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Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpgUnited States
Directed by Bruce A. Evans
Release Date 1992
Language English
Studio Dino De Laurentis
Distributor Universal Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
George Kuffs Christian Slater
Ted Bukovsky Tony Goldwyn
Brad Kuffs Bruce Boxleitner
Sam Jones George de la Peña
Kane Leon Rippy
Nikki Allyn Mary Ellen Trainor
Patrol Special Officer Donnelly Joshua Cadman
Yakuza bodyguard Will Leong
Maya Carlton Milla Jovovich

Kuffs is a 1992 action comedy starring Christian Slater as George Kuffs, a young man who finds that he has inherited his deceased brother's Patrol Special District in San Francisco, where he has to learn the ropes on how to correctly protect his clients despite his lack of law enforcement experience. The film is known for its main character speaking directly to the audience and the cast featuring early appearances by Ashley Judd and Milla Jovovich. Ashley Judd was only 23 and her only previous acting appearance was as Ensign Lefler on the series Star Trek: The Next Generation (which was being produced at the same time as this film). Though the character of Maya Carlton is in her early 20s, Milla Jovovich was only fifteen years old when she appeared in this movie.

The following weapons were used in the film Kuffs:



Beretta 92FS

George Kuffs (Christian Slater) carries the Beretta 92FS as his main sidearm in the film. He buys it from a gun store, where he asks the salesman to give him "a really big gun that holds a lot of bullets", to which the salesman replies, "God bless you, young man", and then shows him a "9 millimeter Beretta, 15 in the clip, 1 in the pipe." Kuffs then decides to buy two. A Beretta 92FS is also fired by one of Sam's thugs during the rooftop shootout.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm.
The Beretta 92FS is presented to George Kuffs (Christian Slater) at the gun store. The salesman identifies the pistol as a "nine millimeter Beretta, fifteen in the clip, one in the pipe".
Kuffs fires the Beretta 92FS on the SFPD range and discovers he's a natural.
"Do we have an understanding or do you have to see if you can breathe through your forehead?" Kuffs pulls out his Beretta 92FS and holds it on Kane (Leon Rippy).
"You looking for me?" Kuffs holds his Beretta 92FS on Kane.
Kuffs fires his Beretta 92FS as he and Bukovsky shoot it out with Sam's hoods.

Beretta Model 70

What appears to be a Beretta Model 70 is used by the Japanese Hood (Will Leong) guarding Yakawia (Kenny Endoso).

N.B. Yakawia is a gibberish name. Despite using syllables which are common in Japanese, there is no such name in the Japanese language.

Beretta Model 70 - .32 ACP
Japanese Hood (Will Leong) fires the Beretta Model 70.

Smith & Wesson Model 29

The Smith & Wesson Model 29 is the sidearm of Brad Kuffs (Bruce Boxleitner) at the beginning of the film. A Model 29 is also carried by SFPD Officer Ted Bukovsky (Tony Goldwyn) during the final rooftop shootout; he buys it at a gun store, where he refers to it as a ".44 Magnum".

Smith & Wesson Model 29 - .44 magnum.
Brad Kuffs (Bruce Boxleitner) holds his S&W Model 29 as he arrives at the crime scene.
Brad Kuffs fires his S&W Model 29 at Kane's van.
Officer Ted Bukovsky (Tony Goldwyn) fires his S&W Model 29 at one of Sam's hoods.

Smith & Wesson 639

The Smith & Wesson 639 is used by the suicidal jumper to shoot Kuffs before he jumps out the window. High speed film of a gun being actually fired was used for this sequence.

Smith & Wesson Model 639 with Pachmayr grips - 9x19mm. This is the Screen used 639 carried and fired by Harvey Keitel in the film Reservoir Dogs.
The jumper makes the leap holding his S&W.
High speed film of the weapon being live-fired. It appears that the S&W has changed to a Taurus PT92.

Smith & Wesson 5904

What appear to be Smith & Wesson 5904 pistols are carried by various uniformed officers of the SFPD. Patrol Special Officer Donnelly (Joshua Cadman) also fires a Smith & Wesson 5904 during the rooftop shootout. The pistols appear to have the hooked trigger guard of early models, but with newer Novak sights.

Early Model Smith & Wesson 5904 - 9x19mm. This has the finger step contoured trigger guard that would later be replaced by the round trigger guard.
Donnelly (Joshua Cadman) fires his Smith & Wesson 5904. The pistols appear to have the hooked trigger guard of early models, but with newer Novak sights.

SIG-Sauer P226

The SIG-Sauer P226 is primarily used by Officer Bukovsky (Tony Goldwyn) during the rooftop shootout. The weapon is purchased by Bukovsky at the gun store; as he specifically asks for a "SIG 226". The pistol also is used by Kuffs in the final shootout with Jones.

