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Questions tagged [american-sniper]

For use with all questions relating to the 2014 film "American Sniper"; a biopic based on the book by Chris Kyle.

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Last scene of the movie American Sniper

Is there any significance of the last scene in the movie American Sniper, when Taya (Chris Kyle's wife) stares at the person standing near the car for some time?
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What is the meaning behind this scene in American Sniper where the nurses ignore Bradley Cooper and his crying baby?

The scene in question: In this scene, Bradley Cooper's baby is crying in the hospital. First he politely asks a nurse to tend to her, and the nurse ignores him and ...
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Why did Biggles die?

In American Sniper, Biggles who got shot in the face by a bullet that reflected from his rifle, before his death, was seen as Chris Kyle visits him. He looked in good condition. He was talking about ...
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Did Chris skip the invasion of Afghanistan?

In American Sniper there is a scene showing Chris and his wife watching live TV reports of the 911. Chris seemed furious and in later scenes he was in Iraq already. Did he skip Afghanistan and was ...
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What is number chart on sniper rifle?

I was watching the movie "American Sniper", In the first 30 minutes scene ,when Chris Kyle is observing the Afghan woman and child carrying Russian Grenade. There is a number chart pasted on his ...
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In American Sniper (2014), why didn't the team kill al Zarqawi?

In American Sniper (2014), why didn't they kill al Zarqawi? The team killed Butcher but not al Zarqawi - they even declare themselves mission accomplished, but in this scene, officials announce the ...
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How could Chris be hurt while bathing, when/because his wife flushes the toilet?

Almost at the end of American Sniper (about 119 minutes), Chris Kyle's wife flushes the toilet when he is bathing, and Chris fakes getting hurt. However, how can he get hurt by what his wife is doing?...
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Significance of the red elbow in American Sniper

There is a scene in American Sniper where an Iraqi bends down to pick something off the floor and in doing so his elbow was exposed. It was a bright red colour as if it had been burned. From this, ...
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Significance of “savages” dialogue in American Sniper

In American Sniper, there comes a scene where a fellow soldier shows Chris Kyle a piece of jewelry that he bought from Iraq, to which Chris Kyle responds How come you buy this from the savages? I ...
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'American Sniper' : Reality about the movie's end? [closed]

In the movie, they don't offer any explanation for the killer's actions. Since this is based on a true story, I was kind of hoping someone knows why he did it. I'm not from the US, but I expect there ...
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What is the meaning of the badges on the caskets in American Sniper?

This question contains spoilers Several times throughout American Sniper, when a US soldier is buried other servicemen push a brass badge into the casket of the deceased solider. What are the badges?...
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At the start of the 3rd Tour why were the US soldiers more reckless than they were before?

Forgive me if I'm not getting all of the details exactly right, but: In the first two tours in American Sniper, the soldiers traveled in armored tanks, moving slowly, flanked by 10-20 soldiers per ...
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How faithful is “American Sniper” to the book?

I loved American Sniper, but one thing that bugged me was that his spotter was always depicted as a lazy do-nothing. In the real world, snipers work as a two man team and the spotter is just as ...
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In the movie American Sniper, does the final sniping sequence make sense?

The question might contain spoilers In the last part of the movie American Sniper, Chris Kyle is seen aiming towards the hiding spot of Mustafa (the Butcher's sniper), and just before shooting the ...