“Shooter” quotes

(2007)
Movie Shooter
Antoine Fuqua directed this movie in 2007
Title Shooter
Year 2007
Director Antoine Fuqua
Genre Drama, Crime, Action
Plot – Bob Lee Swagger is a bitter man who has left his job as a Marine after a terrible betrayal. He has retired to live in a remote mountain village where he's approached by Colonel Isaac Johnson, a retired man too. He tells him the country desperately needs him again because someone is organizing an attempt against the United States President. Only his skills and experience can thwart the plan, so Swagger reluctantly agrees to serve his country one last time, but he doesn't know the mission is actually a government conspiracy. When Swagger realizes he's been duped again, it's too late.
All actors – Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Danny Glover, Kate Mara, Elias Koteas, Rhona Mitra, Jonathan Walker, Louis Ferreira, Tate Donovan, Rade Serbedzija, A.C. Peterson, Ned Beatty, Lane Garrison, Zak Santiago, Michael-Ann Connor, Shawn Reis, Brian Markinson, Michael St. John Smith, Dean McKenzie, Tom Butler, Adrian G. Griffiths, Darrin Massey, Mackenzie Gray, Levon Helm, Rebecca Toolan, Trish Allen, James Wettengl, John Tench, David Bloom, Brad Kelly, David Neale, Susan Barnett, Ukee Washington, Dagmar Midcap, Darrin Maharaj, Anthony McCrae, Mike Dopud, Chic Gibson, Danny Hernandez, Jonathan Eusebio, , Vale Anoai, Erica Lynne Arden, Elise Arsenault, Joe Barlam, Ernest E. Brown, Sharon Carpenter-Rose, Alice Chamberlain, Karen Chamberlain, Damien Colletti, Holly Eglinton, Alexander Emmert, Liam Ferguson, Patrick Ferguson, Tammy Gillis, Lauren Glazier, Thomas M. Hagen, Richard Jollymore, Michael Wingate Jones, Cory Kastle, Fred Keating, William James Kelly, Brent Knobloch, Lawrence Laravela, Roberto Lombardi, Steve Lord, Tiffany Marz, Peter Mason, Rick Matters, Mac McDonald, Mike Monroe, Jeffrey Mowery, Laurence Mullaney, Ken Myers, Manny Oliverez, Henry Penzi, Vito Pietanza, Lil Rhee, Vincent Riviezzo, Kurt Runkle, Roger Sands, Chuck Schanamann, David Adam Smith, Eugene Smith, Patrick Michael Strange, Ian Thompson, Frank Traynor, Sean Traynor, Dan Van Wert, Kimberly Villanova, Torell Vinson, Jamal Weathers, Don Whatley, Mike Wilson, Lindsey Zajac
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  • “- Michael Sandor: Somehow the villagers didn't think that an oil pipeline was a good enough reason to move their village to a place where the spirit gods didn't exist.
    - Bob Lee Swagger: They asked them all nicely to move, and they didn't, so they just killed them all?
    - Michael Sandor: No, they didn't ask. They just killed them. All. So the...” (continue)
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    Rade Serbedzija - Michael Sandor
    Mark Wahlberg - Bob Lee Swagger
    [Tag:killing]
  • “- Colonel Isaac Johnson: You've got nothing on me. I'm covered. Call the Joint Chief.
    - Attorney General Russert: That won't be necessary, Colonel, as I have already received no less than a dozen calls from highly-ranked and powerfully-placed individuals telling me to let you go. But the joy of checks and balances in our government is that I can...” (continue)
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    Danny Glover - Colonel Isaac Johnson
    Brian Markinson - Attorney General Russert
    [Tag:army, order]
  • “- Louis Dobbler: You can kill him from that far away?
    - Bob Lee Swagger: At a mile and a half the bullet's gonna strike with more energy than a .44 magnum, point blank. Yeah, I think you can kill him.”

