Sniper is a 1993 American action film directed by Luis Llosa. The film stars Tom Berenger and Billy Zane as snipers on an assassination mission in Panama. The first installment in the Sniper film series and was followed by seven direct-to-video sequels: Sniper 2, Sniper 3, Sniper: Reloaded, Sniper: Legacy, Sniper: Ghost Shooter, Sniper: Ultimate Kill and Sniper: Assassin's End. It was shot in Queensland, Australia, and debuted at number two in the United States.
Master Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Beckett (Tom Berenger), Force Reconnaissance Marine, an experienced sniper, and his spotter, Cpl. Papich (Aden Young), are on a mission to assassinate a Panamanian rebel leader in the jungle. Because they are extracted in daylight instead of at night, Papich is killed by a sniper. Beckett runs back under fire to carry Papich's corpse to the helicopter.
|author||Crash Leyland Michael Frost Beckner|
|editor||M. Scott Smith|
|keywords||attack base camp being followed cove covert operation drug lord either threatens or compromises follow force reconnaissance hacienda hide kill master gunnery sergeant mental breakdown murder outnumber plausible deniability rebel leader river run swat swat team swim wait warn|
|producer||Robert L. Rosen|
|productionCompany||Baltimore Pictures Iguana Producciones Sniper Productions|