Title:The Good Shepherd
Director:Robert De Niro
Stars:Matt Damon,Angelina Jolie,Robert De Niro,Alec Baldwin,Tammy Blanchard,Billy Crudup,Keir Dullea,Michael Gambon,Martina Gedeck,William Hurt,Timothy Hutton,Mark Ivanir,Gabriel Macht,Lee Pace,Joe Pesci
Storyline:Laconic and self-contained, Edward Wilson heads CIA covert operations during the Bay of Pigs. The agency suspects that Castro was tipped, so Wilson looks for the leak. As he investigates, he recalls, in a series of flashbacks, his father's death, student days at Yale (poetry; Skull and Bones), recruitment into the fledgling OSS, truncated affairs, a shotgun marriage, cutting his teeth on spy craft in London, distance from his son, the emergence of the Cold War, and relationships with agency, British, and Soviet counterparts. We watch his idealism give way to something else: disclosing the nature of that something else is at the heart of the film's narration as he closes in on the leak.