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36th Precinct

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36th Precinct
36 Quai des Orfèvres
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American DVD cover
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Olivier Marchal
Release Date 2004
Language French
Main Cast
Character Actor
Léo Vrinks
Daniel Auteuil
Denis Klein Gérard Depardieu
Camille Vrinks Valeria Golino
Hugo Silien Roschdy Zem

36th Precinct (36 Quai des Orfèvres) is a 2004 crime film co-written and directed by Olivier Marchal (The Last Deadly Mission) starring Daniel Auteuil and Gérard Depardieu as two rival police inspectors investigating a string of violent armored car holdups. It was nominated for eight César Awards, but did not win any.

A featurette on the DVD had director Olivier Marchal (a former police officer), Alain Figlarz and other crew members visit armorer Christophe Maratier to go over a few weapons choices. (Maratier is not listed as the armorer in the credits, but his company supplied the weapons.)

The following weapons appear in the film 36th Precinct:


Beretta 92FS

Chief Inspector Léo Vrinks (Daniel Auteuil) and many other French cops carry Beretta 92FS pistols.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Francis Horn (Alain Figlarz) takes Ève Verhagen (Catherine Marchal) hostage with his Beretta.
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A handcuffed Vrinks takes a Beretta from a cop.
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Vrinks forces two cops to put their weapons on the dash of their car.


A Beretta 92FS next to a Beretta 92FS Inox.

Colt Government Model

Hugo Silien (Roschdy Zem) carries a customized, nickel-plated Colt Government Model.

Colt Government Model M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Silien loads up his Colt. The custom front cocking serrations are seen here.
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Klein uses the Colt to stage a crime scene.


Christophe Maratier shows off the customized Colt.
Maratier explains the purpose of the forward slide serrations and the concept behind the brass check.

Colt M1911A1

Rolf Winterstein (Eric Defosse) carries a M1911A1 when he goes into rob the bar in the beginning. Vrinks later gets ahold for one in the end.

World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Rolf Winterstein during the bar robbery.
Vrinks forces the cops tailing him to get into the trunk of their own car.
Vrinks meets up with Klein.
The M1911A1 on the counter. Vrinks says "If you miss with the first one, there are 13 others in there" referring to rounds, implying that the script originally called for a double-stacked pistol.
Klein picks up the M1911A1.

Colt Python

Chief Inspector Denis Klein (Gérard Depardieu) carries a stainless Colt Python with a 4-inch barrel.

Colt Python Stainless Steel variant with 4" Barrel and Colt marked rubber combat grips - .357 Magnum
Klein starts off the botched ambush.
The barrel ribbing is seen here.
The Colt-style release is seen here.


It can't get more obvious than that.

Glock 17

Various cops are armed with Glock 17s.

3rd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm. Note the finger grooves, thumb reliefs, and accessory rail on the frame, which differentiate it from the older model.
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Titi Brasseur (Francis Renaud) fires his Glock. (Although his face is obscured, Titi is the only one with a shaved head.
Groluc (Guy Lecluyse) surrenders his Glock.


Maratier explains the difference between a Glock 17 and 19.

Glock 26

Ève Verhagen (Catherine Marchal) is armed with a Glock 26.

Glock 26 subcompact Pistol - 9x19mm
Ève runs after Klein during the botched ambush.
Ève at the range.


Maratier with the Glock 26.

Jericho 941 R

Francis Horn (Alain Figlarz) is armed with a Jericho 941 R during the armored car robbery.

Jericho 941 R (early model) - 9x19mm. The Jericho 941 F version moved the decocker from the slide to the frame
Horn chambers a round after removing it from his holster
Horn holding the Jericho on the guard.


Maratier tells the crew about the Jericho 941 while Alain Figlarz handles it.
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That really is a beautiful piece.

SIG-Sauer P226

Captain Eddy Valence (Daniel Duval) is armed with a SIG-Sauer P226.

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.
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SIG-Sauer P228

One of the cops uses a SIG-Sauer P228.

SIG-Sauer P228 - 9x19mm. This is a really well worn movie blank adapted gun
The P228 on the left.
The P228 on the right.

Taurus PT92AFS

Bruno Winterstein (Ivan Franek) uses a suppressed Taurus PT92AFS at the end of the film.

Taurus PT92AFS stainless steel (modern production model without accessory rails) - 9x19mm
Bruno Winterstein screws in the suppressor. Like most movie suppressors, this one screws INTO the barrel, not ONTO it.
The Wintersteins meet up with Klein.

Submachine Guns/Machine Pistols

Beretta 93R

Florence Belkrim (Anna D'Annunzio) carries a Beretta 93R during the armored car robbery.

Beretta 93R - 9x19mm
Florence with her Beretta 93R.


Maratier shows off the Beretta 93R. They may have been discussing an earlier draft of the script, because at no point is Florence on a motorcycle.

Heckler & Koch MP5

A policeman is briefly seen with a Heckler & Koch MP5 during the botched ambush. It's impossible to tell which type.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with "tropical" (wide) forearm and stock extended - 9x19mm
The MP5 in the hands of the cop approaching the front passenger side of the Durango.

Heckler & Koch MP5K

A policeman is briefly seen with a Heckler & Koch MP5K during the botched ambush. It's impossible to tell which type.

Heckler & Koch MP5K - version with SEF Plastic Trigger Pack - 9x19mm.
The MP5K in the hands of the cop in the tan jacket.


Benelli M4

One of the robbers carries a Benelli M4.

