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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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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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29 January 1993 (USA)  »

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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

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Thomas Beckett: Those Goddamn Cheesedicks are early!
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Connections

Followed by Sniper: Ghost Shooter (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Medicine Man
Written and Performed by Henry Lee Summer
Courtesy of Epic Associated Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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As a Federal Agent I thought it was great.
2 September 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

As a long time Federal Agent and gunnnut I thought it was great. The high light was when the high level government officials called in Zane and told him he would be sent to a jungle, would kill an extremely dangerous drug dealer, he may be killed in the process and they would make Zane (drum roll please)(Tah-Dah!) a GS-9. At this point I burst out laughing. Nobody else said a word. This was the funniest thing I ever heard. I was a GS-11 at the time. This is just like the Federal Government. Officials chose an employee for the "fast track" (usually a brown noser/ass kisser) who they want to rise in the ranks over others more qualified. They team this "fast track" person with an experienced, well qualified, person who will really do the work. The goal being the high officials get the credit along with the "fast track" and the experienced person will get shafted. I liked the movie except for rifle scope with moving lights inside. I am a shooter and I have never seen a scope like this one. However, I did like how the experienced sniper dressed and acted. This was accurate as far as I understand and this is how real snipers really operate.


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