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Fair Game (1995)
Fair Game is a 1995 action thriller originally intended as a star vehicle for supermodel Cindy Crawford, who starred in the film as Kate McQuean, a Miami lawyer who is targeted by Russian mobsters for assassination. William Baldwin co-starred as the Miami detective assigned to protect her. Unfortunately, a very weak script and lackluster direction resulted in a critically lambasted film and poor box office, with most of the criticism aimed at the lead actress and made Fair Game her first and only foray into film as the star. It was not entirely fair to direct all of the critical wrath at Ms. Crawford. She had little formal training and was a beginner actor but she was an experienced television personality and spokesperson and with training and experience she may have eventually excelled at acting, but the poor dialogue and bad script, especially for a novice actress, really presented her in a poor light and Andrew Sipes was not a veteran action film director. Many have suggested that a better script that was not heavy with bad dialogue and direction designed to take the pressure off her and lean more on her experienced supporting actors, would have been a much better product. Despite this, the film had many good elements. Fair Game was the second feature film adaptation of the Paula Gosling novel (the first being 1986's Cobra) and was produced by veteran action producer Joel Silver (Lethal Weapon) with lots of chases and gunfights and many nods to directors James Cameron and Michael Bay in the cinematography and editing. The film even enlisted the Bad Boys composer Mark Mancina, who contributed a top notch score. But great elements cannot fix a fundamentally flawed project. The film ended up being a groan inducing 'knock off' of the action thrillers of the 90s.
The following weapons were used in the film Fair Game (1995):
Beretta 92FS Inox
The Beretta 92FS Inox is the sidearm carried by Detective Max Kirkpatrick (William Baldwin) and is used by him throughout the film. During an intimate moment, Kate McQuean (Cindy Crawford) picks up the Inox pistol and uses it to take out an assassin.
The Beretta 92FS is used by several other police officers and detectives.
Colonel Ilya Kazak (Steven Berkoff), Rosa (Jenette Goldstein), and Navigator (Marc Macaulay) all use the Makarov PM.
Suppressed Makarov PM
Rosa (Jenette Goldstein) at one point uses a suppressed Makarov PM. Note how the Makarov appears HUGE in Jenette Goldstein's hands.
Smith & Wesson 5904 (Two-Tone)
Kirkpatrick's friend and long time partner Det. Louis Aragon (John Bedford Lloyd) carries a Smith & Wesson 5904 that appears to be two toned with a stainless slide.
Smith & Wesson 5904
Detective Beanpole (Don Yesso) is armed with an older-model Smith & Wesson 5904.
Smith & Wesson 645
Some of the deputies seem to be wielding Smith & Wesson 645s.
Zhukov (Olek Krupa) carries what appears to be a "pre-B" CZ-75 pistol throughout the movie, noted by its round trigger guard and stepped slide. Also detective Max Kirkpatrick (William Baldwin) acquires this gun and uses it on the boat.
Some of the deputies seem to be wielding Glock 17s.
Smith & Wesson Model 66 Snub Nose
A prisoner called Ratso (Hank Stone) grabs a Smith & Wesson Model 66 "snub nose" revolver from the waist belt of an inattentive police detective and holds him hostage at the precinct.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
One of the henchmen on the boat carries a Heckler & Koch MP5A3.
Heckler & Koch MP5K
Navigator (Marc Macaulay) uses an Heckler & Koch MP5K to shoot at Det. Max Kirkpatrick (William Baldwin) after he fails to kill Kate McQuean (Cindy Crawford) with a bomb blast.
Zhukov and Rosa use AKMS rifles with drum magazines when they launch an attack on Kirkpatrick's car at night.
SWD Cobray Street Sweeper
Russian assassin Stefan (Gustav Vintas) uses a SWD/Cobray Street Sweeper rotary shotgun during the freeway chase. One of the details differentiating it from the Striker is the lack of a Cylinder advance lever and the style of winding key in front of the drum.
The similar Armsel Striker is used by several Russian assassins.
Type 69 RPG
Stefan (Gustav Vintas) utilizes a Chinese Type 69 RPG during the climax of the freeway chase.
- Cobra (Based on the same novel.)