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Hold the Dark

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Hold the Dark
Hold the Dark poster.jpg
Original poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Jeremy Saulnier
Release Date 2018
Language English
Studio Addictive Pictures
Film Science
VisionChaos Productions
Distributor Netflix
Main Cast
Character Actor
Russell Core Jeffrey Wright
Medora Slone Riley Keough
Vernon Slone Alexander Skarsgård
Cheeon Julian Black Antelope
Donald Marium James Badge Dale
Susan Savonna Spracklin
Arnie Jonathan Whitesell
Shan Macon Blair
Hunter John Peter McRobbie
Illanaq Tantoo Cardinal

The following weapons were used in the film Hold the Dark:



Beretta 92FS

Vernon Slone (Alexander Skarsgård) carries a Beretta 92FS during his service in Iraq.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
An injured Slone draws his Beretta.

Springfield Armory Mil-Spec M1911A1

Cheeon (Julian Black Antelope) owns a Springfield Armory Mil-Spec M1911A1. At one point, he gives it to Vernon Slone (Alexander Skarsgård).

Springfield Armory M1911-A1 "Mil-Spec" Parkerized version with Springfield logo grips - .45 ACP
Vernon aims the Springfield, given to him by Cheeon.
Cheeon rests the pistol on his knee.


Vernon Slone (Alexander Skarsgård) owns an M1911A1, which he uses at one point.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP. This has a deep Colt factory blued finish, common for commercial variants before and after the war.
Vernon opens the box with the pistol.
Vernon draws his pistol...
...and aims.

Smith & Wesson 5906

Nearly all policemen (including Donald Marium (James Badge Dale), Arnie (Jonathan Whitesell), Corey (Gabriel Cross), Mike (Ryan Irving), and an unnamed one (Eric Keenleyside)) carry a Smith & Wesson 5906 as their duty sidearm.

Smith & Wesson 5906, late model with adjustable sights and blue-steel hammer and trigger - 9x19mm
Mike (at the right) and an unnamed policeman (at the left, played by Eric Keenleyside) both carry holstered sidearms (one of which is pointed by the red arrow).
Another policeman with a holstered pistol.
Marium hands his Smith & Wesson to Arnie.
The grip of the pistol can be seen in the policeman's holster.
Arnie takes cover, his pistol in his hand.
Marium draws his Smith & Wesson.
A better view of the Smith & Wesson in Marium's hands.
Marium holsters his Smith & Wesson.
The handgun can be seen in Corey's holster.


Remington 870

At least one policeman can be seen with a Remington 870. After his death, Russell Core (Jeffrey Wright) grabs his shotgun and fires it several times.

Remington 870 Police Magnum Riot Shotgun - 12 gauge
A policeman grabs the shotgun from the car.
The same character can be seen at the far right.
The shotgun drops to the ground after its owner gets shot.
The loading port can be seen in this screenshot.
Core grabs the shotgun and fires it.

Remington 870P

Another policeman can be seen with a Remington 870P modified with a slug barrel.

Remington 870P with rifle sights and SpeedFeed Standard Stock - 12 gauge
A policeman fires the shotgun.
The same policeman can be seen in the background.
The same policeman holds the shotgun while being shot.

12 Gauge O/U Shotgun(Sawn-Off)

Cheeon uses sawed-off 12 Gauge O/U Shotgun to make a trap.

A Sawn-off Browning Over and Under shotgun - 12 gauge (Photoshoped).
A sawed-off shotgun is attached above the door.

Webley & Scott Bolt-Action Shotgun

A Webley & Scott Bolt-Action Shotgun can be seen in Vernon Slone's memories.

Webley & Scott Bolt-Action Shotgun .410
A good view of the shotgun.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

A Heckler & Koch MP5A2 can be seen used by Donald Marium (James Badge Dale) during the shootout.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with "tropical" wide handguard - 9x19mm
Marium takes cover with his MP5. Arnie to his right holds a Smith & Wesson pistol.
Marium aims his MP5.

Thompson SMG

At least one policeman very briefly uses a Thompson SMG of unknown model during the shootout.

M1928A1 Thompson with 20-round magazine and without Cutts compensator - .45 ACP
The policeman at the left goes down holding the gun.


Ruger Mini-14

Medora Slone (Riley Keough) owns a Ruger Mini-14, which she later gives to Russell Core (Jeffrey Wright). Cheeon also holds a Mini-14 in one scene, and another Mini-14 can be seen used by a policeman during the shootout.

