Syriana

(2005)

Overview

The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a Switzerland-based energy analyst, experiences both personal tragedy and opportunity during a visit with Arabian royalty. Meanwhile, veteran CIA agent Bob Barnes uncovers an assassination plot with unsettling origins.

  1. Stephen Gaghan

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. George Clooney

    George Clooney

    Bob Barnes

  2. Matt Damon

    Matt Damon

    Bryan Woodman

  3. Jeffrey Wright

    Jeffrey Wright

    Bennett Holiday

  4. Chris Cooper

    Chris Cooper

    Jimmy Pope

  5. Amanda Peet

    Amanda Peet

    Julie Woodman

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Syriana
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Status Released

Release Information

  • November 23, 2005
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 8m

Budget $50,000,000.00

Revenue $93,974,620.00

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