First Look: The Good Shepherd
Release Date: December 22, 2006
Distributor: Universal Pictures.
Director: Robert De Niro
Producers: James G. Robinson, Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro
Screenwriter: Eric Roth
Cast: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, William Hurt, John Turturro, Robert
De Niro, Alec Baldwin, Billy Crudup, Michael Gambon, Gabriel Macht, Tammy
Blanchard, Vladimir Mashkov, Joe Pesci
Synopsis The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence
Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life in "The Good
Shepherd," an espionage drama starring Academy Award® winners
Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and Robert De Niro and directed by Robert De
Edward Wilson (Matt Damon) understands the value of secrecy-discretion
and commitment to honor have been embedded in him since childhood. As
an eager, optimistic student at Yale, he is recruited to join the secret
society Skull and Bones, a brotherhood and breeding ground for future
world leaders. Wilson's acute mind, spotless reputation and sincere belief
in American values render him a prime candidate for a career in intelligence,
and he is soon recruited to work for the OSS (the precursor to the CIA)
As one of the covert founders of the CIA, working in the heart of an organization
where duplicity is required and nothing is taken at face value, Edward's'
idealism is steadily eroded by a growing suspicious nature, reflective
of a world settling into the long paranoia of the Cold War. As his methods
are adopted as standard operating procedure, Wilson develops into one
of the Agency's veteran operatives, all the while combating his KGB counterpart.
However, his steely dedication to his country comes at an ever-increasing
price. Not even his wife Clover (Angelina Jolie) or his beloved son can
divert Wilson from a path that will force him to sacrifice everything
in pursuit of this job.
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