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Good Kill (2014)

R | | Drama, Thriller, War | 15 May 2015 (USA)
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A family man begins to question the ethics of his job as a drone pilot.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fatima El Bahraouy ... The Woman (as Fatima El Bahraquy)
El Khttabi Abdelouahab ... The Boy
... Major Thomas Egan
... Lt. Colonel Jack Johns
... M.I.C. Joseph Zimmer
Ryan Montano ... Airman Roy Carlos
... Capt. Ed Christie
... Billy
Zion Rain Leyba ... Travis Egan
... Molly Egan
... Jesse Egan
... Danny
... Airman Vera Suarez
Ross Shaw ... Lt. Drier
Chakir Faiz ... The Man


A Las Vegas-based fighter pilot turned drone pilot fights the Taliban by remote control for 12 hours a day, then goes home to the suburbs and feuds with his wife and kids for the other 12. But the pilot is starting to question the mission. Is he creating more terrorists than he's killing? Is he fighting a war without end. Written by Toronto International Film Festival

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


If you never face your enemy, how can you face yourself.


Drama | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content including a rape, language, and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]



Release Date:

15 May 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Máxima precisión  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,005, 26 June 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$316,842, 28 June 2015
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Debuted at the Venice film festival where it received great reception See more »


At the end of the movie when Airman 1st Class Suarez is in her Air Force blues uniform. Among others she is wearing an Air Force Good Conduct ribbon only awarded to enlisted members at three year miles stones. However enlisted Air Force personnel are promoted to the next rank of Senior Airman at their three year point showing she would have not been entitled to the Good Conduct Medal at her current rank. See more »


Molly Egan: You think I am having an affair? No I thought about it. I don't think you would be cheating. In order to cheat someone you ought to be in a relationship... and I don't know any more if we are in one.
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Featured in Projector: Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2/Good Kill (2015) See more »


Written by Edward Joyner, Grant Widmer and Theresa Brunet
Performed by Generationals
Courtesy of Park the Van Records
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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One of the best and most realistic war movies I have seen. More like Platoon than American Sniper. I really liked this one.
23 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

"I had information that the Taliban commander's brother would attend the funeral. So I waited until they were all there, saying their prayers... and then I blew them up too. That's my job." Thomas Egan (Hawke) is a major in the US Airforce who is trying to adjust to the modern "flying", piloting drones. He spends his days bombing and surveying damage 7000 miles away and his nights trying to reconcile what he as done. His life causes strain on his marriage and overall well being. This is a very interesting movie. It deals with something I never really thought of before, drone pilots can get PTSD too. This is not a happy movie at all, but it is a very realistic movie. Half of the movie shows how the pilots feels about piloting drones and the aftermath of their consequences. The other half is about the commanders and how they feel about the effectiveness and usefulness of them. Both sides make convincing arguments and that keeps you interested, invested and involved in the movie. Unlike some recent war movies this one does nothing to glorify the awfulness of battle and really makes you think. Overall, one of the best and most realistic war movies I have seen. More like Platoon than American Sniper. I really liked this one. I give it an A-.

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