Sniper (film series)

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Sniper
Created byMichael Frost Beckner
Crash Leyland
Original workSniper
Years1993–present
Films and television
Film(s)Sniper
Sniper 2
Sniper 3
Sniper: Reloaded
Sniper: Legacy
Sniper: Ghost Shooter
Sniper: Ultimate Kill
Sniper: Assassin's End

Sniper is a series of action and war films beginning with the 1993 film Sniper, which center upon the characters of Master Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Beckett (Tom Berenger) and Gunnery Sergeant Brandon Beckett (Chad Michael Collins), who work as Force Reconnaissance Scout Snipers in the United States Marine Corps.

Films[edit]

Film U.S. release date Director(s) Screenwriter(s) Producer(s)
Sniper January 29, 1993 Luis Llosa Michael Frost Beckner & Crash Leyland Robert L. Rosen
Sniper 2 December 28, 2002 Craig R. Baxley Ron Mita & Jim McClain Carol Kottenbrook & Scott Einbinder
Sniper 3 September 28, 2004 P. J. Pesce J.S. Cardone & Ross Helford Carol Kottenbrook & Scott Einbinder
Sniper: Reloaded April 26, 2011 Claudio Fäh John Fasano Claudio Fäh & David Wicht
Sniper: Legacy September 30, 2014 Don Michael Paul John Fasano & Don Michael Paul Jeffery Beach, Phillip J. Roth & Scott Einbinder
Sniper: Ghost Shooter August 2, 2016 Chris Hauty Jeffery Beach & Phillip Roth
Sniper: Ultimate Kill October 3, 2017 Claudio Fäh David Zelon
Sniper: Assassin's End June 16, 2020 Kaare Andrews Oliver Thompson Greg Malcolm, Vicki Sotheran & Oliver Thompson

Sniper (1993)[edit]

Master Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Beckett, an experienced sniper, and Richard Miller are sent on a mission to assassinate a Panamanian General.

Sniper 2 (2002)[edit]

Thomas Beckett and Jake Cole are tasked with assassinating a Serbian general responsible for ethnic cleansing attacks.

Sniper 3 (2004)[edit]

Sniper Thomas Beckett is hired by NSA officials William Avery and Richard Addis 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.

Sniper: Reloaded (2011)[edit]

With the assistance of Richard Miller, Marine Sergeant Brandon Beckett, son of Thomas Beckett, takes up the mantle set by his father and goes on a mission of his own.

Sniper: Legacy (2014)[edit]

After military leaders are assassinated, Gunnery Sergeant Brandon Beckett receives word that his father is one. Attempting to track down the assassin, Brandon finds out that his father is not dead, realizing that he is being used as bait.

Sniper: Ghost Shooter (2016)[edit]

Gunnery Sergeant Brandon Beckett is given yet another mission where he is tasked with protecting a Georgian gas pipeline from Arab sponsored terrorists, however, things become complicated when a professional Islamic terrorist sniper named Ravshan Gazakov enters the fray.

Sniper: Ultimate Kill (2017)[edit]

Master Sergeant Brandon Beckett is tasked with protecting a DEA agent from a drug cartel sniper, known as "The Devil".

Sniper: Assassin's End (2020)[edit]

Legendary sniper Thomas Beckett and his son, Special Ops Sniper Brandon Beckett, are on the run from the CIA, Russian Mercenaries, and a Yakuza-trained assassin with sniper skills that rival both legendary sharp shooters.

Cast and crew[edit]

Principal cast[edit]

Characters Films
Sniper Sniper 2 Sniper 3 Sniper:
Reloaded
Sniper:
Legacy
Sniper:
Ghost Shooter
Sniper:
Ultimate Kill
Sniper:
Assassin's End
1993 2002 2004 2011 2014 2016 2017 2020
Thomas Beckett Tom Berenger Mentioned Tom Berenger Mentioned Tom Berenger
Brandon Beckett   Chad Michael Collins
Richard Miller Billy Zane Mentioned   Billy Zane   Billy Zane  
Chester van Damme J. T. Walsh  
Doug Papich Aden Young  
Jake Cole   Bokeem Woodbine  
Pavel   Tamás Puskás  
James Eckles   Dan Butler  
Col. Dan McKenna   Linden Ashby Mentioned  
Bidwell   Dominic Mafham  
The Colonel   Dennis Haysbert   Mentioned

Additional crew[edit]

Crew/Detail Film
Sniper Sniper 2 Sniper 3 Sniper:
Reloaded
Sniper:
Legacy
Sniper:
Ghost Shooter
Sniper:
Ultimate Kill
Sniper:
Assassin's End
Director Luis Llosa Craig R. Baxley P. J. Pesce Claudio Fäh Don Michael Paul Claudio Fäh Kaare Andrews
Composer(s) Gary Chang Tim Jones David Safritz
Marcus Trampp
Frederik Wiedmann Patric Caird
Writer Michael Frost Beckner
Crash Leyland
Ron Mita and
Jim McClain
J. S. Cardone
Ross Helford
Screenplay
John Fasano
Story by
Ross Helford
John Fasano
Screenplay
John Fasano
Don Michael Paul
Story by
John Fasano
Chris Hauty Oliver Thompson
Characters by Michael Frost Beckner and Crash Leyland
Running time 99 minutes 91 minutes 90 minutes 91 minutes 98 minutes 99 minutes 93 minutes 95 minutes
Release date January 29, 1993 (1993-01-29) December 28, 2002 (2002-12-28) September 28, 2004 (2004-09-28) April 26, 2011 (2011-04-26) September 30, 2014 (2014-09-30) August 2, 2016 (2016-08-02) October 3, 2017 (2017-10-03) June 16, 2020 (2020-06-16)

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