|On the Other Side of the Tracks|
(De l’autre Côté du Périph)
On the Other Side of the Tracks (original title ‘De l’autre Côté du Périph’) is a 2012 French buddy cop comedy about François, an elegant Paris detective, who must to team up with Ousmane, an unconventional detective from the suburb of Bobigny.
In spite of their many differences, as a team they unravel a murder plot that involves some unexpected participants and which that takes them from the Paris high society to the grim suburb of Bobigny.
The following weapons were used in the film On the Other Side of the Tracks:
In an apparent hommage to the 1981 Jean-Paul Belmondo movie The Professional, François (Laurent Lafitte) carries a 6” Colt Python, probably the most unlikely sidearm for a French police officer.
Colt Python with 6" barrel - .357 Magnum
A beaten up François emerging from a service elevator with his Colt Python after the shootout at the illegal gambling establishment.
A good view of François’ Colt Python, note the 3 ventilation ribs and the distinctive Colt cylinder release.
François approaching a van in search of a suspect, his Colt Python at the ready.
SIG Pro SP 2022
True to real life, most French police officers, including Ousmane (Omar Sy), carry the SIG Pro SP 2022. SWAT team members are also seen with this pistol, as well as Daniel (Lionel Abelanski) when he tries to evade capture.
Jumping backwards, Ousmane fires his SP 2022 at the shotgun wielding lady at the illegal gambling establishment.
Ousmane and a fellow police officer, both carrying SP 2022’s, take cover as they wait for the SWAT team to arrive.
François instructs two SWAT team members, both carrying the SP 2022, the one in the front with a flashlight attached.
Holding his SP 2022, Daniel contemplates his next move as he finds himself cornered by Ousmane and François.
Next to the above mentioned Colt Python, François carries a SIG-Sauer P232 as his sidearm through the movie. In the final scene, he hands it to Ousmane who is no longer in possession of his SIG Pro SP 2022.
SIG-Sauer P232 - .380 ACP
As they are about to intervene in a crime scene, François hands Ousmane his P232.
Ousmane with François’ P232 as they chase a suspect along the banks of the Seine river in one of the final scenes.
An obviously staged promotional image of Ousmane and François. The P232 can be clearly recognized in Ousmane’s right hand.
Yasmine (Sabrina Ouazani), a colleague of Ousmane and François, carries a Beretta 92FS during the shootout with the Van Gogh gang.
Yasmine with the Beretta.
Beretta 92FS Inox
Several members of Van Gogh’s gang present Beretta 92FS Inox’s when their hideout is raided by police forces.
Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm
One of the members of the Van Gogh gang fires what appears to be a CZ 75B when he is returning fire on police officers from the cover of a gambling table.
The wall behind the thugs gets plastered with bullets but karaoke clips keep being displayed on it from a projector.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
One of the SWAT team members carries a Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with a railed handguard and a RIS foregrip as he and his colleagues raid the location of the Van Gogh gang.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Navy trigger group, railed handguard, RIS foregrip, and M68 Aimpoint red dot scope - 9x19mm
The MP5A3 in the hands of the SWAT team member in the front with an aimpoint comp m4.
The SWAT team member can be seen holding the RIS handguard of the MP5A3.
Heckler & Koch UMP45
Another SWAT team member carries a Heckler & Koch UMP45 with a tactical light. It can be recognized by the somewhat bulky receiver and the straight magazine.
Heckler & Koch UMP45 - .45 ACP
One thug at the illegal gambling establishment grabs an AIMR. This gun being rare, it could be the same one as used in District B13, another recent French action movie.
A good view of the typical front section of the AIMR as thugs return fire at Ousmane and François.
Short barreled Side by Side Shotgun
While making her escape from the illegal gambling establishment, the girlfriend of the leader of the gang takes a short barreled side by side shotgun from under her furcoat and tries to shoot Ousmane.
Remington Spartan Sawed Off shotgun - 12 gauge
Tribute to Jean-Paul Belmondo
For unknown reasons, throughout the movie there’s a number of references to the Jean-Paul Belmondo movie The Professional.
François has a poster of The Professional hanging in his bedroom.
One scene at Ousmane’s house shows him watching The Professional while talking to his son.
In the final scene, François even dresses like Jean Paul Belmondo in The Professional with dark leather jacket, light blue shirt and khaki pants.
Beretta 92 bedside lamp post
In François’ house, a bedside lamp post can be seen that consists of a golden replica of the Beretta 92FS. Interestingly enough, the disassembly lever and the slide release seem to be mounted on the wrong side.