American Sniper script
Synopsis: U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) takes his sole mission -- protect his comrades -- to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind.

(03.18.14) 4.

MAN’S VOICE

Get back here.

Chris stops, turns back. WAYNE KYLE, his father, is

sturdy and earnest with mutton chops and Texas calm.

WAYNE:

Don’t ever leave your gun in the dirt.

CHRIS:

Yes, sir.

WAYNE:

Helluva shot, son. You got a gift. You’re

gonna make a fine hunter someday.

Chris nods, clear-eyed, as if hearing the whisper of

destiny. He grabs the .30-06, running again, bounding to--

THE BUCK:

Glassy brown eyes look up at Chris. It’s still alive.

WAYNE:

Everything dies to give life.

CHRIS:

Can it see me?

WAYNE:

It’s a deer, son.

Chris processes his first kill, watching as--(ECU) a

flea crawls around the animal’s inner-ear.

WAYNE KYLE:

(hands him hunting knife)

You shot it, you deal with it.

Chris straddles the deer. It tries to gouge him. He looks

frightened but drags the blade across its neck.

5 OMITTED 5

6 INT. CHURCH 6

A Protestant church. CHRIS is dressed in Sunday best,

shuffling pages of a LITTLE BLUE BIBLE to create breeze.

(03.18.14) 5.

PASTOR:

We don’t see with his eyes so we don’t

know the glory of his plan. Our lives

unfold before us like puzzling

reflections in a mirror. But on the day

we rise, we will see with clarity and

understand the mystery of his ways-

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Jason Hall

Jason Dean Hall (born 1972) is an American screenwriter, film director and former actor. He played the recurring character of Devon MacLeish in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He had a guest starring role on Without a Trace as Jesse in Season Two. Hall attended Phillips Exeter Academy. Hall studied business, English and cinema at the University of Southern California. more…

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