Synopsis: Tough guy Thomas Beckett is a US Marine working in the Panamanian jungle. His job is to seek out rebels and remove them using his sniper skills. Beckett is notorious for losing his partners on such missions. This time he's accompanied by crack marksman Richard Miller, who's more of an office-type. Together they plan to seek out an important rebel leader, whilst avoiding a rogue marksman who frequents this part of the jungle.
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Director(s): Luis Llosa
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

Range me.

Three to five on the legs.

They're coming.

Scan him. Find Cabrera.

At the jeep. Designer sunglasses.

You sure that's him?

l'm reading his rank and name tag.

He's moving.

Six-five-zero. Range me.

Range correct:

When he clears the civilians,

he's mine.

- Anything?

- No, nothing.

Two more hours.

Damn ! l hate the down time.

Well, you have a leave coming up,

don't you?


That can't be our extraction!

Oh, those dipshits!

l told them no daylight!

Should l pop smoke?

Let's get out of here before those d*cks

page us over the P.A. system!

Come on !

Get back! You're crazy!

He's gone down!


Why didn't you let the door gunner

sweep it out first?

My spotter's dead because you a**holes

got here early!

l asked for a night extraction !

l ought to leave you out there,

you son of a b*tch!

We'll be needing both of those, gunny.

He only needs one.

Colonel Weymuth, this is Richard Miller.

- He'll be our man in Panama.

- How do you do?

- Heard a lot about you.

- Come on. Sit down.

lntelligence indicates that there's

a major coup planned...

for election day in Panama.

Colombian drug lord Raoul Ochoa

is bankrolling it.

His plan is to put in

rebel General Miguel Alvarez in power.

We have less than one week

to prevent that.

With his man Alvarez running

the country...

Ochoa could very easily gain access

to the Panama Canal.

We have only one shot at Alvarez...

and it is absolutely critical

that we eliminate the general...

prior to next week's election.

Now, this operation

won't bear congressional scrutiny.

lt must be completely covert.

You won't be getting a medal for this.

But there will be other

tangible benefits.

First one's Alvarez.

Most recent photo

was taken ten days ago.

The ponytail's Ochoa.

Ochoa's never seen outside of Colombia.

That's Alvarez's hacienda.

That's where you'll find him.

That's your shooter.

That's Master Gunnery Sargent

Thomas Beckett.

He's the Marine Corps' top man.

He's logged more time in the jungle

than any other sniper.

On this particular mission,

your function is to be his spotter.

Mr. Miller, should anything happen

to Beckett...

your duty would be to eliminate Alvarez.

- Personally.

- Don't worry about having to shoot him.

Beckett is the best,

and l'm sure it wouldn't come to that.

l may not have any kills...

but I have had men in my sights.


We're giving you rank on this one:


The mission is under your command.

lt's your responsibility.

Good luck.

Consider it done. Gentlemen.

One last thing.

This assignment is critical.

lf at any point Beckett becomes

a liability...

or he endangers this mission's

covert status...

you're gonna have to take him out.

The embassy's pleased.

They'll mark Cabrera confirmed kill,

classified, on your service jacket.

We're very sorry about your spotfer.

lf was a rebel sniper that gof Papich.

He's sfill ouf there.

Washington is really excited

about these upcoming elections.

Oh? Why is that, sir?

Our policy is to see this country

have a freely-elected government.

That could happen in a couple of months.

You know it'll be the usual damn thing.

People will be too scared to vote.

Well, whatever you and l

may think, Tom...

Washington feels that this is the right

time to go after the rebel leadership.

You're sending it my way, sir?

Yes, l am.

We're getting a little long in the tooth

for this kind of thing, Tom.

But l figured that this would make

a great capper for a fine career.

The National Security Council is sending

a guy along to help- a shooter.

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Michael Frost Beckner

Michael Frost Beckner (born September 3, 1963) is an American screenwriter and producer of film and television, best known for writing the 1993 action thriller Sniper, starring Tom Berenger and Billy Zane. more…

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