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Hardcore Henry

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Hardcore Henry
Hardcore2015 PCA.jpg
Promotional Poster
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Ilya Naishuller
Release Date 2016
Language English
Studio Bazelevs Production
Versus Pictures
Distributor STX Entertainment
Main Cast
Character Actor
Henry Sergey Valyaev
Andrey Dementyev
Ilya Naishuller
Jimmy Sharlto Copley
Akan Danila Kozlovsky
Estelle Haley Bennett
Slick Dmitry Andrey Dementyev
Yuri Oleg Poddubniy

Hardcore Henry (also known simply as Hardcore outside the US) is a 2016 science fiction action film, completely shot from a first-person perspective. It was directed by Ilya Naishuller, the lead singer of the Russian indie rock band Biting Elbows. Naishuller previously directed two music videos for his band's songs "The Stampede" (2011) and "Bad Motherfucker" (2013), which were also shot from a first-person view and led to the concept of the film Hardcore Henry.

The following weapons were used in the film Hardcore Henry:


Beretta 92FS

A Beretta 92FS is seen in Jimmy's weapons cache.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
The Beretta in the weapons cache.


When arguing with Jimmy after the brothel shootout, Katya the Dominatrix (Dasha Charusha) holds a Fort-17R, the blank firing/less-lethal version of the Fort-17. It's possibly a continuity error, as she's back to carrying her Taurus PT92AF during the motorcycle chase.

Fort-17R - 9mm P.A. blanks
Katya holding the Fort-17R.
Katya with the Fort-17R during the closing credits.

Luger P08

A Luger P08 is used by Henry and Jimmy; one is also seen in the weapons cache.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is blank adapted movie gun.
Henry pointing the Luger P08.
Jimmy aiming the Luger at Henry.
A Luger is seen between the M4 Carbines in the weapons cache.

Makarov PM

Henry takes a Makarov PM from a police officer in the subway and uses it. Later, while hanging from the helicopter's rope, he switches from his Taurus PT92AF to a Makarov PM.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Henry dropping the Makarov PM.
Henry readying the Makarov PM while hanging from a rope.

Smith & Wesson 5904

Henry picks up a Smith & Wesson 5904 from a dead henchman, and uses it when encountering Slick Dmitry (Andrey Dementyev).

Smith & Wesson 5904 - 9x19mm
Henry pointing the Smith & Wesson 5904 at Slick Dmitry.
The Smith & Wesson 5904 being fired.

Stechkin APS

Jimmy (Sharlto Copley) uses a Stechkin APS in the brothel; one is also seen in the weapons cache.

Stechkin APS - 9x18mm Makarov
Jimmy holding the Stechkin APS along with the Smith & Wesson Model 629.
The Stechkin APS seen at the left.

Taurus PT92AF

Katya the Dominatrix (Dasha Charusha) uses a Taurus PT92AF with an underbarrel rail in the brothel; Henry uses this pistol afterwards while riding with Katya on a motorcycle. Later, Henry also takes one from a tank operator after killing him.

Taurus PT92AF with accessory rails - 9x19mm
Katya with her Taurus PT92AF after shooting a mercenary behind Henry.
Henry fighting the tank operator who holds a Taurus PT92AF.

Tokarev TT-33

Henry uses a suppressed Tokarev TT-33 in Slick Dmitry's complex, but manages to fires 13 shots before it is emptied, whereas the real weapon has a magazine capacity of 8 rounds. Yuri (Oleg Poddubniy) also uses a TT-33, and one is seen in Jimmy's weapons cache.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Henry removing the suppressor from the Tokarev TT-33.
Yuri holding his Tokarev TT-33 against Estelle.
A Tokarev is seen at the middle to left, above the AK-74M.

Walther P88 Compact

Henry takes a Walther P88 Compact (likely the Umarex blank firing replica) and a Zoraki 925 from a drawer in the brothel, and dual-wields them against Akan's mercenaries.

Walther P88 Compact with chrome finish and walnut grips - 9x19mm
Henry about to pick up the two pistols from a drawer; the one on the right is the Walther P88 Compact.

Zoraki 917

When Jimmy (Sharlto Copley) appears for the first time he carries a Zoraki 917 blank firing pistol, likely standing in for a Glock 17.

