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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 ... 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
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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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Informative, Entertaining, and Balanced, 13 March 2006
Author: phoenix-82 from Texas, United States

From the description, I expected Shadow Company to be a condemnation of privately run military companies, however the actual film turned out to be very well balanced and well put together.

The film grabs varying viewpoints, from the soldiers in the field, to the executives that hire them, to ethics experts and more. The film looked at the issue from historical, financial, ethical, and effective standpoints.

The film added liveliness and interest through clever use of overlays and cut-away scenes. It managed to add elements of humor from time to time that helped the film feel much less dry than other documentaries.

The best part about the documentary is that it did not attempt to sell me a particular viewpoint. It left me still pondering everything that I had seen on the screen, and attempting to decide what I really felt about the issue.

In total, one of the finer documentaries I have ever seen.

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