Edge of Tomorrow

Synopsis: An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy!
Director(s): Doug Liman
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  11 wins & 37 nominations.
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113 min



MAN 1:
Start talking.

MAN 2:

I'm not sure if we're on the air.

This is a series of explosions...

We're being told

this is a major incident.

The emergency is a major incident.

MAN 3:
...bright lights

and an orange glow.


That was the moment the meteor hit.

MAN 4:
It does now appear

to be a major attack.

Since they landed

outside Hamburg five years ago...

they have steadily advanced across Europe.

We've suffered millions of casualties.

The evacuation of key

government officials continuing.

MAN 5:

Nothing has stopped their advance.

MAN 6:
In human costs, the Europeans

have paid the highest price.

They have the ability to mimic

and even anticipate our actions.

If we do not

defeat them in France...

we'll be fighting them in London

then New York, then Tokyo.


All of humanity's at stake.

MAN 7:
After five years

we finally have a victory.

These pictures

are just in from Verdun.

MAN 8:
One of the striking things

was how low casualties were...

and how little damage...

MAN 9:
We have seen a

stunning victory here today.

How do you convince people

that this is a fight that can be won?

This is an alien invasion

in a global war.

With the new jacket technology

and limited training...

we've been able to

create super-soldiers.

Look at Rita Vrataski,

the Angel of Verdun.

They're calling

her the Angel of Verdun.

She is seen as the new

hope for this war.

It's extraordinary.

With the new jacket technology

and limited training...

Rita Vrataski was able to kill...

hundreds of mimics on

only her first day.

MAN 10:

Is the tide of this war changing?

The Army attribute this success

to a revolutionary new technology:

The Exosuit jacket.


She was able to kill hundreds of

mimics on only her first day in combat.

Imagine an army of Rita Vrataskis.

We're holding them back at

the English Channel, but for how long?

MAN 11:
This is dangerous talk. People

are suspicious about this invasion.

MAN 12:
Over 17 nations have

joined the United Defense Force...

which hopes to push them back.

We've got them contained.

And with this new technology,

we're gonna defeat them.

Operation Downfall is going to be the

largest mechanized invasion in history.

We will be victorious. We fight.

That's what we do.

Major William Cage,

United States Military Media.

Welcome to London, major.

The general will see you now.

Thank you.

Operation Downfall.

The entire UDF, invading from France,

the Mediterranean, Scandinavia...

relieving pressure on

the eastern front...

allowing the Russians and

Chinese to push the enemy back.

We all meet in the middle exterminating

this mimic scourge along the way.

A lot of good soldiers are

gonna die tomorrow, major.

When all the smoke clears...

and the body bags start coming home,

people look for someone to blame...

someone like me.

Ideally, I'd prefer a

different scenario.


A best-selling memoir, perhaps.

Maybe a career in politics?

Off the top of my head, I would go

with the sense of manifest destiny.

Rags to riches. Rapid

rise through the ranks.

Born to deliver us. And the people,

well, they love that sort of thing.

You misunderstand. I didn't ask you

here to sell me. Sell the invasion.


You ship for the coast in one hour.

Your camera crew is standing by.

You'll be on the beach

with the first wave.

I'm sorry, the first wave?

The beach? You mean the front?


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Christopher McQuarrie

Christopher McQuarrie (1968) is an American screenwriter, director and producer. A regular collaborator of director Bryan Singer, he co-wrote the screenplay of Singer's Public Access, wrote the screenplay for The Usual Suspects, co-wrote and produced Valkyrie and co-wrote Jack the Giant Slayer and Edge of Tomorrow. more…

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