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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?


Was released on DVD and Blu-ray only 3 months after its theatrical release date. The film opened on September 26 2008 and was released on video on December 26 2008. See more »


The intersection at Constitution Ave NW and 10th Street NW where ARIA shows the vehicle of Ethan Shaw and the semi in the collision is incorrect. 10th Street NW does intersect with Constitution Ave but it is not a 4 way intersection as 10th Ave NW is unable to continue across Constitution because it would run into the Museum of Natural History. 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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I Liked It
14 October 2008 | by (Australia) – 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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