With Russia on the brink of nuclear annihilation, there's only one man who can save it: an elite U.S. Special Forces operative who's been ordered to take out a Chechen nuclear power plant before terrorists set off a live reactor.
Wesley Snipes (Blade Trilogy) is armed and extremely dangerous in THE MARKSMAN, an explosive action-adventure thriller where nothing is what it seems. With Russia on the brink of nuclear annihilation, there's only one man who can save it: The Marksman (Snipes). An elite U.S. Special Forces operative, he's been ordered to take out a Chechen nuclear power plant before terrorists set off a live reactor. Infiltrating the heavily-guarded facility, The Marksman indicates the target for an American missile strike and makes his escape. But when he discovers it's the missiles and not the terrorists that'll ignite the device, The Marksman realizes he's been set up. And so begins a race against time as he attempts to disarm a target whose detonation will trigger the death of thousands and topple two world powers.
Looks like a lot of shots from "Iron Eagle" were used. When Snipe's character has a flashback while on the transport plane, the sequence looks to the be identical to the destruction "Doug Masters" inflicted during his invasion scene rescuing his dad. See more »
Close to the end of the movie, when the American is shooting out of the tower, you later see an enemy shot in the head. However, you see the blood spurt out the back of his head a second before you actually hear the bullet hit and the dying grunt of that enemy. See more »
Are your nerves shaking?... that means your instincts are turned on.
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Cruising the video store and picked up as a fan of Snipes. Didn't realize he had been involved in such a stinker. Terrible, terrible, terrible. Confusing initial attempt to set stage for world wide danger, continuity staff (if any used) were asleep at the switch. Army Ranger in tower would shoot out window with AK-47 and then the inside shot when he ducks from bullets had him holding a HK. One of the scientists when alive was a woman with long blond hair, all dead ones were men. Avoid at all costs!
Even Snipes action scenes were not up to his usual standard. His 'stealthiness' in kicking the Rangers' butts during the training mission consisted of him running through the woods at night and they just couldn't see him. Then later he outruns a jeep with a guy firing a mounted machine gun at him. Stinko!
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