While imprisoned, Sam experiences horrors unbearable, so when he's rescued and returns home, he's silent, detached, without affect, and he's convinced his wife and brother have slept together. Originally, Jake Gyllenhaal wanted to play Sam and Tobey Maguire wanted to play Tommy.
Jim Sheridan did not feel Maguire was convincing enough to play the "bad" brother, so they switched roles.
To put it another way, Ms Blair was prepared to abandon her treasured principles in return for £70,000 per month for her firm, or just over £2,000 a day.
Tony Blair, who since leaving office built much of that fortune doing business with a host of the world’s most sleazy autocrats — from Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to Kuwait and Qatar — would doubtless agree.
Maguire reaches into the darkest corners of his soul to flesh out the good brother, the Marine, who returns from Afghanistan with a staggering burden of guilt.Before leaving on his second tour in Afghanistan, Marine Captain Sam Cahill, a leader, an athlete, a good husband and father, welcomes his screw-up brother Tommy home from prison. In country, Sam's helicopter is shot down and all are presumed dead.Back home, while Sam wastes away as a prisoner in a remote encampment, Tommy tries to take care of the widow and her two children.It states that the firm’s duties consisted of helping the Yameen regime carry out ‘strategic diplomacy, media training, international media relations, and the management of the international coverage’ of a controversial decision to jail three high-profile dissidents.There’s nothing illegal about that (although some would view it as deeply immoral), but the fact is that in public Omnia has always described the work it has done for the Maldivian regime very differently.