Hard Rain

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Hard Rain
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Movie Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
DEN.jpg Denmark
UKD.jpg United Kingdom
GER.jpg Germany
Japan.jpg Japan
Directed by Mikael Salomon
Release Date January 16, 1998
Language English
Studio UGC-PH
Tele München
Nordisk Film
PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
Mutual Film Company
Distributor Paramount Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Tom Christian Slater
Jim Morgan Freeman
Sheriff Randy Quaid
Karen Minnie Driver
Charlie Ed Asner
Kenny Michael A. Goorjian
Mr. Mehlor Dann Florek

Hard Rain is a 1998 American action film directed by Mikael Salomon starring Christian Slater and Morgan Freeman. The small town of Huntingburg is caught in monsoon-like rains. Even the dam threatens to burst and wash the town off the map. The town has now become a ghost town with very few people left. Now, of all times, the armored truck with all the cash in the area gets stuck there. The driver Tom and his uncle Charlie ask for help, but only the aging crook Jim and his troop come. Jim wants to take advantage of the chaotic situation to improve his economic situation. He plans to rob the money transport and take the contents for himself.

The following weapons were used in the film Hard Rain:


SIG-Sauer P226

Jim (Morgan Freeman) uses a Two-tone SIG-Sauer P226 with taped grips. In the cemetery scene, the gun is used by Tom too.

Two-tone SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm
Jim reloads his P226.
Taped grips.
Tom fires with P226.

Beretta 92 Centurion

When Trooper Phil (Peter Murnik) menaces the Sheriff, he points a Beretta 92FS Centurion Inox.

Beretta 92 Centurion Inox - 9x19mm

Glock 17

In the police station and in the church shooting we can see for one second a Glock 17 carried by Sheriff Collins (Randy Quaid) on his duty belt.

2nd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm


Arminius HW-9ST

Ray (Ricky Harris) uses a Arminius HW-9ST with non-fluted cylinder and pearl taped grips. The gun probably was the same used on the set of Batman Forever.

Arminius HW-9ST - .22LR
Ray points his Arminius to Tom's head.
Non-fluted cylinder.

Taurus Model 44

Kenny’s (Michael A. Goorjian) revolver is stainless steel Taurus Model 44 with a 6-inch barrel.

Taurus Model 44 .44 Magnum with stainless steel finish and 6" barrel
Kenny with his Taurus in the shoulder holster.
Jim reloads the Taurus.

Smith & Wesson Model 686

Wayne (Mark Rolston) draws from his duty belt a Smith & Wesson Model 686. Tom carries this gun and uses it in the final scene. From Wayne's death to the movie's end, this six-bullet revolver shoots about 20 shots with no need to reload!

Smith & Wesson Model 686 4" Barrel - .357 Magnum
Tom firing in the final scene.

Smith & Wesson Model 66

At the beginning of the movie, Tom (Christian Slater) draws a Smith & Wesson Model 66 with a 4-inch barrel from his duty belt to protect the money. When he goes to the van’s back, the gun is in his hand but in the next scene it is missing and he’s soon forced to run to avoid Jim’s men.

Smith & Wesson Model 66 with 4" barrel - .357 Magnum

Smith & Wesson Model 60

Sheriff Collins (Randy Quaid) carries in an ankle holster stainless steel Smith & Wesson Model 60 which he attempts to use at the end of the movie.

Smith & Wesson Model 60, stainless variant of the Model 36 - .38 Special.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Wayne (Mark Rolston) holds in his right hand a Smith & Wesson Model 36 when he closes the weapon locker. This gun is visible only in a few frames and can be only seen during careful viewing.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special


Dragunov SVD

When Jim talks with Tom and Charlie, Kenny (Michael A. Goorjian) points his SVD Dragunov sniper rifle. This weapon is used only in this scene.

SVD Dragunov - 7.62x54mm R

Ruger AC556

The Sturm Ruger AC556 is used in most of the film by police and criminals. Sometimes the rifle is swapped out with the semi-automatic only Ruger Mini-14GB which is nearly identical except for the absence of the full auto selector switch on the back of the receiver.

Stainless Steel Ruger AC556 Carbine with Full Stock - 5.56mm.
Jim (Morgan Freeman) aims his stainless Ruger AC556 Carbine with a full stock.
Karen (Minnie Driver) tries to shoot a stainless Ruger Mini-14GB in the rain (Note the lack of a selector switch on the rifle).
A closeup of Karen's finger on the trigger, showing the AC556's safety.
Phil (Peter Murnik) aims his stainless Ruger AC556 Carbine with a full stock.

Sturm Ruger Mini-14

Hank (Wayne Duvall) holds a Sturm Ruger Mini-14. Tom takes it during the church shooting.

Blued Ruger Mini-14 Standard Model Semiautomatic Rifle (Pre-2005) with 30 round magazine - 5.56mm
The Mini-14's owner.


Mossberg 500

In the outside bank scene, we can see Uncle Charlie (Ed Asner) give a Mossberg 500 with wood furniture to Tom. Tom tries to take this shotgun halfway through the movie.

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 gauge

Mossberg 590 Mariner

The deputies and Sheriff Collins use a Mossberg 590 Mariner throughout the movie.

Mossberg 590 Mariner - 12 gauge
Wayne fires his Mossberg 590 Mariner.

Remington 870 Sawed-Off

Mr. Mehlor (Dann Florek) uses a Remington 870 Sawed-Off Shotgun.

Remington 870 with a sawed-off barrel and stock - 12 gauge

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Doreen (Betty White) uses a Double Barreled Shotgun.

Remington SPR210 Shotgun Hammerless Coach Gun - 12 Gauge
The barrel of the 12 Gauge is seen.
Doreen (Betty White) holds the shotgun.


Hank's Weapon Magazine

Hank (Wayne Duvall) read pages 46-47 of GUNS & AMMO, January 1997 in the WC.

You can read clearly10 'Best-Kept' Secrets.
The article speaks of 10 guns including (left side to right side, up to down): Ruger P95, Beretta Model 8000, Browning Hi-Power, Colt SF-VI, Smith & Wesson Model 3913, Smith & Wesson Model 640, Glock 23, Kahr K9, SIG-Sauer P229 and Colt M1911A1.

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