A factory black (K-Kote) SIG-Sauer P226 pistol chambered in 9x19mm. This is a real movie gun and has appeared in several motion pictures.
The SIG-Sauer P226 is seen being reloaded by Officer Bukovsky.
Bukovsky is seen reloading the SIG again (even though he had just been seen inserting a magazine).
Officer Bukovsky fires his SIG-Sauer P226 during the final rooftop shootout.

Glock 17

Sam Jones (George de la Peña) uses a Glock 17 in the final shootout.

A Generation 2 Glock 17 in 9x19mm. This model added finger stepping and cuts to the backstrap of the frame to make it easier to hold than the Generation 1 model.
Sam Jones (George de la Peña) fires his Glock 17 at Kuffs and Bukovsky.
Sam Jones (George de la Peña) holds his Glock.

Colt Anaconda

A nickel plated version of the Colt Anaconda is used by Kane (Leon Rippy) to shoot Brad Kuffs (Bruce Boxleitner).

Colt Anaconda - .44 Magnum
Kane holds a Colt as he approaches Brad Kuffs in a church.

Heckler & Koch VP70

The Heckler & Koch VP70 is seen in the waistband of one of Sam Jones' hoods.

Heckler & Koch VP70 9mm with spare magazine
The VP70 is in the waistband.


A M1911 is fired by one of Kane's thugs after they vandalize a paint shop.

Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
The M1911 fired.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch SP89

A suppressed Heckler & Koch SP89 modified to resemble an MP5K is used by Kane (Leon Rippy) when he tries to kill Kuffs in his apartment. The SP89 also is used by one of Sam's hoods during the final shootout.

A "faux" Heckler & Koch MP5K - this is an original SP89 pistol converted to full auto fire by a Class III armorer. Giveaways are the lack of a paddle magazine release. This version was also used in movies between 1989 and the late 1990s when factory original MP5Ks were not available - 9x19mm
Kane (Leon Rippy) fires his suppressed SP89 at Kuffs.
Closeup of Kane's (Leon Rippy) suppressed SP89. Note the lack of a paddle release.
The SP89 is used by one of Sam's hoods during the final shootout.

Micro Uzi

Several of Yakawia's guards use the Micro Uzi during the rooftop shootout.

Micro Uzi with 15 round magazine - 9x19mm
Yakawia's guard (Will Leong) fires the Micro-Uzi.
Yakawia's guard (Will Leong) uses the Micro-Uzi that's attached to a shoulder rig.
Another one of Yakawia's guards (Al Goto) uses the Micro-Uzi.


Ithaca 37 Deer Slayer Police Special

The Ithaca 37 Deer Slayer Police Special shotgun is seen purchased from a gun store and then used by Kuffs during the rooftop shootout. One of the thugs specifically states the shotgun only holds three shots. Patrol Special officer Nikki Allyn (Mary Ellen Trainor) also uses an Ithaca, but this one has the front sight removed.

Ithaca Model 37 Deer Slayer Police Special (note the rifle sights and riot-length barrel) - 12 Gauge
On the left, Kuffs holds an Ithaca 37. This particular shotgun is fitted with rifle sights.
Patrol Special officer Nikki Allyn (Mary Ellen Trainor) also uses an Ithaca.
Nikki (Mary Ellen Trainor) fires her Ithaca, but this one has the front sight removed.

Remington 870

A sawed off Remington 870 is held by Kane (Leon Rippy) at the beginning of the film.

Remington 870 with sawed off barrel and stock - 12 Gauge
Kane holds a Remington 870 sawed off on the paint shop owner and his wife (Ashley Judd).

High Standard FLITE KING K-1200 Riot Shotgun

Bukovsky (Tony Goldwyn) uses a High Standard FLITE KING K-1200 Riot '''Standard''' Model shotgun during the rooftop shootout.

High Standard FLITE KING K-1200 Riot Standard Model (Catalog #8111) - 12 gauge. This is the screen used shotgun, held by Steve McQueen in the film The Getaway (1972).
Officer Bukovsky (Tony Goldwyn) is armed with the High Standard FLITE KING K-1200 Riot Standard Model.
On the right, Officer Bukovsky (Tony Goldwyn) readies his High Standard FLITE KING K-1200 Riot Standard Model.

Gun Store Weapons

Two gun stores are visited by Kuffs in the film, first when he purchases his Beretta and then when he and Bukovsky purchase both handguns and shotguns.

Several rifles and shotguns are visible at the gun store where Kuffs purchases his Beretta.
Several rifles and shotguns behind the clerk.
Other shotguns are visible at the gun store.

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