentary that is must viewing for both sides. See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (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 ... 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
 
Thanks
Robert Young Pelton .... acknowledgment: additional Iraq footage by
 

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Runtime:
86 min
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Quotes:
Interviewer:Did you ever consider flying helicopter as a civilian? As an alternative career?
Neall Elliss - Interviewee:No.
Interviewer:No?
Neall Elliss - Interviewee:No. There's not enough excitement.
[laughs]
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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Soundtrack:
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A great documentary that is must viewing for both sides., 5 December 2006
Author: Patrique Malaise from Canada

I saw this documentary thinking that it would be biased one way or the other. I was pleasantly surprised to see it be neither a Michael Moore hack job or a Fox News fluff piece.

For the most part it lets present and former mercenaries talk for themselves. The "experts" that are interviewed are not trying to comment on the subject but rather to explain it. Very refreshing indeed. In todays world of highly polarized politics it was great to see a film on this subject, which is for the most part about Iraq, be so even handed.

The extras on the DVD are also well worth a look through. It's well worth the purchase.

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