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Dark Blue (2002)

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Dark Blue
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Movie Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
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Directed by Ron Shelton
Release Date 2002
Language English
Studio Alphaville Films
IM Filmproduktion
Intermedia Films
Distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation (MGM)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Det. Eldon Perry Kurt Russell
Det. Bobby Keough Scott Speedman
Sgt. Beth Williamson Michael Michele
Jack Van Meter Brendan Gleeson
Darryl Orchard Kurupt
Gary Sidwell Dash Mihok
James Barcomb Jonathan Banks
Arthur Holland Ving Rhames
Sgt. Jakes Darrell Foster

Dark Blue is a 2002 crime thriller directed by Ron Shelton (Hollywood Homicide) and starring Kurt Russell as Eldon Perry, a third generation detective with the Special Investigation Section of the LAPD who investigates a quadruple homicide on the eve of the L.A. Riots in 1992. The screenplay was written by David Ayer from a story by James Ellroy (the author of L.A. Confidential).

The following weapons were used in the film Dark Blue (2002):



Smith & Wesson 4506

SIS Detective Eldon Perry (Kurt Russell) carries a Smith & Wesson 4506 pistol which in a shoulder rig. In reality, the LAPD were not authorized to use the .45 caliber 4506 until after the 1997 North Hollywood Bank Robbery (the film takes place in 1992).

Smith & Wesson 4506 .45 ACP
Perry draws his 4506 on Orchard.
As Perry's wife and son look on, Sergeant Jakes (Darrell Foster) is seen with Perry's 4506 in his gunbelt.

Smith & Wesson 4566

Perry's (Kurt Russell) backup is the Smith & Wesson 4566 which he keeps on his right hip.

Smith & Wesson 4566 - .45 ACP.
Perry puts his S&W 4566 on the bed next to his holstered S&W 4506.

Smith & Wesson 59

SIS Detective Bobby Keough (Scott Speedman) carries a 9mm Smith & Wesson 59 as his chief sidearm.

Smith & Wesson 59 - 9mm
Keough draws his S&W 59 as he and Williamson go to the house of Orchard and Sidwell.

Beretta 92FS

The Beretta 92FS is the chief sidearm of Sgt. Beth Williamson (Michael Michele). It's seen on the nightstand when Beth is in bed with Bobby Keough.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm.
Beth's Beretta is seen next to Keough's sidearm on his nightstand.

Ruger Mk I

Darryl Orchard (Kurupt) and Gary Sidwell (Dash Mihok) use two Ruger Mk I suppressed pistols while robbing the Jack O' Hearts liquor store.

Ruger Mk I pistol - .22 LR
Darryl Orchard (Kurupt) uses a Ruger Mk I.


Smith & Wesson Model 10

SIS Detective Eldon Perry (Kurt Russell) carries his father's .38 Smith & Wesson Model 10 on the small of his back for the latter half of the film. He says that his father and his partner "built this city with bullets". He uses it to shoot through the roof at the two suspects.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special
Perry shows his partner his father's Model 10. Note the notches on the grip handle indicating how many men his father shot.
Perry (Kurt Russell) draws the Model 10.
A promotional photo shows Perry (Kurt Russell) outside a window with the Model 10.

Harrington & Richardson Revolver

When the suspect Perry and Keough chase down an alley claims he doesn't have a gun, Perry (Kurt Russell) throws down a Harrington & Richardson .22 revolver to frame him.

Harrington & Richardson Model 929 - .22 LR
Perry throws down the revolver.


Mossberg 500 Cruiser Modified

Detective Perry (Kurt Russell) is armed with a modified Mossberg 500 Cruiser as he goes to the house of Orchard and Sidwell in the climax of the film. It's outfitted with a cutdown barrel, cutdown pump action and saddle shell holder.

Mossberg 500 Cruiser with cutdown barrel - 12 gauge
Perry loads his modified Mossberg.
Perry holds his Mossberg as he investigates the residence of Orchard and Sidwell.

Mossberg Cruiser

Sgt. Williamson (Michael Michele) carries a Mossberg Cruiser as she and Keough goes to the house of Orchard and Sidwell.

Mossberg 500 Cruiser - 12 gauge
Williamson carries a Mossberg Cruiser as she and Keough go to the house of Orchard and Sidwell.
Sgt. Williamson (Michael Michele) holds the Mossberg shotgun in a promotional photo.

J.C. Higgins Model 21 Deluxe (sawed off)

Darryl Orchard (Kurupt) uses a sawed off J.C. Higgins Model 21 Deluxe fitted with a ribbed barrel in an attempt to open the safe. Darryl also uses it when Jack Van Meter (Brendan Gleeson) comes to his house to collect the robbery money. Gary Sidwell (Dash Mihok) uses it to fire on Keough and Williamson. A similar shotgun can be seen in Red Dragon and The Punisher.

Ted Williams Model 21 cut down to a Short Shotgun - 12 gauge. Note the forearm engraving, the J.C. Higgins Model 21 is usually a plainer design.
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Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

LAPD SWAT are seen using Heckler & Koch MP5A2 submachine guns while serving the warrant on the suspects.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with "tropical" wide handguard - 9x19mm
LAPD SWAT armed with the Heckler & Koch MP5A2 serve the warrant on Perry's framed suspects.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

LAPD SWAT is seen checking a Heckler & Koch MP5A3 submachine gun before serving the warrant on the suspects.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 9x19mm
An LAPD SWAT member is seen checking his Heckler & Koch MP5A3 before serving a warrant on a pair of suspects. A Benelli M3 shotgun is carried by the SWAT member on the right.


Orchard uses a MAC-10 to fire from his roof on Keough and Williamson.

MAC 10 Submachine gun - .45ACP
Orchard fires his MAC-10 from his roof on Keough and Williamson.


M16A1 (with A2 handguards)

An LAPD SWAT member is seen checking his M16A1 fitted with an A2 handguard to resemble the M16A2 before serving a warrant on a pair of suspects.

M16A1 with A2 style handguards used to impersonate the M16-A2 - 5.56x45mm
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