Zoraki 917 T - 9mm P.A.K. blanks
Jimmy aiming the Zoraki 917 at Henry.
Jimmy holding the Zoraki 917, along with a Mossberg 500 Cruiser.

Zoraki 925

Henry uses a Zoraki 925 blank firing pistol along with a Walther P88 Compact in the brothel.

Zoraki 925 with standard 16 round magazine - 9mm P.A.K. blanks
Henry using the Zoraki 925 while fighting off a mercenary.


Nagant M1895

A Nagant M1895 is seen in the weapons cache.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant
The Nagant M1895 is at the top right.

Smith & Wesson Model 629

Henry picks up a Smith & Wesson Model 629 in the brothel; Jimmy (Sharlto Copley) takes it from him and proceeds to use it against Akan's mercenaries. Estelle (Haley Bennett) also later uses one.

Smith & Wesson Model 629 with 3" Barrel - .44 Magnum
Jimmy holding the Smith & Wesson Model 629 along with a Stechkin APS.
Estelle holding her Smith & Wesson Model 629.
Jimmy with the Model 629 during the closing credits.


12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Slick Dmitry (Andrey Dementyev) uses a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun (probably a Baikal IZH-43) against Henry.

Baikal IZH-43 - 12 gauge
Slick Dmitry about to fire the double barreled shotgun at Henry.
The shotgun dropped by Dmitry before fleeing.

Molot Bekas-1

Henry (Sergey Valyaev) picks up a Molot Bekas-1 from a dead mercenary and uses it in Jimmy's complex. Later, Henry (this time played by Ilya Naishuller) uses the same model during the fight against the army of cyborg super-soldiers.

A family of early 16 gauge Bekas shotguns: Bekas, Bekas-1, Bekas-2
Sergey Valyaev firing the Bekas in a production still.
Henry about to fire the shotgun.
Henry pumping the shotgun.
Ilya Naishuller holding the shotgun in a production still.
Henry pumping the Bekas.

Mossberg 500 Cruiser

Jimmy (Sharlto Copley) uses a Mossberg 500 Cruiser with a 20" barrel when he appears for the first time. Henry (played by Andrey Dementyev and Ilya Naishuller) later uses the same model against Yuri's mercenaries. This is possibly the same shotgun previously used in the music video of "The Stampede" by Biting Elbows, which was also directed by Naishuller.

Mossberg 500 Cruiser - 12 gauge
Jimmy holding the Mossberg 500 Cruiser, along with a Zoraki 917 pistol.
Henry chambering a round in the Mossberg 500.
The Mossberg being discarded by Henry.

Remington Model 870 (A&K M870 Full Metal Airsoft Shotgun)

An A&K M870 Full Metal airsoft version of the Remington Model 870 is seen in the weapons cache, noted as such because of the bright wood furniture, small foregrip, sling loops, and the tiny detachable magazine meant for holding 6mm BBs.

A&K M870 Full Metal airsoft shotgun
The A&K M870 airsoft shotgun is seen above the SVD Dragunov.

Sawed off Double Barreled Shotgun

Jimmy uses a Sawed off Double Barreled Shotgun while dressed as a punk rocker.

Baikal - 12 gauge
Jimmy firing the sawed-off shotgun, as seen from the scope view of Henry's AKMS.
Jimmy with the sawed-off shotgun during the closing credits.

Submachine Guns

Blow Crazy MP5K

In the brothel, Jimmy (Sharlto Copley) uses a Blow Crazy, a blank firing submachine gun loosely based on the Heckler & Koch MP5K.

Blow Crazy - 9mm P.A.K. blanks
Jimmy with his Blow Crazy MP5K. A rather fitting choice for a man who could also be described as "blow crazy".

PDT-9T Esaul

After the brothel shootout, Jimmy (Sharlto Copley) uses a less-than-lethal PDT-9T Esaul as a stand-in for the Kedr PP-91.

PDT-9T Esaul less-than-lethal personal protection weapon - 9mm P.A. Rubber
Jimmy about to shoot a mercenary's leg with the PDT-9T Esaul.
Jimmy firing the PDT-9T from his motorcycle.


