A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's successful kill shot forces him into hiding. Returning to the Congo years later, he becomes the target of a hit squad himself.
A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, working for an unknown client, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's (Sean Penn's) successful kill shot forces him to go into hiding to protect himself and the members of the team from retribution. This includes abruptly abandoning his girlfriend who has no idea what is going on. The assassination, paid for by a foreign mining company, triggers wide spread chaos and death in an already inflamed Congo. Terrier returns to the Congo years later working for an NGO, but eventually finds himself to be the target of a paid hit squad somehow connected to the ministers assassination. This leads to immediate deaths and the endangerment of the people working around him, and forces him back into hiding. In trying to discover who has put a price on his head, he begins to reconnect to the members of his old assassination team, including his old girlfriend. Always aware there is no path to redemption for his crimes, he is also periodically ...Written by
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The Democratic Republic of Congo is the scene of the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the United Nations.
In what is being described as the world's deadliest conflict since World War II, millions of people have been killed. Massacres and rape, routinely used as weapons of war, have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes.
For years, the United Nations and non-governmental organizations, NGOs, have been providing humanitarian relief in an ...
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Under the Gun Symphonic Suite Part 1, 2, 3, 4
Composed and Produced by Marco Beltrami (ASCAP)
Co-Produced by Buck Sanders
(P) 2014 Pianella Music, Inc.
(C) Studiocanal (SACEM / SABAM)
Courtesy of Marco Beltrami & Pianella Music, Inc.
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I'm not a huge Sean Penn fan. To my way of thinking, his best performance up until this movie was as Bradford Whitewood, Jr. in "At Close Range," but right now, after just having watched The Gunman, I've got to say, "Wow..." I never thought of Sean Penn as any sort of "action" star and I certainly never imagined him doing a film like this. But he can sure pick them. And picking this one was a stroke of genius. Some folks might see it as formulaic or routine, but I guarantee you that whoever wrote the screenplay either did more research than he should have or knows more about it than he should. It was almost perfect.
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