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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
... Colonel Katherine Powell
Bob Chappell ... Simon Powell
Alex Gallafent ... Reporter
... Steve Watts
... Sergeant Mushtaq Saddiq
... Sergeant Mike Gleeson
... 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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Colonel Katherine Powell is 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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Drama | Thriller | War

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Rated R for some violent images and language | See all certifications »

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1 April 2016 (USA)  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$113,803, 13 March 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,700,837, 17 July 2016
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Director Gavin Hood, also plays the role of Lieutenant Colonel Ed Walsh. See more »

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When the US Air Force servicemen are outside no one is wearing a cover. US military personnel always wear a hat when outside. See more »

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James Willett: Revolutions are fueled by postings on YouTube.
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In loving memory of Alan Rickman. See more »

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Referenced in Honest Trailers: Die Hard (2015) See more »

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Nude Dancing
Written by Gabriel Previtera (as G. Previtera) / Paul Hepker (as P. Hepker)
Performed by zelig
Featuring Abashante
Courtesy of kekila music
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A great examination of moral reasoning and ethical decision-making!
12 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

"Eye in the Sky" is an excellent examination of ethical decision-making and action within the complexity of the military and government structures. Explored through a complex ethical scenario, this work is illustrative of many important aspects of the process (such as moral sensitivity in military and government, moral reasoning, motivation, character, ...) as they are portrayed and examined through the decisions, judgements and actions of the various participants and stakeholders. This movie is very well paced and is supported by a stunning cast! The action scenes really make this into a thriller. Great to have Gavin Hood return to TIFF with this excellent work, ten years after "Tsotsi" made a splash here in Toronto!


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