R | | Action, Biography, Drama
Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home with his family after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.
David O. Russell considered directing this movie at one point, but a deal with Warner Brothers didn't work out. Steven Spielberg was then interested, but moved on as well.
It's a fuckin' hot-box.
soldier: The fuckin' dirt here tastes like dog shit.
Chris Kyle: Ah, well you'd know, wouldn't you?
During some nighttime raids, just before entry into a lighted room, some of the actors had their night vision goggles (NVGs) set way too low on their face so that it was obvious they were looking "over" the actual tubes. In reality, you adjust the goggles so when you flip them down they sit right in front of your eyeballs.
Footage of the real Chris Kyle's memorial service is featured during the first half of the end credits, while the instrumental "The Funeral" by Ennio Morricone plays on the soundtrack. Following the music and the footage, the rest of the end credits play in complete silence.
$633,456 28 December 2014
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