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Eagle Eye (2008)

Jerry and Rachel are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move.

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Storyline

Jerry Shaw is an amiable slacker with an over-achieving twin brother. After his twin dies in an accident, strange things happen to Jerry at a dizzying pace: a fortune shows up in his bank account, weapons are delivered to his flat, and a voice on his cell phone tells him the police are on their way. Jerry follows the voice's instructions, and soon he and a woman he's never met are racing through the city, on to a plane, and eventually to the Pentagon, chased by the FBI. She is Rachel Holloman, a single mom; the voice has threatened her son's death if she doesn't cooperate. The voice seems to know everything. Who is behind it, what is being planned, and why Jerry and Rachel? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Don't walk. Run. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eagle Eye: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,150,721, 28 September 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$101,111,837, 28 December 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$178,066,569, 18 April 2012
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Trivia

Was the first film released in September since Sweet Home Alabama (2002) to gross over 100 million dollars. See more »

Goofs

The movie mentioned that the cargo compartment of the C-17 Globemaster III was unpressurized, and the characters required a lowered heart rate due to the lack of oxygen. This is the case when flying aerial delivery missions with the rear door open, but the flight in the movie took off and landed with all pallets on board meaning the cargo door would have been closed the whole flight, and have normal pressurization. See more »

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[first lines]
Soldier: Valhalla, this is Thor. Valhalla, this is Thor. We have visual on a possible high value target.
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Connections

References Stomp the Yard (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

The Star Spangled Banner
Music by John Stafford Smith (uncredited)
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key (uncredited)
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I Liked It
14 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

Steven Spielburg is just hitting out blockbusters 3 times a year at least at the moment and this outing is definitely not different. The film is exciting, well acted and has been well thought out and directed.

The film is about a slacker who gets drawn into a government scandal by a mysterious voice on a cell phone along with the mother of a young child who is performing at the white house and they eventual find themselves running from not only the machine, but the whole country of America as well. This leads to a very good movie I would definitely recommend to any movie goer.

Anyway, Shia Labeouf is very good in this film and helps hold it together with Billy Bob Thornten, who, I must admit actually did a good job in this film.

Overall, I think this film is a good watch and a good movie to watch with friends. It really does show that Steve is one of the masters of Hollywood. I rate it 74%


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