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American Sniper (2014)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chris Kyle
... Goat-Winston
... Young Chris Kyle
... Wayne Kyle
... Deby Kyle
... Young Jeff Kyle
... Pastor
Brandon Salgado Telis ... Bully (as Brandon Salgado-Telis)
... Jeff Kyle
... Sarah
... Cowboy
... Navy Recruiter
... Instructor Rolle
Jason Walsh ... Instructor #2
... Tony (as Rey Gallegos)
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Storyline

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids. Written by Evandro Martirano

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Rated R for strong and disturbing war violence, and language throughout including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$58,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$676,909, 2 January 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$350,126,372

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$547,326,372
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Trivia

The Punisher skull logo is seen intermittently throughout the film, beginning with Chris Kyle's first deployment as Ryan "Biggles" Job is seen reading a graphic novel of The Punisher. However, there could be perhaps more of a significance in the correlation between the War in Iraq and The Punisher (2004), to which the said skull logo has the closest resemblance. The Punisher (2004) was released in April, around the same time when U.S. Marines were sustaining heavy casualties during the First Battle of Fallujah. See more »

Goofs

Humvees throughout the movie are the original version. Late in 2006 General Dynamics started doing "Up Armour" retrofits in country to the vehicles adding heavier doors and bullet proof glass. Also there were snatch clevises added to the hinges which allowed the doors to be ripped off in emergencies. These should have been shown as the story evolved. See more »

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[first lines]
Chris Kyle: It's a fuckin' hot-box.
soldier: The fuckin' dirt here tastes like dog shit.
Chris Kyle: Ah, well you'd know, wouldn't you?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credit also rolls in silence. There is no sound whatsoever until Chris Kyle is about to start his dialogue. See more »

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The Funeral
Written and performed by Ennio Morricone
Courtesy of Universal Music Ricordi srl.
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Fantastic - Views On The War Aside, A Great Movie
13 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

I spent 27 years in the US Army, was in Operation Desert Storm (the original), was vehemently opposed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and thought this movie was one of the best military/war movies I've ever seen. The realism was there, Bradley Cooper was phenomenal, the angst of a soldier during battle was portrayed brilliantly, the decisions we ask kids to make are real and they were realistically shown on screen, and as this film makes clear--war isn't a walk in the park. Anybody who thinks Bradley Cooper is a flash in the pan is sadly mistaken; this guy is the real thing. Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now, Charlie Sheen in Platoon, and now Bradley Cooper in American Sniper. You've got to go all the way back to Gregory Peck in Pork Chop Hill or George C. Scott in Patton to get even close to an actor that gave a better performance in this genre. I saw it twice. Couldn't get through it the first time and had to walk out- -I got so damned furious at George Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld for murdering all these innocent kids I couldn't watch anymore. Once I got past that I went back to see it again and trust me--it's phenomenal.


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