In this quirky dark comedy inspired by a real life story you will hardly believe is actually true, astonishing revelations about a top-secret wing of the U.S. military come to light when a reporter encounters an enigmatic Special Forces operator on a mind-boggling mission. Reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) is in search of his next big story when he encounters Lyn Cassady (Academy Award®winner George Clooney), a shadowy figure who claims to be part of an experimental U.S. military unit. According to Cassady, the New Earth Army is changing the way wars are fought. A legion of Warrior Monks with unparalleled psychic powers can read the enemy’s thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat simply by staring at it. Now, the programs founder, Bill Django (Oscar® nominee Jeff Bridges), has gone missing and Cassadys mission is to find him. Intrigued by his new acquaintances far-fetched stories, Bob impulsively decides to accompany him on the search. When the pair tracks Django to a clandestine training camp run by renegade psychic Larry Hooper (two-time Oscar® winner Kevin Spacey), the reporter is trapped in the middle of a grudge match between the forces of Djangos New Earth Army and Hoopers personal militia of super soldiers. In order to survive this wild adventure, Bob will have to outwit an enemy he never thought possible. The Men Who Stare at Goats was inspired by Jon Ronsons non-fiction bestseller of the same name, an eye-opening and often hilarious exploration of the governments attempts to harness paranormal abilities to combat its enemies.
The Men Who Stare at Goats is a major motion picture staring George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Ewan McGregor and Kevin Spacey. The satire is based on Jon Ronson’s best-seller of the same title. Much of the book and film were inspired by Jim Channon’s First Earth Battalion. The DVD has an exclusive12 minute featurette: “Goats Declassified: The Real Men of the First Earth Battalion” which testifies to the film’s factual basis. Interviews include Jim Channon, Jon Ronson, John Alexander, Guy Savelli and other members of the First Earth Battalion who share their experiences as psychic spies. Explore Jim Channon’s website to learn the real story and history behind the First Earth Battalion and the military mavericks who dared to dream.