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Eagle Eye (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Mystery, Thriller  |  26 September 2008 (USA)
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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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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  »

Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,150,721 (USA) (26 September 2008)


$101,111,837 (USA) (26 December 2008)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Shia LaBeouf, in order to become emotional for Ethan's funeral scene, he listened to Judy Garland's "Over The Rainbow" in which he stated that he "breaks down" when hearing that song. See more »


The degree that Ethan supposedly received from the Air Force Academy does not exist at the Academy. See more »


[first lines]
Soldier: Valhalla, this is Thor. Valhalla, this is Thor. We have visual on a possible high value target.
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References Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) See more »


The Star Spangled Banner
Music by John Stafford Smith (uncredited)
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key (uncredited)
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User Reviews

Not the greatest but at least it was fun
28 September 2008 | by (Waukee, IA) – See all my reviews

Eagle Eye is not the best movie I've ever seen but it's much better than some of the other junk that been out lately. Yes, it copies almost every recent political thriller and yes it rips off some other movies too, but don't most movies recently do the same. The action was good and the main characters at least were made to be real people that you could connect with. And Billy Bob Thornton was having so much fun and was at his best since Armageddon. This movie proves again that Shia LeBeouf has some talent, too bad he can't seem to stay off the tabloids. Michelle Monaghan also was very good. Unlike some of the critics I thought the ending was quite noble. 8/10

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