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Film Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Avi Nesher
Release Date 1996
Language English
Studio Conquistador Entertainment
Home Box Office (HBO)
Mahagonny Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Capt. Karl 'Hawk' May Olivier Gruner
Jonas Ambler John Ritter
McClean Robert Culp
Jack Cochran Ed Lauter
Phoenix Martin Kove
Klinge Lindsey Ginter
Bad Dave Nils Allen Stewart

The following weapons were used in the film Mercenary:

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The M1911A1 is a very popular firearm in the movie. Phoenix (Martin Kove) and several of his mercenaries fire suppressed M1911A1s at the film's beginning. The kidnapper's henchman briefly uses a M1911A1. Bandit Boss (Duke Valenti) fires a M1911A1 one time. Jack Cochran (Ed Lauter), Alan Bailey (Michael Zelniker) and, one of their mercenaries uses M1911A1s in the second part of the movie.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol - 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.
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Mercenary shoots policeman.
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Phoenix (Martin Kove) fires.
Mercenary fires...
...but a second later he is fatally shot.
Kidnapper's henchman threatens 'Hawk' (Olivier Gruner).
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Bandit Boss (Duke Valenti) draws the pistol...
...and fires it.
Bandit Boss (Duke Valenti) aims.
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Jack Cochran (Ed Lauter) aims.
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Dying Alan Bailey (Michael Zelniker) tries to use the pistol.

Browning Hi-Power

Jonas Ambler (John Ritter) uses a Browning Hi-Power during several scenes.

Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian Mfg) - 9x19mm
Jonas Ambler (John Ritter) aims.
Jonas Ambler (John Ritter) accidentally fires his pistol during training when he slips on a bottle.
Jonas Ambler (John Ritter) covers with his pistol.
Jonas Ambler (John Ritter) puts his pistol on the barrel.

Beretta 92F/FS

Policemen and several security guards fire Beretta 92F/FS pistols at the film's beginning. Phoenix (Martin Kove) fires another Beretta 92F/FS at the same moment. One of Hawk's men briefly holds one. Kidnapper's henchman briefly use Beretta 92F/FS.

Beretta 92F - 9x19mm. The cosmetic differences are very slight and hard to see between this gun and the newer 92FS. Most of the changes are the inner workings of the gun.
Injured policeman tries to uses his pistol.
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Security guard is shot dead, still holds his pistol.
Security guard at the right.
Security guard at the right.
Security guard at the right.
Phoenix (Martin Kove) fires.
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At the left.
At the left.
Kidnapper's henchman draws the gun.
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Makarov PM

One of Phoenix's mercenaries can be seen armed with the Makarov PM

Russian Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
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M1911 Style Pistols

Several M1911 Style Pistols can be seen in the hands of several security guards at the film's beginning. Bodyguard of Jonas Ambler (John Ritter) briefly holds one. Kidnapper's henchman tries to fire an M1911 Style Pistol.

Security guard at the left.
Security guard at the left.
Security guard at the left.
Security guard draws his pistol...
...only to be fatally shot.
Security guard fires.
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Bodyguard of Jonas Ambler (John Ritter) with the pistol.
Kidnapper's henchman draws the pistol...
...but couldn't use it.


Sawn-off Double Barreled Shotgun

Barman (Kevin Knotts) fires a Sawn-off Double Barreled Shotgun.

Sawed off side by side shotgun with exposed hammers - 12 gauge
Hammers are seen.
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Barman fires.

Franchi SPAS-12

'Hawk' (Olivier Gruner) uses a Franchi SPAS-12 and alternates it with his suppressed Mini Uzi until both weapons run out of ammo during a surprise ambush from Phoenix and his mercenaries. One of Alan's mercenaries uses another one.

Franchi SPAS-12 with butt hook attached to stock - 12 gauge
'Hawk' (Olivier Gruner) fires.
'Hawk' (Olivier Gruner) fires his shotgun.
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Mercenary aims.
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Mossberg 500 Field Gun

One kidnapper henchman briefly holds a Mossberg 500 Field Gun.

Mossberg 500A Field Gun with 28" Barrel - 12 gauge
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Submachine Guns

Mini Uzi

Capt. Karl 'Hawk' May (Olivier Gruner) uses a suppressed Mini Uzi. He alternates it with his Franchi SPAS-12 until both weapons run out of ammo.

Mini Uzi with suppressor - 9x19mm
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'Hawk' fires his suppressed Mini Uzi when he and his mercenaries get surprise ambushed by Phoenix and his mercenaries.
'Hawk' fires his suppressed Mini Uzi when he and his mercenaries get surprise ambushed by Phoenix and his mercenaries.

Beretta M12

A Beretta M12 can be seen in the hands of one of 'Hawk's men.

Beretta PM12S - 9x19mm.
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MP5K Airsoft Replica

Several Yakuza carry airsoft Heckler & Koch MP5Ks.

Daisy Airsoft Model 14 Heckler & Koch MP5K
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Unknown AK carbine

One of Klinge's mercenaries carries an AK-74-type compact carbine.

