Shooter

13/08/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 13/08/2007
  |  Watch Now: 03/11/2007
  |  124 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC

Synopsis

Thriller about the making of a Unabomber-type dissident starring Mark Wahlberg. Bob Lee Swagger (Wahlberg) is a former Marine sniper who, three years ago, participated in a failed illegal mission within Ethiopia. Now he finds that the government, or rather certain forces within it, has a vested interest in making him disappear. Living a simple life in a shack in the woods with his dog, he's tried very hard up to now to leave his former life behind but now its game on. A bent CIA operative, Colonel Isaac Johnson (Danny Glover) appears and asks Swagger to help him foil a plot to kill the president that only he knows about. Furthermore, Johnson ups his credibility by furnishing Swagger a massive arsenal of weaponry with which to do the job. Is this a genuine plot, though, or is Swagger being elaborately set up? And anyway, has Swagger enough patriotism left in him to be coaxed into de-retiring for the sake of a country that's been trying to off him?

Contains strong language and graphic violence
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