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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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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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Yesterday was about honor. Today is about justice.


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

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23 March 2007 (USA)  »

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$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,523,571 (USA) (25 March 2007)

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$47,003,582 (USA)
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Trivia

Throughout the film Swagger does change which eye he uses to scope his targets. This is mentioned by a previous poster as cause for him to miss some of his shots. There are two reasons why Swagger could still make all his shots, even with switching which eye he sights with. One possible reason is that there is a small percentage of the population who are not eye dominant. This is uncommon, but is the case in some instances and means they can shoot equally well with both eyes. The most likely reason in Swaggers case, is that even if he is eye dominant, you can learn to shoot with both eyes. Being he is a HIGHLY skilled sniper with extensive training, he probably did learn to shoot with both eyes. See more »

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The uniforms that the Swagger and his spotter attach their ghillie suits to in the beginning of the film are ACUs, an Army uniform. Swagger and his partner are, however, Marines and would use MARPAT uniforms. Not only that, but the ACUs used to make the ghillie suits are not military issued uniforms, as there are no velcro patch areas on the uniforms. See more »

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[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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References Sniper (1993) See more »

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Nasty Letter
Written and Performed by Otis Taylor
Courtesy of Telarc International Corporation
By Arrangement with Music for the Masses
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Engaging, worth seeing.
13 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had the opportunity to catch an advance screening of this film the other day. Similarities to other projects aside, I was impressed by the use of some of the newer military technology involved. The film was both engaging and entertaining, and Mark Wahlberg did a very good job of portraying the character in all of his idiosyncrasies. It was good to see Danny Glover again as I have not had the opportunity to see him in any films of late. His character was not exactly multidimensional but I would assume that it was what the writing called for, and certainly different from the one he portrays in the "Lethal Weapon" series, not much comedy here. Now if I could only get a hold of the script... Needless to say, my wife and I enjoyed the movie very much and would definitely recommend to go and see it.


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