|Directed by||Marcus Adams|
|Produced by||Donald Kushner
|Written by||Andy Hurst|
|Story by||J. S. Cardone
|Music by||Harry Toyler|
|Studio||Andrew Stevens Entertainment
Castel Film Romania
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Home Entertainment|
|Running time||95 min.|
The Marksman is a 2005 American action film directed by Marcus Adams, starring Wesley Snipes, William Hope, Emma Samms and Anthony Warren. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on September 6, 2005.
When the U.S. is tricked into targeting an 'armed' nuclear reactor captured by Chechen rebels, a Chechen leader is killed and rebel leaders capture the nuclear power plant. Enter Painter (Wesley Snipes), a special agent known as 'The Marksman'. Painter and his posse only have a limited amount of time to resolve the conflict before U.S. military forces wade in. However, when things don't go according to plan, Painter suspects that foul play may be afoot.
- Wesley Snipes as Painter
- William Hope as Jonathan Tensor
- Emma Samms as Amanda Jacks
- Anthony Warren as Capt. Naish
- Peter Youngblood Hills as Hargreaves
- Ryan McCluskey as Rodgers
- Warren Derosa as Orin
- Christiaan Haig as Hightop
- Dan Badaru as Gen. Egor Zaysan
- Serge Soric as Andrey Flintov
- Gelu Nitu as Minister Viktor Ivanov
- Matthew Salinger as General Parent
- John Guerrasio as Secretary Cummings
- Ian Ashpitel as Major Devro
- Peter Bradley Swander as Sergeant Hill
- Tim Abell as Lt. Carter
It is set and filmed at Bucharest Romania in 49 days on August 16 and October 4, 2004.
This film generally garnered a very poor rating although receiving an average rating of 3.8/10 stars on IMDb. The general consensus of the reviews offered that the film is let down by the poor re-use of scenes barely seconds apart and the terrible acting grade by the actors. There is also a general tendency to call this film comical as its entire premise is played out to be stereotypically ridiculous and over the top action and situation wise.
In the first week The Marksman opened at #11 at rentals chart and earned $1.36 million.
DVD was released in Region 1 in the United States on September 6, 2005, and also Region 2 in the United Kingdom on 28 November 2005, it was distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
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