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A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to find the real killer and the reason he was set up.

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Bob Lee Swagger, one of the world's great marksmen and the son of a Congressional Medal of Honoree, is a loner living in the Rockies. He's left the military, having been hung out to dry in a secret Ethiopian mission a few years before, when he's recruited by a colonel to help find a way that the President of the US might be assassinated in one of three cities in the next two weeks. He does his work, but the shot is fired notwithstanding and Bob Lee is quickly the fall guy: wounded and hunted by thousands, he goes to ground and, aided by two unlikely allies, searches for the truth and for those who double-crossed him. All roads lead back to Ethiopia. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Yesterday was about honor. Today is about justice.


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Rated R for strong graphic violence and some language | See all certifications »

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23 March 2007 (USA)  »

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$61,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,523,571 (USA) (25 March 2007)

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$47,003,582 (USA)
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Swagger's wristwatch is a Suunto Vector, a digital watch made in Finland. Besides telling time, it also has an altimeter, barometer, and digital compass. See more »

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Swagger is referred to throughout the movie as a Marine, or 'Gunnery Sergeant'. However, when in Ethiopia, he is wearing Army digital fatigues. His spotter is also wearing Army Digital, and military sniping units only work together with someone of the same branch. This was a CIA-sponsored mission, and changing uniform would be a logical step in deflection, deception, and deniability. See more »

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[first lines]
Donnie Fenn: Movement. Two men. Approximately... forty goats.
Bob Lee Swagger: They're not on anybody's side. We don't have to shoot them.
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References Sniper (1993) See more »

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Written and Performed by Otis Taylor
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Still Invincible
23 March 2007 | by (Seattle Washington) – See all my reviews

I was surprised in many ways by shooter. #1, I was surprised by the release. I follow movies and I didn't hear about this title until early this year. #2, I was amazed by Marks ability to sell me on his acting skills. #3, By the fact that the most established actors in this title, Ned and Danny may have given career killing performances. I think Tony Todd and Stephen Root would have been solid choices, but my guess is the two poor performances were bought for name recognition.

To me this had Eastwood written all over it. At times I thought I was watching Line of Fire at others Unforgiven, but in the end it was just really good entertainment, much like The Bourne movies.

I think it's worth the watch and the story although not new was presented in a fresh manner. This one will go in my collection when available. I'm sure it will have a host of deleted scenes and alternate endings.

Solid film!


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