U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind.
Join director Clint Eastwood and his creative team, along with Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, as they overcome enormous creative and logistic obstacles to make a film that brings the truth of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's story to the screen.
Kyle was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 2009 and published his bestselling autobiography, American Sniper, in 2012. An eponymous film adaptation of Kyle's book, directed by Clint Eastwood, was released two years later. On February 2, 2013, Kyle was shot dead at a shooting range near Chalk Mountain, Texas. His friend, Chad Littlefield, age 35, was also killed. The former Marine accused of killing Kyle, Eddie Ray Routh, was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.[
If anyone can claim the essence of the true warrior spirit, the one who sacrifices and fights for the greater good of his comrades, and the greater good of his country, it is the American sniper. The sniper, first and foremost, is a hunter. His weapon: a rifle. His prey: another human being. None have embraced this world better than the American sniper. (Amazon Prime)
This is a documentary about Herbert W. McBride, the American author of The Emma Gees and A Rifleman Went to War.