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Sniper 3 (2004)

R | | Action, Drama, Thriller | Video 2004
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Deadly sniper Tom Beckett is recruited by the CIA to go to Ho Chi Minh City and take out a ruthless drug dealer who turns out to be an old war buddy he thought was dead.

Director:

P.J. Pesce

Writers:

Michael Frost Beckner (based on characters created by), Crash Leyland (based on characters created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Thomas Beckett
Byron Mann ... Quan
John Doman ... Paul Finnegan
Denis Arndt ... William Avery
Troy Winbush ... Captain Laraby
Jeannetta Arnette ... Sydney
William Duffy ... Richard Addis
Nophand Boonyai Nophand Boonyai ... Tran
Dom Hetrakul Dom Hetrakul ... Chu
Govit Vattanakun Govit Vattanakun ... Chinaman
Naraporn Chainin Naraporn Chainin ... Vietnamese Woman
Zawit Subanunt Zawit Subanunt ... Vietnamese Policeman
Bangongsak Kansai Bangongsak Kansai ... Vietnamese Policeman
Aoyama Isao Aoyama Isao ... Asian Bodyguard
Ken Streutker Ken Streutker ... Neil Finnegan
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Storyline

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.

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He only needs one shot. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

All the signs in the so-called "Ho Chi Minh" city are in Thai, which doesn't look even remotely like Vietnamese. Vietnamese language is written in the Western alphabet, with accent symbols over some letters. Thai has its own alphabet, quite indecipherable to Westerners. See more »

Goofs

Beckett's "missing" index finger is simply folded back into his hand and is visible in some scenes. See more »

Quotes

Beckett: [When the MPS enter Beckett's hotel room] If I wanted clowns to wake me up, I would've joined the circus.
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Connections

Features The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) See more »

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Tiger Dust
(Bengal Mix)
Written by Tim Jones
Performed by Tim Jones
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Thomas Beckett "One in a Million" and Quan Kick Some Tail
9 July 2005 | by aonnSee all my reviews

The Sniper series is just as good as any action movie that you'd see at a movie theater. Unbeknownst to the neophyte, these Sniper movies are really spy movies and damn good ones, I might add. The series is well produced, adequately funded and high tech. You won't see any bad acting or hear any lame jokes here. Instead, you get evenly distributed bang for your buck.

In the cloak and dagger realm of Sniper 3, you are taken on a mission to modern day Ho Chi Minh, previously called Saigon. The NSA (National Security Agency) has reactivated a former Marine sniper, Tom Beckett, so as to hunt down and neutralize a target, which is connected to a high level mole in the Washington political arena. Has Colonel Dan McKenna, NSA military intelligence, positioned in Washington D.C., picked the right man for this assignment? Also, can we count on William Avery, Deputy Director of NSA, to oversee the operation through to completion? We have our fingers crossed. Beware the Cobra—revere the Mongoose! and learn about an ancient Vietnamese folktale, as your life will depend on it.

The Sniper 3 soundtrack is upbeat and will delight more than a handful of Ravers. Vietnam in the twenty-first century sure ain't what it used to be, and offers a new light juxtaposed with the age-old, dark world of espionage.

Make sure you check out the other Sniper installments, as they are equally worthy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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