Sniper

Sniper

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Director: Luis Llosa, Tom Berenger, Billy Zane, J.T. Walsh

Cast: Luis Llosa, Tom Berenger, Billy Zane, J.T. Walsh

     
 

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In this fast-paced military thriller, Tom Berenger is Thomas Beckett, a tough, grizzled, U.S. Marine Corps veteran sharpshooter who goes through target-spotter partners faster than bullets on his ultra-dangerous missions. The National Security Council secretly assigns Beckett to assassinate a Panamanian rebel bankrolled by a drug cartel in his bid for the presidency.

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In this fast-paced military thriller, Tom Berenger is Thomas Beckett, a tough, grizzled, U.S. Marine Corps veteran sharpshooter who goes through target-spotter partners faster than bullets on his ultra-dangerous missions. The National Security Council secretly assigns Beckett to assassinate a Panamanian rebel bankrolled by a drug cartel in his bid for the presidency. The NSC also gives Beckett a sidekick: raw recruit Richard Miller (Billy Zane), a former Olympic marksman who's never killed anybody. Miller technically outranks the more experienced Beckett, a source of friction between the men as they make their way through the jungle to find their prey. Once they locate their target, Beckett and Miller not only have to pull off a complex shooting but also must avoid a covert shooter who's been trained by Beckett and is now gunning for them. A Panama native, director Luis Llosa later repeated the trick of crafting a visually exciting genre film out of thin material with Anaconda (1997).

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/1997
UPC:
0043396707535
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Berenger Thomas Beckett
Billy Zane Richard Miller
J.T. Walsh Chester Van Damme
Aden Young Doug Papich
Ken Radley El Cirujano
Reinaldo Arenas Cacique
Carlos Alvarez Raul Ochoa
Roy Edmonds Cabrera
Dale Dye Senior NSC Officer
Richard Lineback Junior NSC Officer
Patrick Moore Co-Pilot
Liz Mullinar Actor
Mario Jurado Dead Indian
Gary Swanson NSC Officer in Washington
Hank Garrett Admiral in Washington
Tyler Coppin Ripoly
Ed Wiley DeSilva
John Raaen Crew Chief
Tony Szeto Boat Rebel

Technical Credits
Luis Llosa Director
Michael Frost Beckner Screenwriter
Bill Butler Cinematographer
Gary Chang Score Composer
James Gorman Co-producer
Walon Green Executive Producer
Mark Johnson Executive Producer
Crash Leyland Screenwriter
Mark Mancina Score Composer
Herbert Pinter Production Designer
Robert L. Rosen Producer
Glen Ruehland Stunts
Charles Schlissel Co-producer
Scott Smith Editor
Ray Summers Costumes/Costume Designer
Tony Szeto Stunts
Patrick Wachsberger Executive Producer
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

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Sniper 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sniper, to me, is a great movie. Being a former active duty Marine, I can relate to the main character. As for the story line, ''It's hard to work with amatures'' about sums it up. Tom Berenger is one of the best, as seen in ''The Substitute'' and ''Last of the Dogmen''. So when it comes to this style of movie, Don't Mess With The Best''.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great movie. I myself am a Tom Berenger fan. Although it wasn`t mentioned and its set in Panama instead of Vietnam, the movie was based on the book `Marine Sniper', the story of Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock. If you read the book and watch the movie, you`ll see the similarities.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago