Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, Chris Cooper, William Hurt, Michelle Monaghan, Tim Blake Nelson, Amanda Peet, Christopher Plummer, Alex Siddig, Mazhar Munir, Said Amanis, Max Minghella
As a career CIA operative (George Clooney) begins to uncover the disturbing truth about the work he has devoted his life to, an up-and-coming oil broker (Matt Damon) faces an unimaginable family tragedy and finds redemption in his partnership with an idealistic Gulf prince (Alexander Siddig). A corporate lawyer (Jeffrey Wright) faces a moral dilemma as he finesses the questionable merger of two powerful U.S. oil companies, while across the globe, a disenfranchised Pakistani teenager (Mazhar Munir) falls prey to the recruiting efforts of a charismatic cleric. Each plays their small part in the vast and complex system that powers the industry, unaware of the explosive impact their lives will have upon the world.
Canadian Connection: Actor Christopher Plummer.