Shooter is a 2007 American action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Jonathan Lemkin, based on the 1993 novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter. The film follows Force Recon veteran Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg), who is framed for murder by a rogue unit of personnel operating for a private military firm. The film also stars Michael Peña, Danny Glover, Kate Mara, Levon Helm, and Ned Beatty. It was produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura through Di Bonaventura Pictures, and released by Paramount Pictures in the United States on March 23, 2007.
USMC Force Recon Gunnery Sergeant sniper Bob Lee Swagger is participating in a mission in Eritrea with his spotter and close friend Corporal Donnie Fenn. They help an allied convoy evade the enemy, but Donnie is subsequently killed in the firefight against the enemy militia forces. Three years later, Swagger, now a disillusioned civilian, is living in a self-imposed exile at a secluded log cabin. At the office of an unnamed Private Military Company in Langley, Virginia, a retired US Army Colonel named Isaac Johnson and his associates review Swagger's combat operation report and his Certificate of Discharge. They visit him and request him to provide his expertise in preventing a possible assassination of the US president during his upcoming speech tour. Swagger agrees. Johnson gives him a list of possible assassination sites, and Swagger concludes that Independence Hall in Philadelphia is the most likely, with the assassin having to take a 2000-yard shot. On the day of the Philadelphia speech, Swagger is working with Johnson's men and Timmons, a Philadelphia police officer, to find the assassin. However, the shot is taken. Swagger is suddenly double-crossed and shot by Timmons, but he manages to escape. The conspirators frame Swagger for the assassination, and a manhunt ensues. Swagger subdues an inexperienced FBI agent, Nick Memphis, and steals his car, crashing it into the Delaware River. He then clings to the side of a boat to evade pursuing forces.