|Directed by||P.J. Pesce|
|Produced by||J. S. Cardone
|Written by||Michael Frost Beckner
J. S. Cardone
|Music by||Tim Jones|
|Editing by||Amanda I. Kirpaul|
|Distributed by||Destination Films|
|Running time||90 min.|
Sniper 3 is a 2004 action adventure direct-to-video film starring Tom Berenger, Byron Mann, John Doman and Denis Arndt. It was directed by P.J. Pesce and written by Michael Frost Beckner and Crash Leyland.
The film is the third in the quartet starring Berenger, following the theatrically released Sniper, in 1993, and the TV movie, Sniper 2, in 2002. The fourth film, titled Sniper: Reloaded, was released direct-to-video on April 26, 2011. The fourth film stars Billy Zane, who starred along with Berenger in the first film, returning as sharpshooter Richard Miller.
Sniper Thomas Beckett (Tom Berenger) is hired by NSA officials William Avery (Denis Arndt) and Richard Addis (William Duffy) to perform a covert operation to eliminate a suspected terrorist kingpin in the People's Republic of Vietnam who was providing support for Jemaah Islamiyah. The kingpin turns out to be a thought-dead friend and war-buddy of Beckett's, Paul Finnegan (John Doman). Because he views the mission as a very personal one, Beckett demands that he conduct the mission alone, without a spotter.
The real purpose of the mission turns out to be something other than what Beckett was told. Beckett begins to suspect his employers' motives are not what they claimed after he is counter-sniped at after attempting to assassinate Finnegan. Beckett undertakes a mission of his own to get to the bottom of the mystery, involving escaping from capture by Vietnamese police, working with an NSA-recruited Vietnamese police operative Quan (Byron Mann) and using his military training to search for Finnegan. By and large the plot focuses on governmental betrayal and resultant feelings of disillusion.
|Sniper||Sniper 2||Sniper 3||Sniper: Reloaded|
|Thomas Beckett||Tom Berenger|
|Richard Miller||Billy Zane||Billy Zane|
|Brandon Beckett||Chad Michael Collins|
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