R | | Comedy, War
A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.
When George Clooney's character mentions the poem about the sailor and the seagull, he is talking about the poem 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' by English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, which involves an albatross.
Brigadier General Dean Hopgood:
Lieutenant Boone: Yes sir?
Brigadier General Dean Hopgood: I'm going into the next office.
Lieutenant Boone: Yes sir.
Brigadier General Dean Hopgood: Damn it.
When Brigadier General Dean Hopgood is introduced, his uniform shows two stars, indicating a Major General. A Brigadier General has one star.
More of this is true than you would believe.
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