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. It is the first installment in the Sniper film series, and was followed by nine direct-to-video sequels: Sniper 2, Sniper 3, Sniper: Reloaded, Sniper: Legacy, Sniper: Ghost Shooter, Sniper: Ultimate Kill, Sniper: Assassin's End, Sniper: Rogue Mission, and Sniper: G.R.I.T.. It was shot in Queensland, Australia, and debuted at number two in the United States.
Master Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Beckett, Force Reconnaissance Marine, an experienced sniper, and his spotter, Cpl. Papich, are on a mission to assassinate a Panamanian rebel leader in the jungle. Upon successful completion of their mission, Beckett and Papich covertly withdraw from the area to await extraction. Because they are erroneously extracted in daylight instead of at night, Papich is killed by a sniper (armed with an SVD Dragunov). Beckett runs back under fire to carry Papich's remains to the helicopter.
|author||Crash Leyland Michael Frost Beckner|
|editor||M. Scott Smith|
|keywords||base camp being followed cove covert operation drug lord follow force force reconnaissance hacienda hide kill master gunnery sergeant murder outnumber plausible deniability rebel leader river run survive swat swat team swim threatens to undermine wait warn|
|producer||Robert L. Rosen|
|productionCompany||Baltimore Pictures Iguana Producciones Sniper Productions|
|publisher||Odyssey Entertainment TriStar Pictures|