Eagle Eye (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Eagle Eye (2008)
  • Rate: 6.6/10 total 83,266 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Mystery | Thriller
  • Release Date: 26 September 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: 118 min
  • Filming Location: 831 Francisco St, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Budget: $80,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $101,111,837(USA)(28 December 2008)
  • Director: D.J. Caruso
  • Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan and Rosario Dawson
  • Original Music By: Brian Tyler   
  • Soundtrack: Sometime Around Midnight
  • Sound Mix: SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)
  • Plot Keyword: FBI | Cell Phone | Death | Technology | Pentagon

Writing Credits By:

  • John Glenn (screenplay) &
  • Travis Wright (screenplay) (as Travis Adam Wright) and
  • Hillary Seitz (screenplay) and
  • Dan McDermott (screenplay)
  • Dan McDermott (story)

Known Trivia

  • Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan did 80% of their stunts.
  • ARIIA is voiced by Julianne Moore, who chose to go uncredited.
  • According to dates on security cameras seen on-screen, the film takes place in late January 2009.
  • The film takes place in January because this is when the State of the Union address, key to the plot of the film, is traditionally held every year.
  • Shia LaBeouf stated that during filming an F.B.I. Agent told him and the cast that 1 in every 5 phone calls someone makes is recorded. To prove this, the agent had him listen to a phone call he made 2 years prior to filming.
  • Was released on DVD and Blu-ray only 3 months after its theatrical release date. The film opened on September 26 2008 and was released on video on December 26 2008.
  • According to Shia LaBeouf, in order to become emotional for Ethan’s funeral scene, he listened to Judy Garland’s “Over The Rainbow” in which he stated that he “breaks down” when hearing that song.
  • Was the first film released in September since Sweet Home Alabama to gross over 100 million dollars.
  • When Rachel is at the bar with her friends, the song “Sometime Around Midnight” by The Airborne Toxic Event can be heard in the background. D.J. Caruso, the director of “Eagle Eye”, also directed the music video for “Sometime Around Midnight”.
  • The design of Eagle Eye is extremely similar to the detection arrays for a Neutrino Detector – rows upon rows of orange glass globes in an underground, water filled bunker.

Goofs: Factual errors: In the airstrike scene at the beginning of the movie, the MQ-9 Reaper fires two 'missiles' on its outer wing hardpoints. In an earlier shot, however, we can see that those hardpoints have GBU-12 laser-guided bombs attached. GBU-12 is a free-fall munition, not a missile.

Plot: 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. Full summary »  »

Story: 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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Synopsis: The United States armed forces have a lead on a suspected terrorist in Baluchistan, but as the man is a recluse, getting a positive ID proves difficult, and the Department of Defense’s computer system recommends that the mission be aborted. The Secretary of Defense (Michael Chiklis) agrees with the abort recommendation, but the President orders the mission be carried out anyway. This turns into a political backlash when all of the victims turn out to be civilians, and retaliatory suicide bombings target US citizens in response.

Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf) is a Stanford University dropout who lacks direction and faces financial difficulty. He finds out that his more ambitious twin brother Ethan, an Air Force lieutenant with expertise in parallel algorithms and quantum electronics, is dead. Following the funeral in January 2009, he goes to withdraw some money from an ATM and is surprised to see that he has $750,000 in his account. When he returns home, he finds his apartment filled with a large number of weapons, explosives, and forged documents. He receives a phone call from an unknown woman, with a vaguely familiar voice, who explains that the FBI will apprehend him in thirty seconds and that he must escape.

Not believing her, he is caught by the FBI and sent to an interrogation room where he meets Special Agent Thomas Morgan (Billy Bob Thornton). When Morgan leaves the room to meet with Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agent Zoe Perez (Rosario Dawson), the unknown woman arranges Jerry’s escape over a phone by a crane which hits the building. Jerry has escaped and the unknown woman has him join up with single mother Rachel Holloman (Michelle Monaghan). The unknown woman is coercing Rachel into assisting Jerry by threatening to kill her son, Sam, a trumpet player on his way to Washington, D.C., from Chicago for a band recital.

The woman helps the pair to avoid the Chicago Police and FBI units, demonstrating the ability to remotely control virtually any networked device, such as traffic lights that turns into green, cell phones, automated cranes, and even electrical wires. While Jerry and Rachel follow her instructions, the woman has other ‘agents’ (other people whom she has blackmailed) create a crystal explosive made into a necklace and its sound-based trigger placed inside Sam’s trumpet. Jerry and Rachel are led from Chicago to Washington, D.C. via Kendall County, Indianapolis and Dayton, Ohio through various means. They reach a Circuit City electronics store to which the woman directs them. Over several television screens she introduces herself to them: she is a top secret supercomputer, the same one seen in the beginning of the film, called "Autonomous Reconnaissance Intelligence Integration Analyst" (ARIIA) (voiced by Julianne Moore) tasked with gathering intelligence from all over the world.

In light of the mistake made by the President at the beginning of the film, ARIIA has decided that the executive branch is a threat to the public good and must be eliminated. ARIIA plans to destroy the President’s cabinet, and calls this Operation Guillotine. She has decided to leave the Secretary of Defense — who had agreed with her recommendation to abort the mission — as the successor to the presidency. ARIIA does not reveal this to Jerry or Rachel, merely explaining that she is trying to help the people of the United States.

