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Stealth (2005)

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Deeply ensconced in a top-secret military program, three pilots struggle to bring an artificial intelligence program under control before it initiates the next world war.


Rob Cohen


W.D. Richter
2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Lucas ... Lt. Ben Gannon
Jessica Biel ... Lt. Kara Wade
Jamie Foxx ... Lt. Henry Purcell
Sam Shepard ... Capt. George Cummings
Richard Roxburgh ... Dr. Keith Orbit
Joe Morton ... Capt. Dick Marshfield
Ian Bliss ... Lt. Aaron Shaftsbury
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Tim
Michael Denkha ... Naval Controller
Rocky Helton Rocky Helton ... Master at Arms
Clayton Adams ... USS Abraham Lincoln Sailor
Maurice Morgan Maurice Morgan ... USS Abraham Lincoln Sailor
Woody Naismith ... USS Abraham Lincoln Sailor (as Christopher Naismith)
Charles Ndibe Charles Ndibe ... USS Abraham Lincoln Sailor
Nicholas Hammond ... Executive Officer


In the near future, the Navy develops a fighter jet piloted by an artificial intelligence computer. The jet is placed on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific to learn combat manuevers from the human pilots aboard. But when the computer develops a mind of its own, it's the humans who are charged with stopping it before it incites a war... Written by austin4577@aol.com

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Fear The Sky

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense action, some violence, brief strong language and innuendo | See all certifications »

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English | Korean | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

29 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Furtif See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »


Box Office


$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,251,545, 31 July 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Environmentalists who opposed filming in the Blue Mountains Wilderness Area sued the producers and the government agency that issued the filming permit. The court found that the permit had been issued illegally, and ordered the producers to stop filming in the area immediately. An alternative location had to be found. See more »


The soldiers are told that going into North Korean airspace would be an act of war. However, the Korean war has never officially ended. The US is still technically still at war with North Korea, and the peace proceedings are violated regularly across the DMZ. See more »


Lt. Ben Gannon: Captain Marshfield? EDI, did you just turn off Captain Marshfield?
EDI: [brief pause] There was nothing left to say.
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Crazy Credits

After the end of the credits, we go back to Korea and see the wreckage of EDI. We pass through most of the wreckage until we stop on EDI's central core. Suddenly, the red eye begins to glow..... See more »


Make a Move
Written by Brandon Boyd, Michael Einziger(as Michael Einziger), Ben Kenney,
Jose Pasillas (as Jose Pasillas II) and Chris Kilmore
Produced by Brendan O'Brien
Incubus appears courtesy of Epic Records
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29 July 2005 | by kgprophetSee all my reviews

I recently went to see the movie "The Island", a movie that contains about 60 straight minutes of action. However, all the chasing and stuff blowing up was meaningless, and hence, uninteresting (see my review). "Stealth", on the other hand, actually had a plot, albeit of the pulp military thriller novel variety, but nevertheless a story you can follow. This movie was critically panned more than "The Island", but I was more entertained by far with this film.

First of all, the flying effects sequences are like playing a high quality video game. Since I don't play video games, this was a fun ride. In fact, I was taken aback somewhat at how many intensely complex effects shots there were in this film. Along with it, virtually everything in sight is blown up. Blown up real good. Yes, it is possible to blow things up with a certain amount of creativity and originality. You could possibly be reminded of "Apocalypse Now" with the size and amount of fireballs riddled throughout.

Oh yeah, characters. Well, the only real name you recognise is Jamie Foxx. Obviously cast before his success with "Ray", he is actually a pretty minor character. There is competent acting, but this movie isn't about Academy Award performances. The story, as one critic characterised it, is a live action version of "Team America". Enough countries are invaded and attacked to start World War III, (but then again, all good things come in threes). You are not expected to buy any of the implausible details of the film. If you are capable of not exercising your mind too much in a situation like this, you can accept that most of the big thrills in this film were probably thought up first, and then a story built around it. But that means you are not side-tracked with much of any dumb fluff (save a completely uneventful visit to Thailand).

So, in comparison to Michael Bay, Rob Cohen is up to par, and maybe even exceeds with a slightly more entertaining product. You certainly could do far worse.

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