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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The name tag A1C Saurez gives Major Egan has her rank engraved on it. Air Force blue name tags do not have rank engraved on them. The nametag also had a stick pin type attachment on the rear. Air Force name tags have two pins with push on retainers, commonly referred to as "frogs". See more »

Goofs

In one scene, Major Egan speaks of enjoying the fear of flying combat missions. That includes the fear and danger of making a landing on the pitching deck of an aircraft carrier at night. However, Major Egan is in the Air Force and they do not land on aircraft carriers; only Navy or Marine aviators do. Also, the plane Major Egan flies, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, does not land on aircraft carriers in any case. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Featured in Projector: Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2/Good Kill (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Of A Life
Written by Koen Mestrum, Teun Pranger & Sam Nelson Harris
Performed by Keljet (Featuring X Ambassadors)
Courtesy of On The Fruit Records
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This movie highlights important issues.
6 April 2015 | by mindsmatrixSee all my reviews

This movie highlights important societal issues. Drone warfare is the future and soon many drones will be flying over US soil. Not just military drones mind you, but your local police will have them as well.

The reality is this. The US kills many innocent people with drones. For example, in Pakistan alone 41 men were targeted but 1,147 people killed. If you wish, you can search on this statistic and it will take you to the article about this.

It is time America dealt with the reality of what it is doing and this film is a small step in that direction. I will not write an exhaustive review because I hate spoiling movies for people, but the movie is worth watching and more importantly, thinking about.


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