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Against the Law

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Against the Law
Against the Law Poster.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Jim Wynorski
Release Date 1997
Studio Sunset Films International
Distributor TriStar Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Rex Richard Grieco
Det. John Shepard Nick Mancuso
Maggie Hewitt Nancy Allen
Lt. Bill Carpenter Steven Ford
D.J. Billy Gallo
Det. Siegel Thomas Mikal Ford
Det. Hauser Michele Noirae

Against the Law is a 1997 action movie directed by Jim Wynorski. Rex (Richard Grieco) considers himself a modern gunslinger and "the fastest gun". He drives from Arizona to Los Angeles, leaving behind him multiply bodies of police officers who were not fast enough. Rex's main target is a LAPD Det. Shepard (Nick Mancuso), a hard-drinking cop who by chance became a star of LA police.

The following weapons were used in the film Against the Law:



Single Action Army

Rex's (Richard Grieco) weapon of choice is a bright nickel plated Single Action Army "Artillery" model.

Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel aka "Artillery" model with wooden grips (this is a Cimarron reproduction - and an actual movie gun). Note lack of 4th screw on revolver frame in front of cylinder. The Colts all have this.
Rex draws his revolver in the opening scene.
Rex holds his revolver.
Rex fires at a police officer.
Rex puts his SAA back in holster.
Rex takes Maggie Hewitt (Nancy Allen) as hostage.
A close view at the muzzle.
A grip can be seen.
Rex draws his SAA in the final scene.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose

LAPD Det. John Shepard (Nick Mancuso) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose with Pachmayr grips.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose with Pachmayr grips - .357 Magnum.
A grip of Shepard's revolver can be seen.
Another view at the revolver in holster.
Shepard holds a suspect at gunpoint.
Shepard with his revolver in hand during the shootout.
Shepard fires at Rex during the car chase.
Shepard draws his revolver in the final scene.
A close view at the revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 65-5 Ladysmith

In one scene Rex (Richard Grieco) fires a stainless steel revolver. Its general outlook, including shrouded ejector rod, match a Smith & Wesson Model 65-5 Ladysmith.

Smith & Wesson Model 65-5 Ladysmith - .357 Magnum
Rex fires at Shepard and D.J.


Beretta 92FS

Most LAPD officers, detectives and SWAT troopers carry Beretta 92FS pistols. In the final scene John Shepard (Nick Mancuso) uses a Beretta, given to him by Lt. Carpenter (Steven Ford). Rex (Richard Grieco) also uses a Beretta that was taken from one of police officers whom he had killed.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
A police officer tries to draw his Beretta in the opening scene.
Rex's Glock pistol switches to Beretta in the scene in the liquor store. The trigger guards seems to be round rather than angular, so it can be an original Beretta 92.
Rex fires at the robber.
A police officer with Beretta.
Officer Banero (Kenneth Ryan) holds his Beretta.
Det. Siegel (Thomas Mikal Ford) with Beretta in the night scene.
A SWAT trooper with Beretta.
Lt. Carpenter (Steven Ford) and chief of SWAT Lt. Fuller (Randy Crowder), both with Beretta 92FS pistols.
A close view at Fuller's Beretta.
Carpenter fires his Beretta.
Shepard takes Carpenter's Beretta.
Shepard fires in the final scene.

Smith & Wesson 3913

Several characters are seen with Smith & Wesson 3913 pisols. It can be supposed that there is only one such piece in the movie.

Smith & Wesson 3913 - 9x19mm
Det. Hauser (Michele Noirae) fires her pistol during the shootout with drug dealers.
Highway patrolman Nathens (uncredited) aims his pistol at Rex.
A close view at the pistol.
Rex takes the pistol of the killed patrolman.
Officer Lustig (Alisa Christensen) aims her pistol at Rex.
The pistol is seen near her body.
Det. Hauser with her pistol.
Det. Hauser in ambush.

SIG-Sauer P226

D.J. (Billy Gallo) carries a SIG-Sauer P226.

Factory black (K-Kote) SIG-Sauer P226 pistol - 9x19mm. This is a real movie gun and has appeared in several motion pictures.
D.J. aims his pistol.
A barrel can be seen.
Wounded D.J. with his pistol in hand.

Glock 26

In several scenes Rex (Richard Grieco) is seen with a Glock subcompact pistol, supposedly a Glock 26.

Glock 26 subcompact Pistol - 9x19mm
Rex draws a Glock in the scene in the liquor store. Next moment his pistol switches to Beretta 92.
Rex fires at pursuing police car.
Rex holds his pistol under the table.

Claridge Hi-Tec/Goncz GA

The drug dealer Lars Reder (B.K. Byron) fires a Claridge Hi-Tec/Goncz GA during the shootout with police.

Claridge Hi-Tec S9 Pistol - 9x19mm
Lars Reder draws pistol.
Reder fires his pistol.
A side view at the gun.
A front view at the gun.

Various pistols

Several pistols that appear in various scenes aren't seen clear enough to be identified.

One of the drug dealers (at the right) holds a nickel plated or stainless steel pistol.
The same character fires his pistol at police.
A police officer carries a Beretta 92FS Inox or a two-tone standard Beretta 92FS in his holster.
The grip of the pistol is seen when the same character lies dead.


Double Barreled Shotgun

The robber in liquor store (Cole S. McKay) is armed with a double barreled shotgun with sawn-off stock. After Rex (Richard Grieco) kills the robber, he takes his shotgun and uses it in the shootout with Shepard and D.J.

The robber aims his shotgun.
Another view at the weapon.
A sawn-off stock is seen.
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Rex fires the shotgun.

Remington Model 870

A Remington Model 870 is carried by Det. Ben Hamada (James Stephens) during the shootout with drug dealers. In the scene of the police ambush several SWAT troopers also carry Model 870s. In the final scene Model 870 is one of the weapons carried by John Shepard (Nick Mancuso).

Remington 870 Police Magnum Riot Shotgun - 12 Gauge
Det. Ben Hamada with Remington Model 870.
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SWAT troopers with Model 870 shotguns.
Shepard holds a Model 870 in the final scene.

Mossberg 590 Mariner Cruiser

One of Lars Reder's bodyguards is armed with a nickel plated Mossberg 590 Mariner Cruiser with high-capacity magazine tube. The same shotgun (and supposedly the same movie prop) is seen in hands of a bartender in the scene when Shepard brawls with a security guard.

Mossberg 590 Mariner Cruiser 12 gauge with high-capacity magazine tube and pistol grip - 12 Gauge
Reder's bodyguard with shotgun is seen at the background.
The bodyguard fires his shotgun.
A bartender with his shotgun.

Assault Rifles


In the scene of the police ambush Rex (Richard Grieco) is armed with M16A1. He fires his weapon only in semi-auto mode.

M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
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