R | | Drama, History, Thriller
The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.
Edward Wilson's (Matt Damon's) name is close to that of real-life C.I.A. Agent Edwin Wilson, who was involved in one of the most controversial episodes in the agency's history. An ex-Marine and Korean War veteran, the real Ed Wilson left the C.I.A. and was subsequently jailed for supplying arms and ex-Green Beret mercenaries as trainers to Libyan terrorist training camps. Wilson always claimed he was acting on C.I.A. orders and gathering intelligence on their behalf, later being exonerated and freed when released documents proved the C.I.A. had lied about severing all links with Wilson before the events occurred. A former C.I.A. Officer, David Adler, was the lawyer who got Wilson's conviction overturned.
Bonesmen first, God second.
When Edward first meets General Sullivan, the General's cane moves around between shots.
English, Spanish, Russian, German, Lingala
$14,142,760 (USA) (24 December 2006)