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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 23 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

150 kills made history See more »

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

In its first weekend opening wide, this movie broke a January record with $105 million. See more »

Goofs

The haboob / dust storm is extremely realistic when seen in the distance and when the characters are enveloped in it. However, as it moves into the town and is near the helicopter, it stops and hangs there. If it had been real, it would have been moving at an extreme minimum of thirty miles an hour. 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 »

Connections

Featured in The Making of American Sniper (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Taya's Theme
Written by Clint Eastwood
Performed by Gennady Loktionov
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Review - American Sniper
22 February 2020 | by thenolanfanSee all my reviews

Overall, a great movies, it takes a lot of time to explain not only the war but the relationship between the members of the same family and the friendship that are related during wars.

In this movie, Eastwood wanted us to feel like every soldier as and identity, this why he didn't only filmed only war sequences, there is a lot of people who died or are injured in this movie, it shows that those who dead should be remembered, they weren't only soldiers, sometimes they were husband or fathers.

For the family, it is always a tragic moment to lose someone no matter the danger that they have gone through during war.

Often now, Eastwood makes movie about real heroes who weren't recognized for their services soon enough. I think that it is a noble idea overall.

The only place where this movie is losing points, is that I feel that a certain part of the movie was more concentrated on killing a particular sniper of the enemy, The movie goes a little bit far by making a useless emphases on that aspect of the story.

I recommend this movie, it shows us that Clint Eastwood still make good movies, this one was even nominated for an Oscar.


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Country:

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Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

16 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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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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2.39 : 1
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