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American Sniper (film)

2014 film by Clint Eastwood

American Sniper is a 2014 film about Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, whose pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

Directed by Clint Eastwood. Written by Jason Hall, based on American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice.
The most lethal sniper in U.S. history (taglines)

Chris KyleEdit

  • God, country, family, right?
  • [whispers to himself as he points his rifle at an Iraqi boy carrying an RPG launcher] Don't pick it up... [pause] Drop it! [his finger starts trembling on the trigger. The boy eventually drops the RPG and he sighs in relief]
  • [whispers to himself before killing the Iraqi sniper with his rifle] Just one small mistep. Do it for Bickels. Tanya Regimand could sit on my face

Taya Renae KyleEdit

  • If you think that this war isn't changing you you're wrong. You can only circle the flames so long.
  • [to Chris while he's driving] You're fucking crazy, you know that?
  • I need you... to be human again. I need you here.

OtherEdit

  • Wayne Kyle: There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn't exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn't know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep. Then you've got predators, who use violence to prey on the weak. They're the wolves. And then there are those blessed with the gift of aggression, an overpowering need to protect the flock. These men are the rare breed who live to confront the wolf. They are the sheepdog.

DialogueEdit

Taya Renae Kyle: Hello?
Chris Kyle: Baby?
Taya Renae Kyle: Baby I can't hear you!
Chris Kyle: I'm ready. I'm ready to come home. I'm ready to come home baby!

Instructor #2: D, what are you still doing in my line trying to make this team? Everybody knows black guys don't swim!
'D': It's alright, sir. I'm not black!
Instructor #2: No?
'D': No I'm the new black. We run slow, we jump low, we swim good, and we shop at Gap. And I make the white folk proud, and I hose down their ladies. I dick 'em down!

Tony: Squirrel! Where'd you hide your nuts?
Squirrel: Nuts crawled up inside, sir. Those little shits are gone. They're nice and warm though now, sir.

Marc Lee: You got some kind of savior complex?
Chris Kyle: No. I just want to get the bad guys, but if I can't see them I can't shoot them.

Chris Kyle: I'm not redneck; I'm Texan!
Taya Renae Kyle: What's the difference?
Chris Kyle: We ride horses, they ride their cousins.

Taya Renae Kyle: Did you always want to be a soldier?
Chris Kyle: I wanted to be a cowboy, but I did that and felt I needed something more.
Taya Renae Kyle: So you decided to rescue girls from bars?
Chris Kyle: I think I rescued the bar from you.

Chris Kyle: [to his pregnant wife] You're the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.
Taya Renae Kyle: I have an alien growing inside of me.

[Taya cuddles their baby daughter]
Taya Kyle: I'm making memories by myself. I have no one to share them with.
Chris Kyle: Yeah, well, we don't got all our lives forever.
Taya Kyle: When does that start? Even when you're here, you're not here. I see you, I feel you, but you're not here. [Chris gently takes their daughter from her] I hate the Teams for it. I do. You're my husband. You're the father of my children, but they're the ones that pull you back.
Chris Kyle: Yeah, you see, they can't wait, but we can.
Taya Kyle: [clearly hurt by what he just said] If you think this war isn't changing you, you're wrong. You can only circle the flames so long. [a tear falls from her eye] It's true.
[Chris puts their daughter in the cradle and leaves the room without another word.]

V.A. Doctor: Would you be surprised if I told you that Navy has credited you with... over 160 kills?
[Chris hums]
V.A. Doctor: Do you ever think that... you might have seen things or... done some things over there that you wish you hadn't?
Chris Kyle: Oh, that's not me. No.
V.A. Doctor: What's not you?
Chris Kyle: I was just protecting my guys, they were trying to kill... our soldiers and I... I'm willing to meet my Creator and answer for every shot that I took. The thing that... haunts me are all the guys that I couldn't save. Now I'm willing and able to... be there but I'm not, I'm here. I quit.
V.A. Doctor: You can walk down any hall in this hospital. Looks like plenty soldiers need saving.
[Chris hums]
V.A. Doctor: You want to take a walk?
Chris Kyle: Sure.

Taya Renae Kyle: [after Chris wants to redeploy again] Do you wanna die? Is that what this is?
Chris Kyle: No.
Taya Renae Kyle: Just tell me. Tell me why you do it. I want to understand.
Chris Kyle: Baby, I do it for you. I do it to protect you.
Taya Renae Kyle: [shakes her head in disbelief] No, you don't.
Chris Kyle: Yes, I do.
Taya Renae Kyle: I'm here. Your family is here. Your children have no father.
Chris Kyle: I love to serve my country.
Taya Renae Kyle: Such fucking bullshit! You don't know when to quit. You did your part. We sacrificed enough. You let somebody else go!
Chris Kyle: Let somebody else go?
Taya Renae Kyle: Yeah.
Chris Kyle: Yeah, well, I couldn't live with myself…
Taya Renae Kyle: [cutting him off] Yeah, well, you find a way. You have to. [crying] Okay, I need you to be human again. I need you here. If you leave us again, I don't think we'll be here when you get back.
Chris Kyle: Come here. Come here.
[Chris tries to calm her by hugging her. We later see Chris on his fourth tour in Iraq.]

[hunting down Mustafa]
Chris Kyle: I got something 1900 yards out.
Army Ranger: Fuck, we can't even see that far out. Hold your fire. You'll expose us all.
'D': He's right. That's a no pointer.
Chris Kyle: Correction, It's 2100 yards out.
'D': That's more than a mile. Impossible shot, Chris.
Chris Kyle: [after adjusting his scope] It's him. [into his headset] I got eyes on target. Initiate QRF, over.
Predator operator: Copy that. Quick reaction force 20 minutes out.
Chris Kyle: He has eyes on our guys.
'D': Can you confirm it's him?
Chris Kyle: It's him. Oh, it's him.
'D': It's your call, Chris.
Army Ranger: Quick reaction force is 20 minutes out. Stand the fuck down.
'D': You got it, take it, man.
Chris Kyle: Aim small, miss small. Do it for Biggles.
[Chris fires the shot, which is seen in slow motion, and he kills Mustafa. However, several insurgents have been alerted and start to move towards the team.]
Army Ranger: You just fucked us, Legend.
Chris Kyle: Tango down.
Army Ranger: [into his headset] We need QRF, ASAP!
'D': Mission accomplished.
Chris Kyle: He had eyes on our guys. I took him out.
Army Ranger: Yeah, now we're fucked like a football bat.
'D': Biggles would be proud. You did it, Chris.
[the team then enters a huge firefight with the insurgents and barely escape, using a sandstorm as cover.]

TaglinesEdit

  • The most lethal sniper in U.S. history
  • One bullet can tell the story
  • 160 kills made history

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