The Men Who Stare at Goats

The Men Who Stare at Goats

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  • Type: Movie
  • Genre: Comedy
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Description

The film follows a reporter, Bob Wilton, who stumbles into the story of a lifetime when he meets a special forces operator, Lyn Cassady. As they embark on a new mission, Lyn reveals his twenty-year involvement in this top secret, psychic military unit and shares details of their activities, each more bizarre than the last (including staring at goats in order to stop their hearts psychokinetically).

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

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Barney & Friends

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Bob returns to work as a reporter and writes an article about his entire experience with Lyn. However, the only portion of the story to be aired on the news was how the captives were forced to repeatedly listen to the Barney & Friends theme song. However, this part of the story was treated as a joke, and Bob vows to continue trying to get the story out.
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Today

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A clip of the Today show is seen in the movie, reporting on the story about the music from the children's program 'Barney & Friends' being played 24 hours to detainees.
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The Simpsons

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The Iraqi's are trying to send subliminal messages to the American soldiers, by dropping leaflets reading "Your wives are back home having sex with Bart Simpson and Burt Reynolds."
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Star Wars

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There are several connections to Star Wars (especially episodes 1-3) both in the movie and in the real world. The Army unit were referred to as Jedi warriors, and the reporter was the same actor who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel episodes of Star Wars. It is also mentioned that Ronald Reagan was a fan of the Star Wars series (in this case episodes 4-6).
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The Silence of the Lambs

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This Movie is referred to by The Men Who Stare at Goats
Bob makes a joke about the "de-bleated" goats by saying, "The Silence of the Goats".
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Lucky For a Lifetime

This Song is played in The Men Who Stare at Goats
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More Than a Feeling
performed by Boston

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This Song is played in The Men Who Stare at Goats
This song plays as Lynn receives his Eagle Feather, and again at the end of the movie as Bob attempts to walk through the wall, and during the end credits.

Wishin' and Hopin'
performed by Dusty Springfield

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This Song is played in The Men Who Stare at Goats
Part of the American subliminal messages are to play the song Wishin' and Hopin', which is supposed to discourage soldiers from getting drunk and firing machine guns.

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Boston

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George Clooney's character says that getting drunk and listening to classic rock (specifically Boston) helps him focus his psychic powers.
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Smokin'
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Peace Of Mind
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Don't Look Back
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