A former Marine sniper is lured back in on a top-secret mission to take out a Serbian general who is committing atrocities on the Muslim population. His partner in this mission is a ... See full summary »
Craig R. Baxley
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 »
Mike Kirk has produced a powerful documentary about one of the most pivotal and heroic military campaigns in history - the battle for Charleston, South Carolina during the American Civil ... See full summary »
"One Man's Hero" tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Battalion" or "San Patricios," a group of mostly Irish and other immigrants of the Catholic faith who deserted to Mexico ... See full summary »
Joaquim de Almeida,
Deep in the jungle of a remote island in the Pacific lives a new breed of mutant snake. Dr. Andrea Swanson and her research assistant Jake have been studying the species in a top secret ... See full summary »
A trio of tales set in recession-era Kuala Lumpur. Tale 1: A lone sniper, Ah Loong befriends a red bean soup seller and tries to redeem his violent past. Tale 2: Steve, a retrenched worker ... See full summary »
Tan Eng Heng,
Pang Khee Teik,
Sniper Thomas Beckett (Tom Berenger) is hired by NSA officials, William Avery (Denis Arndt) and Richard Addis ( William Duffy) to perform a covert operation to eliminate a suspected terrorist. The terrorist turns out to be a friend of Beckett's and the real purpose of the mission turns out to be something other than what Beckett was told. Written by
The two MPs who appear early on the film are named Mangold and Pennycate. This is an homage to Tom Mangold and John Pennycate, authors of the book THE TUNNELS OF CU CHI, which was an instrumental reference source for the screenplay. See more »
Beckett's "missing" index finger is simply folded back into his hand and is visible in some scenes. See more »
SNIPER 3 is pretty exciting and well-crafted B-flick, shot by promising once-indie filmmaker PJ Pesce who wound up nailing great direct-to-video sequels. The theatrical feature SNIPER opened the nineties and now it seems it was directed by the guy who is way inferior to the ones credited on the sequels. First off it was Craig Buxley who turned SNIPER 2 into a well-made inventive low-budgeteer. Here comes Pesce who adds vintage eighties muscle into the typical Cannon MISSING IN ACTION Vietnam setting. Pesce knows his pulp and is proud to show it. Berenger is experienced and he can do such roles in his sleep while Byron Mann remains one of the greatest underused martial arts heroes after Invincible and BELLY OF THE BEAST.
SNIPER 3 is more than a worth rental.
When it comes to owning it, I recommend buying it when the price drops. A definite VHS pick if you stumble upon it on cable.
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