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The Good Shepherd

"The untold story of the most powerful covert agency in the world."

Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in the newly founded OSS. His dedication to his work does not come without a price though, leading him to sacrifice his ideals and eventually his family.

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Released: Dec 11th, 2006
Budget: $85,000,000.00
Revenue: N/A

The Good Shepherd Main Cast

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Matt Damon
Matt Damon
plays Edward Wilson
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
plays Margaret 'Clover' Russell
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
plays Sam Murach
Tammy Blanchard
Tammy Blanchard
plays Laura
Billy Crudup
Billy Crudup
plays Arch Cummings
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • James Horner was signed to compose the score, but quit due to creative differences with director Robert De Niro. Marcelo Zarvos replaced him soon after and was assisted by Bruce Fowler.
  • Movie Goof (crew or equipment visible): During a couple of scenes with Matt Damon you can see a green screen reflection in his glasses.
  • Michael Gambon's character, Dr. Fredricks, is partly inspired by Alan Turing, a British mathematician who helped to crack the German "Enigma" code during World War II, and who is considered one of the founders of modern computer science. In 1952, Turing was expelled from the British secret service after being prosecuted for his homosexual affairs. In 1954, he died after eating a cyanide-laced apple, but it is unknown if he was murdered or committed suicide.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): Early in the film, in a scene set in April 1961, you can see a solid blue US Postal Service box on a street corner in Washington, D.C. In 1961 US postal boxes were painted red on top and blue below.
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