The Men Who Stare at Goats (film)

The Men Who Stare at Goats is a 2009 BritishAmerican war parody comedy film directed by Grant Heslov. It is a fictionalized version of Jon Ronsons 2004 book of an investigation into attempts by the U.S. military to employ psychic powers as a weapon. The film stars George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey, and was produced by Clooneys and Heslovs production company Smokehouse Pictures.

In a short prelude, U.S. Army General Hopgood Stephen Lang is painfully thwarted in an attempt to pass paranormally through a solid wall by simply running into it. The film then follows Ann Arbor Daily Telegram reporter Bob Wilton Ewan McGregor, whose wife leaves him for the newspapers editor. Seeking an escape, Bob flies to Kuwait to report on the Iraq War and to prove to his wife and himself that he is a man. However, he stumbles onto the story of a lifetime when he meets a retired U.S. Army Special Forces operator, Lyn Cassady George Clooney, who reveals that he was part of a U.S. Army unit training psychic spies or Jedi Warriors to develop a range of parapsychological skills including invisibility, remote viewing, and phasing. The back story is told mainly through flashbacks.In 1972, Army officer Bill Django Jeff Bridges, after accidentally falling out of a Huey helicopter in Vietnams Bnh Dng Province, found his newly recruited men to be unable or unwilling to fire on a female Viet Cong soldier before she shot him in the chest. He then underwent a factfinding mission prompted by a vision where the Viet Cong soldier says, their gentleness is their strength. The bulk of Djangos mission immersed him fully into the New Age movement so that, when he returned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in 1980, he had long braided hair and a tattoo of a third eye surmounted on a pyramid on his chest. ........

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