Directed by: Antoine Fucqua
Written by: Jonathan Lemkin (screenplay), Stephen Hunter (novel)
Other cast: Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Danny Glover, Tate Donovan
Release date: March 23, 2007
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Running time: 2h4min
A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to find the real killer and the reason he was set up.
The film was shot mainly in British Columbia, Canada, in New Westminster, Kamloops, Mission, Ashcroft and Cache Creek. The assassination scenes were filmed in Philadelphia. The crowd scenes with the President and the Archbishop were filmed in Independence National Historical Park in front of Independence Hall. The sniper location was created using the exteriors of the church steeple at the junction of New Street and North 4th Street. These were then combined with an elevated view from another building to create a fictional vista of the park. Swagger’s escape was filmed in New Westminster along the Fraser River. The car chase that ends when it plunged into the river was filmed down 6th Street and off the Westminster Quay. The following scene of Swagger clinging to the side of a dredger was also filmed on the Fraser River near the Pattullo Bridge.
Shooter grossed $47 million in North America and $48.7 million in other territories for a total gross of $95.7 million, against its $61 million budget.
The film grossed $14.5 million in its opening weekend, finishing in 3rd at the box office behind TMNT ($24.3 million) and 300 ($19.9 million).
The DVD was released on June 26, 2007, reaching the top of the sales charts.