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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 with his family after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writers:

Jason Hall, Chris Kyle (book) | 2 more credits »
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1,026 ( 188)
Won 1 Oscar. Another 23 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bradley Cooper ... Chris Kyle
Kyle Gallner ... Goat-Winston
Cole Konis Cole Konis ... Young Chris Kyle
Ben Reed ... Wayne Kyle
Elise Robertson ... Deby Kyle
Luke Sunshine ... Young Jeff Kyle
Troy Vincent ... Pastor
Brandon Salgado Telis ... Bully (as Brandon Salgado-Telis)
Keir O'Donnell ... Jeff Kyle
Marnette Patterson ... Sarah
Jason Hall ... Cowboy
Billy Miller ... Navy Recruiter
Leonard Roberts ... Instructor Rolle
Jason Walsh Jason Walsh ... Instructor #2
Reynaldo Gallegos ... Tony (as Rey Gallegos)
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Storyline

Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) was nothing more than a Texas man who dreamt 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 S.E.A.L.s in order to become a sniper. After marrying Taya (Sienna Miller), 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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Genres:

Action | Biography | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

One of the soldiers refers to the enemy sniper as "a real Keyser Soze." This is a reference to The Usual Suspects (1995), in which an untraceable, untouchable and extremely powerful villain by the name Keyser Soze turns out to be nothing more than a fictional boogey man whose name is used to intimidate others. As is suggested by the commander at one point, the man identified as Mustafa might be several people sharing a fictional identity. See more »

Goofs

At the dinner table, Kyle keys in on the father's scraped elbow. But his elbow is visible several times before this scene and it's not red/scraped. See more »

Quotes

[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 »


Soundtracks

Taya's Theme
Written by Clint Eastwood
Performed by Gennady Loktionov
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User Reviews

 
A beautifully well crafted action movie by the great Clint Eastwood
26 December 2014 | by bbickley13-921-58664See all my reviews

Good work on Bradley Cooper's part as well, putting on the weight and getting into character to play Chris Kyle, a sniper for the navy seals who did four tours in Iraq protecting his fellow troops by being a legendary shot. the Movie explores Kyle having to deal with a rival sniper who was keeping him from doing the job of protecting his troops and having to deal with coming home to his wife and kids feeling that his mission was incomplete.

Old man Eastwood mixed action, drama and humor in a way only a legendary filmmaker could put together. The man still has the ability to tell a compelling story.

Bradley Cooper showed a range that is more Oscar worthy than what he did in Silver Linings Playbook.

It was nothing but enjoyable from beginning to end. Worth watching.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

16 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$58,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$633,456, 28 December 2014

Gross USA:

$350,126,372

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$547,426,372
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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