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Kill the "Jackal" (Ubit "Shakala")

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Kill the "Jackal"
(Ubit "Shakala")
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DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Grigori Kokhan
Release Date 1991
Language Russian
Studio Kinostudiya 'Kiev-ASK'
Main Cast
Character Actor
Nikolay Alekseevich Petrov Evgeniy Zharikov
The Sergeant Oleg Maslennikov
Tatyana Nikolaevna Zhokhova Nina Kolchina-Bun
Stanislav Mikhailovich Zhokhov David Babaev
Erich Rimas Morkunas
Vladimir Kvaskov Evgeniy Smirnov
Rodion Romanovich Lisnevsky Vyacheslav Yezepov
Timur Bimbulat Vatayev
Gavrilych Yuriy Mazhuga

Kill the "Jackal" (Russian: Убить "Шакала"; Ubit "Shakala") is the 1991 Soviet detective movie loosely based on Agatha Christie's novel Murder on the Orient Express (the first part is very close, but the second part is completely different from the original novel). An armed gang led by a mysterious crime boss, named the Jackal, robs a jewelry shop and kills a couple militiamen (Soviet policeman). A few days later, an unsolved murder is committed in the train Simferopol-Kiev. Militian detective Nikolay Alekseevich Petrov (Evgeniy Zharikov) soon realizes the relation between these two crimes, but any of the other passengers may be the Jackal.

The following weapons were used in the film Kill the "Jackal" (Ubit "Shakala"):

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Makarov PM

Makarov PM pistols can be seen in the hands of several characters.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm
The Jackal holds the Makarov. (Spoiler Alert: The Jackal is actually Vladimir Kvaskov. (Evgeniy Smirnov)).
The Sergeant (Oleg Maslennikov) holds his pistol while being shot at.
Nikolay Alekseevich Petrov (Evgeniy Zharikov), the detective, with the pistol during the shootout.

Nagant M1895 (Mocked up as Webley Bulldog)

A Nagant M1895, modified to resemble a Webley Bulldog revolver is used by one of the Jackal's henchmen. The same gun previously used in Cabbages and Kings.

Nagant M1895 Revolver with 3.3" barrel - 7.62x38R Nagant
Webley RIC Bulldog Model 83 - .45 caliber
A gangster with the revolver.
The side positioned ejector is seen.

Submachine Guns

M1928A1 Thompson

One of the Jackal's gangsters fires a M1928A1 Thompson with 20-round magazine and buttstock removed at the film beginning.

M1928A1 Thompson with a Stick Magazine - .45 ACP
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Several Spetsnaz soldiers, as well as Jackal's gangsters, can be seen armed with the AKS-74U rifles.

AKS-74U - 5.45x39mm
A gangster fires at the Soviet police at the film beginning.
Another of the Jackal's gangsters (Aleksey Maystrenko) with the rifle.
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Soldier with the rifle.
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Dragunov SVD

At least one Spetsnaz sniper fires a SVD.

SVD Dragunov sniper rifle - 7.62x54mm R
At the center.
The sniper fires.
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AK rifle

An unknown AK-style rifle can be seen in the hands of one Spetsnaz soldier. It may be an AKM or an AK-74.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
AK-74 - 5.45x39mm
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The Jackal tries to use a hand grenade at the film climax, but that was taken from him by Nikolay Petrov. Although it's most likely the F-1 or the RGD-5, there's no point to make a correct ID.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
RGD-5 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Nikolay disarms the Jackal.

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