Tough guy Thomas Beckett is a US Marine working in the Panamanian jungle. His job is to seek out rebels and remove them using his sniper skills. Beckett is notorious for losing his partners on such missions. This time he's accompanied by crack marksman Richard Miller, who's more of an office-type. Together they plan to seek out an important rebel leader, whilst avoiding a rogue marksman who frequents this part of the jungle. Written by
One Shot. One Kill. No Exceptions.
Did You Know?
This film (along with several others) is somewhat based on the story of US Marine Corps sniper Carlos Hathcock
, who took out a Viet Cong sniper who was stalking him by firing a round through the man's scope, sending the bullet into his brain. The story has been labeled a "myth" by some, but the incident was observed by Hathcock's spotter, John Roland Burke, who surveyed the scene after the kill. Given the flight time of rounds at long ranges, both snipers could easily have killed one another. The enemy rifle was recovered and the incident is documented by a photograph. After an investigation, the Marine Corps confirmed the incident and registered the kill to Hathcock. See more
When Miller is firing his weapon at his shadow at the church and the weapon runs out of ammo you can hear numerous clicks of the firing pin as he pulls the trigger. With the model of weapon he carries once it is empty the weapon will not dry fire. See more
Those Goddamn Cheesedicks are early!
Followed by Sniper: Ghost Shooter
Written and Performed by Henry Lee Summer
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