At the Pentagon, where ARIIA is housed, Agent Perez discovers that Jerry’s late brother, Ethan, worked as a technician for the computer and locked it down to prevent ARIIA from carrying out her plan. Perez warns the Secretary of Defense and they discuss the situation in a sealed room to prevent ARIIA from hearing their conversation. Jerry and Rachel arrive at the Pentagon and are led to the supercomputer, where ARIIA forces Jerry to impersonate Ethan and use his own biometrics to override the lockdown, allowing her to go ahead with the plan.

ARIIA shows Jerry CCTV footage displaying Ethan’s fatal car crash, explaining that she orchestrated his death because he was a threat to her plans. ARIIA then instructs Rachel to eliminate Jerry to prevent the lock from being reinstated, but Rachel cannot bring herself to do it. Rachel is led out of the building, when ARIIA calls in some guards, while Jerry is caught by Agent Morgan. Having been warned by Agent Perez, Morgan believes Jerry’s story and takes him to the United States Capitol. ARIIA sends a MQ-9 Reaper UCAV after them. They barely escape the drone’s first pass, and Agent Morgan sacrifices himself to destroy the drone and save Jerry. Meanwhile, Agent Perez returns to the supercomputer and destroys it by draining out the cooling fluid.

Rachel is unknowingly given the explosive necklace by an official who was also coerced by ARIIA and Rachel is sent to the Capitol to watch the President’s speech where she is left to die along with her son and the presidential staff. Sam’s class, whose recital has been moved from the Kennedy Center to the Capitol for the President’s State of the Union Address, begins to play. The trigger that will set off the explosive necklace is set to activate when Sam plays a sustained "high F" on his trumpet corresponding to the word "free" in the last stanza of the U.S. national anthem, as ARIIA had arranged this as poetic justice, believing the president to not be brave. Jerry successfully gains entry dressed as a Capitol policeman and fires his pistol into the air, stopping the performance just before the deadly note. Jerry is then shot several times by a confused Secret Service agent.

In a hearing after the chaos ARIIA caused, the Secretary of Defense urges that another supercomputer should not be built: "sometimes the very measures we put into place to safeguard our liberty become threats to liberty itself," he cautions them. Ethan posthumously receives the Medal of Honor and Agent Morgan posthumously receives the Commendation Medal, while Jerry, injured but alive and well, receives the Congressional Gold Medal.[verification needed] The film ends with Jerry attending Sam’s birthday party. Rachel thanks him for attending, which her ex-husband had never done, and kisses him on the cheek. She then tells Jerry that she’s glad he’s there. He then responds, "Me too".

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Produced By:

