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Gangsters 2002 Poster.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
BEL.jpg Belgium
Directed by Olivier Marchal
Release Date 2002
Language French
Studio A.J.O.Z. Films
LGM Productions
France 3 Cinéma
Main Cast
Character Actor
Simon Masséna/Franck Chaievski Richard Anconina
Marie Segal/Nina Delgado Anne Parillaud
Eddy Dahan François Levantal
Marc Jansen Gérald Laroche
Rocky Francis Renaud
Babar Guy Lecluyse
Pitoune Pierre Laplace
Deutch Jean-Jacques Le Vessier
Petit Claude Jean-Louis Tribes
Karine Bremen Alexandra Vandernoot

Gangsters is a 2002 French criminal movie directed by Olivier Marchal. Two undercover detectives, disguised as a criminal and a prostitute, investigate corruption in the police.

The following weapons were used in the film Gangsters:


Smith & Wesson Model 629

Marc Jansen's (Gérald Laroche) holds a nickel plated revolver which seems to be a Smith & Wesson Model 629 with 3" barrel.

Jansen's revolver with open cylinder and adjustable sights.
Jansen threatens Franck Chaievski. The shape of the hammer and the firing pin on it are typical of aS&W revolver.

Manurhin F1

Various detectives and policemen including Eddy Dahan (François Levantal) carry Manurhin F1 revolvers. In the final scene Franck Chaievski (Richard Anconina) uses a revolver, taken from a policeman.

Manurhin F1 with three inch barrel - .357 Magnum
Marc Jansen's (Gérald Laroche) nickel plated revolver is seen at the left.
Frank holds a Manurhin F1 in the final scene.
Frank with F1 and Beretta 92FS Inox. The hammer is different of a MR-73.
Eddy Dahan loads his revolver.
Eddy Dahan (at the right) aims a Manurhin MR-73 in the final scene. Next to him Phillippe Muller (Jean-Jacques Le Vessier) aims his Glock 17.

Smith & Wesson Model 637 Airweight

A stainless steel revolver is Marc Jansen's (Gérald Laroche) backup gun. It appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 637 Airweight.

Smith & Wesson Model 637 Airweight - .38 Special
Jansen draws his revolver in the final scene.


Taurus PT92

Various characters use Taurus PT92 pistols in several scenes. Sometimes Taurus pistols are replaces with Beretta 92FS pistols and vice versa.

Taurus PT92AF (blued) - 9x19mm
Det. Pitoune (Pierre Laplace) readies his pistol.
Petit Claude (Jean-Louis Tribes) gives a Taurus to Franck Chaievski (Richard Anconina) while he is armed with a Beretta 92FS.
Frank examines the pistol. The lack of slide-mounted safety allows to identify it as a Taurus.
A minute later Petit Claude's pistol switches from Beretta to Taurus.

Beretta 92FS

Beretta 92FS (or French manufactured PAMAS G1) pistols are also seen in some scenes. They switches to Taurus PT92s and vice versa.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Petit Claude (Jean-Louis Tribes) gives a Taurus PT92 to Franck Chaievski (Richard Anconina) while he is armed with a Beretta 92FS.
The business end of Claude's pistol.

Beretta 92FS Inox

A Beretta 92FS Inox is a personal weapon of Det. Marc Jansen (Gérald Laroche). In the final scene Jansen's pistol is used by Franck Chaievski (Richard Anconina) and then by Nina Delgado (Anne Parillaud).

Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm
A grip of Jansen's (at the left) pistol is seen.
Franck holds a Manurhin MR-73 and Jansen's pistol.
Franck with the revolver and the pistol.
Nina aims the pistol.


During the shootout in the night club Franck Chaievski's (Richard Anconina) Taurus PT92 switches to M1911A1 pistol.

World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Frank holds his M1911.
Frank fires.

Glock 17

Det. Phillippe Muller aka "Deutch" (Jean-Jacques Le Vessier) carries a Glock 17. The masked gunner during the shootout in the night club carries a Glock as his backup gun.

2nd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm. This model added finger stepping and cuts to the backstrap of the frame to make it easier to hold than the Generation 1 model.
"Deutch" (at the left) aims his Glock in the final scene. Next to him Det. Eddy Dahan (François Levantal) aims a Manurhin MR-73 revolver.
The masked gunner is armed with Micro Uzi and Glock 17 pistol.

SIG-Sauer P229

In the final scene Rocky (Francis Renaud) is armed with a two-tone SIG-Sauer P229.

Two Tone SIG-Sauer P229 - 9x19mm
Rocky aims his P229.
Another view of Rocky's pistol.

Smith & Wesson 459 or 659

In a flashback scene Franck Chaievski (Richard Anconina) is armed with a nickel plated pistol with pearl grip. Supposedly the same pistol is later seen in Jansen's table. This is definitly an S&W model in 9mm caliber, most likely a very well polished Smith & Wesson 659 or a nickeled Smith & Wesson 459.

Smith & Wesson Model 459 - 9x19mm
Smith & Wesson 659, early model with rounded trigger guard and non-ambidextrous safety - 9x19mm
Frank aims his pistol at Petit Claude's henchman.
A pistol in a plastic bag is seen on Jansen's table.

Submachine Guns

Micro Uzi

A masked gunner (his identity reveals only in the final scene) fires a Micro Uzi during the shootout in the night club.

IMI Micro Uzi with 32 round magazine - 9x19mm
The masked gunner is armed with Micro Uzi and Glock 17 pistol.


Mossberg 500

Mossberg 500 shotguns are seen in several scenes.

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 gauge. Note the wood furniture.
Det. Pitoune (Pierre Laplace) holds a shotgun on the background.
A policeman aims his shotgun in the final scene.

Double Barreled Shotgun

During the shootout in night club the portier fires a sawn-off double barreled shotgun.



Not a weapon but still a relative device: a ballistic breacher.
A poster "Smith & Wesson Handguns" is seen on the wall of police precinct.

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