Goats (film)

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Goats film poster
Directed by Christopher Neil
Written by Mark Poirier
Starring Graham Phillips
Red Crown Productions
Distributed by Image Entertainment
Release dates
  • January 24, 2012 (2012-01-24) (USA)
Running time 94 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5 million

Goats is a 2012 coming of age comedy film directed by Christopher Neil and written by Mark Poirier based on his novel, Goats. The film stars Vera Farmiga, David Duchovny, Graham Phillips and Ty Burrell.


Fifteen-year-old Ellis Whitman is getting ready to leave his luxurious home in the foothills of Tucson for his freshman year at Gates Academy, an East Coast prep school. This means leaving behind Wendy, his flaky, new-age mother, and the only real father he has ever known, Goat Man.[1]



Principal photography for the film took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tucson, Arizona, and Watertown, Connecticut. It holds a 20% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 25 reviews.[2]


  1. ^ "Goats (2011)". AllMovie. 2012-08-10. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Goats". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 

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