Synopsis:Tom Berenger and Billy Zane load their weapons for hair-trigger suspense and through-the-heart action in this non-stop guerrilla adventure exploding with raw firepower. One shot. One kill. No exceptions. By that hard and fast rule, legendary Marine sniper Tom Beckett (Berenger) serves his lonely duty. With a dossier boasting 74 confirmed kills, he may be ready for his final assignment. But is he ready for his toughest? As his spotter, the Pentagon has chosen GS-9 Richard Miller (Zane) - a silver-medal marksman aiming for a Washington promotion. Together the bush-savvy gunner and the inexperienced bureacrat must track down and eliminate a powerful rebel leader and his columbian drug-lord financier. It's a suicide mission into the jungles of Central America, where a man carries his life in his hands - and lives it one bullet at a time.
Run Time:99 Minutes
Dvd Extra's: Languages- English and French, Subtitles - English and French, and Theatrical Trailer
Nudity Factor: None
Of Note: If you look closely at the locomotive of the train that inserts Beckett and Miller, the QR symbol of the Queensland Rail can be seen on the side. Queensland was the state of Australia where this movie was shot.
To start this off I want to compliment shooter on his great info under the guns section of the extras page. He very easily identified a gun in the movie as the correct gun when most people get it confused.
This would not make my list of favorite movies. To me it seemed that pages of the script were missing at times and they just continued on without the missing pages. I did like the part of the movie were the sniper was being pursued by a sniper (all I am going to say without giving to much away). I didn't like how they kept trying to make the movie look epic by having the sky cloud over. I don't know what they were trying to get out of that other than annoying me. They also tried to mix in some moral dilemma about killing. This didn't work for me because it was not very convincing. Overall this movie is a decent watch but I would not spend much money on it. Then again if you are a gun nut or a crazed lunatic you will like the movie.
-One shot. One kill-
- If you run you will only die tired.-
Although the inaccuracies in this movie bugged the hell out of me some parts of it were very accurate. What I don’t understand is why they went to such trouble to make some things very true to the real-life equipment, and procedures and then totally fudged some of the other things like the stupid scope reticles. I have rented or bought almost every sniper movie I could get my hands on. Why? Simple, there are really cool guns in all of them and I am a certified gun nut. I am particularly fond of long guns so movies with snipers in them are of great interest to me. If you are like me you will like this movie no matter what anyone says. If you aren’t enjoying the accuracies in the movie you will be enjoying yourself pointing out the inaccuracies. This movie is a gritty showing of what a snipers life may be like and there are not many movies out there that do that. Tom Berenger is the classic solder and he still had two, slightly lesser, “Sniper” movies left in him after this one. That’s right, there are two sequels to this movie and I own them, of course. Oh yeah, and Billy Zane sucks. He looks and acts more like Ritchie Rich than a SWAT sniper.
BTW, if anyone knows about a movie besides “Sniper, Sniper 2, Sniper 3, Silent Trigger, Enemy at the gates, and Navy Seals” that has a major sniper plot or subplot to it shoot me an email. I am always looking for them.