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Eye in the Sky (2015)

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Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

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Faisa Hassan ...
Fatima Mo'Allim
Aisha Takow ...
Alia Mo'Allim
Armaan Haggio ...
Musa Mo'Allim
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Bob Chappell ...
Simon Powell
Alex Gallafent ...
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Sergeant Mike Gleeson
Kate Liquorish ...
Female Sergeant
Richard Stephenson ...
Staff Sergeant
Gabriella Pinto ...
Female Corporal
Tylan Wray ...
Male Corporal
Hossain Dahir ...
Driver One
Mondé Sibisi ...
Muhammad Abdisalaam
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Colonel Katherine Powell is a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from "capture" to "kill." But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. Written by Bleecker Street

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The commander is in England. The drone pilot is in America. The terrorist is in Kenya. And the authority to strike is up in the air. See more »

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Drama | Thriller | War

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Rated R for some violent images and language | See all certifications »

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1 April 2016 (USA)  »

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Enemigo invisible  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$113,803 (USA) (11 March 2016)

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$18,700,837 (USA) (15 July 2016)
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The Reaper - a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) which has been operated from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire since April 2013. They are flown by serving RAF Officers that have undergone training with the Reaper Formal Training Unit (FTU) in the USA. The FTU is completed at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, USA. RAF Officers can be serving Tornado pilots who have carried out similar missions in active service. They can be posted to either XIII Sqn RAF Waddington (UK) or 39 Sqn Creech Air Force Base (USA) and will most likely fly an aircraft on operations over hostile territory, providing persistent ISR and if required, armed overwatch. See more »

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When the Pearl Harbor base is shown, two F-14 Tomcats fly past. The F-14 is out of service as of 2006. See more »

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Lt. General Frank Benson: Never tell a soldier that he does not know the cost of war.
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Head of Bean Counting - Graeme Law See more »

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Featured in Eye in the Sky: Morals (2016) See more »

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Nude Dancing
Written by G. Previtera / Paul Hepker (as P. Hepker)
Performed by Zelig
Featuring Abashante
Courtesy of Kekila Music
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A great examination of moral reasoning and ethical decision-making!
12 September 2015 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Eye in the Sky" is an excellent examination of ethical decision-making and action within the complexity of the military and government structures. Explored through a complex ethical scenario, this work is illustrative of many important aspects of the process (such as moral sensitivity in military and government, moral reasoning, motivation, character, ...) as they are portrayed and examined through the decisions, judgements and actions of the various participants and stakeholders. This movie is very well paced and is supported by a stunning cast! The action scenes really make this into a thriller. Great to have Gavin Hood return to TIFF with this excellent work, ten years after "Tsotsi" made a splash here in Toronto!


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