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.
He only needs one shot.
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Did You Know?
The two MPs who appear early on the film are named Mangold and Pennycate. This is an homage to Tom Mangold and John Pennycate, authors of the book THE TUNNELS OF CU CHI, which was an instrumental reference source for the screenplay. See more
In several occasions in a jungle locations, the call of a Screaming Piha can be heard. The Screaming Piha is a bird of the Americas and is not to be found in Viet Nam. See more
One way or another, he'll get the job done. His life isn't worth a damn unless he's risking it or taking someone else's.
Followed by Sniper: Ultimate Kill
16's And A 40
Written by Tim Jones
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