  • Pete Chiarelli known as co-producer
  • Patrick Crowley known as producer
  • James M. Freitag known as associate producer
  • Alex Kurtzman known as producer
  • Edward McDonnell known as executive producer (as Edward L. McDonnell)
  • Rizelle Mendoza known as associate producer
  • Roberto Orci known as producer
  • Steven Spielberg known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Shia LaBeouf known as Jerry Shaw
  • Michelle Monaghan known as Rachel Holloman
  • Rosario Dawson known as Zoe Perez
  • Michael Chiklis known as Defense Secretary Callister
  • Anthony Mackie known as Major William Bowman
  • Ethan Embry known as Agent Toby Grant
  • Billy Bob Thornton known as Agent Thomas Morgan
  • Anthony Azizi known as Ranim Khalid
  • Cameron Boyce known as Sam Holloman
  • Lynn Cohen known as Mrs. Wierzbowski
  • Bill Smitrovich known as Admiral Thompson
  • Charles Carroll known as Mr. Miller
  • William Sadler known as Jerry's Dad
  • Deborah Strang known as Jerry's Mom
  • Dariush Kashani known as Translator
  • Sean Kinney known as JTAC Team Leader
  • Bob Morrisey known as Director of Intelligence
  • J. Patrick McCormack known as Pentagon General Council
  • Lorenzo Eduardo known as Kwame
  • Madylin Sweeten known as Becky
  • Jorge-Luis Pallo known as Intel Officer
  • James Huang known as Intel Officer
  • Gerald Downey known as Console Tech
  • Tony Flores known as Team Leader
  • Donnie Jeffcoat known as FBI Agent
  • Craig J. Harris known as Man on Train (as Craig Harris)
  • Jimmie Akins known as Transit Cop on Train (as Jimmie L. Akins)
  • Eric Christian Olsen known as Craig
  • Marc Singer known as Explosives Developer
  • Michael Maize known as Master Sergeant
  • Eiko Nijo known as Masako Tour Guide
  • Peter Gail known as PFPA Officer
  • Brad Grunberg known as Circuit City Salesperson
  • Cylk Cozart known as Sectran Courier
  • Manny Perry known as Sectran Courier
  • James Gohrick known as Agent in Alley (as James C. Gohrick)
  • Josh Todd known as Convenience Store Clerk
  • Colby French known as Console Tech
  • Matt DeCaro known as Stranger at Airport
  • Judith Moreland known as Security Attendant at Airport
  • Rolando Molina known as TSA Agent
  • Michael Kostroff known as Jeweler
  • Nigel Gibbs known as Callister Aide
  • Michael Daniel Cassady known as White House Staffer
  • David Grant Wright known as Secret Service Agent #1
  • Jarod Einsohn known as Reaper Control Tech
  • David Heckel known as Squadron Commander
  • Jamie Martz known as Northcom Control Tech
  • Greg Collins known as Two Star General
  • McKay Stewart known as F-16 Pilot
  • Terry Walters known as Woman in Prius
  • Katija Pevec known as Teenage Page
  • Chase Penny known as Capitol Policeman #1
  • Madison Mason known as President
  • Kevin Quinn known as Pentagon Aide
  • Sebastian Tillinger known as Pentagon Agent
  • Enver Gjokaj known as Remote Pilot
  • Michael Potter known as Doorkeeper
  • Webster Williams known as Committee Head
  • Peggy Roeder known as Forensics Agent
  • Gary Houston known as Forensics Agent
  • Jonathan Chase known as Suited Agent
  • Dean Cudworth known as Capitol Policeman Stuart
  • Lindsay Corinn Luecht known as Girl on Train
  • Nicol Paone known as Rachel's Friend
  • Brittany Ishibashi known as Rachel's Friend
  • Stacey Scowley known as Waitress
  • Stephen Simon known as Secret Service Agent #2
  • David Arakelyan known as Ballochi Kid
  • Salah Salea known as Funeral Chanter
  • Susan Jasmin Armon known as Woman in Ballochi Village (as Susan Armon)
  • Fahim Fazli known as Al Kohei
  • Elijah Moreland known as Guard at Library of Congress
  • David Rowden known as Sectran Truck Driver
  • Brenda Goodbread known as Speaker of the House
  • Caroline A. Jenks known as Page
  • Roger Groh known as Executive Aide to Callister
  • Lesley Stahl known as Newscaster (as Leslie Stahl)
  • Leyna Nguyen known as Newscaster
  • Ralph Garman known as Newscaster (as Ralph Garmin)
  • Rick Chambers known as Newscaster
  • Sharon Tay known as Newscaster
  • Kent Shocknek known as Newscaster
  • Brandon Caruso known as Boy on Train
  • Andrew Anton known as Sam's School Band
  • Rebecca Bacich known as Sam's School Band
  • Blake Bordokas known as Sam's School Band
  • Scottie Brown known as Sam's School Band
  • Michelle Caplin known as Sam's School Band
  • Clayton Caravaggio known as Sam's School Band
  • Daniel Caruso known as Sam's School Band
  • Sophia Caruso known as Sam's School Band
  • Brian Chao known as Sam's School Band
  • Leonard Chong known as Sam's School Band
  • Esteban Delgado known as Sam's School Band
  • Jeanette Gialketsis known as Sam's School Band
  • Madeline Horn known as Sam's School Band
  • Jack Howorth known as Sam's School Band
  • Robert Kellogg known as Sam's School Band
  • Kara Jeong known as Sam's School Band
  • Rhein Matlack known as Sam's School Band
  • Matthew O'Brien known as Sam's School Band
  • John Parks known as Sam's School Band
  • Matthew Rice known as Sam's School Band
  • Katherine Robak known as Sam's School Band
  • Nathaniel Schickler known as Sam's School Band
  • Katherine Shalvarjian known as Sam's School Band
  • Blake Smith known as Sam's School Band
  • Kristen Spence known as Sam's School Band
