Hidden Assassin is a 1995 independent action film starring Dolph Lundgren, John Ashton and Maruschka Detmers directed by Ted Kotcheff, whose previous works include First Blood and Uncommon Valor. Released theatrically in most European markets as "The Shooter," the film was retitled when it was purchased by Miramax for an American home video release. Originally due to be filmed in Paris, filming was shifted to Prague, partly for cost reasons. There are two versions, a 89 minute American edit, and a 104 minute international edit.
The following weapons were used in the film Hidden Assassin:
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Most of the characters, including Michael Dane (Dolph Lundgren) and Alex Reed (John Ashton) use SIG-Sauer P228 pistols in the film. There are some continuity errors where the P228 switches with an Astra A-100 however.
SIG-Sauer P228 - 9x19mm. This is a really well worn movie blank adapted gun
Dane searches the kitchen for Simone.
Dane's P228 on the ledge. It'll turn into an A-100 in the next shot.
SIG-Sauer P228s sometimes become Astra A-100s and vice versa.
Reed hands Dane a spare A-100. Notice the shape of the hammer.
Dane's dropped P228 is now an A-100.
Michael Dane has a SIG-Sauer P226 while in the CIA safehouse. Henchmen carry it as well.
A factory black (K-Kote) SIG-Sauer P226 pistol chambered in 9x19mm. This is a real movie gun and has appeared in several motion pictures.
Dane with his P226 in the CIA safehouse. Notice the shape of the trigger guard and the double stack bulges.
A henchman (Michael Rogers) uses a Retay Eagle until it is taken away by Simone Rosset (Maruschka Detmers). She uses it and then gives it to Michael Dane.
Retay Eagle - 9mm P.A.K. blanks
A henchman holds the Retay Eagle on Simone.
Simone with the Retay Eagle trying to stop an escaping helicopter.
Dane doing his best Chow Yun-Fat
impression with a Retay Eagle in one hand and a P226 in the other.
Notice the flash coming out of the top rather than the muzzle.
Smith & Wesson Model 19
Prague police carry Smith & Wesson Model 19's as their service weapons. Simone's friend Marcus (Petr Drozda) also carries one, until it is taken away by Michael Dane. Michael uses it when tracking Simone on a train.
Smith & Wesson Model 19 Combat Magnum - .357 Magnum
Prague police hold their SW19's on Reed.
Marcus holds Dane at gunpoint.
Belgado (Pablo Scola) uses a nickel-plated Astra 300 at the end of the film.
Belgado trades fire with Dane on the roof.
The Cuban Ambassador's body guard (Robert Thomas) pulls out a Glock 17 briefly.
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.
A quick shot of the Glock after the ambassador is gunned down.
Various henchman are armed with Sa 25 submachine guns. Dick Powell's (Gavan O'Herlihy) Spectre M4 turns into one in a continuity error, and Michael Dane uses that one after Powell is injured.
An assassin drops his Sa 25 after being shot.
Powell's Sa 25 on the roof.
Dane uses Powell's Sa 25.
Dick Powell briefly chases after the conspirators with a commandeered Spectre M4 submachine gun. It turns into a Sa 25 submachine gun in the next scene.
A brief glimpse of Powell's Spectre M4.
A henchman (Martin Hub) uses a Benelli M3 shotgun with a folding stock before it is taken away by Michael Dane. Simone uses it in the next scene.
Benelli M3T Super 90 with top folding stock - 12 Gauge
A henchman fires at Dane. The henchman fires it pump action.
Simone takes out another assassin with the M3. There were some inconsistency with the sound however, as her gunshots were fast enough to indicate semi-automatic fire, yet the sound of a pump action was thrown in the middle of it all.
Steyr AUG SR
The Steyr AUG SR is used by the sniper in the sewer at the start of the movie.
A Steyr AUG Special Receiver - 5.56x45mm. AUG A2 models are the Austrian military firearm, the imported weapon into the U.S. was named the AUG Special Receiver.
The sniper's AUG. It's hard to see, but it IS a sewer after all.
The sniper leaves the AUG after the assassination.
Alex Reed uses an SVD Dragunov until it is taken away by Michael Dane.
SVD Dragunov sniper rifle - 7.6x54mm R
Dane with the SVD after he takes it away from Reed.
Vz.54 Sniper Rifle
A sniper shoots at Michael and Simone with a Vz. 54 sniper rifle. Prague police snipers are armed with Vz. 54's as well. Alberto Torena (Simón Andreu) takes one off of a dead police sniper in the end.
Vz. 54 Sniper Rifle - 7.6x54mm R
An assassin takes aim at Dane and Simone in Reed's apartment.
Torena with the Vz. 54. He contemplates shooting Dane with it.
Belgado drops a time bomb down the sewer grate to eliminate the evidence.