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The Loner (Le Solitaire)

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The Loner (Le Solitaire)
Le Solitaire poster.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Jacques Deray
Release Date 1987
Language French
Studio Cerito Films
Sara Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Commissioner Stan Jalard Jean-Paul Belmondo
Schneider Jean-Pierre Malo
Simon Lecache Michel Creton
Christian Lecache Franck Ayas
Commissioner Pezzoli Michel Beaune
Inspector Maurin Pierre Vernier
René Pignon François Dunoyer

The Loner (Le Solitaire) is a 1987 French crime movie directed by Jacques Deray and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo as police commissioner Stan Jalard. Stan's close friend Simon Lecache is killed by criminal Schneider, and now Stan's goal is finding Schneider and bringing him to justice.

The following weapons were used in the film The Loner (Le Solitaire):


Manurhin MR-73

Commissioner Stan Jalard's (Jean-Paul Belmondo) personal weapon is a Manurhin MR-73 Police with 4" barrel. Many other police detectives, officers and security guards carry MR-73 Police (with duty sights) revolvers with 4", 3" and 2.5" barrels.

MR-73 Gendarmie with Duty Sights - .357 Magnum
Manurhin MR-73 with 2.5 inch barrel
Inspector Simon Lecache (Michel Creton) holds a snub nose MR-73 in the opening scene.
Another view of Simon's revolver
Dead Simon still holds his revolver. A grip is seen.
An MR-73 is seen in holster of a dead security guard during the robbery of armoured van.
Schneider's henchman Rocky (Laurent Gendron) takes a revolver from another guard in the same scene.
Stan arrests a group of criminals.
A police inspector fires an MR-73 during the shootout on freight station.
Stan holds his revolver during the scene in casino.
He holds casino manager at gunpoint.
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Stan threatens a petty criminal Aldo Benani (Éric Denize).

Colt Python

In the final scenes Stan's revolver switches from a Manurhin MR-73 to another one that is seen only in holster. The grip of the revolver matches Colt Python, and the size of the holster fits 4" or 3" barrel.

Colt Python with 4" Barrel and factory wood grips - .357 Magnum
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Snub Nose Revolvers

In several scenes police inspectors are seen with snub nose revolvers of unidentified model. In final scene Schneider's girlfriend Sandra (Yolande Gilot) also uses a snub nose revolver.

A pair of police inspectors aim their revolvers.
Inspector Maurin (Pierre Vernier) carries a revolver in holster.
Sandra aims her revolver at Stan. It is a 6-shot revolver but not a snub nose MR-73 as it has unshrouded ejector rod.


Beretta M951

In the opening scene Schneider (Jean-Pierre Malo) is armed with a Beretta M951.

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm
Schneider aims his Beretta M951 at Simon Lecache (Michel Creton).
Schneider kills wounded Simon Lecache.

Beretta 93R

Beretta 93R is used by Schneider (Jean-Pierre Malo) in several scenes. Sandra (Yolande Gilot) holds the Beretta 93R during the robbery of the armoured van.

Beretta 93R with wood grips - 9x19mm
Sandra holds a pistol at the right.
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Schneider readies his Beretta 93R during the shootout in freight station.
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Schneider fires.
Schneider's Beretta 93R is seen in the final scene.

Walther P5

Walther P5 is Schneider's (Jean-Pierre Malo) backup weapon. In one scene an African French police inspector carries a P5.

Walther P5 - 9x19mm
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Schneider uses a P5 to kill police informant Sumatra (Guy Pannequin).
Schneider aims the pistol in the final scene.
A police inspector carries a P5 tucked at his belt.

Browning Hi-Power

Browning Hi-Power is used by Schneider's henchman Rocky (Laurent Gendron). When Stan Jalard interrogates arrested René Pignon (François Dunoyer), he shows a photo of Pignon holding a Hi-Power during a robbery.

Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian Mfg) - 9x19mm
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Rocky fires his pistol during the shootout on freight station.
Rocky packs the pistol and his share of loot when he tries to escape from Paris.
Pignon holds a Hi-Power on photo.

Walther P38

When René Pignon (François Dunoyer) is arrested by Stan Jalard, he surrenders a Walther P38.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
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Submachine Guns


MAT-49 SMGs are used by French policemen during the shootout on freight station.

MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
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Mini Uzi

Mini Uzi is used by Schneider (Jean-Pierre Malo) during the robbery of the armoured van. Later Schneider's henchman (uncredited) uses a Mini Uzi in attempt to kill Stan.

IMI Mini Uzi with stock folded - 9x19mm
Schneider with Mini Uzi.
Schneider fires Mini Uzi.
A henchman draws Mini Uzi...
...and fires.


SIG SG 542

SIG SG 542 rifles is used by Schneider's henchmen during the robbery of the armoured van.

SIG SG 542 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Rocky (Laurent Gendron) (at the right) and unnamed henchman fire their rifles.
A pair of henchmen stand at the van with readied guns.
Unnamed henchman aims his rifle at a guard.
The robbers take the loot.

Ruger AC556

A Ruger AC556 is used by a police inspector during the shootout at the freight station.

Ruger AC556 Carbine - 5.56x45mm
A police inspector holds Ruger AC556.
The same man (at the right) fires his rifle.

Ruger Mini-14

In the abovementioned scene another police inspector is armed with a Ruger Mini-14.

Ruger Mini-14 Standard Model with 30-round magazine - 5.56x45mm
A police inspector at the left holds Ruger Mini-14.
The same man holds his rifle at the background.


Atis R.G. 700

Stan uses a Atis R.G. 700 with pistol grip in the final scene.

Atis R.G. 700 - 12 gauge
Atis R.G. 700 with 4-round magazine and pistol grip - 12 Gauge
The shotgun in the trunk of Stan's car. The logo appears to belong to Franchi, who imported these shotguns to France in the 1980s.
A close view of the pump and barrel.
The pistol grip is seen.
Stan breaches the door of Schneider's room.
A good view of the shotgun.
The showdown.
The final.

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