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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Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.
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
This was the final film to play at the landmark Mann National Theater in Westwood, California, before it closed on April 20, 2007. See more »
At the mountain house meeting, Swagger takes a photo of the truck engine. One of the henchmen notes he stepped back far enough to take a picture of the license plate. However, when the truck was approaching the house, it did not have a front license plate. See more »
Some television airings use alternate takes with less blood and gore. For example, when Swagger shoots Payne in the hand, it is shown in a wide shot, instead of the bloody closeup in the theatrical release. And when Swagger shoots Payne again, instead of Payne's arm being blown off, as in the theatrical release, he is hit in the shoulder and simply falls down in a wide shot. See more »
In Ethiopia, in the end of a secret mission, the sniper Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) and his friend and spotter Donnie Fenn (Lane Garrison) are betrayed, left behind and Donnie is killed. Three years later, the lonely Bob is living in the mountains of Wyoming with his beloved dog Sam when he unexpectedly visited by Colonel Isaac Johnson (Danny Glover). The colonel uses Bob's patriotism to invite him to work in the security of the President of USA, trying to foresee where a sniper could shot him along his visit to Washington, Philadelphia and Seattle with the Archbishop of Ethiopia. When the Archbishop is deadly shot in Philadelphia, Bob is double-crossed and also shot twice by Officer Stanley Timmons (Alan C. Peterson) and accused of the murder. Wounded and chased by dozens of agents and policemen, Bob seeks help with the only person that could believe him, and while seeking the real killer, he finds a huge conspiracy related to oil supply.
"Shooter" is an entertaining full-of-action movie, with a great beginning and development but a weak conclusion. I do not understand why Bob destroys the tape of Senator Charles F. Meachum; if he had no intention of using it because he knew how huge the conspiracy was, why did he record the words of the senator? I liked this film, but the foregoing scene with the meeting with the colonel and the senator in the helicopter was absolutely unnecessary. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "O Atirador" ("The Shooter")
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