Henry initially gets his hands on a PPSh-41 from the weapons cache, but Jimmy (Sharlto Copley) takes it instead and uses it against the mercenaries led by Yuri (Oleg Poddubniy).

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Jimmy with his PPSh-41.

Assault Rifles & Carbines


The AK-74 is used by some of Yuri's mercenaries.

AK-74 - 5.45x39mm
An AK-74 is seen on a dead mercenary at the right.
Another AK-74 is visible while Henry kicks a helmet.


The AK-74M is also used by mercenaries, and by Henry as well. One is seen in the weapons cache.

AK-74M - 5.45x39mm
Henry picking up an AK-74M.
A mercenary's AK-74M with the stock folded.
The AK-74M is at the right side.
An AK-74M on a mercenary being knocked out by Henry; this one later changes to an AKS-74U in a continuity error.


The AK-103 is used by Yuri (Oleg Poddubniy) and his mercenaries, and also by Henry (Sergey Valyaev). At some point, when Henry picks up a rifle from one of them, it changes to an AK-104 in a continuity error, and later switches back to an AK-103. Henry also uses one with an underslung GP-30 grenade launcher.

AK-103 - 7.62x39mm
Sergey Valyaev holding an AK-103 in a production still.
The AK-103 held by Henry, right after being changed from an AK-104.
Henry about to drop his AK-103.
Yuri (middle to right side) holding an AK-103.


In a continuity error, the AK-103 used by the previously mentioned mercenary briefly changes to an AK-104 when Henry picks it up. An AK-104 is also seen in an armory during the fight against the army of cyborg super-soldiers.

AK-104 - 7.62x39mm
Henry picking up the AK-104.
The AK-104 held by Henry as he takes a grenade.
The AK-104 is the second rifle from the left.


Jimmy hands Henry an AKMS fitted with a scope, 10-round magazine, quad-rail handguard, bipod, and a PBS-1 suppressor as a designated marksman rifle, which Henry uses against mercenaries.

AKMS - 7.62x39mm
One of the stuntmen playing Henry (left) holds the custom AKMS DMR in a production still.
Jimmy about to throw the AKMS to Henry.
The AKMS being drawn.
Henry deploying the bipod.


The AKS-74U is used by several characters including Henry (Andrey Dementyev and Ilya Naishuller), as well as Yuri's mercenaries.

AKS-74U - 5.45x39mm
Henry racking the charging handle on an AKS-74U.

M4 Carbine

Four M4 Carbines are seen in the weapons cache: one in standard configuration, two with the carrying handle removed (one of them having a Magpul CTR stock), and one with an M16-style stock, thus obviously an airsoft version.

Colt M4 Carbine with 4 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm
M4A1 SOPMOD with EOTech 552.A65 Holographic sight and SureFire M951XM05 tactical light - 5.56x45mm
The M4 in standard configuration is above the AK-74M, whereas the one with a Magpul CTR stock is at the top right.
Airsoft M4A1 with fixed M16 buttstock
The M4 Carbine with M16 stock is at the top, while the one without a carrying handle is below it.

SIG SG 550

A SIG SG 550 is seen in the weapons cache.

SIG SG 550 with proprietary bipod - 5.56x45mm
The SIG SG 550 is above the M249.

Simonov SKS

An SKS with a scope is seen in the weapons cache.

Russian Simonov Type 45 aka the Russian SKS - 7.62x39mm
The SKS is at the left.

Sniper Rifles

Accuracy International AW-F

Jimmy (Sharlto Copley) uses an Accuracy International AW-F, presumably an airsoft version due to its silver bolt.

Accuracy International AW-F - 7.62x51mm NATO
Sharlto Copley (right) aiming the AW-F in a production still.
Jimmy aiming the AW-F.

SVD Dragunov

Two SVD Dragunov sniper rifles are seen in the weapons cache.

SVD Dragunov - 7.62x54mmR
One of the SVDs is at the bottom.

Machine Guns

Handheld Minigun

Henry (Andrey Dementyev) uses a handheld minigun that appears to be a prop built with a large square receiver, with a right side charging handle somewhat similar to a Browning M1919 machine gun.

