ShooterDirector: Antoine Fuqua, Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Danny Glover
A top Marine sniper who previously abandoned the military after a routine mission gave way to tragedy is double-crossed by the government after reluctantly being pressured back into service in Training Day director Antoine Fuqua's adaptation of Stephen Hunter's novel Point of Impact. There was a time when Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) was the best trigger-man in the military, but after growing disillusioned with the system, he disappeared without a trace. When high-profile government officials locate him at his remote mountain retreat following an extensive search, Swagger is coerced back into service in order to stop a determined assassin from taking out the President of the United States. In the process of carrying out his mission, however, Swagger suddenly realizes that he has been betrayed when he becomes the subject of a nationwide manhunt. Now wounded and desperate to reveal the culprits behind the conspiracy before it's too late, Swagger sets into motion a revenge plan that will send shock waves rippling to some of the most powerful and corrupt leaders in the free world. Danny Glover, Rhona Mitra, and Ned Beatty co-star in this conspiracy-driven action thriller that asks what it truly means to serve one's country.
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Cast & Crew
|Mark Wahlberg||Bob Lee Swagger|
|Michael Peña||Nick Memphis|
|Danny Glover||Col. Isaac Johnson|
|Kate Mara||Sarah Fenn|
|Elias Koteas||Jack Payne|
|Rhona Mitra||Alourdes Galindo|
|Rade Sherbedgia||Michael Sandor|
|Levon Helm||Mr. Rate|
|Ned Beatty||Senator Charles F. Meachum|
|Lane Garrison||Donnie Fenn|
|Tate Donovan||Russ Turner|
|Justin Louis||Howard Purnell|
|Lorenzo Di Bonaventura||Producer|
|Jim Brebner||Asst. Director|
|Bruce Franklin||Asst. Director|
|Erik Howsam||Executive Producer|
|Martina Javorova||Set Decoration/Design|
|Mark Johnson||Executive Producer|
|Bruce Litecky||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Mark Mancina||Score Composer|
|Ha Nguyen||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Denise Pizzini||Art Director|
|Dennis Washington||Production Designer|
|Rob Young||Sound/Sound Designer|
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16
17. Chapter 17
18. Chapter 18
19. Chapter 19
English 5.1 Surround
Commentary With Director Antoine Fuqua
Commentary With Director Antoine Fuqua
Survival of the Fittest the Making of Shooter
Nick Memphis Intro at FBI
Timmons in the Alley
Sarah and Swagger Discuss Conspiracy
Extended Shopping Scene
Swagger and Memphis at the River
Swagger and Mephis Driving After Farmhouse
Swagger and Memphis in Motel Room
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Shooter starring Mark Walberg, Micheal Pena, Danny Glover, Kate Mara, and Elias Koteas is a action packed thriller you are sure to love!!...Bob Lee Swagger a Marine Scout Sniper fresh out of the military is called upon by the govermemt to help them plan a presidental assasination so it can be stopped. The goverment cracked a code on a anonymous transcript, the shooter said he would take the shot from beyond a mile so Bob Lee Swagger scouted places out to stop the shot!!....He ends up getting framed for the death of the president when the shot is taken so he goes on a mission to figure out and understand why the goverment wants him dead...its a death-defing search to find out what he knows that the goverment wants a secret!
Don't get me wrong I did enjoy this movie for what it was worth. I found the ending to be somewhat generic for such an interesting character throughout the movie. This may be ironic since one of the reviews already posted on here stated that the person's favorite part was the ending. Ah to each their own. Worth watching in my eyes, but not so sure I would buy it.