  • Katherine Spencer known as Sam's School Band
  • Isabella St. Ivany known as Sam's School Band
  • Garrett Ung known as Sam's School Band
  • Audrey Wong known as Sam's School Band
  • Jon Lee Brody known as Train Passenger
  • Don Abernathy known as Capitol Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Scott Alan known as FBI Uniform Officer (uncredited)
  • Jeff Albertson known as Chicago Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Christopher Andrews known as Senator (uncredited)
  • Stephen Bailey known as Train Passenger (uncredited)
  • Derek Baker known as Photographer (uncredited)
  • Tommy Bartlett known as Train Passenger (uncredited)
  • Jessie Bayani known as EL Passenger (uncredited)
  • Eric Bolton known as Businessman (uncredited)
  • Gina Brajkovich known as El Train Commuter (uncredited)
  • Anthony Brawner known as Man on Subway Platform (uncredited)
  • Tay Brooks known as Murdered Senator (uncredited)
  • G. Larry Butler known as Pentagon General Council (uncredited)
  • Dale Caba known as Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Brad Carmody known as Marine (uncredited)
  • Farouk Chakwa known as United States Senator (uncredited)
  • Jack Chevanty known as Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
  • David Cohen known as Congressman (uncredited)
  • Adrian Colon known as General's Aide (uncredited)
  • Josh Costell known as Senator (uncredited)
  • Mike Dalager known as Taliban Militiaman (uncredited)
  • Terryl Daluz known as Military Soldier (uncredited)
  • Tony Domino known as Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Cyn Dulay known as Train Passenger (uncredited)
  • Ken Edling known as Secretary of Commerce (uncredited)
  • Jerry Ferrara known as Jerry's Friend #1 (uncredited)
  • Rachel Fisher known as Congresswoman (uncredited)
  • Adam Fullilove known as Hot Guy #2 (uncredited)
  • Nathan Geist known as Chase Bystander (uncredited)
  • Nikki Giavasis known as Press (uncredited)
  • Jim Hager known as 'L' Train Passenger (uncredited)
  • Christopher Haskell known as Senator (uncredited)
  • Robert Christopher Henderson known as Congressman (uncredited)
  • David Hill known as President's Administration (uncredited)
  • J. Alec Holmes known as Subway Commuter (uncredited)
  • Austin Honaker known as Congressman (uncredited)
  • Bill Ibrahim known as El Train Passenger (uncredited)
  • Safia Jalila known as Train Passenger (uncredited)
  • Peter James known as Police Officer Responding to bank robbery (uncredited)
  • Christopher Karl Johnson known as Congressman Escorting President in to the House (uncredited)
  • Dave Johnson known as Senator (uncredited)
  • Christopher Jude known as Congressman / Office Employee (uncredited)
  • Elizabeth M. Kelly known as Member of Congress (uncredited)
  • Thomas Kosik known as Man on Train (uncredited)
  • Kitty Kreidler known as Car Chase pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Don Kress known as EL Passenger (uncredited)
  • Tim Krueger known as Train Passenger (uncredited)
  • Eddie Kunz known as Catholic School Boy (uncredited)
  • Eric Langham known as Congressman (uncredited)
  • Dan Latham known as EL Passenger (uncredited)
  • David Josh Lawrence known as Fire Fighter (uncredited)
  • Andrew J. Lee known as Man on Train (uncredited)
  • David Lesley known as El Train Passenger (uncredited)
  • Koco Limbevski known as Arab Terrorist Leader (uncredited)
  • Angelina Lyubomirova known as ATM Client (uncredited)
  • Joseph Mazurk known as Lawyer at ATM (uncredited)
  • Seth Miller known as Marine in the Pentagon (uncredited)
  • Albert Miranda known as Politician (uncredited)
  • Michael Molthen known as Man at Funeral (uncredited)
  • Julianne Moore known as ARIIA (voice) (uncredited)
  • Lucas Mroczkowski known as Mourning Family Member (uncredited)
  • Alan Mueting known as Senator (uncredited)
  • Rene Napoli known as TSA Agent (uncredited)
  • Aleh Neliubin known as Neighbor (uncredited)
  • David E. Newham known as FBI Agent (uncredited)
  • Sandi Nowa known as El Train Commuter (uncredited)
  • Ali Olomi known as Al Kohei – Afghan Soldier (uncredited)
  • Hash Patel known as Taliban Funeral Mourner (uncredited)
  • Mark Peplow known as Train Passenger (uncredited)
  • James Pusztay known as Cell Phone Commuter (uncredited)
  • Liz Racster known as Congresswoman (uncredited)
  • Jarrod Robbins known as Young Senator (uncredited)
  • John Robert known as Senator (uncredited)
  • Ann Ryan known as Senator (uncredited)
  • Nick Searcy known as David Johnson (uncredited)
  • Carol Shook known as Congresswoman (uncredited)
  • Gubbi Sigurdsson known as Marine Captain (uncredited)
  • Toni-Marie Spera known as Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Chris Spinelli known as Assistant to Callister's Aide (uncredited)
  • Arne Starr known as Bank Patron (uncredited)
  • Tom Townsend known as Capitol Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Juan Pablo Veizaga known as Man in BMW (uncredited)
  • Chuck Wagner known as SWAT Team Member (uncredited)
  • James Warfield known as Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
  • Al Whiting known as Pentagon Worker (uncredited)
  • Lisa Wolf known as Neighbor (uncredited)
