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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 lisping 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)

Opening Weekend:

$14,523,571 (USA) (23 March 2007)

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$46,975,183 (USA) (8 June 2007)
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Trivia

FBI Agt. Nick Memphis is saved from a sniper's bullet by concealing a piece of plate iron under his clothing. Clint Eastwood's Man with No Name used the same trick in 1964's "A Fistful of Dollars". See more »

Goofs

When the two helicopters land and Jack Payne has the shotgun pointed to Sarah Fenn, she throws off his sunglasses later you can see there are no sunglasses on the ground. 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 A Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

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Written and Performed by Otis Taylor
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By Arrangement with Music for the Masses
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Surprisingly Good!
21 June 2011 | by (Oswestry England) – See all my reviews

I watched this film, expecting to be let down. However it really did tick most of the boxes for me. I found it engaging and entertaining all the way through, for me a film where you want to watch through to the end because you WANT to watch, not out of a masochistic urge to "find out what happens". Mark Wahlbergs performance was top notch. Although there are a few "no chance" moments in the film as there always are with these type of films, the majority of it was for me within the realms of possibility. The soundtrack was also excellent and melded well with the action on screen. Both myself and my Fiancée enjoyed this film greatly. I can't really think of any negatives for this film and can only recommend it.


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