American Sniper

By: Chris Sams

Plot

His first kills are a woman and boy who attacked U.S. Marines with a grenade. Kyle is visibly upset by the experience but earns the nickname "Legend" for his many kills. He is assigned to hunt for the al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi; during house-to-house searches in evacuated areas, Kyle interrogates a family, and for $100,000 the father offers to lead the SEALs to "The Butcher", al-Zarqawi's second-in-command whose favorite torture device is a drill. The plan goes awry when The Butcher captures the father and son, and kills them while Kyle is pinned down by a sniper using an SVD. Meanwhile, the insurgents issue a bounty on Kyle.

Theater Release

Starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle

Directed by Clint Eastwood

-November 11, 2014 (AFI Fest)

-December 25, 2014 (limited release)

-January 16, 2015 (worldwide release)