Numb3rs: Season 1, Episode 9

Sniper Zero (15 Apr. 2005)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 200 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Sniper attacks are occurring across LA but are all the attacks the result of one inexperienced marksmen or is a fad of sniper killings infecting LA?


(as Miller Tobin)


(creator), (creator), 1 more credit »
0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video


IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4281 titles
created 06 Apr 2012
a list of 13 titles
created 04 Oct 2012
a list of 59 titles
created 17 Nov 2012
a list of 44 titles
created 22 Aug 2013

Related Items

Search for "Sniper Zero" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Sniper Zero (15 Apr 2005)

Sniper Zero (15 Apr 2005) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Numb3rs.
« Previous Episode | 10 of 119 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Marion Crane
Wayne Osborne
Susan Meyers
Big Mama
Nathanael Johnson ...
Nathan Crane
Lamont Holmes ...
SWAT Leader


Several people are killed in L.A. by a sniper. Don brings in specialist FBI Agent Edgerton from Quantico, whose empathic approach goes against Charlie's pacifist nature, but when his own numeric analysis fails to clarify the case Charlie decides he must learns to shoot, despite dad Alan's worries Don shouldn't expose his brother to such dangers. First they believed in one serial killer, then the obvious racist suspect Wayne Osborne fails to fit, so Charlie fears it's a copy cat-epidemic, yet several cases fit the original sniper... Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


TV-PG | See all certifications »



Release Date:

15 April 2005 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The position of Larry's hands changes between shots from in front and behind him during his chess game with Alan. See more »

Crazy Credits

[This appears on the beginning of the episode] 1 Sniper 3 Rifles 4 Shootings 4 Deaths See more »


References Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Well I'll Be Damned...
31 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

You know how scientists and nerds get mad at "The Big Bang Theory" for getting their culture and jobs wrong? I have no sympathy. As a former Army sniper I cringe at the mere mention of a show having a sniper- centered episode. It is extremely rare for shows to even come close to not screwing up royally.

Then comes NUMB3RS. A show I only watched on Netflix out of boredom. And lo and behold, they have a sniper episode that gets nearly everything right. 300 meter center-mass shot? Yup, not impressive says the FBI sniper guy. He explains it's amateur hour. He even deconstructs the crappy hide-site the would-be sniper selected. Bad mouths the cheap yet somehow often-championed on TV Blazer rifle, and explains mechanics of long-range shooting like hear rate and breathing patterns.

I was dumbfounded. A relatively dumb show about solving crime with math and yet it came the absolute closest I've seen in depicting snipers by deconstructing all the crap other shows spout about us. The sniper in question turns out to be a simply a wannabe, which isn't a spoiler considering FBI sniper-guy says it flat out within the first three or four minutes, which explains why he uses the crappy techniques one would think a sniper uses from a lifetime of video games and bad TV.

All in all, it's still NUMB3RS, so either you like the show's premise or you don't. But as far as an episode goes, this one was a winner. A nice critique of crappy sniper tropes from other shows and movies. Hopefully the show does the same with all it's subject matter in other episodes.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Robin and Amita - ruined all episodes? Sydney2011
Charlie's Driving Chickdoll3
Shows recommendations like Numb3rs? thenewgonzo
Bring back Numbers timothycward
IQ's of the characters Dexo-Fan
Discuss Sniper Zero (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: