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Sniper (1993)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  29 January 1993 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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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
Hank Garrett ...
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 ...
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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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One Shot. One Kill. No Exceptions.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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

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29 January 1993 (USA)  »

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$18,994,653 (USA)
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Barry Levinson was originally slated to direct. See more »

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When Beckett is using the sleeping Miller as bait, the knife that is seen bobbing in the water is different than the one Beckett later removes. The one that distracts the enemy sniper is a cheap "survival" knife, while the one Beckett is seen untying is a Marine Corps fighting knife, or "Ka-Bar". See more »

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Richard Miller: Is there a wrong way to fall down a fucking mountain?
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A Psychological Drama, NOT an Action Movie
17 March 2000 | by (Shanghai, China) – See all my reviews

Some guys think that sniper is not good because of the action part of it was not good enough. Well, if you regard it as an action movie, this view point could be quite true as the action part of this movive is not actually exciting. However, I think this is a psychological drama rather than an action one.

The movie mainly told us about the inside of two snipers who definitely had different personalities and different experiences. Tomas Beccket , who was a veteran and had 74 confirmed kills, looked as if he was cold-hearted. However, after Beccket showed his day dream of Montana, we can clearly see his softness inside. It was the cruel war and his partners' sacrifice that made Beccket become so called cold-hearted.

Millar, on the contrary, was a new comer, a green hand, and was even not qualified as a sniper. Billy Zane did quite well to show millar's hesitation and fear when he first tried to "put a bullet through one's heart"(as what Beccket said). What he thought about the actuall suicide mission was that it could be easily accomplished and then he could safely get back and receive the award.

These two guys were quite different in their personalities and I think that the movie had successfully showed the difference and the impact they had to each other due to the difference in their personalities. These two snipers quarreled, suspected each other and finally come to an understanding by the communication and by what they had done to help even to save the other.

Sniper isn't a good action movie but a good psychological one.


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