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A Pain in the Ass (L'emmerdeur) (2008)

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A Pain in the Ass (L'emmerdeur)
L'emmerdeur 2008 Poster.jpg
Original French Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Francis Veber
Release Date 2008
Language French
Studio Pulsar Productions
TF1 International
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ralf Milan Richard Berry
François Pignon Patrick Timsit
Louise Pignon Virginie Ledoyen
Dr. Edgar Wolf Pascal Elbé
François Randoni Michel Aumont
The bellhop Laurent Paolini

A Pain in the Ass (original title L'emmerdeur) is a 2008 French black comedy, Francis Veber's remake of Édouard Molinaro's 1973 movie with the same name. It's worth noting that Veber was the playwriter for the original movie.

The following weapons were used in the film A Pain in the Ass (L'emmerdeur) (2008):


Heckler & Koch USP

Numerous policemen carry Heckler & Koch USP pistols. In one scene Milan (Richard Berry) takes a pistol from a incapacitated policeman, unloads it and puts the empty pistol back in holster.

Heckler & Koch USP - 9x19mm
Milan disarms a policeman.
A policeman aims his pistol at Milan only to find that his pistol is empty.


In the final scene a special police unit member holds a Glock pistol. It is seen only partially so the exact model is hard to be identified but a Glock 17 seems to be a reasonable guess.

3rd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm. Note the finger grooves, thumb reliefs, and accessory rail on the frame, which differentiate it from the older model.

Submachine Guns and Assault Rifles

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Several troopers of Randoni's escort are armed with Heckler & Koch MP5A3 SMGs.

Heckler & Koch MP5-N with Navy trigger group and threaded muzzle - 9x19mm
An MP5A3 is seen at the background. It has a Navy trigger group.
An MP5 is seen at the right.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with S-E-F trigger group - 9x19mm
An MP5A3 with S-E-F trigger group is seen at the left.

Heckler & Koch MP5A5

A trooper is seen with a Heckler & Koch MP5A5.

Heckler & Koch MP5A5 - 9x19mm
A trooper fires his MP5 in the final scene.

Heckler & Koch G36C

Several troopers of Randoni's escort are armed with Heckler & Koch G36C compact assault rifles, mostly fitted with forend weaponlights.

Heckler & Koch G36C - 5.56x45mm
A trooper with a G36C.
Another view of the same G36C.
A trooper with a G36C, fitted with a forend weaponlight, is seen at the right.
A G36C is seen at the left.
A good view of the buttstock.

Unidentified gun

An unknown assault rifle or SMG is patrially seen in hands of a trooper at the left.


Mossberg 500

Several troopers of Randoni's escort, including the commander of the group (Cédric Chevalme), are armed with Mossberg 500 pump action shotguns, some of them fitted with high-capacity magazine tubes.

Mossberg 500 with high-capacity magazine tube - 12 gauge
A buttstock with a saddle shell holder is seen.
A trooper with a shotgun is seen at the background. This shotgun has a standard magazine tube.
The commander of the group holds a shotgun with a high-capacity magazine tube in center.

Remington 870

The Remington 870 is seen in one scene.

Remington 870 Police Magnum with early style black synthetic riot foregrips and buttstock - 12 gauge
A trooper holds his shotgun in center.

Sniper Rifles


Ralf Milan's (Richard Berry) "tool of the trade" is a SIG SG 550 SR sniper rifle. In the final scene it is seen in hands of François Pignon (Patrick Timsit).

SIG SG 550 SR - 5.56x45mm NATO
Milan checks his rifle.
The rifle is seen from another side.
A close view of the stock and barrel.
Pignon finds Milan's rifle.
Pignon tries to threaten Milan.

Other Weapons

Karabiner 98k/Tromblon VB Smoke Grenade Launcher

In the final scene a policeman uses a grenade launcher to fire smoke grenades. It appears to be the weapon, released specifically for the National Police on base of Karabiner 98k rifle (another version of such weapon was based on M1917 Enfield), shortened at the level of the first sling swivel, fitted with Tromblon VB launcher and using .30-06 propellant cartridge for firing 57mm "cricket" smoke grenades. The conversion was made by MECA de Méaux company.

The described weapon in use in Paris in 1968

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