Stainless Steel Ruger Mini-14 GB-F ("Government Barrel, Folding Stock") - 5.56x45mm
The rifle can be seen in the background.
Medora puts the rifle on the floor.
Core carries the rifle on a sling (the muzzle is covered by tape for protection from the snow).
The rifle lies in the snow.
Core aims his rifle.
A perfect view of the rifle in the Cheeon's hands.
Policeman (at the right) aims his rifle.

M4A1 Carbine

Nearly all US Army soldiers, including Vernon Slone (Alexander Skarsgård) and a corporal (Conor Boru) are armed with M4A1 Carbines in Iraq. Numerous police officers can also be seen with the M4A1 Carbine in several scenes.

Colt M4A1 with 6 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm
Corporal (Conor Boru) carries the M4 Carbine.
Vernon with his M4 Carbine on his sling.
Vernon carries his M4 Carbine on his sling.
The soldier at the far right holds an M4 Carbine.
A policeman fires his M4 Carbine.
The third policeman from the right holds an M4 Carbine.
The policeman at the right fires his M4 Carbine, while carrying a S&W in his holster.
The policemen at the center are both armed with M4 Carbines.
One of the officers is gunned down.
The second policeman from the right carries an M4 Carbine.


An AKMS can be very briefly seen in the hands of an Iraqi militant.

AKMS - 7.62x39mm
The Iraqi militant is gunned down and drops his rifle. Note the curved mag and folded stock.

Winchester Model 70

At least one policeman can be seen with a Winchester Model 70. Another Winchester Model 70 can be seen on a hunter's snowmobile.

Winchester Model 70 - .458 Winchester Magnum. This is the actual screen-used rifle carried and fired by Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry.
The policeman to the left holds this rifle. Note the wooden stock.
The same policeman at the back aims his rifle...
...but is gunned down.
The rifle is attached to the snowmobile.

Tikka T3

A Tikka T3 can be seen used by several policeman (include Donald Marium (James Badge Dale)) as well as Russell Core (Jeffrey Wright).

Tikka T3 Varmint with blued barrel and action. - 7x64mm
The policeman holds the rifle (pointed by the red arrow).
The policeman runs with his rifle in his hands.
The policeman at the center holds the rifle.
Marium takes his rifle from the plane.
Core aims Donald's rifle.
Core takes cover with the rifle in his hands.
Core waits for an ambush with the rifle.

Heckler & Koch HK91A2

A Heckler & Koch HK91A2 can be briefly seen in the hands of a policeman during the shootout.

Heckler & Koch HK91A2 with fixed stock (Note lack of third position for automatic fire) - 7.62x51mm NATO
The policeman at the center takes the rifle from the car.
The policeman fires his H&K.

Lee-Speed Sporter

The Innkeeper (Maureen Thomas) fires a Lee-Speed Sporter at Vernon.

Two well preserved specimens of Lee-Speed Sporters.
The Innkeeper works the bolt.
The Innkeeper raises her Lee-Speed.
The Innkeeper charges the Lee-Enfield after firing.
The Innkeeper raises her rifle again. Note the typical Lee Enfield magazine.
The Innkeeper fires her Lee-Speed.
The Innkeeper fires her Lee-Speed again.

Remington Model 8 or Winchester Model 1907

A rifle, which vaguely resembles a Remington Model 8 or Winchester Model 1907, can be briefly seen carried by a deer hunter.

Winchester Model 1907 with 5-round magazine - .351 Winchester
Remington Model 8 semiautomatic rifle - chambered in .25, .30, .32, and .35 Rem
The hunter behind the snowmobile driver carries the rifle on a sling.
Another view of the rifle.
Note the bright receiver.

Unknown Rifle

An unknown rifle can be very briefly seen on the shoulder of a hunter in the airport.

The hunter carries the rifle on a sling (pointed by the red arrow).

Remington Model 742

What appears to be a Remington Model 742 can be seen in a promotional photo, but is not present in the final movie.

Remington 742 - .30-06 Springfield
Promotional photo.

Machine Guns

Browning M2HB

Several Browning M2HB machine guns can be seen used by US Army soldiers (most notably by Vernon Slone (Alexander Skarsgård)) in Iraq.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
Vernon aims the Browning.
The camera moves, giving a better look at the barrel of the Browning.
Vernon fires the Browning machine gun.
A close-up from behind.

M60 machine gun

Cheeon (Julian Black Antelope) fires an M60 machine gun during the shootout.

M60 machine gun with bipod extended - 7.62x51mm NATO
Cheeon aims his M60 at the police.
Another view of the same scene.
Cheeon aims his M60 after reloading it.
Cheeon is injured, but still tries to fire his M60.
Note the tripod mount.
A closer view at the buttstock.

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