Good Kill (2014). In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game–only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan (Ethan Hawke) now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned bunker in the Nevada desert. But as he yearns to get back in the cockpit of a real plane and becomes increasingly troubled by the collateral damage he causes each time he pushes a button, Egan’s nerves—and his relationship with his wife (Mad Men’s January Jones)—begin to unravel.
Plot: Major Thomas Egan is a U.S. Air Force pilot who started flying drones when plane pilots became less needed. The movie action starts when Egan is already disillusioned with his drone flying activity, due to the lack of flight-related thrills and to the limited ability to control collateral damage during airstrikes. He further starts to question the ethics of his occupation when running missions for the CIA involving double tap, the indiscriminate killing of groups of people in Yemen, a country not at war with the USA, etc.
Director: Andrew Niccol
Cast: Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Jake Abel, Zoe Kravitz, Bruce Greenwood, Stafford Douglas, Alma Sisneros, Kristen Rakes, Michael Sheets, Akshay Patel
Release dates: September 5, 2014
Good Kill (2014) Official HD Trailer
Good Kill Cast Q&A: Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Zoe Kravitz & Andrew Niccol Preview the New War Film
Good Kill Cast Interview: Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Zoe Kravitz, & Andrew Niccol Preview the Drone Warfare Film