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Legacy of Rage

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Legacy of Rage
DVD Cover
Country HOK.jpg Hong Kong
Directed by Ronny Yu
Release Date 1986
Language Cantonese
Distributor D&B Films Company Ltd
Main Cast
Character Actor
Brandon Ma
Brandon Lee
Michael Wan Michael Wong

Legacy of Rage is a 1986 Hong Kong action film starring Brandon Lee, Michael Wong, Regina Kent, and Hoi Mang directed by Ronny Yu. This was Brandon Lee's first starring role, and his only role in a Hong Kong film. Despite the producers playing up Brandon Lee's lineage (hence the title), this is much more of a Hong Kong-style shoot-em-up, with only one fight scene (against his father's old friend, Bolo Yeung.)

The following weapons were used in the film Legacy of Rage:


Smith & Wesson Model 29

Brandon Ma (Brandon Lee) and Michael (Michael Wong) take a few shots with Michael's new nickel-plated Smith & Wesson Model 29. Brandon uses another S&W 29 in the end, it may be the same gun.

Smith & Wesson Model 29 with nickel finish - .44 Magnum.
Michael shows off his S&W 29.
Brandon does not take kindly to Michael's talk regarding his girlfriend.
When Brandon asks if Michael has any ammo for it, Michael offers these. But these are obviously not .44 Magnum rounds.
Brandon with the S&W 29 again in the end. It's not clear if this is supposed to be the same gun from the boat, or just some random henchman's S&W 29.

Smith & Wesson Model 64

Michael's plan to kill Sharky and have Brandon take the fall involves two identical snub-nosed Smith & Wesson Model 64s.

Smith & Wesson Model 64 Snub Nose - .38 Special This is the early variant.
The twin S&W 64's in a case. One is suppressed, to be used by Michael's henchman, Foo (Fui-On Shing).
Brandon with the S&W 64.
Brandon drops the S&W 64, believing he had killed Sharky.
Michael with an S&W 64 in the end. Again, this may or may not be the same gun from earlier.

Customized Llama IX-A

One of Brandon's weapons during his rampage is a customized two-tone Llama IX-A with custom grips, target sights and compensator.

A good shot of the Llama IX-A on the bottom. The target sights can be seen, as well as the external extractor. It has slanted grooves on the slide.
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The rib running along top of the slide is barely discernible here.
The pistol as it's locked open. The compensator can be seen on the end.

Colt Detective Special

Sharky (Chung Lin), a crooked cop working for the mob, carries a Colt Detective Special as his service weapon.

Colt Detective Special 3rd Gen - .38 Special
Sharky's DS in his bag.
Sharky aims his DS.
Sharky's DS on the ground after he's killed by Foo.

Colt Government

Various henchmen are seen carrying Colt Government pistols.

Colt Government Model M1911A1 - .45 ACP
A henchman with a stainless Colt Government when they chase Brandon into the hen house. Maybe he can hit him if he took off the shades?
Another henchman loads his blued Colt Government.
Yup, it's a Hong Kong action movie...

Smith & Wesson Model 10 (Snub-nosed)

Michael sees a snub-nosed Smith & Wesson Model 10 and makes a grab for it...

Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub nose revolver - .38 Special.
The six shots in the cylinder can be seen, as well as a S&W style cylinder release.

Smith & Wesson Model 10HB

...only for it to turn into a Smith & Wesson Model 10HB in a continuity error.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 with three inch barrel
Michael comes up with the S&W 10HB.
A henchman loads his S&W 10.

Submachine Guns

Uzi Carbine

Brandon uses a Uzi Carbine during his rampage in the end.

Uzi semiautomatic Carbine with 16" barrel (IMI Model A) - 9x19mm
An Uzi Carbine in Brandon's arsenal.
Brandon's Uzi Carbine in a bag of ammo. It's clear that the shotgun shells are empty.
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Uzi Pistol

Hoi (Hoi Mang) uses a pair of Uzi Pistols during the rampage. He later hands one to Brandon after Brandon runs out of ammo.

IMI Uzi Pistol with 25-round magazine - 9x19mm
Hoi fires his twin Uzi Pistols at upcoming cars.
Noticed the taped magazines.
Hoi performs a really cool magazine change. Note the distinctive grip shape of the pistol variant.
Brandon with one of Hoi's Uzi Pistols.


Franchi SPAS-12

Brandon uses a Franchi SPAS-12 shotgun during his rampage. Like most movie depictions of the SPAS-12, it is insanely powerful, blowing up cars with two shots.

Franchi SPAS-12 with butt hook attached to stock - 12 Gauge
Brandon picks out the SPAS-12.
The SPAS-12 in Brandon's arsenal.
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Brandon fires from Hoi's Land Rover.

Remington 870

A prison guard is armed with an Remington 870 shotgun.

Remington 870 Police Magnum Riot Shotgun - 12 Gauge
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Various 12-gauge pump shotguns

The prison guards are all armed with various 12-gauge shotguns. There's not enough detail to make out type.

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The filmmakers should be complemented for marking the passage of time by having the prison guards transition from summer khakis to winter blues.



Henchmen use original slab-sided M16 rifles.

M16 aka SP1 (flat "slab side receiver") with an A1 "birdcage" Flash hider, used to imitate the M16A1 in many Vietnam era movies. This version has a 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
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A henchman unnecessarily cycles a fresh round, flinging out a live round.
Another henchman loads his M16, offering up this great shot of the receiver.


Henchmen are also armed with XM16E1 rifles.

Currently seen Mockup of an XM16E1 (built from an M16A1 as the base) with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm.
The same henchman as above is seen with an XM16E1, which later turns into a slab-sided M16.


M67 Hand Grenade

Henchmen throw a M67 Hand Grenade into Hoi's Land Rover, but he manages to throw it back.

M67 fragmentation grenade
An M67 rolls around the Land Rover.
Hoi throws it back.

M203 Grenade Launcher

A henchman uses an M203 Grenade Launcher.

M203 grenade launcher - 40x46mm.
A henchman fires his M203.


Hoi, who did time on gun charges, still has a significant stash.

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