The Good Shepherd

A photograph and an audio recording on reel-to-reel tape are dropped off anonymously at the home of Edward Wilson (Matt Damon), a senior CIA officer, after the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba fails due to an undisclosed leak.

In 1939 Edward is at Yale University and is invited to join Skull and Bones, a secret society. He is compelled to disclose a secret as part of his initiation: he reveals that as a young boy in 1925 he discovered the suicide note left by his father, Thomas (Timothy Hutton), although he says he never read it. After the ceremony, a fraternity brother tells him that Edward's father, an admiral, was to be chosen as Secretary of the Navy, until his loyalties were questioned. Afterwards Edward is recruited by an FBI agent, Sam Murach (Alec Baldwin), who claims that Edward's poetry professor, Dr. Fredericks (Michael Gambon), is a Nazi spy, asking Edward to expose his professor's background. Edward's actions result in Dr. Fredericks' forced resignation from the university. Read more on Wikipedia.

MPAA Rating:R
Genre:Drama, History, Thriller
Country:United States
Produced By:Andy Fraser, Jane Rosenthal, Guy Mcelwaine, Francis Ford Coppola, Lorena Reyes, James G. Robinson, Chris Brigham, Robert De Niro, Howard Kaplan, David C. Robinson
Directed By:Robert De Niro
Written By:Eric Roth
Cast:John Farrer, Leonard Silver, Stefanie Nava, Henry Gummer, Will Blomker, Hristo Hristov, Stephen Powell, Neal Huff, John Sessions, Timothy Hutton, John Turturro, John Wernke, Jason Butler Harner, Tammy Blanchard, John Henry, Turi Haim, Lars Gerhard, Amanda Barron, Matt Damon, Robert Dearle, Rick Voight, James Lloyd Reynolds, John Knox, Lee Pace, Glenn Kalison, Lee Bryant, Wally Dunn, Katherine Hoskins Mackey, Christopher Evan Welch, Ed Cuffe, Yelena Shmulenson, Josh Casaubon, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Robert Prescott, Gregory Marcel, Michael Gambon, John C. Whitehead, Tuc Watkins, Stefanie Johnson, SÁNdor TÉCsy, Austin Williams, Dieter Riesle, Angelina Jolie, Tessa Keimes, Matthew Humphreys, Vivian Kalinov, Jerry Coyle, Shana Wiersum, Rob Barnes, Frank Cadillac, Scot Cregan, Benjamin Eakeley, Josh Pence, Michael Seelbach, Brad Fleischer, Dominick Cicco, Frank C. Williams, Robert Bermudez Cordell, Danny Zaccagnino, Nyasha Hatendi, Nick Poltoranin, Tomasz Smolarski, Jeff Applegate, James Faulkner, Joe Pesci, Ann Hampton Callaway, Susan Haskell, Roger Rathburn, Alexander Suder, Yevgeniy Dekhtyar, Allyson Floyd, Robert C. Kirk, Matt Leisy, Gino Cafarelli, Oleg Shtefanko, Billy Crudup, Christopher Stadulis, Jeff Skowron, Drew Seltzer, Karron Graves, Martina Gedeck, Jeremy Woods, Vladislav Kozlov, Reathel Bean, Anne-Marie Cusson, Carl Burrows, John Hill, Eric Lindh, Tommy Nelson, Darryl Reuben Hall, Alec Von Bargen, Marc Ameruso, Peter Kybart, Laura Butler, Liya Kebede, Amy Wright, Brandon Despain, Sophie Sutton, Aaron Michael Lacey, Will Reynolds, Robert Ian Mackenzie, Dave Payton, Jonah Falcon, Orest Ludwig, Alec Baldwin, Sandee Conrad, Keir Dullea, Bill Mchugh, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Ivanir, Cuyle Carvin, Gabriel Macht, William Hurt, Justin Restivo, Robert De Niro, Kate Forsatz, Michael Flanigan, Greg Plitt, Laila Robins, Michael Arden, Todd Detwiler, Diana Shneider
In Theaters:Dec 22, 2006
Runtime:2 hours 47 minutes
Production:Universal Pictures, Morgan Creek Entertainment Group, Tribeca Productions
Box Office:$59,952,835
Available On:Amazon, Itunes, Vudu