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The following weapons were used in the film Savior:

Savior Poster.jpg
Savior (1998)
Country SCG.jpg Yugoslavia
Release Date 1998
Main Cast
Character Actor
Joshua "Guy" Rose Dennis Quaid


Beretta 92FS

The Beretta pistols seen in the Parisian mosque shooting scene are presumed to be the M9 model, since both Joshua Rose/Guy (Dennis Quaid) and Peter Dominic (Stellan Skarsgard) are US government officers and thus having the right to carry them. A Beretta 92FS is also seen in the hands of the wounded Muslim who is shot.

Beretta 92FS 9x19mm
Joshua Rose shoots his Beretta 92FS.
A wounded Muslim raises his own Beretta 92FS on Joshua Rose.
Peter shoots the Muslim in Joshua Rose's defense.

Zastava M57

Vera's father (Miodrag Krstovic) and a Croatian Defense Council officer (Svetozar Cvetkovic) use the Zastava M57 pistol.

Yugoslavian M57 - 7.62x25mm.
Vera's father holds a Zastava M57.


Heckler & Koch G3A3

Heckler & Koch G3A3s can be seen in the hands of the Foreign Legion recruits in the beginning of the movie. UN peacekeepers are also armed with Heckler & Koch G3A3s at the prisoner exchange and at Split.

Heckler & Koch G3A3 7.62x51mm NATO
Foreign Legion recruits with the G3A3 Rifle.
A UN peacekeeper armed with a G3A3 Rifle.

Vektor R4

Joshua Rose/Guy (Dennis Quaid) is trained on a Vektor R4 modified for the Designated Marksman role when he joins the French Foreign Legion that he uses throughout the film. This weapon would be accurate for the Bosnian Serb military which purchased a few thousand R4 rifles during the conflict, but not for the French Foreign Legion. The modifications include a scope mounted on an AK-style receiver mount (the original Galil scope mount notch was replaced by a lightening cut on the R4) along with a cheek rest which has been installed on the original folding stock and removal of the sights.

Vektor R4 - 5.56x45mm NATO.
Guy (Dennis Quaid) holds the modified Vektor R4, while looking through the scope.
Guy aims his scopes Vektor R4 while on overwatch.
Guy uses a rope tied around a beam to steady his aim.
You can view the S-A-R trigger group here. This, the skeletal stock, and the 5.56mm curved magazines rule out the 7.62mm Galil Sniper Rifle.
Guy fastens the Scope to his rifle. Note slightly inclined bottom of the hand-guard that is only found on the R4.
Guy aims the Vektor R4.
Guy removes the scope when he is uses the rifle in close quarters. The absence of iron sights on the Vektor here would make aiming rather difficult.

Zastava M59/66

The movie takes place in Bosnia during the Yugoslavian Civil War, and thus many Yugoslavian or possibly Russian weapons can be seen in the movie. Some of the militias appear to be armed with the Zastava M59/66 (local copy of the SKS rifle).

Yugoslavian SKS M59/66 rifle with blade bayonet and grenade launcher attached to barrel, the variant most seen during the Balkan Wars - 7.62x39mm. The Yugoslavian M59 is nearly identical to the Russian SKS, it is the M59/66 which has the grenade launcher attachment at the end of the barrel.
Bosniak "Mucha Hedines" armed with Yugo SKS.
Vera's brother (Nebojsa Glogovac), a Bosnian Serb militiaman, is armed with a Yugo SKS.

Zastava M70AB2

The Zastava M70AB2 rifles are used by Bosnian Serb, Bosniak, and Croat soldiers throughout the film. Peter Dominic also is armed with a Zastava M70AB2.

Zastava M70AB2 folding stock rifle - 7.62x39mm
A Bosniak soldier rushes with a Zastava M70AB2 before being killed by Guy.
Croatian Defense Council soldiers chambers their Zastava M70AB2 rifles. This shot was later reused in Behind Enemy Lines
A Croatian Defense Council soldier fires his Zastava M70AB2.


Marine Security Guards at the US Embassy in Paris are armed with M16A2 Rifles.

M16A2 -5.56x45mm NATO - It is more likely being that the Paris Scenes were filmed in Canada that the Semiautomatic HBAR was used instead of the M16A2.
A Marine Security Guard at the US embassy in France regains his composure after the car bombing.

Submachine guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

The MP5A2 is used in the film by the Bosnian Serb soldier Goran (Sergej Trifunovic).

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 9x19mm with "tropical" wide handguard
Goran stands in the doorway with his MP5A2.
Goran fires at attacking Bosnian Gazelle attack helicopters. -note that he is now using a straight magazine.

Machine guns

Zastava M53

The Zastava M53 (Yugoslavian version of the MG42) is seen in Peter's (Stellan Skarsgård) MG Nest. While there are no definitive features to definitively say this is an M53, the film was shot in Montenegro, were it would be reasonable that it's a locally available M53.

Zastava M53 Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Peter's M53 lays unmanned.
A closer shot of the unmanned Zastava M53 machine gun as Peter (Stellan Skarsgård) rests in the MG nest.

PK Machine Gun

A UN peacekeeper can briefly be seen manning a PK Machine Gun at the prisoner exchange.

PK Machine Gun -7.62x54mm R
A UN peacekeeper mans a PK Machine Gun as Goran jokingly throws a hand grenade at them.

M52 Hand Grenade

A Yugoslavian M52 Hand Grenade is seen thrown by a young girl into Peter's (Stellan Skarsgård) MG Nest.

M52 Yugoslavian Hand Grenade
A grenade falls through the camo netting on Peter's MG Nest.
The same type of grenade is carried around by Vera's Brother.


Aérospatiale Gazelle

The helicopters that attack Goran and Guy are Aérospatiale Gazelles. The Aérospatiale Gazelle was only operated by the Bosnian Serb army during the Yugoslav Wars; therefore Goran and Guy as Bosnian Serb soldiers being attacked by a Bosnian Serb helicopter does not add up. While the current Bosnian military operates 4 Gazelles the former Bosniak "Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina" did not.


  • During the prisoner exchange a Bosnian Serb soldier is seen with a pump action shotgun, however it is seen too briefly and is too blurred to be worthy of documentation in IMFDB.

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