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The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (2011)

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A son's riveting look at a father whose life seemed straight out of a spy thriller. The secret world of a legendary CIA spymaster. Told by William Colby's son Carl, the story is at once a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Colby ... Self (archive footage)
Dale Andrade ... Self - Military Historian
Zbigniew Brzezinski ... Self - Former National Security Advisor (as Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski)
Corrado Cantatore ... Self - Former Division Chief, SISMI (Italian Intelligence)
Jonathan Clarke Jonathan Clarke ... Self - Senior Officer, British Intelligence
Barbara Colby ... Self - Wife of William Colby
Daren J. Flitcroft Daren J. Flitcroft ... Self - Veteran, Phoenix Program, CIA
Donald P. Gregg Donald P. Gregg ... Self - Veteran, Phoenix Program, CIA (as Amb. Donald Gregg)
Seymour Hersh ... Self - Journalist
Fisher Howe ... Self - Veteran, London, OSS
Thomas Hughes Thomas Hughes ... Self - Former Director, Intelligence and Research, State Department
Oleg Kalugin ... Self - Former Head, U.S. Operations, KGB (as Maj. Gen. Oleg Kalugin)
Bob Kerrey ... Self - Navy SEAL, Medal of Honor, Veteran, Phoenix Program (as Senator Bob Kerrey)
John Langan John Langan ... Self - Counselor
James Lilley James Lilley ... Self - Veteran Officer, CIA (as Amb. James R. Lilley)
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A son's riveting look at a father whose life seemed straight out of a spy thriller. The secret world of a legendary CIA spymaster. Told by William Colby's son Carl, the story is at once a probing history of the CIA, a personal memoir of a family living in clandestine shadows, and an inquiry into the hard costs of a nation's most cloaked actions. Written by Act 4 Entertainment

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,411, 25 September 2011

Gross USA:

$183,342

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$183,342
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Amateurish
22 December 2013 | by moondog-8See all my reviews

If the filmmaker wants to make a personal video memory of his dad, so be it. But to serve up this documentary as something serious, with dramatic and political context for a wider audience, then the filmmaker totally fails. It has too little structure, tension, and journalistic effort to make an engrossing movie. So many follow-up questions aren't asked, so much nostalgic remembrances by family members that serve no purpose to a general audience, so many digressions, and no real examination of the times. This might make a good present to other members of the director's family, but as something to leave the house and go buy a ticket at a theatre, forget about it.


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