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American oil companies Connex and smaller Killen are undergoing a merger, the new company named Connex-Killen. The move is in response to Connex losing a number of oil fields in the Persian Gulf region as Prince Nasir Al-Subaai, his country's foreign minister, and the oldest son of the Emir and thus the heir apparent to the throne, signed a contract with the Chinese instead. As Killen somehow managed to get the contract for the oil fields in Kazahkstan, the merger would give Connex-Killen additional control of the industry in the Middle East. Connex's retained law firm, headed by Dean Whiting, assigns Bennett Holiday to demonstrate to the US Department of Justice that due diligence has been done to allow the merger to proceed i.e. that the merger would not break any antitrust regulations. The US government is unhappy with Prince Nasir's decision to award the contract to the Chinese, and in combination with issues around illegal weapons, the CIA assigns field agent Bob Barnes, who has ...

Director: Stephen Gaghan
Writer: Stephen Gaghan, Robert Baer (book)
Production: Warner Brothers
Genre: drama, thriller
Year: 2005
MetaScore: 76/100
ImdbRating: 6.9
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 09 Dec 2005
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 29 nominations.


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37 Clips & Quotes

Now you're tied with Albania - screenshot from movie Syriana
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Now you're tied with Albania
Some trust fund prosecutor - screenshot from movie Syriana
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Some trust fund prosecutor
If anything happens to me or my family - screenshot from movie Syriana
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If anything happens to me or my family
Americans love to drill holes in other people's countries - screenshot from movie Syriana
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Americans love to drill holes in other people's countries
My brother and these American lawyers - screenshot from movie Syriana
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My brother and these American lawyers
Put him in the front of a car - screenshot from movie Syriana
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Put him in the front of a car
Then the persuasive powers of that country are on the decline - screenshot from movie Syriana
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Then the persuasive powers of that country are on the...
How much for my other kid - screenshot from movie Syriana
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How much for my other kid
You're innocent until you're investigated - screenshot from movie Syriana
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You're innocent until you're investigated
Method number one - screenshot from movie Syriana
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Method number one
I hear phrases thrown around like the corrupting influence of money - screenshot from movie Syriana
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I hear phrases thrown around like the corrupting influence...
Do you understand what that means - screenshot from movie Syriana
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Do you understand what that means
Provided the government approves the merger - screenshot from movie Syriana
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Provided the government approves the merger
We're looking for the illusion of due diligence - screenshot from movie Syriana
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We're looking for the illusion of due diligence
Both of my parents are professional liars - screenshot from movie Syriana
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Both of my parents are professional liars
Maybe you're a lion everyone thinks is a sheep - screenshot from movie Syriana
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Maybe you're a lion everyone thinks is a sheep
Where'd that job come from - screenshot from movie Syriana
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Where'd that job come from
An announcement - screenshot from movie Syriana
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An announcement
Innocent until investigated - screenshot from movie Syriana
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Innocent until investigated
Arabs are very family oriented - screenshot from movie Syriana
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Arabs are very family oriented
It's like the Paris of the Middle East - screenshot from movie Syriana
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It's like the Paris of the Middle East
Hey if you can't trust a Big 5 accounting firm - screenshot from movie Syriana
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Hey if you can't trust a Big 5 accounting firm
Capitalism cannot exist without waste - screenshot from movie Syriana
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Capitalism cannot exist without waste
I used to think there's something wrong here - screenshot from movie Syriana
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I used to think there's something wrong here
If you can't trust a Big Five accounting firm - screenshot from movie Syriana
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If you can't trust a Big Five accounting firm
How some Podunk king tossed you out on your ass - screenshot from movie Syriana
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How some Podunk king tossed you out on your ass
I like consulting - screenshot from movie Syriana
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I like consulting
I want pig bacon - screenshot from movie Syriana
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I want pig bacon
Where have you been - screenshot from movie Syriana
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Where have you been
The Chinese are smart people - screenshot from movie Syriana
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The Chinese are smart people
If you want to work in this country - screenshot from movie Syriana
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If you want to work in this country
I don't tend to focus on these kind of details - screenshot from movie Syriana
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I don't tend to focus on these kind of details
This is the oil business we're talking about - screenshot from movie Syriana
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This is the oil business we're talking about
And it is illegal to offer gifts - screenshot from movie Syriana
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And it is illegal to offer gifts
That's a lot of shit - screenshot from movie Syriana
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That's a lot of shit
Why am I being investigated - screenshot from movie Syriana
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Why am I being investigated
Put some space between us and Bob - screenshot from movie Syriana
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Put some space between us and Bob

