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Encyclopedia > Shooter (2007 film)
Shooter
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Written by Stephen Hunter (novel)
Jonathan Lemkin (screenplay)
Starring Mark Wahlberg
Danny Glover
Ned Beatty
Michael Peña
Kate Mara
Rade Sherbedgia
Music by Mark Mancina
Cinematography Peter Menzies
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) March 23, 2007
Running time 124 min
Country United States
Language English
Budget ~$60 million [1]
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Shooter is a 2007 action/conspiracy thriller directed by Antoine Fuqua. The film is based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter. Shooter was released on March 23, 2007. The film's DVD was released on June 26, 2007, reaching the top of the sales charts[2]. Image File history File links Shooter_poster. ... Antoine Fuqua (born January 19, 1966 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an African-American film director of such films as The Replacement Killers with Chow Yun Fat, Bait with Jamie Foxx, Training Day with Denzel Washington, Tears of the Sun with Bruce Willis and King Arthur with Clive Owen. ... Lorenzo di Bonaventura (1957) is an American producer. ... Stephen Hunter (born March 25, 1946) is an American novelist, essayist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic. ... Jonathan Lemkin is an American screenwriter. ... For the actor and television game show host, see Mark L. Walberg. ... Danny Lebern Glover[1] (born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director, and political activist. ... Ned Thomas Beatty (born July 6, 1937) is an Academy Award-nominated American character actor. ... Michael Anthony Peña (born January 13, 1976) is an American actor. ... Kate Mara (born February 27, 1983) is an American television and film actress. ... Rade Šerbedžija Rade Šerbedžija (born 27 July 1946) is a Croatian born actor and director of ethnic Serbian descent. ... Mark Mancina (born March 9, 1957 in Santa Monica, California) is a composer, primarily for Hollywood soundtracks, such as his collaboration with Trevor Rabin on the soundtrack for Con Air. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... Look up Action film in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up conspiracy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Antoine Fuqua (born January 19, 1966 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an African-American film director of such films as The Replacement Killers with Chow Yun Fat, Bait with Jamie Foxx, Training Day with Denzel Washington, Tears of the Sun with Bruce Willis and King Arthur with Clive Owen. ... This article might not be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... Stephen Hunter (born March 25, 1946) is an American novelist, essayist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ...

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Synopsis

Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) is a former United States Marine Corps scout sniper who left the Marines after a betrayal by the CIA which left his best friend and spotter, Donnie Fenn, dead. A group that leads him to believe they are federal agents (They are, in fact, CIA), approaches him to help entrap a potential assassin, who may attempt to shoot the President at one of three possible locations. Swagger is framed, and afterwards every law enforcement agency is after him, and he is forced to use his military training so that justice prevails. Bob Lee Swagger (commonly known as Bob the Nailer) is a fictional character created by Stephen Hunter. ... For the actor and television game show host, see Mark L. Walberg. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... For other uses, see Sniper (disambiguation). ... This article is about the concept of justice. ...


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Plot

Mark Wahlberg at a London premiere for Shooter

Bob Lee Swagger (Wahlberg) is one of the few snipers in the world whose sharpshooting abilities allow him to "take out a target from a mile away." He reluctantly leaves a self-imposed exile from his isolated Wyoming mountain home at the request of Colonel Isaac Johnson (Glover) and a team of agents. Johnson appeals to his expertise and patriotism to help track down a purported presidential assassin who plans on shooting the president from a great distance with a high powered rifle. Johnson gives him a list of potential locations that the president is scheduled to visit. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the actor and television game show host, see Mark L. Walberg. ... For other uses, see Sniper (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... Danny Lebern Glover[1] (born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director, and political activist. ...


Swagger assesses each of the locations given to him by Johnson and determines that a site in Philadelphia would be most conducive to a long range assassination attempt. He passes this information to Johnson, who purportedly arranges for a response.


