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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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EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, 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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Rated R for some violent images and language | See all certifications »

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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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In an early scene, Second Lieutenant Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) tells Carrie Gershon (Phoebe Fox) that he's been a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) pilot for two years. Second Lieutenant is the lowest entry level rank for U.S. Air Force (USAF) pilots, so unless he was passed over for promotion, this is extremely unlikely given that USAF Second Lieutenants only spend 18 months in that rank before being promoted to First Lieutenant. 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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Nude Dancing
Written by G. Previtera / Paul Hepker (as P. Hepker)
Performed by Zelig
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Engaging, effective, and surprisingly heartfelt.
15 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It surprised me quite a bit. Political war thrillers have been so overdone, but this one really managed to work by narrowing its scope. With films like this, and real-life disasters that kill dozens of people, it's easy to overlook the importance of every single human life. This film is aiming to remind us of just how significant, and atrocious, times of war are, and rightly so, the film does not come with any easy answers. I loved how the film was completely focused on one single event, and while I can see how some might think it was stretched out too much, I felt like moral and emotional weight of the situation on all of these characters called for it. Maybe I would say that the film gets a bit too sentimental at times (we don't need to be reminded with the many shots of the characters' faces or the music), but for the most part it really works. And oh Aaron Paul, you're just the perfect actor to play characters who are trying to help children.


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