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
Becket is seen to be "deburring" a round with a knife. An real sniper would never do such a thing. Any alteration to the jacket of the round would alter the ballistics of the round (possibly quite severely). If anything a rag would be used to wipe the round down. And if handled correctly, a match grade round wouldn't have any burrs. See more
[seeing El Cirujano for the first time
He's a fuckin' American!
He's a fuckin' spook. Ex-CIA. I met him once up in El Salvador. Now he's an enforcer for the cocaine monkeys. I'll take out the lieutenant, you concentrate on him. Now put a fuckin' bullet through his heart.
Followed by Sniper: Legacy
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Written and Performed by Henry Lee Summer
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