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The Good Shepherd

Robert De Niro directs this intimate, cold war espionage drama exploring the origins of the CIA via the wartime agency, the Office of Strategic Servies (OSS). Matt Damon stars as Edward Wilson, Yale graduate and Skull and Bones member, co-opted into counterintelligence during World War II, and later to play an integral part in the formation of the Central Intelligence Agency. Damon's character is based on real-life spymaster, James Jesus Angleton, who was tutored by infamous English double agent, Kim Philby, played in the film by Michael Gambon as Dr Fredericks. Angelina Jolie is the disconnected wife, William Hurt is Wilson's boss, Alec Baldwin is the world-weary FBI connection, while De Niro has made small cameos for himself and old mate, Joe Pesci.

Year: 2006
Genre: Drama, Thrillers & Suspense, True Stories
Country: USA
Director: Robert De Niro
Starring: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, Tammy Blanchard, Billy Crudup, Robert De Niro, Keir Dullea, Michael Gambon, Martina Gedeck, William Hurt, Timothy Hutton, Gabriel Macht, Joe Pesci
Duration: 160 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence, offensive language and sex scenes.
6.7/10
Location in store: Thriller

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