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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 »

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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

2003 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Llyod stars Eric Christian Olsen as Llyod Christmas as well as Shia LaBouf as Lewis. LaBouf and Olsen worked again on Eagle Eye but never shared a scene as Olsen was Rachel Holloman's ex husband. See more »

Goofs

At :44 minutes in an explosive crystal in the form of a jewel is sent to a music shop for processing a mounting to ARIIA's specifications. A brief shot of the forwarding manifest is shown with a ship-to address in Washington, D.C. The street is incorrectly spelled as "Massachusets" Avenue, omitting one of the "t's". 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 Core (2003) See more »

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Happy Birthday
(uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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Intense action, unique story hook, great ride
25 September 2014 | by juneebuggySee all my reviews

I really liked this; non-stop action, intense chase scenes, an interesting story and unique hook via the voice on the phone (ARIA) telling the two strangers in no uncertain terms "if you want to live you will obey"

I liked how initially neither the viewer or 'Jerry'(Shia LeBeouf) knows what the hell is going on as he and Michele Monaghan become pawns in a diabolical plot and must work together to discover what is really happening while trying to prove that they're not terrorists to an always enjoyable Billy Bob Thornton. The initial chase scene out of the FBI headquarters via the crane, train and Porsche onto the barge is intense, a real thrill ride.

Shia LeBeouf impressed me again, showing real range here. I also liked the story arc involving his twin brother and the hint of romance but (thankfully) no follow through. This might have gone a bit OTT in the end what with the drones and stuff being blown up all over the place but still a great ride, scary even with the big brother knows and controls all scenario. 8/4/14


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