‘Shooter’ is an action-thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua and based on ‘Point of Impact’ by Stephen Hunter, published in 1993. After learning of a conspiracy to assassinate the President, Bob Lee Swagger, a seasoned marksman living in exile, is convinced to don his armor and uniform. Later, he is betrayed by the attempt, which leads him to go on the run as he looks for the truth and the actual perpetrator.
Like many other action thrillers, “Shooter” is full of exciting and explosive imagery, supplemented by appropriate settings to make the film engaging and engrossing. Here is everything we know about the filming locations for this project.
Locations Used for Filming
While most “Shooter” sequences were filmed in British Columbia, Canada, other sites such as California, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Maryland were also used to film crucial parts. Principal photography reportedly began on June 19, 2006, and was concluded by the end of the year. So, let’s put on our binoculars and take a close look at the filming locations of this action picture!
Canada’s province of British Columbia
The majority of the film was shot in British Columbia, which is noted for its expansive mountain ranges and Pacific shoreline. Cache Creek, a small community located 354 kilometers northeast of Vancouver, British Columbia, was one of the filming locations for ‘Shooter.’ The Canadian city of Kamloops, at the confluence of the North and South Thompson rivers, served as the setting for a number of scenes in the action picture.
In and around New Westminster, located in the Lower Mainland region of the province, numerous key scenes were filmed. In actuality, the sequence in which Swagger escapes along the Delaware River was filmed at the Fraser River.
In addition, the car chase scene in which the vehicle crashes into the river was filmed on 6th Street and adjacent to Westminster Quay. In addition, the scene of Swagger clinging to the side of a dredger was filmed on the Fraser River near the Pattullo Bridge.
In addition to Ashcroft, Vancouver, Mission, Thompson-Nicola Region, Abbotsford, and Whistler, the production of “Shooter” was also filmed in Ashcroft, Vancouver, Mission, Abbotsford, and Whistler. The mountaintop confrontation scene was filmed on Rainbow Mountain’s glaciers, which form the northeastern border of Callaghan Valley.
The crew relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to film some of the film’s most important scenes. The assassination scenes were shot in Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park in front of Independence Hall.
To provide more drama and height to the picture, the exterior of the church tower at the intersection of North 4th Street and New Street was used to create the sniper location. This historic location has also been featured in films such as “Rocky 2” and “The First American.”
In addition to Pennsylvania, the crew decided to film certain scenes in California, specifically in Benton Crossing Road, the Log Cabin located on the Universal Studios Backlot at 100 Universal City Plaza, and Mammoth Lakes, where the last scene was shot in the lakes basin.
Other Areas in the United States
This action-thriller film was also shot in the District of Columbia and Maryland.