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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

Writers:

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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Don't walk. Run. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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

This film's events occur in January 2009, centering around the US president's annual State of the Union address. A presidential election would've just occurred in November 2008, meaning this particular State of the Union is taking place just days after being newly inaugurated on January 20th (or, re-inaugurated, in the case of being re-elected). In years when a new president is inaugurated, the outgoing president may deliver a final State of the Union message, but none has done so since ;Jimmy Carter (I)' sent a written message in 1981. In 1953 and 1961, Congress received both a written State of the Union message from the outgoing president and a separate State of the Union speech by the incoming president. Since 1989, in recognition that the responsibility of reporting the State of the Union formally belongs to the president who held office during the past year, newly inaugurated Presidents have not officially called their first speech before Congress a "State of the Union" message. Since this speech is taking place mere days after an inauguration and is being called the "State of the Union", it implies that the sitting president was the one in office during the initial drone strike in Afghanistan and was also re-elected in November. See more »

Goofs

The music played by the children's band includes several loud cymbal clashes, but no one is playing the cymbals. 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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References 50 First Dates (2004) See more »

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Happy Birthday
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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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Disconnect your brain before watching "Eagle Eye".
27 June 2010 | by KADCSee all my reviews

I have to assume that the people responsible for this movie have (or at least think their audience has) absolutely no understanding of technology and believe that logic and reason have no place in the movies. It's yet another sad example of Hollywood throwing money at everything but quality scriptwriting.

The premise, even if executed with any care towards remaining within the realm of plausibility, would still be hampered by CG effects that stick out like 1970's bluescreen backgrounds, characters that fail to have the common sense to ask for help and explain themselves given multiple opportunities to do so, and a Rube Goldbergian plot device that completely ignores the very premise of the movie.


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