Good Kill

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Director(s): Andrew Niccol
Production: IFC Films
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.4
Metacritic:
63
Rotten Tomatoes:
75%
R
Year:
2014
102 min
Website
71 Views

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Eyes on Kahili objective.

19:
30 hours.

Entering surveillance hour four.

No sign of target.

Noncombatant approaching.

Two noncombatants.

Fresh op. New heading, 1-8-0.

Insurgents sighted four klicks north,

deploying weapons.

Sensor, slew the ball

to new coordinates.

Eyes on new objective.

Throttling back.

Guns are hot. Target qualifies.

Engage at your discretion.

Roger that.

Civilian bus, one klick south.

Too close, Major.

Get the strike on this pass, or abort.

Copy that.

I can get it.

Rifle when ready.

Master arm hot.

Fly the laser.

Target, lasered.

Three, two,

one, rifle.

Missile away.

Time of flight, 10 seconds.

Splash.

Good kill.

Well, they don't call it

a Hellfire for nothing.

Best use of $68,000 taxpayer dollars

I've seen today.

Master arm off. Weapon's safe.

Laser safe.

Damage assessment.

Come on, Carlos. Tighten up.

What's the body count?

I count six, sir.

But good luck figuring out

which bits go in what casket.

Setting a course for J-bad.

Watch yourself, Tommy.

You're beak-to-beak

with that Reaper relieving you.

- Yes, sir.

- Two o'clock.

MQ-9. American engineering

at its finest.

All right. Hand off to

Captain Christie for recovery.

Is that real?

You ever get to, like,

fly in a war or something?

Blew away six Taliban

in Pakistan just today.

Now I'm going home to barbeque.

Yeah, right.

- It's not my fault.

- Travis, get back here right now.

Get back here

and pick up the crap you just dumped!

Do not walk away from me, young man!

Do not walk away from me.

Travis!

Feel free to step in anytime, Tommy.

I'll talk to him.

I got a call from the principal's office.

He was fighting with another boy.

Did he Win?

Hey, Jesse, how's that book?

You recommend it?

- Sorry the house looks like...

- A bomb hit it?

I didn't say it.

I'd ask how your day was,

but there's a limit...

- I know. I'm sorry.

- How many times

- I can ask the same question.

- Thank you for not asking.

You know he's flunking math.

He needs a tutor.

How much will that cost?

Can't you help him?

Where do you think he gets it from?

I'm the reason he's flunking.

That's true.

I start nights tomorrow.

Okay.

You look miles away.

Seven thousand?

That's a joke.

I think I'm gonna go get a glass of water.

You need anything?

Yeah, I do.

Living the dream, Tommy.

Hey, Dan.

Ladies and gentlemen,

the aircraft you're looking at

is not the future of war.

It is the here and f*cking now.

Any time of day or night,

there are dozens of

these things in the sky

above our theaters of operation.

And most are currently working in the

Garden of Eden they call Afghanistan.

Where they're starting to think

it's their new national bird.

Now, I assume you know

we don't fly them all the way there

from here in Vegas,

but I guess I shouldn't assume anything.

I got food in my fridge

older than most of you.

Now, all take-offs and landings occur

in and around

whatever godforsaken place

we're at war with that day.

That's 'cause these things are a bitch

to take off and land.

So once they're airborne,

that's when we take over.

And these gentlemen here are gonna

take you through the nuts and bolts

of exactly how we do that.

But before they do, there's one thing

I want to say about this program.

We get a lot of shit from the public.

And I've heard

all the bleeding heart arguments.

I've read all the f*cking bumper stickers.

"It's not the air force,

it's the chair-force,"

"waging a Wii war."

It's all a waste of breath

because the United States Air Force

is ordering more drones than jets.

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Andrew Niccol

Andrew M. Niccol is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director. He wrote and directed Gattaca, S1m0ne, Lord of War, In Time, The Host, and Good Kill. more…

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