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Syriana (23-Nov-2005)

Director: Stephen Gaghan

Writer: Stephen Gaghan

Based on a book: See No Evil by Robert Baer

Music by: Alexandre Desplat

Keywords: Thriller, Corporate Crime, Espionage, Explosions

Political thriller depicts high-running tensions and conflicts pertaining to the global oil industry.

ABSTRACT
Comprising multiple storylines concerning an attempted merger between two of the American oil industry's biggest players, Syriana is a typical George Clooney-led political character piece with a violent bent, following the disappearance of an American missile in hostile Iranian territory, an oil-rich Arabian emirate's awarding of an American-desired contract to a Chinese firm, and several other concerns to weave a tale of struggle over one of our planet's most sought-after natural resources.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jayne Atkinson
Actor
18-Feb-1959   Erin Strauss on Criminal Minds
Robert Baer
Spy
c. 1952   Sleeping with the Devil
David Clennon
Actor
10-May-1943   Joshua Nankin on The Agency
George Clooney
Actor
6-May-1961   E.R.
Chris Cooper
Actor
9-Jul-1951   American Beauty
Matt Damon
Actor
8-Oct-1970   Good Will Hunting
Robert Foxworth
Actor
1-Nov-1941   Chase Gioberti on Falcon Crest
William Hurt
Actor
20-Mar-1950   Altered States, Broadcast News
Thomas McCarthy
Actor
30-Jan-1966   The Station Agent
Tim Blake Nelson
Actor
11-May-1964   O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Amanda Peet
Actor
11-Jan-1972   Touch Me
Christopher Plummer
Actor
13-Dec-1929   A Beautiful Mind
Jamey Sheridan
Actor
12-Jul-1951   Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Alexander Siddig
Actor
21-Nov-1965   Dr. Julian Bashir on DS9
Mark Strong
Actor
30-Aug-1963   Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Jeffrey Wright
Actor
7-Dec-1965   Basquiat

CAST

George Clooney   ...   Bob Barnes
Matt Damon   ...   Bryan Woodman
Jeffrey Wright   ...   Bennett Holiday
Chris Cooper   ...   Jimmy Pope
William Hurt   ...   Stan
Mazhar Munir   ...   Wasim Khan
Tim Blake Nelson   ...   Danny Dalton
Amanda Peet   ...   Julie Woodman
Christopher Plummer   ...   Dean Whiting
Alexander Siddig   ...   Prince Nasir Al-Subaai
Said Amadis   ...   Reza Reyhani
Jayne Atkinson   ...   Division Chief
David Clennon   ...   Donald
Sonell Dadral   ...   Farooq
Robert Foxworth   ...   Tommy Barton
Peter Gerety   ...   Leland Janus
Nicky Henson   ...   Sydney Hewitt
Akbar Kurtha   ...   Prince Meshal Al-Subaai
Thomas McCarthy   ...   Fred Franks
Max Minghella   ...   Robby Barnes
William C. Mitchell   ...   Bennett Holiday, Sr.
Jamey Sheridan   ...   Terry
Mark Strong   ...   Mussawi
Amr Waked   ...   Mohammed Sheik Agiza
In order of appearance
Kayvan Novak   ...   Arash
Nicholas Art   ...   Riley Woodman
Steven Hinkle   ...   Max Woodman
Daisy Tormé   ...   Rebecca
Richard Lintern   ...   Bryan's Boss
Jocelyn Quivrin   ...   Vincent
Shahid Ahmed   ...   Saleem Ahmed Khan
Bikram Singh Bhamra   ...   Pakistani Translator
Roger Yuan   ...   Chinese Engineer
Randall Boffman   ...   Distinguished Gentleman #1
Tony French   ...   Distinguished Gentleman #2
Katie Foster   ...   Nervous Daughter
Nadim Sawalha   ...   Emir Hamed Al-Subaai
Ozzie Yue   ...   Chinese Oil Executive
Jon Lee Anderson   ...   Himself
Othman Bin Hendi   ...   Arab Businessman
Bashar H. Atiyat   ...   Nasir's Aide
Ali Al Amine   ...   Older Kid at Pool
Ahmed Aa Mohammed   ...   Abu Khalifa
Ahmed Ayoub   ...   Pakistani Teenager #1
Mohammed Asad Khan   ...   Pakistani Teenager #2
Atta Mohammed Saleh   ...   Old Man
Aziz Zacca   ...   Policeman
Omar Mostafa   ...   The Cleric
David J. Manners   ...   Egypt Bureau Chief
Jamil Jabbar   ...   Supplicant
Badria Timimi   ...   Nasir's Wife
Mohammed Majd   ...   Said Hossein Hashimi
Driss Roukhe   ...   Guard
Katherine Hoskins Mackey   ...   Paralegal
Linda E. Williams   ...   Paralegal
Susan Allenbach   ...   Paralegal #1
William L. Thomas   ...   Paralegal #2
El Mahjoub Raji   ...   Hashimi's Man
Michael Stone Forrest   ...   CIA Security Officer #1
Robert Baer   ...   CIA Security Officer #2
Fritz Michel   ...   Hotel Security Guard
Bob Fajkowski   ...   Secretary of Defense
Jeff Baker   ...   Tommy's Lawyer
Tarik Tamzali   ...   Nasir's Secretary
Mitesh Soni   ...   Martyr
Tootsie Duvall   ...   Assistant at CIA
Nabeel Noman   ...   Bedouin Leader
Ryan Murphy   ...   Drone Tech
Will McCormack   ...   Willy
Donna Mitchell   ...   Pat Janus
James Plannette   ...   Connex Functionary
Michael Allinson   ...   Sir David

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