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Cover Up

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Cover Up
(La Crime)
La Crime Poster.jpg
Original French Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Philippe Labro
Release Date 1983
Language French
Studio Films A2, T. Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Martin Griffon Claude Brasseur
Jean-François Rambert Jean-Claude Brialy
Sybille Berger Gabrielle Lazure
Christian Lacassagne Jean-Louis Trintignant
Suzy Thomson Dayle Haddon
Philippe d'Alins Daniel Jégou

Cover Up (original title La crime) is a 1983 French detective movie directed by Philippe Labro. Police commissioner Martin Griffon (Claude Brasseur) invenstigates the assassination of attorney d'Alins. Griffon soon finds out that the murder is connected to the corruption in high spheres.

The following weapons were used in the film Cover Up:


Colt Python

A Colt Python with 4" barrel is Martin Griffon's (Claude Brasseur) personal sidearm. In one scene Griffon's Python is briefly seen in hands of one of Rambert's henchmen (Jacques Bondoux).

Colt Python with 4" Barrel and factory wood grips - .357 Magnum
A close view of unloaded Python.
Rambert's henchman holds Griffon's revolver.
Griffon fires his revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 19

During the climactical shootout the elder hitman (Bernard Tixier) is armed with a revolver that appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 19 with 4" barrel.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Combat Magnum - .357 Magnum
La Crime-Revolver-4.jpg

Manurhin MR-73

In one scene Rambert's henchman (Jacques Bondoux) fires a revolver that appears to be a Manurhin MR-73 with 4" barrel and fixed sights.

The henchman draws his revolver.
He fires from the window of the car.

Various revolvers

Griffon's assistant Antoine Gomez (Luc-Antoine Diquéro) carries some revolver.

A grip of Gomez' revolver is seen.
Gomez draws his revolver during the climactical shootout.

In the final scene Jean-François Rambert (Jean-Claude Brialy) draws a snub nose revolver.

La Crime-Revolver-6.jpg



In the opening scene the young hitman (Charlie Nelson) uses an M1911A1 fitted with a very long (and very fake) sound suppressor. During the climactical shootout he uses the same pistol without suppressor.

M1911A1 with removable suppressor - .45 ACP.
The hitman, disguised as a policeman, draws his pistol...
...and fires.
World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish.
The same character with his pistol during the shootout.
He fires at police.

Unidentified pocket pisol

Avram Kazavian (Robert Hirsch) loads a pocket pistol in the final scene. It isn't used in action.

La Crime-Pistol-1.jpg


Mossberg 500

During the climactical shootout both Rambert's henchmen are armed with Mossberg 500 shotguns with wooden furniture and unusually colored pumps.

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 gauge. Note the wood furniture.
The bald henchman (Alain Mercier) breaks the glass with the buttstock of his shotgun.
The moustached henchman (Jacques Bondoux) with shotgun in ambush.
A multicolored pump is seen.
The bald henchman readies to fire.


Fake F1 Grenade

An F1 hand grenade is seen in Rambert's car. Rambert claims that the grenade is real and calls it "a memory about Algerian war" but Griffon takes it and crashes in hand, showing that it's a fragile plastic mockup.

F1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade with Mle1935 fuse.
The grenade in car.
Griffon crushes it.

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