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

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26 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eagle Eye: The IMAX Experience  »

Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,096,777 (UK) (17 October 2008)

Gross:

$101,111,837 (USA) (26 December 2008)
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Was the first film released in September since Sweet Home Alabama (2002) to gross over 100 million dollars. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie when Jerry is on the El train in Chicago, he is shown at the Quincy stop, but the train that he is on is a specific type of train that is only utilized on the Blue line route that doesn't go through the Quincy station. Also, shortly after leaving the Quincy station he is shown at the Wilson station, which is on a completely different train line and would probably require at least 30 minutes to get to even if on the correct train line. See more »

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Sometime Around Midnight
Written by Mikel Jollett
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Courtesy of Majordomo Records, a division of Shout! Factory, LLC
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Disconnect your brain before watching "Eagle Eye".
27 June 2010 | by (London, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I have to assume that the people responsible for this movie have (or at least think their audience has) absolutely no understanding of technology and believe that logic and reason have no place in the movies. It's yet another sad example of Hollywood throwing money at everything but quality scriptwriting.

The premise, even if executed with any care towards remaining within the realm of plausibility, would still be hampered by CG effects that stick out like 1970's bluescreen backgrounds, characters that fail to have the common sense to ask for help and explain themselves given multiple opportunities to do so, and a Rube Goldbergian plot device that completely ignores the very premise of the movie.


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