Synopsis: American oil companies Connex and smaller Killen are undergoing a merger, the new company named Connex-Killen. The move is in response to Connex losing a number of oil fields in the Persian Gulf region as Prince Nasir Al-Subaai, his country's foreign minister, and the oldest son of the Emir and thus the heir apparent to the throne, signed a contract with the Chinese instead. As Killen somehow managed to get the contract for the oil fields in Kazahkstan, the merger would give Connex-Killen additional control of the industry in the Middle East. Connex's retained law firm, headed by Dean Whiting, assigns Bennett Holiday to demonstrate to the US Department of Justice that due diligence has been done to allow the merger to proceed i.e. that the merger would not break any antitrust regulations. The US government is unhappy with Prince Nasir's decision to award the contract to the Chinese, and in combination with issues around illegal weapons, the CIA assigns field agent Bob Barnes, who has e
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Stephen Gaghan
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
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128 min

A merger between two U.S. Oil

companies is taking place in Houston.

The new company,

Connex-Killen Corporation...

... will become the fifth largest

oil and gas company in the world.

The move affects 37,000 workers

in 160 countries...

... and with revenues larger

than the gross domestic product...

... of Pakistan or Denmark, will create

the world's 23rd largest economy.

Mr. Leland Janus, chairman of Connex,

spoke today of synergy...

... and a desire to pass on savings

to the consumer.

The merged operations

will create economies of scale... deliver the best products to the

consumer at the lowest possible prices.



It's a merger of necessity for Connex,

Rebecca, who wants Killen 's fields...

... in Kazakhstan, after gas blocks

they pursued in the Gulf...

... were awarded

to a Chinese consortium.

Producer nations continue to look

toward developing markets in Asia...

... which is having a powerful effect

on crude prices.

There's at least 10 to 12 dollars

of instability premium.

You have protests in Iran,

the threat of more strikes in Venezuela...

...and the Turks still making noise about

Russian crude through the Bosphorus.

All right, thanks for having me, Rebecca.

I'm playing. That's my job, playing.

Yeah, well, that's a very,

very good job for you to have.

- Tell Daddy you love him.

- I love you, Daddy.


The emir's summer party,

Marbella, this weekend.

Any interest?

Well, I can't. I got, you know...

Guy could be huge

for the company, Bryan.

It's Maxie's birthday this weekend, so...

So we have Saturday...

Hey, Bryan, I just need your help on

this... The emir's party. I'll take that.

Through finagling,

we have an audience with the emir.

He wrote the strategy,

and he's not slick.

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Stephen Gaghan

Stephen Gaghan (born May 6, 1965) is an American screenwriter and director. He is noted for writing the screenplay for Steven Soderbergh's film Traffic, based on a Channel 4 series, for which he won the Academy Award, as well as Syriana which he wrote and directed. more…

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