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Hold-Up poster.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
CAN.jpg Canada
Directed by Alexandre Arcady
Release Date 1985
Language French
Studio Cerito Films
Les Films Ariane
Main Cast
Character Actor
Grimm Jean-Paul Belmondo
Lise Kim Cattrall
Georges Guy Marchand
Police Commissioner Simon Labrosse Jean-Pierre Marielle
Police Inspector Fox Jean-Claude de Goros

Hold-Up is a 1985 French-Canadian crime comedy directed by Alexandre Arcady. Jean-Paul Belmondo stars in the film as Grimm, a criminal who has a crafty plan to rob the most secure bank in Montreal. Hold-Up was an adaptation of the Jay Cronley novel Quick Change, which was later adapted into a 1990 heist comedy co-directed and starring Bill Murray.

The following weapons were used in the film Hold-Up:


Colt Python

A Colt Python with 6-inch barrel is used by Grimm (Jean-Paul Belmondo) during the bank robbery.

Colt Python with 6" Barrel - .357 Magnum
Grimm, disguised as circus clown, aims his revolver at Frankie (Raymond Aquilon), bank security guard.
A close view of the revolver.
Grimm aims the revolver at bank director (Georges Carrere) while Frankie explains: "The clown is fake. The revolver is real!".
The muzzle and the cylinder are seen.
Another close view at Grimm's Python.
Grimm holds Georges (Guy Marchand) as a hostage.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

Most Montreal police officers carry old-fashioned Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolvers.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special
A view at the muzzle.
Two officers aims their revolvers.
One more officer aims his revolver.
One more officer with S&W Model 10.
A police officer aims his S&W Model 10 (red number 2).
A police detective with an S&W Model 10 is seen between two SWAT officers (who are armed with M16 and AR-18 assault rifles.

Smith & Wesson Model 28

A Smith & Wesson Model 28 with 4-inch barrel is a personal weapon of Police Inspector Fox (Jean-Claude de Goros).

Smith & Wesson Model 28 'Highway Patrolman' with 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
Inspector Fox aims his revolver (red number 1).
A closer view at Fox's revolver.
A grip of Fox's revolver is seen.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

A Smith & Wesson Model 36 is a personal weapon of Police Commissioner Simon Labrosse (Jean-Pierre Marielle).

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special - 5 shot. First pattern with flat latch cylinder release.
Labrosse draws his revolver.
Labrosse holds his revolver.
Another view at the S&W Model 36.
The revolver is seen in holster.

Various revolvers

Various unidentified revolvers are seen in several scens.

Frankie (Raymond Aquilon) has a revolver in holster.
A close and blurry view at a police officer's revolver in holster.
A police officer aims his revolver. It has a target front sight.

Browning Hi-Power

Several Montreal SWAT officers carry pistols in addition to their M16s or sniper rifles. These pistols are seen only in holsters, but they greatly resemble Browning Hi-Power.

Browning Hi-Power "Type 73" - 9x19mm. These Hi-Powers feature elongated bushings different from Hi-Powers Made before 1973 and after the MK II Series.
A SWAT sniper with bolt action rifle and pistol. The shape of the pistol greatly resemble Hi-Power.
A pistol is seen in holster of a man at the right.

Submachine Guns


Uzi submachine guns are seen in hands of police officers and detectives.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
A blurry but still recognizable Uzi in hands of a detective.
An Uzi is seen in hands of one of the police officers.

Smith & Wesson 76

A Smith & Wesson 76 is seen in hands of a detective.

Smith & Wesson M76 - 9x19mm
One of the detectives carry a Smith & Wesson 76 SMG while others are armed with M16s.

Heckler & Koch MP5

Several SWAT officers are armed with Heckler & Koch MP5 SMGs. They are seen very briefly and at a distance so it's impossible to say for sure if they are MP5A3s or converted HK 94 Carbines.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with original "slimline" forearm - 9x19mm


Franchi SPAS-12

Several Montreal police SWAT officers carry Franchi SPAS-12 shotguns.

Franchi SPAS-12 with butt hook attached to stock - 12 Gauge
A SWAT officer with SPAS-12 is seen at the background.
SWAT officers on the rooftop. The second man from the right holds a SPAS-12 while others are armed with M16s.

Smith & Wesson 3000

Police officers are seen with a pistol-gripped Smith & Wesson 3000 Shotgun.

Smith & Wesson 3000 shotgun with black synthetic furniture and folding stock - 12 gauge
A police officer at the background holds the shotgun.
A police officer holds the shotgun with folding stock.
Here the folding stock is seen more clearly.

High Standard Flite King

A High Standard Flite King is one of the shotguns carried by law enforcement.

High Standard FLITE KING K-1200 Riot Standard Model (Catalog #8111) - 12 gauge. This is the screen used shotgun, held by Steve McQueen in the film The Getaway (1972).
A police officer holds the pump action shotgun.
Commissioner Labrosse (Jean-Pierre Marielle) takes the shotgun from the officer.
Labrosse leads his "army" with the shotgun in hand.

Winchester 1300

A Winchester 1300 shotgun is another shotgun used by law enforcement.

Winchester 1300 - 12 Gauge
A detective at the background holds the pump action shotgun.



Most Montreal police SWAT officers carry M16A1s, some of them with A2-style handguards. The rifles are seen with both 20- and 30-round magazines.

M16A1 with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
M16A1 with A2 style handguards - 5.56x45mm
A SWAT officer holds his M16.
Another SWAT officer with M16 with 20-round magazine. He also carries some unidentified pistol in holster.
Two SWAT members with M16 on the rooftop.
A close view at the A2-style handguard.
A SWAT officer aims his M16 with A2-style handguard and 30-rounds magazine. Next to him a police detective holds a Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver. Another SWAT officer is armed with Armalite AR-18.
SWAT officers with M16 and a bolt action sniper rifle.
SWAT officers with M16 on the rooftop. The second man from the right holds a SPAS-12 shotgun.

Armalite AR-18

Several Montreal police SWAT officers carry Armalite AR-18 assault rifles.

Armalite AR-18 with 30 round magazine 5.56mm
A SWAT officer at the background is armed with AR-18, while another SWAT officer carry an M16. Between them a police detective holds a Smith & Wesson Model 10.
A close view at AR-18.

Ruger AC556

A Ruger AC556 is seen in hands of a police detective.

Ruger AC556 Carbine - 5.56x45mm
A police detective with AC556 is seen at the background (red number 3).

Remington Model 700

SWAT snipers carry what appear to be Remington 700 rifles.

Remington 700 BDL rifle with no iron sights and scope (current production) - .308 Winchester
A sniper holds a rifle.
Another sniper with his rifle.
One of SWAT officers is armed with a bolt action sniper rifle.
A sniper holds his rifle fitted with bipod, sniper scope and sound suppressor.
The same sniper folds the bipod of his rifle.

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