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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 ... 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 »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

A rogue missile-armed drone heading toward Washington DC destroying ground targets, an armed F-16 mysteriously being downed, and and armed FBI agent running up to security shouting about a threat to the president are all apparently not sufficient events for the Secret Service to take any special precautions with the president and the State of the Union goes on as if nothing is amiss. 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 Twister (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

The Star Spangled Banner
Music by John Stafford Smith (uncredited)
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key (uncredited)
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Interesting idea but...
18 September 2008 | by cameronreilly-1See all my reviews

...the plot is so obvious and implausible that the folks I was in the cinema with at a screening tonight just laughed... in all the wrong places. Great to see Chiklis, Thornton, Dawson and Turtle from Entourage in small roles, but they aren't used to any advantage. If the plot had been set 20 years in the future, it might have been more credible, but Jan 2009? However it's one more film criticizing American imperialism and the current government's elimination of civil rights, so it can't be all bad. There are some terrific stunts, some dodgy green screen effects, and Shia slurs his words like a young Brando. But if you're looking for an easy film to watch that won't stress your neurons... and there is nothing else on... this is one to see.


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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

Gross USA:

$101,440,743

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$178,767,383
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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