  • Ben Youcef known as Imam (uncredited)
  • Robert A. Young known as Police Officer (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Amy L. Disarro known as makeup artist: second unit (as Amy DiSarro)
  • Lynne K. Eagan known as makeup artist: Mr. Thornton (as Lynne Eagen)
  • Cheryl Eckert known as key hair stylist
  • Stephanie A. Fowler known as assistant makeup artist
  • Janice Kinigopoulos known as key hair stylist: Washington D.C.
  • Helen Marchfield known as makeup artist: Chicago
  • Charlotte Parker known as hair department head
  • Katherine Rees known as key hair stylist: second unit
  • Linda Rizzuto known as hair stylist: Chicago
  • Keith Sayer known as makeup co-department head
  • Michele Tyminski known as makeup artist
  • Kristina Vogel known as makeup department head
  • Joani Yarbrough known as hair stylist: Mr. Thornton (as Joani Yarbough)
  • Debi Young known as key makeup artist: Washington D.C.
  • Carol F. Doran known as wig maker (uncredited)
  • James MacKinnon known as makeup artist (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Stephanie Barkley known as art department assistant
  • Tom Bartlett known as set dresser: second unit
  • Jason Bartolone known as propmaker foreman
  • Damon Bowden known as paint decorator
  • Dominick Bruno known as assistant property master: second unit
  • J. André Chaintreuil known as digital set designer
  • Gerald Cheney known as propmaker foreperson (as Gerry Cheney)
  • Charles J. Clark known as paint foreperson (as Charles Clark)
  • Larry Clark known as paint supervisor
  • Danielle Clemenza known as art director: second unit
  • Raymond Consing known as storyboard artist
  • Joseph Timothy Conway known as property master: Washington D.C. (as Joseph Conway)
  • Ricardo F. Delgado known as storyboard artist
  • Zachary Fannin known as graphic artist
  • Tim Fassino known as set dresser
  • Marc Fekkes known as toolperson
  • Pete Flynn known as assistant property master
  • Chet Garlow known as welding foreperson
  • Rob Garlow known as construction foreperson
  • Michael D. Gianneschi known as property master: Chicago
  • Lindsay Good known as art department coordinator
  • Jeff Hall known as propmaker foreperson
  • Amy Heinz known as set designer
  • Richard Hoffenberg known as propmaker foreperson
  • Steve Hull known as stand-by carpenter
  • Craig Jackson known as art director: Chicago
  • Martha Johnston known as assistant art director
  • Chris Langevin known as property master: second unit
  • Jenne Lee known as art department coordinator: Chicago
  • William J. Magill known as propmaker foreperson (as William Magill)
  • Jason Mahakian known as lead model maker
  • Victor James Martinez known as illustrator (as Victor J. Martinez)
  • Masako Masuda known as set designer
  • Quentin Matthys known as leadperson: Chicago
  • Ray Maxwell known as propmaker foreperson
  • Richard A. McCarthy known as plaster gang boss
  • Richard A. McCarthy known as plasterer supervisor
  • Johnny P. McIntyre known as labor foreperson (as John McIntyre)
  • Greg Musselman known as paint foreperson
  • Matthew J. Norskog known as set dresser
  • Benjamin Nowicki known as graphic artist
  • Joe Ondrejko known as construction coordinator
  • Shane Reed known as leadperson
  • Lynda Reiss known as property mistress
  • Robin Richesson known as storyboard artist
  • Ralph Sarabia known as paint foreperson
  • Domenic Silvestri known as set designer
  • John J. Slove Jr. known as construction coordinator: Chicago (as John J. Slove)
  • Steve Sola known as propmaker foreman
  • Nick Stanton known as leadperson
  • Michael P. Sweeney known as set dresser (as Michael Sweeney)
  • Dan Sweetman known as storyboard artist
  • Ledia Telo known as construction estimator
  • Phillip Thoman known as on-set dresser
  • Scott Troha known as leadperson: Chicago
  • Angela M. Whiting known as assistant property master (as Angela Whiting)
  • Robert Woodruff known as digital set designer
  • Monica Wynveldt known as assistant property master
  • Sandy Adams known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Paige Augustine known as buyer (uncredited)
  • Michael A. Casey known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Angie Daniels known as art department assistant (uncredited)
  • Phaedra Eason known as props (uncredited)
  • Joseph Fedo known as on-set dresser: additional photography (uncredited)
  • Amber Haley known as additional set decorator: reshoot (uncredited)
  • Allen Lafferty known as propmaker foreman (uncredited)
  • Chris Larsen known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Amanda Mendonca known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Don Miloyevich known as property master (uncredited)
  • Tyler Patton known as sets buyer (uncredited)
  • Charles Jason Randolph known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Graham Robertson known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Chris Samp known as stand-by painter (uncredited)
  • Jefry Shebroe known as on-set dresser: second unit (uncredited)
  • Bret August Tanzer known as art department production assistant (uncredited)
  • Anne Tobin known as set decorating coordinator (uncredited)
  • Margaret Wall known as set decorating pa (uncredited)

