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Knockin' on Heaven's Door

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Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Cinema poster
Country GER.jpg Germany
Directed by Thomas Jahn
Release Date 1997
Language German
Studio Mr. Brown Entertainment
Distributor Buena Vista International Film Production
Main Cast
Character Actor
Martin Brest Til Schweiger
Rudi Wurlitzer Jan Josef Liefers
Abdul Moritz Bleibtreu
Henk Thierry van Werveke
Assistant Keller Ralph Herforth
Curtiz Rutger Hauer

Knockin' on Heaven's Door is a 1997 German crime-comedy / buddy movie. It stars Til Schweiger and Jan Josef Liefers as two men who suffer from terminal illness. The pair decides to go see the ocean before they die, stealing a car in the process, only to find out it belongs to a crime boss.

The following firearms can be seen in the film Knockin' On Heaven's Door:


Walther P88 Compact

Martin Brest (Til Schweiger) and Rudi Wurlitzer (Jan Josef Liefers) both use a Walther P88 Compact throughout the film, after finding it in the trunk of an old Mercedes they steal. Abdul (Moritz Bleibtreu) also carries two Walther P88 Compact pistols throughout the film, and dual-wields them on several occasions.

Walther P88C2 - 9x19mm
Martin holds the P88 Compact on a shopkeeper.
Rudi holds the shopkeeper hostage.
Abdul fires his P88 Compacts on the right, while Henk fires his M1911A1.
Martin holds the P88 Compact on a bank teller.
Rudi fires the Walther in a pharmacy.
Abdul puts his P88 Compact on Rudi's face in the whorehouse.

SIG-Sauer P225

Most of the the police officers in the film carry SIG-Sauer P225 pistols as their sidearms, including over-eager Assistant Keller (Ralph Herforth).

SIG-Sauer P225 - 9x19mm
Assistant Keller holds his P225 on Martin and Rudi.
A SIG lays on a police station table.
Keller chambers his P225.


Henk (Thierry Van Werveke) carries a stainless M1911A1 pistol as his sidearm in the film.

Commercial satin nickel M1911A1 pistol - .45 ACP
Henk fires his M1911A1 on the left, while Abdul fires his dual Walther P88 Compacts on the right.
Henk chambers his M1911A1 before the shootout with the police.
Henk fires his M1911A1 at the police.
Henk fires his gun.

Submachine Guns


One of Curtiz's (Rutger Hauer) goons carries two IMI Uzi submachine guns with him during the climax shootout with the police.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
The goon holds his Uzis in the backseat of a Mercedes.
The goon gets overwhelmed by the size of the police force, but continues to fire anyways.


Mossberg 500

One of Curtiz's henchmen uses a Mossberg 500 shotgun during the shootout with the police.

Mossberg 500AT - 12 Gauge
The thug in the middle chambers his Mossberg 500.

Mosbberg 590 Mariner

One of Curtiz's thugs uses a Mossberg 590 Mariner as his primary firearm during the shootout with the police.

Mossberg 590 Mariner - 12 Gauge
The thug on the forefront fires his Mossberg 590 Mariner.


M16 Rifle

Abdul (Moritz Bleibtreu) uses an M16A1 rifle during the shootout with the police.

The original M16, the first version, firing in a 20-round magazine, adopted in large numbers by the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. This has the original 3-prong flash hider. It would later be replaced by the upgraded M16A1 - 5.56x45mm
Abdul fires the M16.

Norinco Type 56-1

A couple of Curtiz's thugs carry Norinco Type 56-1s during the final shootout with the police.

Norinco Type 56-1 (under-folding stock variant) - 7.62x39mm
The thug on the background fires his Type 56-1 (circled in red).
Another thug sprays his AK-clone wildly at the police, eyes closed.

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