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The Marksman is a 2005 American action film directed by Marcus Adams, starring Wesley Snipes, William Hope, Emma Samms and Anthony Warren. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on September 6, 2005.


When the U.S. is tricked into targeting an 'armed' nuclear reactor captured by Chechen rebels, a Chechen leader is killed and rebel leaders capture the nuclear power plant. Enter Painter (Wesley Snipes), a US Special Forces operative, known as 'The Marksman'. Painter and his Spec-Ops team only have a limited amount of time to resolve the conflict before U.S. military forces wade in. However, when things don't go according to plan, Painter suspects that foul play may be afoot.


  • Wesley Snipes as Painter
  • William Hope as Jonathan Tensor
  • Emma Samms as Amanda Jacks
  • Anthony Warren as Capt. Naish
  • Peter Youngblood Hills as Hargreaves
  • Ryan McCluskey as Rodgers
  • Warren Derosa as Orin
  • Christiaan Haig as Hightop
  • Dan Badaru as Gen. Egor Zaysan
  • Serge Soric as Andrey Flintov
  • Gelu Nitu as Minister Viktor Ivanov
  • Matthew Salinger as General Parent
  • John Guerrasio as Secretary Cummings
  • Ian Ashpitel as Major Devro
  • Peter Bradley Swander as Sergeant Hill
  • Tim Abell as Lt. Carter


It is set and filmed at Bucharest Romania in 49 days on August 16 and October 4, 2004.


This film generally garnered a very poor rating although receiving an average rating of 3.8/10 stars on IMDb. The general consensus of the reviews offered that the film is let down by the poor re-use of scenes barely seconds apart and the terrible acting grade by the actors.

In the first week The Marksman opened at #11 at rentals chart and earned $1.36 million.[1]

Home media[]

DVD was released in Region 1 in the United States on September 6, 2005, and also Region 2 in the United Kingdom on 28 November 2005, it was distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

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