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Production Companies:

  • DreamWorks SKG (presents) (as DreamWorks Pictures)
  • Goldcrest Pictures (in association with)
  • KMP Film Invest (in association with)

Other Companies:

  • Fletcher Chicago  production offices (chicago)
  • Aerovironment Inc.  miniature Wasp UAS
  • Atmosphere Casting of Chicago  extras casting
  • BT Industrial Supply  expendables
  • Bender ET  GFCI shock protection provided by
  • Bloomberg Television  thanks
  • Casting Associates  extras casting
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  hydrascope telescoping crane arm
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  stabilized remote camera systems
  • Company 3  digital intermediate
  • David Haddad  transportation equipment
  • Direct Tools & Fasteners  expendables
  • Doggicam Systems  Sparrow Head provided by
  • DoggieCam Systems  Sparrow Head provided by
  • Eric Stonerook Music  music preparation
  • Film Art  art consulting
  • Filmtools  expendables
  • Framepool  stock footage
  • Go For Locations  locations equipment rentals
  • Haddad's  transportation equipment
  • Hollywood Rentals Productions Services  grip and lighting equipment
  • I. Solve Interactive  computer playback imagery (as iSolve Incorporated)
  • LCW Props  set equipment
  • Library of Congress  thanks
  • Los Angeles Center Studios  production office
  • Movie Movers  cast trailers
  • Movie Movers  star trailers
  • Movie Movers  transportation
  • Moving Pictures Anywhere Company  shipping by (uncredited)
  • On Tour Productions  transportation services
  • Pacific Title  title design
  • Perceptive Pixel  multi-touch display technology
  • Playback Technologies  video and playback
  • Rockbottom Rentals  Nextel cell phone rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  cell phone rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  modem card rentals
  • Runway  post-production
  • Soundelux  post-production sound services
  • Star Waggons  cast trailers
  • Star Waggons  make-up trailer
  • Star Waggons  production trailers
  • Star Waggons  star trailers
  • Tai Audio  walkies provided by
  • Todd-AO Studios  re-recorded at (as Todd AO West)
  • Transportation Resources  transportation equipment
  • Unicredit, HVB Media Group  film banking
  • Varèse Sarabande  soundtrack
  • Wildfire Studios  adr recording facility

