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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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Bradley Cooper claimed that his only experience with firearms prior to preparing for this movie was as a kid in summer camp. For previous films he had only received instruction on how to hold and discharge a gun loaded with blank ammunition. All his shooting lessons for this film were with live rounds. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the Humvee tire is showed stopping, the tire is a Goodyear Duratrac; however, Humvees use a version of the Goodyear Wrangler specifically made for the military. 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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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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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 2 March 2015 (2015) See more »

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Someone Like You
Written and performed by Van Morrison
Courtesy of Exile Productions, Ltd.
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Powerful and Poignant
4 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

I can't remember a movie in the last decade, that was as riveting and captivating as "American Sniper." I kept seeing the trailer on TV and when I finally went to see it, I was already jacked-up...and it delivered.

A+ Script A+ Director A+ Lead Actor A+ Supporting Actors A+ Cinematographer

I don't give a flying crap about anybody's politics when it comes to making movies. If they're great films, they're great films period. I've been in the film Industry for 33 years and I was deeply impressed with Eastwood's take on a story of constant moral dilemma, vs Patriotic duty.

Here's a guy that was motivated to defend our world and country against Psychotic Terrorists killing innocent people all over the world...while living on the edge of fatherhood. The inner conflict and balance of creating such a powerful reality, was right on the money.

Eastwood, Cooper and the screenwriter made a great team...which eventually became a great film.


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