Cast

Arash - Kayvan Novak
Bob Barnes - George Clooney
Mohammed Sheik Agiza - Amr Waked
Dean Whiting - Christopher Plummer
Bennett Holiday - Jeffrey Wright
Jimmy Pope - Chris Cooper
Tommy Barton - Robert Foxworth
Sydney Hewitt - Nicky Henson
Riley Woodman - Nicholas Art
Bryan Woodman - Matt Damon
Julie Woodman - Amanda Peet
Max Woodman - Steven Hinkle
Rebecca - Daisy Tormé
Leland Janus - Peter Gerety
Bryan's Boss - Richard Lintern
Vincent - Jocelyn Quivrin
Wasim Khan - Mazhar Munir
Saleem Ahmed Khan - Shahid Ahmed
Pakistani Translator - Bikram Singh Bhamra
Chinese Engineer - Roger Yuan
Division Chief - Jayne Atkinson
Fred Franks - Tom McCarthy
Distinguished Gentleman #1 - Randall Boffman
Distinguished Gentleman #2 - Tony French
Robby Barnes - Max Minghella
Nervous Daughter - Katie Foster
Emir Hamed Al-Subaai - Nadim Sawalha
Prince Nasir Al-Subaai - Alexander Siddig
Chinese Oil Executive - Ozzie Yue
Prince Meshal Al-Subaai - Akbar Kurtha
Arab Businessman - Othman Bin Hendi
Nasir's Aide (as Bashar H. Atiyat) - Bashar Atiyat
Older Kid at Pool - Ali Al Amine
Bennett Holiday Sr. (as William C. Mitchell) - William Charles Mitchell
Danny Dalton - Tim Blake Nelson
Abu Khalifa - Ahmed Aa Mohammed
Pakistani Teenager #1 - Ahmed Ayoub
Pakistani Teenager #2 - Mohammed Asad Khan
Policeman - Aziz Zacca
Donald - David Clennon
The Cleric - Omar Mostafa
Reza Reyhani (as Said Amadis) - Saïd Amadis
Egypt Bureau Chief - David J. Manners
Supplicant - Jamil Jabbar
Nasir's Wife - Badria Timimi
Said Hossein Hashimi (as Mohammed Majd) - Mohamed Majd
Mussawi - Mark Strong
Guard - Driss Roukhe
Paralegal - Linda E. Williams
Paralegal #1 (as Susan Allenbach) - Susan Allenback
Paralegal #2 - William L. Thomas
Hashimi's Man - El Mahjoub Raji
CIA Security Officer #1 - Michael Stone Forrest
CIA Security Officer #2 (as Bob Baer) - Robert Baer
Hotel Security Guard - Fritz Michel
Secretary of Defense - Bob Fajkowski
Tommy's Lawyer - Jeff Baker
Nasir's Secretary - Tarik Tamzali
Martyr - Mitesh Soni
Assistant at CIA (as Tootsie Duvall) - Susan Duvall
Bedouin Leader - Nabeel Noman
Drone Tech - Ryan Murphy
Pat Janus - Donna Mitchell
Connex Functionary (as James Plannette) - Jim Plannette
Sir David - Michael Allinson
CIA Division Supervisor - Tex Allen
Student - Matt Cannon
Lawyer - Tom Cutler
CIA Chairwoman - Viola Davis
Oil Executive - Bruce Allen Dawson
CIA Bureau Chief - Jeff Elmore
Oil Baron - Paul Fahrenkopf
Bar Patron - Alan Gates
Churchgoer - Tyler Gatton
Reza's Sister - Anna George
Uniformed Secret Service Agent - Donald Imm
Witness - Wendy Kush
CIA Bureau Chief - Kirk Lambert
Oil Executive - Charles McClelland
CIA Agent - Kerry Meushaw
Home Seal Security Guard (voice) - David Michie
Restaurant Girl - Lauren Minite
Lawyer - Mike Monroe
Yacht Dinner Guest - Andres Perez-Molina
Hotel Waiter - Vito Pietanza
U.S. Marshal - Johnny Pitrelli
CIA Operations Specialist - Elena Rosa
CIA Agent - Sally Spaide
Bloomberg Reporter - Alexander von Roon
Bystander - Don Whatley