Distributors:

  • DreamWorks SKG (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Bontonfilm (2008) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
  • Kadokawa Pictures (2008) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Pictures (2008) (France) (theatrical)
  • Tatrafilm (2008) (Slovakia) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2008) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2008) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2008) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2008) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2008) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2008) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Argentina Video Home (2009) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Argentina Video Home (2009) (Argentina) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • DreamWorks Home Entertainment (2008) (USA) (DVD)
  • DreamWorks Home Entertainment (2008) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Film1 (2009) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Finnkino (2008) (Finland) (all media)
  • Odeon (2009) (Greece) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2009) (Sweden) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2009) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • SBS6 (2011) (Netherlands) (TV)

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Special Effects:

  • Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) (special visual effects)
  • Imageworks (visual effects) (as Imageworks India)
  • Pacific Title and Art Studio (visual effects)
  • Pixel Playground (visual effects)
  • Kerner Optical (miniature effects)
  • K.N.B. Effects Group (special makeup effects) (as KNB EFX Group)
  • Cyber F/X Inc. (body scans)
  • Lidar Services (lidar scanning and modeling)
  • Third Floor, The (previsualization)

Visual Effects by:

  • Brian Adams known as lighting and compositing artist: SPI
  • Laide Agunbiade known as compositor
  • Laide Agunbiade known as senior technical director: lighting
  • Jorge Almeida known as lead designer: Pacific Title
  • Jesse Andrewartha known as look development artist: SPI
  • Kelly Barschig known as recruiter: SPI
  • Janice Bastian known as effects animator: SPI
  • Philip Benn known as visual effects artist: Pacific Title and Art Studio
  • Joel Bentow known as lead designer: Pacific Title
  • Joel Bentow known as visual effects designer
  • Jim Berney known as visual effects supervisor
  • V.S.H. Ravi Ram Bhimaraju known as rotoscope artist: Imageworks India
  • Douglas Bloom known as visual effects
  • Michael Bogen known as compositor: Pacific Title
  • Michael Boggs known as scanning manager
  • Austin Bonang known as pre-vis artist
  • Matthew Douglas Brown known as lead production services technician (as Matt Brown)
  • Wendell Bruno known as assistant DMR editor (IMAX version)
  • David C. Bryant known as CGI supervisor: Pixel Playground
  • Unjoo Lee Byars known as design executive producer: Pacific Title (as Unjoo Byars)
  • Unjoo Lee Byars known as visual effects producer
  • John Campuzano known as visual effects coordinator: Pacific Title
  • Andrea Caretta known as 3D digital artist
  • Andrea Caretta known as compositor
  • Anthony Ceccomancini known as production manager
  • Albert Cheng known as previs artist: The Third Floor
  • Joe Cherian known as matchmove artist: Imageworks India
  • Jangwoo Choi known as senior modeler
  • Ian Chriss known as visual effects best boy electric: Kerner Optical
  • Tom Cloutier known as visual effects key grip: Kerner Optical
  • Dylan Cole known as matte painter
  • Bertrand Cordier known as senior lighting technical director: SPI
  • Nicolle Cornute known as digital paint and rotoscope artist: SPI (as Nicolle Cornute Sutton)
  • Robert W. Crain known as lighting and compositing artist: SPI (as Robert Crain)
  • Nick D'Abo known as model shop supervisor: Kerner Optical
  • Jesus De Santiago known as visual effects coordinator
  • Michael Degtjarewsky known as compositor: Pacific Title
  • Owen Demers known as texture painter
  • Bernie Demolski known as visual effects best boy grip: Kerner Optical
  • Justin Denton known as pre-vis supervisor
  • Ian Doss known as match mover: SPI
  • Crystal Dowd known as executive visual effects producer: Pacific Title and Art Studio
  • Devin Fairbairn known as tracking artist: Pixel Playground
  • Crys Forsyth-Smith known as senior visual effects producer: SPI
  • Jenny Fulle known as visual effects executive producer: SPI
  • Joe Gareri known as general manager: Imageworks India
  • Dawn Gates known as paint/roto artist
  • Shane Glading known as compositor: SPI
  • Shane Glading known as senior lighting technical director
  • Nathalie Gonthier known as digital paint and rotoscope artist: SPI
  • Harry Gundersen known as digital compositor
  • Winrik Haentjens known as dmr artist: IMAX Version
  • Brian Hamblin known as editorial technical manager: SPI
  • Brian Hanable known as digital effects compositor: Pacific Title
  • Steven Hansen known as matchmove artist: SPI
  • Andrew M. Harvey known as visual effects line producer: Pacific Title (as Andrew Harvey)
  • Geoff Heron known as model unit effects supervisor: Kerner Optical
  • Rory Hinnen known as digital lighting and compositing artist: SPI
  • Andrew Hofman known as effects animation lead: SPI
  • John Hood known as character animation pipeline: SPI
  • Chris Howard known as interactive compositor: SPI
  • Barry Howell known as previsualization artist
  • Saadi Howell known as lead designer: Pacific Title
  • Chris Hung known as senior technical director
  • Aaron James McComas known as senior technical director: SPI
  • Rod M. Janusch known as visual effects gaffer: Kerner Optical
  • Kareem K.H. known as digital compositor
  • Yun Geuk Kang known as senior modeler: SPI
  • Ken Satchel King known as senior character animator: SPI
  • Ranjith Kizakkey known as matchmove lead
  • Stephen Kowalski known as senior systems architect
  • V. Barani Kumar known as matchmove artist: Imageworks India
  • Ken Lam known as lighting and compositing artist: SPI (as Kenny Lam)
  • Megan Kristen Lane known as visual effects coordinator
  • Miles Lauridsen known as visual effects artist: Pacific Title
  • Dan Lavender known as lighting and compositing artist: SPI
  • Mike Leben known as motion control operator
  • Cory Lee known as senior paint/roto artist: Pixel Playground
  • Don Lee known as visual effects supervisor: Pixel Playground
  • Jong Lee known as lead designer: Pacific Title
  • Kim Lee known as visual effects producer: Pixel Playground
  • Jessika M. Lehr known as visual effects production assistant: Pacific Title (as Jessika Lehr)
  • Mickey Levy known as digital producer
  • Kirk Lilwall known as third assistant editor: DMR (IMAX version)
  • Kuan Lin known as senior technical director
  • Michael Lloyd known as matte painter: SPI
  • Chris Lopez known as lead designer: Pacific Title
  • Sudhakar M. known as matchmove artist: Imageworks India
  • Brian Magner known as previsualization artist
  • Manikandan known as compositor: Imageworks India (as S. Manikandan)
  • Ed W. Marsh known as visual effects editor
  • Doran McGee known as digital compositor
  • Paul McGhee known as senior digital color timer: SPI
  • Krishnakant Mishra known as digital effects supervisor: Imageworks India
  • Robert Montgomery known as compositor: Pacific Title