I had mild expectations before watching “Shooter.” I didn't read the book on which it's based and had no idea of the premise. Wahlberg was great in “The Departed” so I was at least looking forward to seeing another one of his performances which turned out to be also great. Mark Walberg plays the betrayed soldier Swagger aka Shooter who lives a Ruby Ridge like isolated existence against the stunningly beautiful backdrop of forested mountain country. Sometimes this makes wonder is that the only way Americans can seek beauty, virtue, spiritual healing? By fleeing to the wilderness? But the Government institutions that screwed him once come back to exploit his love of country and heritage a second time. They want a Lee Harvey Oswald patsy like that portrayed in Oliver Stone's "JFK" An Ethiopian politician is about to speak the embarrassing truth about the role of Big Oil and US Intelligence in killing off the villagers unfortunate enough to be protesting about their displacement for a pipe line installation. This isn’t “Commando” – This is real life as we live it in the twenty-first century. I think the most sobering moment in the film is the depiction of Shooter "with some assistance from a disaffected FBI agent" killing off a platoon of his own country's soldiers. A patriot taking up arms against his own countrymen. Another disturbing aspect is the degradation in which his countrymen live. Kate Mara has been criticized for her performance as his dead spotter's widow. I fail to see its defects. She is no less a cipher than the arms expert whose knowledge Swagger seeks out in his quest to discover what is going on at the rotten core of his country's government. It seems that all the characters live in conditions of near squalor. Even the inhabitants of the big cities. Philadelphia has a grimy, unkempt look, crying out for a coat of new paint. It brings to mind that Talking Heads song, "I Wouldn't Live There If You Paid Me". And they all mumble so incoherently that the provision of subtitles would have been a boon to the viewer. All except the "front men" like Ned Beatty's senator – but then he is no more substantial a character than the sum of his lying words. I have heard criticism of the film's climax. Maybe Swagger is more clever than Lee Harvey Oswald, but it is that culmination that injects some element of hope into the nightmare that has been portrayed up on the screen for two absorbing and stimulating hours. I’ve seen "Half Nelson” months ago. In that film an intelligent, articulate, widely read teacher gives up the struggle and reduces his own existence to that of a drug filled haze. At least “Shooter” seeks a way to reform the system, even if it is the clichéd route of the old western heroes. When do we get an American hero who can take on the evil system without resort to bloodshed, and win. It does not have to Luke Skywalker. Let's have another Jim Garrison "from "JFK"", using words instead of bullets. And let him triumph this time. This film really got to me. It altered my mood for some time. It is more than just another action flick it’s serious and efficient film. Must see for those who are interested.
I recommend it a 100 percent!
This movie was good before but after I watched it in Blu-ray I was astounded by how good the visual effects were.
I have to say I was blown away by this movie. Now, When I saw strong graphic violence I thought no! But I got it any way.I am Lucky I did. This movie had many details people could not understand, But somehow I did. The cussing I didn't care about. I watched it over & over. I could not stop! I recommend it for everyone ( except for kids).
The front of the dvd says it all "Edge-of-your-seat action". When a former Marine Scout sniper (Bob Lee Swagger) is asked to help stop a plot to assassinate the President, Bob is framed for the assassination attempt when all goes awry. Bob has to find out what's going on, why was he framed, and who set him up.
I just love how the movie was pieced together and I was not going to purchase the dvd now I am so happy I did.
Shooter may take two watchings in order to really enjoy it. I liked it the first time I watched it, but after my friend roped me into a second viewing, I loved it. The film has several incredible action scenes and a fantastic ending (my favorite part). SEE IT- you won't be disappointed.
SHOOTER is a fast paced, well-photographed, imaginative thriller - the kind of movie that does not allow the attention span to wander for a second if the full impact of the drama is to be appreciated. Based on the popular novel 'Point of Impact' by Stephen Hunter and adapted for the screen by Jonathan Lemkin, this is a story we don't want to know: the Intelligence and Security of the US are shown to influenced by financial gains, greed, and lawlessness - all undercover in the most frightening ways. Director Antoine Fuqua ('Training Day', 'Tears of the Sun', 'King Arthur') knows his way around this kind of material and it is to his credit that he keeps the tension almost unbearably high for nearly two hours. Retired military sniper Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) is living a lonely but secure life in the mountains until he is approached by Colonel Isaac Johnson (Danny Glover) to return to the art of killing: the President is threatened by an assassin and only Bob will be able to trace the paces that will prevent the event from happening. Bob returns to Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia (the three places where the possible assassination could take place) and leads the FBI and CIA to the point of discovery, and at that time everything changes: to share the facts and events would be to spoil the innumerable surprises that alter the events of the story. Bob discovers who his real friends are (Kate Mara and Michael Peña) and the rest of the film is a chase and destroy mission that has the viewer gripping the chair. Mark Wahlberg continues to prove that he is more than a hunky underwear model (though he is keeping his physique in perfect form!) and delivers one of his most completely realized characterizations of his career. The supporting cast includes such stalwarts as Ned Beatty, Elias Koteas, Rade Serbedzija as well as Glover, Mara and Peña, and each manages to make some fairly unbelievable roles credible. SHOOTER is not a great movie, but as an action/thriller/suspense film it ranks with the best of them. Grady Harp