Syriana

Syriana

George Clooney
Director: Stephen Gaghan Cast: George Clooney
George Clooney
, Matt Damon
Matt Damon
, Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
Stephen Gaghan

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Overview

Oil drives greed in Oscar-winning Traffic screenwriter Stephen Gaghan's labyrinthine sophomore directorial effort that traces the corruption of the global oil industry from the backrooms of Washington, D.C., to the petroleum-rich fields of the Middle East. Based in part on the writings of former CIA case officer Robert Baer, Syriana combines multiple storylines to explore the complexities that befall a proposed merger between two U.S. oil giants. Reform-minded Gulf country prince Nasir (Alexander Siddig) is in favor of making his nation more self-sufficient rather than U.S.-reliant, and his money-minded Western connections couldn't be less pleased. Before settling into a cushy desk job for the remainder of his career, CIA agent Bob Barnes (George Clooney) is sent on one last assignment -- to assassinate Prince Nasir and reinstate U.S. ties in the oil-rich region. Though his loyalty dictates that Barnes carry out his current mission despite lingering doubts of a previous blunder, his mission goes horribly awry when his field contact goes turncoat and Barnes becomes a CIA scapegoat. Meanwhile, up-and-coming Washington attorney Bennett Holiday (Jeffrey Wright) attempts to walk a fine line in overseeing a tenuous merger between two oil giants that's plagued with shady business dealings. Hotshot energy analyst Bryan Woodman (Matt Damon) is in talks to form a lucrative partnership with Prince Nasir, though the death of his son during a party at the prince's estate makes him question his loyalty to business over family. Back in Washington, D.C., Bennet's boss Dean Whiting attempts to undermine Prince Nasir's attempts to make his country less reliant on the U.S. dollar by planting the seeds of dissonance between the progressive prince and his money-minded younger brother Prince Meshal (Akbar Kurtha).

Product Details

Release Date: 10/10/2006
UPC: 0012569829510
Original Release: 2005
Rating: R
Source: Warner Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:08:00
Sales rank: 10,061

Special Features

Additional scenes; Documentary: Weaving Reality Into Drama; A conversation with George Clooney; A conversation with Matt Damon; Make a change, make a difference; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Clooney Bob Barnes
Matt Damon Bryan Woodman
Jeffrey Wright Bennett Holiday
Chris Cooper Jimmy Pope
William Hurt Stan Goff
Tim Blake Nelson Danny Dalton
Amanda Peet Julie Woodman
Christopher Plummer Dean Whiting
Alexander Siddig Prince Nasir Al-Subaai
Mazhar Munir Wasid Ahmed Khan
Nicholas Reese Art Riley Woodman
Mark Strong Mussawi
Max Minghella Robby Barnes
Fritz Michel Security Guard
Akbar Kurtha Prince Meshal Al-Subaai
Viola Davis Marilyn Richards
William C. Mitchell Bennett Holiday, Sr.
Nicky Henson Sydney Hewitt
Robert Foxworth Tommy Thompson
Peter Gerety Lee Janus
David Clennon Donald Farish III
Nadim Sawalha Emir Hamad Al-Subaai
Shahid Ahmed Saleed Ahmed Khan
Sonnell Dadral Farooq
Jamey Sheridan Terry George
Tom McCarthy Fred Franks
Jayne Atkinson CIA Division Chief

Technical Credits
Stephen Gaghan Director,Screenwriter
Sarah Bradshaw Associate Producer
George Clooney Executive Producer
Ben Cosgrove Executive Producer
Alexandre Desplat Score Composer
Robert Elswit Cinematographer
Louise Frogley Costumes/Costume Designer
Daran Fulham Art Director
Elizabeth Greenberg Casting
Petur Hliddal Sound/Sound Designer
Alan Hook Art Director
Jennifer Fox Producer
Georgia Kacandes Producer
Avy Kaufman Casting
Lora Kennedy Casting
Elizabeth Kirkscey Associate Producer
Shannon Lail Associate Producer
Andrew Menzies Art Director
Michael Nozik Producer
Laurent Ott Art Director
Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Steven Soderbergh Executive Producer
Tim Squyres Editor
Lucinda Syson Casting
Simon Warnock Asst. Director
Dan Weil Production Designer

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