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The Good Shepherd is a american film of genre Drama directed by Robert De Niro released in USA on 11 december 2006 with Matt Damon

The Good Shepherd (2006)

The Good Shepherd
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Released in USA 11 december 2006
Length 2h47
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Thriller,    Action,    Spy,    Historical
Rating66% 3.3490853.3490853.3490853.3490853.349085

The Good Shepherd is a 2006 spy film produced and directed by Robert De Niro and starring Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and De Niro, with an extensive supporting cast. De Niro also produced it with James G. Robinson and Jane Rosenthal.

Although it is a fictional film loosely based on real events, it is advertised as telling the untold story of the birth of counter-intelligence in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The film's main character, Edward Wilson (portrayed by Damon), is loosely based on James Jesus Angleton and Richard M. Bissell.

This was Joe Pesci's first film appearance after his six-year hiatus from acting between 1999 and 2005. Eric Roth, the film's screenwriter, began to work on the project after he abandoned his attempt to bring Norman Mailer's Harlot's Ghost to the screen. Like De Niro's film, Mailer's novel is a fictionalized chronicle of the CIA.

The film received mixed reviews, and its box office was not much higher than the budget. Joe Pesci went on another hiatus from acting for four years.

Synopsis

A photograph and an audio recording on reel-to-reel tape are dropped off anonymously at the home of Edward Wilson (Matt Damon), a senior CIA officer, after the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba fails due to an undisclosed leak. While riding to work on the bus, Edward is approached by a young boy who asks if Edward has change for a dollar. Upon arriving at work, Edward's assistant checks the serial number of the dollar against a long list of serial numbers assigned to various code names and confirms that Edward has been given a dollar from "Cardinal". The story then flashes back to 1939.

Actors

Matt Damon

(Edward Bell Wilson)
Angelina Jolie

(Margaret Ann Russell)
William Hurt

(Philip Allen)
Alec Baldwin

(Sam Murach)
Robert De Niro

(Bill Sullivan)
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