Airsoft handheld M134 Minigun with 'Chainsaw grip' to handle the recoil force. This variant was seen in Terminator 2: Judgement Day. This is an airsoft version which retains the half-circle attachment point for the M60 foregrip from Predator; the real T2 minigun did not have this - (fake) 7.62x51mm
Henry about to pull the charging handle of the weapon.
Henry firing the weapon.

M249-E2 SAW

An M249-E2 SAW is seen in the weapons cache.

M249-E2 SAW - upgraded M249 with heat shield and full synthetic Stock, equipped with a 200 round ammo drum - 5.56x45mm
The M249-E2 is at the bottom right. It later switch places with the PKM in a continuity error.


Jimmy (Sharlto Copley) hands Henry (Andrey Dementyev) a PKM in the weapons cache.

PKM with classic (most seen) version of the flash hider - 7.62x54mmR
"Big Sally!"



Henry uses an AK-103 with an underslung GP-30 grenade launcher when fighting his way through the army of super-soldiers. When he fires the GP-30 at one of them, the grenade explodes 1.8 seconds after getting stuck in the cyborg soldier's chest, rather than directly detonating on impact like it is obviously supposed to.

GP-30 (40mm) mounted on an AK-74M
The fist AK-103 from the left is equipped with a GP-30.
The GP-30 after being fired. Normally, a 40mm grenade wouldn't have detonated at such a short distance.

M79 grenade launcher

Yuri (Oleg Poddubniy) uses an M79 grenade launcher to force open the van where Henry and Estelle are.

M79 grenade launcher - 40x46mm
Yuri seen in the television set, loading the M79 behind a smiling Akan.
Yuri readying the M79.

MGL Mk 1L (ICS-191 GLM airsoft replica)

Henry uses an airsoft version of the Milkor MGL Mk 1L in Akan's building.

ICS-191 GLM, an Airsoft replica of the Milkor MGL Mk 1L
Henry picking up the MGL Mk 1L.
Henry about to fire the MGL while holding a riot shield.


A mercenary uses what appears to be an RPG-26 against Henry and Katya, and one is seen in the weapons cache. Jimmy (Sharlto Copley) later uses the launcher against an enemy van.

RPG-26 - 72.5mm
The RPG seen on the mercenary's body.
The launcher is at the left.
"Big Ben!"


F-1 hand grenade

Jimmy (Sharlto Copley) and Henry (Sergey Valyaev, Andrey Dementyev and Ilya Naishuller) use F-1 hand grenades (likely the URG training version as a stand-in) throughout the film.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Jimmy with two F-1 grenades.
Henry pulling the pin of an F-1 grenade, following Jimmy's advice that "if you can hear them, but you can't shoot them, you can probably grenade them".

URG-N training hand grenade

Henry (Valyaev, Dementyev and Naishuller) uses URG-N training grenades standing in for RGD-5 hand grenades.

URG-N training grenade
In a production still, Ilya Naishuller (left) carries a URG-N along with an F-1 on his grenade belt.
Henry pulling the pin of a URG-N grenade.

Redon RD-5M Taser

Yuri (Oleg Poddubniy) uses a Chinese-made Redon RD-5M at the start of the film.

Redon RD-5M
Yuri holding the Redon RD-5M Taser while saying something nice.
Yuri about to use the RD-5M Taser on Henry. The built-in flashlight and laser sight appear to be turned off.

Custom Flamethrower

A goon (Aleksandr Pal) uses a custom flamethrower against Henry and Jimmy.

The goon about to fire the flamethrower.
Henry struggling with the goon.


Colt M1911A1

Henry is seen holding a Colt M1911A1 along with another prop looking 1911-styled pistol in the poster.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
The prop pistol on the left, and the M1911A1 on the right. It's interesting to note that in this promotional image, the ejection port on both of the featured pistols are shown to be on the left side of the slide rather than the right. Right side ejection ports are typically a default feature for most semi-automatic handguns (particularly on traditional M1911A1s) as the majority of users are right handed.


A DShK heavy machine gun was seen on a tank in behind-the-scenes, though it doesn't appear in the final movie.

DShKM on tripod - 12.7x108mm
This footage is included in the music video of "For The Kill" by Biting Elbows, which shows behind-the-scenes footage of the movie.

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