American Sniper (2014)

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American Sniper Release Date
December 25, 2014
American Sniper Synopsis
From director Clint Eastwood comes American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter.

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers- in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.

Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya Renae Kyle (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.
American Sniper Credits
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Luke Grimes, and Sienna Miller
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Produced by: Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood, Andrew Lazar, Robert Lorenz, and Peter Morgan
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date:  December 25, 2014
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by Gabe Toro August 12, 2014 discussion comments
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by Eric Eisenberg March 20, 2014 discussion comments
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by Gabe Toro March 17, 2014 discussion comments
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by Eric Eisenberg August 20, 2013 discussion comments
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by Eric Eisenberg August 5, 2013 discussion comments
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by Katey Rich May 2, 2013 discussion comments
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