Benelli M4 Super 90 with 6-shot tube - 12 Gauge
The Benelli M4 can be seen next to Horn with the M240B.
The robber fires back during the botched ambush.


Maratier explains to the director that cops wouldn't have automatic shotguns.

Mossberg 500

A Mossberg 500 is seen during the botched ambush. Another is seen in the motel raid.

Mossberg 500 "Persuader" with standard five-shot magazine tube - 12 Gauge.
A cop on the left with a Mossberg 500.
Another cop with a Mossberg 500 to the left of Vrinks.


Maratier and the director agree to arm the armored car guards with Mossberg 500s. Someone obviously changed their minds. (See above.)

Remington 870

Eddy carries a Remington 870 during an arrest. Vrinks carries a customized Remington 870 during the botched raid and a different 870 during the raid on the motel.

Remington 870 Field Gun with raised barrel ribbing and 28" barrel - 12 Gauge
Remington 870 with a synthetic fore-end and a Tac-Star Tommy Gun pistol grip - 12 Gauge
Eddy with his 870. This one has wood stock, with a ribbed barrel, and either a muzzle brake or has the muzzle perforated.
Vrinks with his 870 during the botched raid. This one has optics mounted.
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Vrinks during the motel raid.
Vrinks prepares to shoot out a lock. The Remington script can be seen on the side of the receiver, identifying it as a Remington 870 Express.

Remington 870 Slug Gun

The guard at the back of the armored car carries a Remington 870 Slug Gun. but never gets a chance to use it.

Remington 870 Slug Gun - 12 Gauge
The last remaining guard prepares to defend himself.
But then lets down his guard when he doesn't hear anything.

Winchester 1300

A Winchester 1300 is seen during the botched ambush.

Winchester Model 1300 with extended tube & rubber Butt pad - 12 Gauge
The Winchester on the right.
A cop on the middle with a Winchester 1300.


Arsenal AR-SF

Two of the robbers are seen with Arsenal AR-SF rifles with wood furniture. One of them has a classic Krinkov flash hider rather than the Bulgarian one.

Arsenal AR-SF - 5.56x45mm NATO
A robber covers the perimeter.
Horn and another robber drag the last remaining guard out of the armored car; note the Krinkov flash hider.

Micro Galil

Horn uses a Micro Galil during the armored car robbery.

IMI Galil MAR - 5.56x45mm
Horn preps his Micro Galil.
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Horn fires during the botched ambush.


Maratier shows off the Micro Galil with an extended magazine.
Alain Figlarz clears the Micro Galil after it jams immediately in the making-of featurette.

Custom AKMSU

In a continuity error, Horn's Micro Galil turns into what appears to be a customized AKMSU. It had a custom forend, with an AMD-65-style folding stock that folds to the right.

AKMSU Krinkov - 7.62x39mm
Notice the lack of a front sight.
Notice the different magazine. The base of the Micro Galil is rectangular (see above) while the magazine here is not.
Notice the curvature of the magazine.


Alain Figlarz goofs off in between takes during the making-of featurette.

Customized AR-15 Carbine

Horn uses a customed AR-15 carbine, possibly based off the Colt Model 933. It has a tubular handguard, and no iron sights.

Rocky Mountain Arms Patriot Pistol.
Colt Model 933 with bayonet lug deleted - 5.56x45mm NATO
Horn bravely uses his lover Florence as cover. The flat top receiver, forward assist and brass deflector can be seen here.
Horn wildly fires at the cops.
A good shot of the right side of the receiver.


Maratier demonstrates the customized AR. The carrying handle is still attached.

Heavy Weapons/Explosives

FN M240B

Horn starts the armored car robbery with a M240B firing out of the back of a van.

M240B with newer style lower handguard (designed to attach RIS rails via hex nut) - 7.62x51mm NATO.
Horn preps the M240B.
The M240B sprays the armored car. The BFA can be seen in the muzzle. (The armored car wasn't very armored at all.)


Maratier shows the M240B.
A shot of the ammo from the making-of featurette. These do not look like blank rounds.
Director Olivier Marchal checks out the setup of the mounted M240B in the making-of featurette.

FN Minimi Para

Robert Boulanger (Patrick Médioni) is armed with a FN Minimi Para during the robbery and the botched ambush.

FN Minimi Para with 100-round camo cloth ammo bag - 5.56x45mm.
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Note that rather than a belt in a box, Boulanger is using a Beta-C drum mag inserted into the magazine well.
Boulanger fires during the botched ambush. The ammo box is used in lieu of the bag.
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Maratier shows the director the Minimi Para. Here there's a bag attached.

Mk 2 Hand Grenade

Rolf Winterstein lays a Mk 2 hand grenade on the bar during the bar robbery.

Mk 2 "Pineapple" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
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Not all of the guns from the weapons feature made it into the film.

Custom rifle

Maratier shows off a custom rifle he made. It's not clear which rifle he used as his base.

Beretta 92FS Inox

And now we know why Beretta 92FS Inox pistols show up so often in movies (not in this movie, though).

Ruger Mk II

It appears that Bruno Winterstein was originally supposed to be equipped with a Ruger Mk II.

Beretta M12

Maratier shows of the Beretta M12.

Mossberg 590 Cruiser

A customized Mossberg 590 Cruiser on the table with some double-barreled shotguns.

Maratier Armes & Costumes

He does costumes too.


Original French Poster.

36 Quai des Orfèvres (2004)

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