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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.

Director:

Andrew Niccol

Writer:

Andrew Niccol
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fatima El Bahraouy Fatima El Bahraouy ... The Woman (as Fatima El Bahraquy)
El Khttabi Abdelouahab El Khttabi Abdelouahab ... The Boy
Ethan Hawke ... Major Thomas Egan
Bruce Greenwood ... Lt. Colonel Jack Johns
Jake Abel ... M.I.C. Joseph Zimmer
Ryan Montano Ryan Montano ... Airman Roy Carlos
Dylan Kenin ... Capt. Ed Christie
Stafford Douglas ... Billy
Zion Rain Leyba Zion Rain Leyba ... Travis Egan (as Zion Leyba)
January Jones ... Molly Egan
Sachie Capitani ... Jesse Egan
Michael Sheets ... Danny
Zoë Kravitz ... Airman Vera Suarez
Ross Shaw Ross Shaw ... Lt. Drier
Chakir Faiz Chakir Faiz ... The Man
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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

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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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Good Kill See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,750, 17 May 2015

Gross USA:

$316,472

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,474,471
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the film Zoë Kravitz 's character says "I am 1st Class." Zoë Kravitz starred in X-Men: First Class (2011) as did January Jones. See more »

Goofs

Egan says he took his wife up in his F-16 on their first date. F-16s are single seaters. Actually there are some two-seaters (general officers have to fly with another pilot), but civilians very rarely get a flight in an F-16. Usually congressman, VIPs, special press, but NEVER girlfriends or spouses. See more »

Quotes

Jack Johns: Drones aren't going anywhere. In fact, they're going everywhere.
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Featured in Projector: Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2/Good Kill (2015) See more »

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Two Tickets To Paradise
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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 cosmo_tigerSee 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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