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Laconic and self-contained, Edward Wilson heads CIA covert operations during the Bay of Pigs. The agency suspects that Castro was tipped, so Wilson looks for the leak. As he investigates, he recalls, in a series of flashbacks, his father's death, student days at Yale (poetry; Skull and Bones), recruitment into the fledgling OSS, truncated affairs, a shotgun marriage, cutting his teeth on spy craft in London, distance from his son, the emergence of the Cold War, and relationships with agency, British, and Soviet counterparts. We watch his idealism give way to something else: disclosing the nature of that something else is at the heart of the film's narration as he closes in on the leak. Written by
General Bill Sullivan (Robert De Niro) is partly based on General William "Wild Bill" Donovan. Donovan was head of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. See more »
When Edward is in Mironov's office, there's a picture of Mironov's family with two daughters. However, this contradicts his legend which states that he has 2 sons (and probably the true Mironov did). It is highly doubtful that he would do such a mistake and nobody would notice that inconsistency. See more »
You are going to have to learn, and as quickly and thoroughly as possible, the English system of intelligence, the black arts, particularly counterintelligence - the uses of information, disinformation, and how their use is ultimately... power. They have agreed to open up their operations to us - they can't win the war without us - but they don't really want us here... Intelligence is their mother's milk, and they don't like sharing the royal tit with people that don't have titles.
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The good shepherd is an excellent film. The reason this film was dubbed
the "Godfather of spy movies" is because ala the "Godfather" De Niro
uses real life situations involving the CIA and blends them together
creating a story around the lead character played by Matt Damon. In
addition,several great performances in character parts complement
Damon's performance, notably Michael Gambon and John Turturro were both
superb. You shouldn't view this film expecting to be blown out of your
seats, it is deep, and requires strict attention to detail. My wife and
I viewed this film in a packed movie house and we were very certain
that half the people in the audience didn't understand or appreciate
what they had just seen. I am not saying you need to be of great
intellect to enjoy this film, but one of the things De Niro manages to
do is bring back a thinking man's drama that is often not seen in
today's attention deficit, shoot them up, bang bang movies. This film
makes it obvious that Directors Bertolucci and Leone have left a huge
impression on De Niro and the result is a movie that both would be
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