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Shooter (2007)

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A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to find the real killer and the reason he was set up.

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Antoine Fuqua

Writers:

Jonathan Lemkin (screenplay), Stephen Hunter (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... Bob Lee Swagger
Michael Peña ... Nick Memphis
Danny Glover ... Colonel Isaac Johnson
Kate Mara ... Sarah Fenn
Elias Koteas ... Jack Payne
Rhona Mitra ... Alourdes Galindo
Jonathan Walker ... Louis Dobbler
Louis Ferreira ... Howard Purnell (as Justin Louis)
Tate Donovan ... Russ Turner
Rade Serbedzija ... Michael Sandor (as Rade Sherbedgia)
A.C. Peterson ... Officer Stanley Timmons (as Alan C. Peterson)
Ned Beatty ... Senator Charles F. Meachum
Lane Garrison ... Donnie Fenn
Zak Santiago ... Senior Agent
Michael-Ann Connor Michael-Ann Connor ... Junior Agent
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Storyline

Bob Lee Swagger, one of the world's great marksmen and the son of a Congressional Medal of Honoree, is a loner living in the Rockies. He's left the military, having been hung out to dry in a secret Ethiopian mission a few years before, when he's recruited by a colonel to help find a way that the President of the US might be assassinated in one of three cities in the next two weeks. He does his work, but the shot is fired notwithstanding and Bob Lee is quickly the fall guy: wounded and hunted by thousands, he goes to ground and, aided by two unlikely allies, searches for the truth and for those who double-crossed him. All roads lead back to Ethiopia. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Yesterday was about honor. Today is about justice.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shootemup See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,523,571, 25 March 2007

Gross USA:

$47,003,582

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$95,696,996
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Swagger wears a Philadelphia Eagles jacket and hat when he fights the two police officers. Mark Wahlberg played Vince Papale in Invincible, a film about a bartender who plays for the Eagles. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, Donnie calls out the distance to 'hostile forces' as 870 m, engages the helicopter with an M4, and then returns fire on the 'hostile forces' at 870 m. Giving the strong impression that his M203 grenade launcher is effective to 870 m when, in reality, its maximum range is closer to 400 m and its effective range is closer to 150 m. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Donnie Fenn: Movement. Two men. Approximately... forty goats.
Bob Lee Swagger: They're not on anybody's side. We don't have to shoot them.
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Alternate Versions

Some television airings use alternate takes with less blood and gore. For example, when Swagger shoots Payne in the hand, it is shown in a wide shot, instead of the bloody closeup in the theatrical release. And when Swagger shoots Payne again, instead of Payne's arm being blown off, as in the theatrical release, he is hit in the shoulder and simply falls down in a wide shot. See more »

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References The Parallax View (1974) See more »

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It Is About Freedom, It Is not About Oil
16 January 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Ethiopia, in the end of a secret mission, the sniper Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) and his friend and spotter Donnie Fenn (Lane Garrison) are betrayed, left behind and Donnie is killed. Three years later, the lonely Bob is living in the mountains of Wyoming with his beloved dog Sam when he unexpectedly visited by Colonel Isaac Johnson (Danny Glover). The colonel uses Bob's patriotism to invite him to work in the security of the President of USA, trying to foresee where a sniper could shot him along his visit to Washington, Philadelphia and Seattle with the Archbishop of Ethiopia. When the Archbishop is deadly shot in Philadelphia, Bob is double-crossed and also shot twice by Officer Stanley Timmons (Alan C. Peterson) and accused of the murder. Wounded and chased by dozens of agents and policemen, Bob seeks help with the only person that could believe him, and while seeking the real killer, he finds a huge conspiracy related to oil supply.

"Shooter" is an entertaining full-of-action movie, with a great beginning and development but a weak conclusion. I do not understand why Bob destroys the tape of Senator Charles F. Meachum; if he had no intention of using it because he knew how huge the conspiracy was, why did he record the words of the senator? I liked this film, but the foregoing scene with the meeting with the colonel and the senator in the helicopter was absolutely unnecessary. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Atirador" ("The Shooter")


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