In Philadelphia, the Ethiopian archbishop is instead assassinated, while standing next to the president, during a speaking engagement, while Swagger is consulting with the group of Johnson's agents to find the rumored assassin. Swagger is shot by a police officer, but manages to escape, realizing that he has been framed. The agents tell the police and public that Swagger is the shooter, and stage a massive manhunt for the injured sniper. A lengthy chase scene takes place, but Swagger manages to escape and take refuge with Donnie Fenn's widow Sarah Fenn (Mara). She saves his life by removing the bullets embedded in Swagger's body, and a healing Swagger later convinces her to help him contact novice FBI agent Nick Memphis (Peña). Memphis was blamed for allowing Swagger's escape, and in the process of being disciplined for negligence has independently learned that Swagger may have been framed for the assassination by rogue elements within CIA. For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Kate Mara (born February 27, 1983) is an American television and film actress. ... Michael Anthony Peña (born January 13, 1976) is an American actor. ...


Once the rogue agents realize their secret has been compromised, they kidnap Memphis and attempt to stage his faked suicide. Swagger tails the agents and kills Memphis' captors with a .22 and homemade silencer. Swagger and Memphis then join forces against the rogue agents. Together they plot to capture who they think is the real assassin, an ex-sniper allied with Colonel Johnson. Once they find him in Lynchburg, Virginia, he commits suicide after revealing that the Ethiopian archbishop was actually the real target of the assassins, and he was murdered in order to prevent him from speaking out against U.S. involvement in the genocide of an Ethiopian village. The genocide occurred in order to advance the aims of a consortium of American corporate oil interests headed by corrupt U.S. Senator Charles Meachum (Beatty). Swagger tape records the ex-sniper's confession as proof of the involvement in the African genocide, Swagger and Memphis escape from the trap set to ensnare them by killing all 24 mercenaries. Lynchburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Ned Thomas Beatty (born July 6, 1937) is an Academy Award-nominated American character actor. ...


Meanwhile, other rogue mercenaries have found and captured Sarah Fenn and tie her up in order to entrap Swagger. With his new evidence and cat-and-mouse strategy, Swagger and Memphis are able to rescue her when Colonel Johnson and Senator Meachum arrange a meeting to exchange their hostage for Swagger's evidence of their wrongdoing. After killing several enemy snipers in an isolated mountain range, Swagger and Memphis finally surrender to the FBI. Later appearing in a closed meeting with the head of the FBI and the United States Attorney General present, he clears his name by loading a round into his rifle (which is present as evidence as it was supposedly used in the killing), he then aims the rifle at the Colonel and pulls the trigger, but the shot isn't released. Swagger explains that every time he leaves his house, he replaces the firing pins from all his rifles with slightly shorter pins, thus rendering them unable to fire until he replaces them again. Unfortunately, although Swagger is exonerated, there is no solid evidence to convict Colonel Johnson and he walks free. Afterwards, Swagger executes both the Colonel and the Senator in the Senator's vacation house, as well as one of the Colonel's aides and two bodyguards, before planting a weapon on the Colonel, blowing up the house, getting into a car with Fenn and driving away. Seal of the United States Department of Justice The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice (see 28 U.S.C. Â§ 503) concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. ...


Sniper weapons and tactics

Shooter features some of the most realistic sniper tactics displayed in a movie at the time of its release. The filmmakers employed former U.S. Marine scout sniper Patrick Garrity, in order to train Mark Wahlberg in accurate sniper tactics. As Wahlberg was already in excellent physical condition, Garrity submitted him to a very rigorous and realistic sniper training. Crucial to the movie was for Wahlberg to learn shooting both left and right handed (the actor is left handed), as he had to switch shooting posture throughout the movie, due to Swagger's sustained injuries. He was also trained to adjust a weapon's scope, judge effects of wind to a shot, master rapid bolt manipulation and develop special breathing skills. His training concluded with extreme distance shooting (up to 1100 yards) and the use of ghillie suits. Following the success of Wahlberg's training, Fuqua was impressed enough to appoint Garrity as the film's military technical advisor.[3] A US Marine sniper wearing a ghillie suit. ...


