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Eagle Eye (2008)

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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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D.J. Caruso

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John Glenn (screenplay), Travis Wright (screenplay) (as Travis Adam Wright) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shia LaBeouf ... Jerry Shaw
Michelle Monaghan ... Rachel Holloman
Rosario Dawson ... Zoe Perez
Michael Chiklis ... Defense Secretary Callister
Anthony Mackie ... Major William Bowman
Ethan Embry ... Agent Toby Grant
Billy Bob Thornton ... Agent Thomas Morgan
Anthony Azizi ... Ranim Khalid
Cameron Boyce ... Sam Holloman
Lynn Cohen ... Mrs. Wierzbowski
Bill Smitrovich ... Admiral Thompson
Charles Carroll ... Mr. Miller
William Sadler ... Jerry's Dad
Deborah Strang ... Jerry's Mom
Dariush Kashani Dariush Kashani ... Translator
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Storyline

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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If you want to live you will obey See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eagle Eye: The IMAX Experience See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,150,721, 28 September 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$101,111,837, 28 December 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$178,066,569, 18 April 2012
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The distinctive church seen in the Chicago establishing shot (around 8 minutes in) is St. James Catholic Church in the 2900 block of South Wabash Ave. The building a block south of the church which is passed by the "L" train as the shot ends is the Arthur S Keating Sports Center, also on South Wabash. See more »

Goofs

Jerry is the one single indispensable person ARIIA needs to survive until he reaches the Pentagon, yet she repeatedly places him in life-threatening situations that he barely survives thru blind luck - the crane crashing thru the building, jumping from the building and landing in front of a train, a devastating and destructive car chase, an armed robbery/shoot out with security guards, falling electrical wires, slowing his heart function, etc... any single one of which, if failed, would have doomed her plot. See more »

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[first lines]
Soldier: Valhalla, this is Thor. Valhalla, this is Thor. We have visual on a possible high value target.
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Connections

References The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003) See more »

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Sometime Around Midnight
Written by Mikel Jollett
Performed by The Airborne Toxic Event (as The Airborne Toxic Event)
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Something old, something new
26 September 2008 | by wordsmith_57See all my reviews

Yeah, there is a bit of 2001 Space Odyssey, I Robot, Bourne Supremacy--any movie that has computers, surveillance, and government, coupled with unwilling participants. But it works. It does. Don't let the naysayers dispel you from a movie worth watching. Who cares if Spielberg favors Shia? I couldn't think who else could duck cars, cranes, the FBI, and still crack a joke that fits right in place. From Holes to Eagle Eye, Shia proves worth watching (okay, I Robot, was a bit silly). Eagle Eye does start out fresh and exciting in the beginning, gets a little boggy in the middle, and is soft at the end--BUT, it is still worth the admission price. You won't want to leave at anytime during the movie, the pace is so tightly executed. The stunt action is primo--the car crashes alone are standout. And the chase scene in the airport conveyor system is something else. The whole question of do we have too much technology is the theme. Don't forget to leave your cell phone at home.


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