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The Marksman (2005)

Chechen rebels take over a Russian nuclear plant and it's up to a mysterious agent (Snipes) to stop them.

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Anthony Warren ...
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Orin
Christiaan Haig ...
Hightop
Dan Badarau ...
Gen. Egor Zaysan (as Dan Badaru)
Serge Soric ...
Andrey Flintov
Gelu Nitu ...
Minister Viktor Ivanov
Matt Salinger ...
General Parent (as Matthew Salinger)
John Guerrasio ...
Secretary Cummings
Ian Ashpitel ...
Major Devro
Peter Swander ...
Sergeant Hill (as Peter Bradley Swander)
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Chechen rebels take over a Russian nuclear plant and it's up to a mysterious agent (Snipes) to stop them.

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The fate of two nations rests in his hands.


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Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

An entire dialog sequence was lifted directly from Fred Olen Ray's Active Stealth (1999) when the film came in under time. See more »

Goofs

In the dogfight between the Russian and US fighters near the end of the film, we see the Russian fighter pilot apparently enabling his cannon by flicking a switch on the left portion of his dashboard, then blazing away at the US fighter. Shortly after the US pilot maneuvers around behind the Russian and apparently arms his air-to-air missiles with exactly the same switch. The identical shot was used to show both operations in 2 completely different aircraft. This shows up again in another shot in the same sequence when we see a Russian pilot actually hitting the correct Master Release to launch a missile, but on a panel with everything printed in English. He never gets a chance to launch and the same US pilot maneuvers behind the second Russin, arms HIS missiles with the exact same panel (identical shot used for the Russian arming his) and firing. Total time between shots: 14 seconds See more »

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Painter: Are your nerves shaking?... that means your instincts are turned on.
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Written and Performed by David Wurst
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Eastern Europe Tripe
1 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

I've seen some bad Wesley Snipes movies (and this is one of them) but I've rarely seen a bad Wesley Snipes performance. His acting style is much better than the junk here, but if he continues to make these loser films, he will indeed lose his "Teflon" status. THE MARKSMAN is a horrible example of BAD MOVIE-- shot in the economically depressed "eastern Europe" where the local governments offer "creative incentives" for film companies to come there and blow things up, this movie reeks of "been there, done that".

Trying to make a Jerry Bruckheimer action film on a low budget is just plain painful to watch. The costumes looked cheesy and the action scenes contrived. There's one scene where Painter (Snipes) is wearing a camouflage cap so big, it bends his ears out and makes him look like an elf. Later, the hat is so small it looks like a party favor perched three inches up his bald skull.

EVERYTHING about this story is contrived. ONLY THE BOX ART is good looking, the rest is slam bang crash boom from the eighties repackaged as entertainment. YOU'VE SEEN THIS MOVIE BEFORE-- just say "no!"


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