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Shooter (2007)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bob Lee Swagger
... Nick Memphis
... Colonel Isaac Johnson
... Sarah Fenn
... Jack Payne
... Alourdes Galindo
... Louis Dobbler
... Howard Purnell (as Justin Louis)
... Russ Turner
... Michael Sandor (as Rade Sherbedgia)
... Officer Stanley Timmons (as Alan C. Peterson)
... Senator Charles F. Meachum
... Donnie Fenn
... Senior Agent
Michael-Ann Connor ... Junior Agent
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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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Budget:

$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,523,571, 25 March 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$47,003,582

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$95,696,996
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Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem, turned down the villain role. See more »

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Johnson throws the medal box to Swagger (Wahlberg) who opens and says, "The Congressional Medal of Honor." The medal is properly named The Medal of Honor, and any military sergeant, current or retired would know this and refer to it by the correct name. 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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Written and Performed by Otis Taylor
Courtesy of Telarc International Corporation
By Arrangement with Music for the Masses
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Still Invincible
23 March 2007 | by 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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