    Jonathan Walker - Louis Dobbler
    Mark Wahlberg - Bob Lee Swagger
    [Tag:distance, killing]
  • “- Jack Payne: You know what they say is the first thing that a man feels when he shoots a civilian?
    - Bob Lee Swagger: The recoil of the rifle?
    - Jack Payne: [snickers] Yeah.
    - Bob Lee Swagger: Very original.”

    Elias Koteas - Jack Payne
    Mark Wahlberg - Bob Lee Swagger
  • “There was one guy, but he don't shoot no more. A brutal son of a bitch. Most boys shoot to kill. He'd shoot to wound, wait till his friends come to help, kill them too. Turned one target into four. Men, women, children. Killed them by the hundreds.”
    Levon Helm - Mr. Rate
    [Tag:cruelty, killing]
  • “- Howard Purnell: Have you given your official statement yet, 'cuz I would be very cautious about what went in it.
    - Nick Memphis: Well, maybe I should wait for the report to come out, read it, and then remember.”

    Louis Ferreira - Howard Purnell
    Michael Peña - Nick Memphis
    [Tag:lies, remembrance]
  • “- Bob Lee Swagger: I don't really like the President much. Didn't like the one before that, much, either.
    - Colonel Isaac Johnson: You like the idea of the President, living in a free country. Do we allow America to be ruled by thugs?
    - Bob Lee Swagger: Sure, some years we do.”

    Mark Wahlberg - Bob Lee Swagger
    Danny Glover - Colonel Isaac Johnson
  • “Welcome to Tennessee, patron state of shootin' stuff.”
    Mark Wahlberg - Bob Lee Swagger
    [Tag:america, weapons]
  • “- Colonel Isaac Johnson: Bob Lee Swagger, you're a hard man to find.
    - Bob Lee Swagger: Not hard enough.”

    Danny Glover - Colonel Isaac Johnson
    Mark Wahlberg - Bob Lee Swagger
    [Tag:seeking]
  • “- Mr. Rate: That's how a conspiracy works. Them boys on the Grassy Knoll they were dead within three hours, buried in the damned desert, unmarked graves out past Terlingua.
    - Nick Memphis: You know this for a fact?
    - Mr. Rate: Still got the shovel.”

    Levon Helm - Mr. Rate
    Michael Peña - Nick Memphis
  • “Colonel, your moral compass is so fucked up, I'll be shocked if you manage to find your way back to the parking lot.”
    Brian Markinson - Attorney General Russert
  • “- Colonel Isaac Johnson: Sometimes to catch a wolf you need to tie the bait to a tree.
    - Michael Sandor: Then what happens to the bait?
    - Colonel Isaac Johnson: Hard to say, but thats the nature of being the bait.”

    Danny Glover - Colonel Isaac Johnson
    Rade Serbedzija - Michael Sandor
    [Tag:danger, metaphors]
  • “- Howard Purnell: You have embarrassed this office. You will be facing a review from the Office of Professional Responsibility.
    - Nick Memphis: Sir... I don't, I don't feel embarrassed. A Force Recon Marine Scout Sniper disarmed me three weeks out of the academy. If anything... I feel lucky to be alive.”

    Louis Ferreira - Howard Purnell
    Michael Peña - Nick Memphis
    [Tag:luck, shame]
  • “- Mr. Rate: The world is not always as it seems, is it son?
    - Bob Lee Swagger: No, Sir.
    - Mr. Rate: You keep that in mind.”

    Levon Helm - Mr. Rate
    Mark Wahlberg - Bob Lee Swagger
    [Tag:reality]
  • This is a country, where the Secretary of Defense can go on T.V., and tell the American public, oh, that "this is about freedom! It's not about oil!". And nobody questions him, cuz they don't wanna hear the answer, because it's a lie!
    Ned Beatty - Senator Charles F. Meachum
    [Tag:america, lies, war]
  • “There's always a confused soul that thinks that one man can make a difference. And you have to kill him to convince him otherwise. That's the hassle with democracy.”
    Ned Beatty - Senator Charles F. Meachum
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