The Marine 4: Moving Target

Synopsis: Jake Carter is assigned to protect a "high-value package," a beautiful whistleblower trying to expose a corrupt military defense contractor. But a heavily armed team of mercenaries has been hired to kill her, along with anyone who gets in their way, and it's going to take a fearless one-man fighting machine to stop them.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
90 min


We need a medic!

Standing by for airdrop.

In the garden the spirit is crushed

Ask not what your country can do for you.

Ask what you can do for your country.

Just two hours ago,

allied air forces began an attack

on military targets in Iraq.

I have seen war on land and sea.

I have seen blood running

from the wounded. fear is... fear itself.

Your sins

You watched me die

In front of your eyes

You watched me die

Again I will rise

Beaten and mocked

Spat on and disgraced


I suffocate for days

You stare as I hang

Blood drips from my crown

Disfigured and lifeless

I've laid my life down

You watched me die

In front of your eyes

You watched me die

Again I will rise

You can try

I'm comin' to getcha

Oh, no

There's nowhere left to go

Go ahead and run,

but there's nowhere left to hide

I'm comin' to getcha

Turning now to the weather

for your Thursday morning...

here in Bristol Falls.

We have mostly cloudy skies at the moment,

variable light winds...

You can field strip an M4 in the dark.

You still can't tie a damn tie.

...the upper 50s,

which will give way to clouds.

Tomorrow's weather looks like

a carbon copy of today...

with rain likely hitting

our area all weekend.

Showers likely hitting around evening,

then cloudy with a chance of showers

after midnight, with lows in the 50s.

...with your updated

weather forecast here for Bristol Falls.

New guy.


Jake Carter. Ex-jarhead.

Hometown hero last year.

That's him.

I'll call you when we have the package.


I'm Robert Daniels, team leader.

When did you get in?

Last night, sir.

I studied your file, Sergeant.

Two Purple Hearts, Bronze Star.

Hawthorne Global Security

is the cream of the crop.

Our agents are held to

the highest standard.


Yes, sir.

This is your fresh start, Carter.

Make it count.


Department of Justice

is flying in a high-value package.

We've been hired

to protect said package...

until DOJ takes official custody.


All right, look alive, gentlemen.

Plane's on final approach.

Carter, you're with me.

Nathan Miller,

Department of Justice.

Robert Daniels,

Global Hawthorne Security.

I'll be damned. Jake Carter.

Morning, Lieutenant.

Don't you salute me. I'll kick your ass.

I'm just a lowly civil servant now.

Never thought I'd see you

in a monkey suit, Jake.

- But I got to tell you, it looks ridiculous.

- Thank you, sir.

Let's go, Miss Tanis.

Where the hell are we?

You are back in the United States of

America. That's all that matters.

She still pissed?

She told us to keep our distance.

She's a little high-strung.

Took a swing at one of my guys

for telling her to relax.

Who is she?

Olivia Tanis, 24 years old.

She's smart. IQ, 135.

She's also a whistle-blower.

She's been

on the run overseas for weeks.

We caught up with her in Hong Kong.

Flew her into Vancouver this morning

and then hopped out here.

She's got intel on traitors

inside Genesis Defense Corporation,

where she used to work.

It's also one of the largest

defense contractors in the US.

Tanis worked as an IT engineer.

Says she has files to back up her claims.

That's the info she's

trading for protection.

Locked away in some

encrypted cloud file only she knows.

That's why we have to keep Tanis off-book,

which is where you come in.

We take her into official custody,

she's in the system.

She's agreed to surrender the files

directly to the attorney general.

So your job is to babysit her

until we can set that up.

We'll tag along until her drop.


- Then she's all yours.

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Alan B. McElroy

Alan B. McElroy is an American screenwriter, producer, and director of film, television, comic books, and video games. He is best known for his collaborations with Todd McFarlane on the Spawn franchise, and for penning horror films such as Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Wrong Turn. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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