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A reporter, trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails, gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret, psychic military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. The founder of the unit has gone missing and the trail leads to another psychic soldier who has distorted the mission to serve his own ends. Written by
Jeff Bridges' character Bill Django is based on Army Lt. Col. James Channon, who wrote the First Earth Battalion field manual. In the mid-'70s Channon took a leave of absence (with pay) from the army to go on a fact-finding tour of the New Age Movement, before coming back and writing the First Earth Battalion manual. The movie combines two or three separate programs: the Army's Remote Viewing program (run by the army's Intelligence and Security Command), the "Jedi" program run by the Special Forces, and Channon's First Earth Battalion (which was a concept and a field manual rather than an operational unit). See more »
At the gas station in Iraq, the characters speak Egyptian Arabic, not Iraqi Arabic. See more »
Although this film is inspired by John Ronson's Book The Men Who Stare At Goats, it is a fiction, and while the characters Lynn Cassady and Bill Django are based on actual persons, Sergeant Glenn Wheaton and Colonel Jim Channon, all other characters are invented or are composites and are not portrayals of actual persons. The filmmakers ask that no one attempt walking through walls, cloudbursting while driving, or staring for hours at goats with the intent of harming them... invisibility is fine. See more »
More Than A Feeling
Written by Tom Scholz
Performed by Boston
Courtesy of Epic Records and The Columbia/Epic Label Group, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment
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Great Movie!! Screw what you movie journalists or reviewers may feel it lacked.
It was fantastic, reminded me of catch 22 meets fear and loathing. Great acting and directing. All around I can't think of a negative thing about this film. I read some review, early on that is sustained the same joke the entire movie. Which is wrong! It was awesome, in the most stone age sense of the word. Ewan and George where great cast combo, and Kevin Spacey and others all fitted in perfectly. As I type this at nearly 3:30am after work and a great showing of the film. Doubters of this film, cut out! You will never understand the undertow of great sarcasm and acting of this picture. Otherwise it had never ceased to entertain and to show what good comedies are made of these days in this grim "twilight" and "harry potter" filled ruled time.
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