Drone

Synopsis: Neil (Sean Bean) is a private drone contractor who spends his workdays flying covert missions then returns to a family life of suburban mediocrity - without his wife or son knowing about his secret life and Neil wife is cheating with one of co -worker - until a whistle-blowing site exposes him to a deadly threat. Believing he is responsible for the deaths of his wife and child, an enigmatic Pakistani businessman (Patrick Sabongui) tracks him down, leading to a harrowing confrontation.
 
IMDB:
5.3
Metacritic:
49
Rotten Tomatoes:
27%
TV-MA
Year:
2017
91 min
285 Views


What time did you get

in last night?

Late.

You were snoring.

Hmm.

I don't snore.

You do when you're stressed.

He goes back to school today.

They'll catch who did it.

He could have been killed.

Probably some stoned kids

being stupid with daddy's gun.

Looks good to me.

It's tragic.

I don't know when that happened.

Oh well.

Hey.

Don't worry.

I'll talk to him today.

I wish he'd talk to me.

He's been so quiet.

Teenagers don't talk

to their parents.

They have a code of silence.

He'll be fine.

Last call

for flight 306...

Hey bud, you awake

in there?

Funny.

Funny, dad.

Hey, uh... so, is gramps

gonna have a open casket?

Closed casket.

Why don't we just roast him?

Oh, that's lovely.

It's called cremation.

And no, he's going to be buried

next to your grandmother.

I think that gramps would

like to have a viking funeral.

Viking?

Yeah.

I mean, he loved that stuff.

Like, you just, like,

put him on his boat and...

And light it on fire and,

you know,

send it out into the ocean.

Hey, there's an idea.

That's one way to get rid of

your boat.

Hey, drive him to school today?

I was planning on it.

Love you.

Love you too.

You working late?

I hope not.

You need to start thinking

about that eulogy.

I know, I will.

I'm ready when you are.

Oh, sh*t.

Dad, it- it doesn't matter,

really.

Dad, come on.

Alright.

I have an idea.

What if I kept the boat?

Yeah, why not?

You live in the boat and I use

your bedroom as

my second office.

- Fine with me.

I'm joking.

Come on, we're gonna be late.

You ok?

Yeah.

See you later.

Hey, uh...

Anytime you wanna talk,

we're here for you.

Ok, bud?

Yeah, I know.

Thanks.

Thanks, dad.

See ya later-

sir, let's see

some identification.

Badger, tower one.

We have confirmation target

has left the nest.

Roger that, tower one.

We're ten clicks away.

Badger, target has picked up

the package.

Wait a sec.

Sh*t.

Tower one, badger,

we lost the link.

Badger. Tower one, abort?

Negative, tower one.

Third time this month.

Every time I'm back...

Re-acquiring a link.

It's gonna be tight.

Tower one, badger,

we're back up.

Target

traveling north towards

the main straightaway.

Speed, altitude,

heading all good.

Targeting.

Target locked and we are

on the straightaway.

Tower one, badger,

are we clear to fire?

Badger,

tower one, Roger that.

You are clear to fire.

Take the shot.

Three, two, one.

Rifle.

Impact in ten seconds.

Holding target.

Five, four, three, two...

Splat.

Tower one, badger,

partial hit on target.

Confirming kill.

Wait, I think- I think

i see movement.

Wow, would you look at that.

That's one tough dune coon.

Tower one, badger,

kill is not confirmed.

Repeat, kill is not confirmed.

Permission to fire

second hellfire. Over.

Affirmative, badger.

10-4.

Still locked.

Three, two, one.

Rifle.

Are you gonna be allowed out

of the house this weekend?

I'm busy with the funeral.

Oh, Christ.

I'm sorry, I forgot.

It's ok.

Have you ever written

a eulogy?

Yeah, actually I have.

For my uncle stu's funeral.

It did not go well.

Why, what happened?

I don't- just- ok.

He was kind of a miserable guy

and, you know, he took it out

on his wife and his kids

and everybody,

including me, so I said f*** it,

I just got up there

and told it like it was.

It was f***ing hilarious.

So...

Were you born an a**hole,

Gary?

Quite possibly, yeah.

Look, you're gonna be fine.

Your dad was a stand up guy.

Yeah, but how do you condense

a man's entire life

into five minutes? Huh?

There's probably an app

for that, right?

You, like, download a template,

put in his name

and then boom, it writes it

for you?

Might even give the speech

for you, huh?

Great, thanks.

I don't know, ask Ellen.

Women are good at

this kind of sh*t.

She's doing too much already.

Well, don't ask a guy.

You know?

We- we bury that sh*t for,

like, 20 years

and then deal with it

in therapy later.

- Guess what.

- What?

Hey.

We're opening a new office,

right on Campbell street.

Really?

Yeah, right next to the college.

Think about how good our

lunch dates would be then.

Yeah, I think our...

Our lunch dates are working

pretty good right now.

I've been thinking.

What?

How about a weekend away?

It can be a work thing. Right?

Like a conference or a workshop.

Whatever you want.

I don't know.

What do you mean,

you don't know?

I don't know.

Either we have something

or we don't.

Of course we do, Ted,

but a weekend away

is a whole...

Wake up next to me, Ellen.

Spend an entire day with me.

I thought we agreed no pressure.

Right?

I mean... that was sort

of the deal.

Yeah, that was the deal.

That was also three months ago.

Ted...

Ted.

Ted!

Hey, Ted!

You were very clear.

Come on, please.

Ted, come on.

Please, don't be mad.

Promise me you'll think

about it.

I'll think about it.

I promise.

State department

spokesperson Daniel winters

said this in last night's

emergency press conference:

"Due to the latest release

of hacked NSA cables,

substantial damage

has been done.

We believe that these government

personnel have been put

at potential risk

because their names have

been compromised

in this release.

We will find those responsible

and they will be dealt

with accordingly."

In international news,

the us launched air strikes

against an Isis stronghold...

Oh, oh...

Woah!

Don't hit the slide, guys.

Oh, here we go.

Remember my rule,

no hitting the bench.

Let's go!

Ok.

I got it, I got it.

There you go.

Alright yeah-

throw strong.

Come on, son.

Yeah, alright.

Let's do this.

I haven't seen you around

here before.

I'm... I'm visiting.

Visiting, huh?

Yes.

So, you waiting for someone,

or...?

Yes.

You're meeting them here?

No, I'm just enjoying

the sunshine.

It's a lovely day.

Hey, come on,

remember what I said?

Catch it with your hand.

Geez. I tell ya.

It's a park for kids, mister.

I like it here.

I like to watch

the children playing

with their mothers and fathers.

Right.

News flash, buddy.

In this country

we don't like strangers

watching our kids.

Especially strangers like you.

So why don't you get lost?

Why don't you go to a mosque and

read that little book of yours?

I meant no offense.

Well, I'm offended. Ok?

So beat it.

Sorry if I ruined your day.

Any time now.

"Confirm visual, I repeat,

confirm visual.

Hey.

You ok?

Yeah.

I thought you were gonna

be here earlier.

Yeah, traffic was a b*tch.

You uh... can have

the dresser.

Catch.

How's the eulogy coming?

Harder than I thought.

You want me to write it?

No.

No, I said I would and I will.

He dropped bombs on Hitler.

Yet he died barely able

to hold a crayon.

I'm not ending up in

a place like this.

There's no guarantees in life,

big brother.

Hey, if I end up talking

to the walls, you shoot me.

I mean it.

Hey, did you see this?

Charlie gave it to me.

He was saying how Shane would

visit a couple times a week.

You raised a good kid.

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