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Cast

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Chester Van Damme
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Doug Papich
Ken Radley ...
El Cirujano
Reynaldo Arenas ...
Cacique (as Reinaldo Arenas)
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NSC Officer in Washington
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Admiral in Washington
Frederick Miragliotta ...
General Miguel Alavarez
Vanessa Steele ...
Mrs. Alvarez
Carlos Álvarez ...
Raul Ochoa
Tyler Coppin ...
Ripoly (as Tyler Copin)
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Ripolys Friend
Edward Wiley ...
DeSilva
William Curtin ...
Mountain Top Pilot
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Storyline

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 Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

One Shot. One Kill. No Exceptions.

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 January 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Snajper  »

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Box Office

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$18,994,653 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was marketed two different ways. The international trailer--produced by the independent financiers behind the film--focused more on the psychological and thriller elements of the story and showcased the struggle between Beckitt and Miller. The US trailer, cut by TriStar, who picked it up, was accompanied by the muscular score from Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and focused more on the action elements, highlighting the chase and shootout sequences. See more »

Goofs

When the Robinson R22 lands and throttles down, the sound is of a turbine helicopter spooling down, Robinson R22 helicopters have piston engines. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Beckett: Don't take a piss. Bugs will swarm right up through your dick. Good night.
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Connections

Followed by Sniper: Legacy (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Turn It Up
Written and Performed by Henry Lee Summer
Courtesy of Epic Associated Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Judge Sniper for yourself!!
5 January 2003 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

This will be somewhat short. First, don't listen to the critics, as it is not as bad as most say it is!! Sniper uses a classic movie formula, which many dismiss immediately as flawing the movie. While sniper does not reflect the 100% truth about how our country's Military Snipers work, it does give those who know nothing about the Professional Sniper a glimpse into the world of the Sniper. And yes, the movie has many flaws, but what movie doesn't? There are many good scenes and good acting by Tom Berenger. I have to say the 2 worst scenes are at the beginning of the movie with Billy Zane in the Helicopter followed by Zane in the Marine's bar scene. The best scene in Sniper is with Berenger in the middle of a field with the opposing force sweeping it!! Also there are plenty of good shots of the jungle and some classic shots using the camera as though you are looking through a riflescope. And yes, the Sniper Motto is `one shot, one kill'. Judge Sniper for yourself!!


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