Throughout the film Swagger uses an array of sniper weapons, among which are the USMC M40A1[4] and Barrett M82[5] sniper rifles in the African opening sequences, CheyTac Intervention in .408 Cheytac[6][7] used to shoot the Dinty Moore stew can and Remington 700P in .308 Winchester[8]. Also when Col. Johnson first approaches Swagger's house, Bob Lee's concealed knife is a SOG Twitch XL. He also uses a SOG Daggert 2 as part of his field equipment.[9] United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... The M40 is a sniper rifle used by the United States Marine Corps. ... Barret M82A1 The Barrett M82A1 is a heavy sniper rifle currently used by many units and armies around the world, including the American Special Forces. ... The CheyTac Intervention is an American-made heavy sniper rifle designed by CheyTac LLC. for long range soft target interdiction (i. ... Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) is a food company based in southeastern Minnesota (Mower County), perhaps best known as the producer of Spam luncheon meat. ... Beef Stew A stew is a common dish made of vegetables (particularly potatoes or beans), meat, poultry, or seafood cooked in some sort of broth or sauce. ... The Remington 700 PSS is a precision rifle made by Remington Arms. ... NATO 7. ... SOG Specialty Knives, Inc. ...


Cast

For the actor and television game show host, see Mark L. Walberg. ... Michael Peña (born 1976 in Chicago, Illinois) is a Hispanic American actor. ... Danny Lebern Glover[1] (born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director, and political activist. ... Kate Mara (born February 27, 1983) is an American television and film actress. ... Elias Koteas (born on March 11, 1961) is a Greek-Canadian actor. ... Rhona Mitra (born August 9, 1976) is an English actress. ... Ned Thomas Beatty (born July 6, 1937) is an Academy Award-nominated American character actor. ... Justin Louis (born Luis Ferreira on February 20, 1967, Terceira, Açores, Portugal) is a Canadian actor. ... Tate Buckley Donovan (born September 25, 1963) is an American film and television actor. ... Rade Šerbedžija Rade Šerbedžija (born 27 July 1946) is a Croatian born actor and director of ethnic Serbian descent. ... Mark Lavon Helm (born May 26, 1940), better know as Levon Helm, is an American rock musician most famous as the drummer for the rock group The Band. ... Lane Edward Garrison (born May 23, 1980) is an American actor. ...

Trivia

  • Swagger and Nick visit a "firearms expert" living in Athens, Tennessee. Athens, Tennessee was the site of a real life event in 1946 called the Battle of Athens where citizens took armed action against a corrupt local government.
  • Mark's characters name (Bob Lee Swagger) shares similarities with two famous presidential assassins (Lee Harvey Oswald, John Wilkes Booth) in that they all have two first names.

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Which Lie Did I Tell?: More Adventures in the Screen Trade is a work of non-fiction first published in 2000 by novelist and screenwriter William Goldman. ... William Goldman (born August 12, 1931) is an American novelist, playwright and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert (official) Andy Reid (de facto) Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... Invincible is a 2006 film directed by Ericson Core set in 1976. ... Vincent Francis Papale (born February 9, 1946 in Glenolden, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American football player. ... Athens is a city in McMinn County, Tennessee, United States. ... The Battle of Athens was a rebellion led by citizens in Athens, Tennessee, United States, against local government in August 1946. ... Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963) was, according to two United States government investigations, the assassin of U.S. President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. ... John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865) assassinated Abraham Lincoln the 16th President of the United States at Fords Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865. ...

See also

Sniper is a 1993 action film starring Tom Berenger and Billy Zane as American military snipers on an assassination mission in Panama. ... // This is a list of fictional stories in which assassinations feature as an important plot element. ...

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