  • Josh Mossotti known as digital effects artist
  • Ashok Nayar known as senior production services technician: SPI
  • Lee Nelson known as animator: Pacific Title
  • Lee Nelson known as lead 3D artist: Pacific Title
  • Mark Nelson known as pre-visualization artist
  • Ian Nichols known as Lidar operator
  • Jessica Noll known as lighting and compositing artist: SPI (as Jessica Stebbins)
  • Michael Hugh O'Donnell known as digital coordinator
  • Jim O'Hagan known as digital compositor: Pacific Title
  • Alison Parraco known as visual effects coordinator (as Oopie Parraco)
  • John Patton known as effects animator: SPI
  • John Patton known as effects technical director: SPI
  • Carlos Pedroza known as previs artist
  • Bob Peitzman known as CG supervisor
  • Eric Pender known as visual effects artist: Pacific Title
  • Jamie Pilgrim known as effects animator: SPI
  • Jason Pomerantz known as digital artist (IMAX version)
  • Pavan Kumar Potluri known as senior digital compositor
  • Paul Pytlik known as digital artist (IMAX version)
  • Sandesh Ramdev known as rotoscope lead
  • C.R. Ramkumar known as compositor: Imageworks India
  • Matthew Rampias known as technical director: lighting & compositing, SPI (as Matthew George Rampias)
  • John J. Renzulli known as 3D artist
  • John J. Renzulli known as lead compositor: Pixel Playground (as John J. Renzulli Jr.)
  • Steve Rhee known as visual effects editor: SPI
  • Rebecca Rinn known as visual effects associate production manager: SPI
  • Rebecca Rinn known as visual effects coordinator
  • Craig Edward Rogers Jr. known as film recording
  • Ryan Rogers known as senior lighting and compositing technical director
  • César Romero known as inferno artist
  • Jeya Ruban known as compositor: imageworks india
  • Anthony Ruey known as visual effects coordinator
  • Jim Rygiel known as senior visual effects supervisor
  • Rosendo Salazar known as lighting and compositing artist: SPI
  • V. Samundeswari known as senior compositor
  • Sandesh known as rotoscope lead
  • John E. Sasaki known as lighting and compositing artist: SPI (as John Sasaki)
  • David Satchwell known as computer graphics supervisor
  • Bruce Schluter known as design supervisor: Pacific Title
  • Jeff Schu known as lead animator: SPI
  • Tom Schultz known as match move lead: SPI
  • Panneer Selvam known as digital compositor: Imageworks India
  • Chirag G. Shah known as digital effects coordinator: Imageworks India
  • Chirag R. Shah known as digital effects coordinator: Imageworks India
  • V. Gouri Shankar Rao known as compositor: Imageworks India
  • David A. Smith known as digital effects supervisor: SPI
  • Douglas James Smith known as look development artist: SPI
  • Sharmishtha Sohoni known as lighting and compositing artist
  • Drew Solodzuk known as DMR editor (IMAX version)
  • Dereck Sonnenburg known as digital compositor
  • David Sosalla known as visual effects supervisor: Pacific Title
  • David Spencer known as matchmover: SPI
  • Scott Steyns known as graphics and animation
  • Jonathan Swartz known as lighting and compositing artist: SPI (as Jonathan S. Swartz)
  • Pat Sweeney known as model unit director of photography: Kerner Optical (as Patrick Sweeney)
  • Suan Ching Tan known as senior digital artist
  • Suan Ching Tan known as texture painter: SPI (as Suan Tan)
  • Aaron Tankenson known as recruiter: SPI
  • R. Thangaperumal known as matchmove artist: Imageworks India
  • Cari Thomas known as visual effects producer
  • Dan Tindell known as pre-visualization artist
  • Ryan Tulloch known as digital compositor
  • Cosku Turhan known as lighter & compositor
  • George Vajna known as second assistant editor: DMR (IMAX version)
  • Brad van Bodegom known as digital artist (IMAX version)
  • Dana Vanhove known as digital production manager
  • S. Navin Venkatesh known as visual effects production manager: Imageworks India (as Navin Venkatesh)
  • Rainy Venne known as DMR artist (IMAX version)
  • Anu Vijayan known as matchmove artist: Imageworks India
  • Carey Villegas known as visual effects plate supervisor
  • Kevin Wallace known as production manager: Kerner Optical
  • Joe Wehmeyer known as data wrangler
  • David Weinstein known as pre-visualization
  • John Welborn known as software engineer
  • Bob Wiatr known as digital compositor: Pacific Title
  • Scott Willman known as associate technical director: color and lighting
  • Scott Willman known as lighting and compositing artist: SPI
  • Scott Willman known as matte painter
  • Jann Wimmer known as associate production manager
  • Hock Wong known as pre-visualization artist
  • Yukiko Yamanaka known as senior production services technician
  • Nadarajan Usha Abheesh known as roto artist (uncredited)
  • Durai Babu known as senior matchmove artist (uncredited)
  • Dhiraj Brahma known as roto artist: Imageworks India (uncredited)
  • Christian Cunningham known as technical director (uncredited)
  • Mark Fletcher known as digital artist (uncredited)
  • Jon Hanzelka known as 3d modeler: Lidar Services (uncredited)
  • Marios Kourasis known as visual effects artist (uncredited)
  • E. Suresh Kumar known as senior matchmove artist (uncredited)
  • Paul Maurice known as Lidar supervisor: Lidar Services (uncredited)
  • Chris Nabholz known as lighting and compositing technical director: SPI (uncredited)
  • Andrea Lackey Pace known as manager of production services (uncredited)
  • Balaji Ramakrishna known as compositor: imageworks india (uncredited)
  • Sankarasubramanian known as paint artist: imageworks india (uncredited)
  • Sukumaran Lalithambika Vijin known as roto artist: imageworks india (uncredited)
  • Jaikishan Vyas known as digital compositor (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • USA 16 September 2008 (Hollywood, California) (premiere)
  • USA 19 September 2008 (Austin Fantastic Fest)
  • Argentina 25 September 2008
  • Australia 25 September 2008
  • Chile 25 September 2008
  • Hong Kong 25 September 2008
  • Peru 25 September 2008
  • Thailand 25 September 2008
  • Brazil 26 September 2008
  • Canada 26 September 2008
  • Colombia 26 September 2008
  • Mexico 26 September 2008
  • Panama 26 September 2008
  • Philippines 26 September 2008
  • USA 26 September 2008
  • Venezuela 26 September 2008
  • Belgium 1 October 2008
  • Singapore 1 October 2008
  • Switzerland 1 October 2008 (French speaking region)
  • Czech Republic 2 October 2008
  • Hungary 2 October 2008
  • Russia 2 October 2008
  • Switzerland 2 October 2008 (German speaking region)
  • Bulgaria 3 October 2008
  • Denmark 3 October 2008
  • Finland 3 October 2008
  • Sweden 3 October 2008
  • Turkey 3 October 2008
  • Germany 9 October 2008
  • Israel 9 October 2008
  • Netherlands 9 October 2008
  • Portugal 9 October 2008
  • Slovakia 9 October 2008
  • South Korea 9 October 2008
  • Austria 10 October 2008
  • Estonia 10 October 2008
  • Spain 10 October 2008
  • Indonesia 15 October 2008
  • Kuwait 16 October 2008
  • India 17 October 2008
  • Ireland 17 October 2008
  • Poland 17 October 2008
  • UK 17 October 2008
  • Japan 18 October 2008
  • Greece 23 October 2008
  • Iceland 24 October 2008
  • Norway 24 October 2008
  • Egypt 17 December 2008
  • France 24 December 2008
  • Italy 20 February 2009
  • Pakistan 20 June 2009

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and for language

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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