Klinge's man with the carbine.

Olympic Arms OA-93

Bad Dave (Nils Allen Stewart) uses an Olympic Arms OA-93.

Olympic Arms OA-93 - 5.56x45mm
Bad Dave (Nils Allen Stewart) with the rifle at the right.
Bad Dave (Nils Allen Stewart) covers.
Bad Dave (Nils Allen Stewart) fires.
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Galil AR

One of Phoenix's mercenaries fires a scoped and suppressed Galil AR at the film beginning.

IMI Galil AR - 5.56x45mm NATO
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Close view.
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Norinco Type 56-1

The Norinco Type 56-1 can be seen in the hands of one of Phoenix's mercenaries. All shots of it are blurred. Phoenix (Martin Kove) and many of his mercenaries can be seen with Norinco Type 56-1s. Klinge (Lindsey Ginter) and his men use it as well. Kurdish Woman (Patricia Skeriotis) tries to uses it, but it jams. Several nomads carry Norinco Type 56-1 rifles during the siege. 'Hawk' (Olivier Gruner) takes one after crushing Phoenix's throat with it and uses it during the escape and in the final battle. Jonas Ambler (John Ritter) takes it from a dead mercenary, but never fires it.

Norinco Type 56-1 (under-folding stock variant), early model with milled receiver - 7.62x39mm
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Mercenary fires.
Phoenix fires his rifle when he and mercenaries surprise ambush 'Hawk' and his mercenaries.
'Hawk' (Olivier Gruner) disarms Phoenix (Martin Kove).
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'Hawk' fires Phoenix's rifle at Phoenix's mercenaries while trying to find Jonas.
'Hawk' fires Phoenix's rifle at Phoenix's mercenaries after jumping out a window from an explosion he caused.
Klinge (Lindsey Ginter) with the rifle.
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Klinge (Lindsey Ginter) takes cover with his rifle.
Nomad fires.
Another nomad aims.
Hawk's rifle on the ground.
'Hawk' fires his rifle at Cochran's mercenaries during the final battle.
'Hawk' fires his rifle at Cochran's mercenaries while rolling during the final battle.
'Hawk' fires his rifle at Alan Bailey.

Norinco Type 56C

One of Phoenix mercenaries is armed with the Norinco Type 56C. All shots of it were blurred as well.

Norinco Type 56C (also known as the QBZ-56C) with 20-round magazine - 7.62x39mm
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Klinge (Lindsey Ginter) briefly uses an AKS-74U.

AKS-74U (also referred to as the "AKSU" or 'Krinkov') - 5.45x39mm
Klinge (Lindsey Ginter) fires.

Colt XM177

Several of Alan's mercenaries carry Colt XM177s.

Colt Model 629 - 5.56x45mm. This was the last variant of the XM177 rifle used in the Vietnam War.
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Perfect view of the rifle.

Norinco Type 56-2

A Norinco Type 56-2 is used by one of Hawk's men.

Norinco Type 56-2 (side-folding stock variant) - 7.62x39mm
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At the left.
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Several of Klinge's (Lindsey Ginter) mercenaries carry AIM rifles.

AIM - 7.62x39mm
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Sniper Rifles

Galil Sniper Rifle

One of Hawk's men is armed with the Galil Sniper Rifle. All shot of it were blurred.

IWI New Galil Sniper with synthetic furniture and Harris bipod - 7.62x51mm NATO
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SVD Dragunov

'Hawk' (Olivier Gruner) takes an SVD Dragunov equipped with a 1PN34 NSPU night vision sight from one of Phoenix mercenaries. 'Hawk' exchanges his rifle with Jonas' Norinco Type 56-1 before the final battle. Jonas Ambler (John Ritter) briefly holds it at the film's climax but never fires it due to being disarmed by Cochran.

SVD Dragunov sniper rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Rifle is seen at the left.
'Hawk' (Olivier Gruner) with the rifle.
'Hawk' (Olivier Gruner) aims the rifle.
'Hawk' (Olivier Gruner) fires the rifle.
Jonas Ambler (John Ritter) aims.
Jonas Ambler (John Ritter) with the rifle.
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Machine Guns

M60D machine gun (modded to look like a DShK)

Several armored cars are equipped with the M60 machine gun modded to look like a DShK. 'Hawk' (Olivier Gruner) fires one during one scene. Another M60 machine gun can be seen in Phoenix's base.

M60D machine gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
DShKM on tripod - 12.7x108mm (for comparison)
'Hawk' fires the M60D from the helicopter during his escape with Jonas.
'Hawk' fires the M60D from the helicopter during his escape with Jonas.
Machine gun in Phoenix's base.
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'Hawk' fires the M60D from the armored car during a chase.


M26 hand grenade

'Hawk' (Olivier Gruner) ambushes with M26 hand grenades.

M26 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
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M67 hand grenade

'Hawk' (Olivier Gruner) uses the M67 hand grenade.

M67 fragmentation grenade
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Rocket Khrupkiy can be seen in Phoenix's base.

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