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Nothing But Trouble

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Nothing But Trouble
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Dan Aykroyd
Release Date 1991
Language English
Studio Warner Bros.
Distributor Warner Bros.
Main Cast
Character Actor
Chris Thorne Chevy Chase
Judge Alvin 'J.P' Valkenheiser / Bobo Dan Aykroyd
Dennis / Eldona John Candy
Diane Lightson Demi Moore
Miss Purdah Valri Bromfield
Fausto Squiriniszu Taylor Negron
Renalda Squiriniszu Bertila Damas

Nothing But Trouble is a 1991 horror comedy starring Chevy Chase, John Candy and Demi Moore and was co-written and directed by co-star Dan Aykroyd.

The following weapons were used in the film Nothing But Trouble:

Submachine Guns

Spectre M4

The most prominent weapon in the film, the Spectre M4 SMG is carried by Valkenvania Police Chief Constable Dennis Valkenheiser (John Candy), and used by Constable 'Miss Purdah' (Valri Bromfield). The Spectres in the film do not have foregrips nor the folding stocks.

An interesting note, the semiautomatic-only version of the Spectre has no foregrip or folding stock, like the weapons in the film. However, the Spectre fired by Miss Purdah in the film is fully-automatic. As such, these guns could very well be either full-auto versions that simply have the foregrips and folding stocks removed, or perhaps semi-auto versions (with the firing gun simply being one converted to full-auto).

Spectre-HC (imported into the USA as the "SITES Falcon"), the semi-automatic pistol version of the Spectre M4 with the stock and forward grip removed - 9x19mm
Spectre SMG carried in the hand of Chief Constable Dennis Valkenheiser (John Candy), after he orders Chris Thorne (Chevy Chase) to follow him. Note good trigger discipline.
"Chiefy, pal - I was only kiddin'.."
Dennis points a Spectre at Arthur (Daniel Baldwin), instantly after he knocks away a Colt Python Snub Arthur pulls on him. Note the missing folding-stock.
Constable 'Miss Purdah' (Valri Bromfield), wields a Spectre. Note missing foregrip.


Smith & Wesson 639

What appears best to be a Smith & Wesson 639 pistol is carried by Miss Purdah in one of her dual reverse-draw holsters - Best seen in the larger shot of when she aims her CAR-15 alongside her vehicle.

Smith & Wesson 639, early model - 9x19mm
Miss Purdah has a S&W 639 pistol in her left-side reverse-draw holster (The closer one shown) as she aims her CAR-15. Though difficult to tell, the pistol appears to have a slightly rounded backstrap, unlike the 659 and 645, which are straight.

Beretta 92FS Inox

The pistol in Miss Purdah's other holster best appears to be a Beretta 92FS Inox.

Beretta 92FS INOX - 9x19mm. This pistol is a screen used gun from the film Fair Game.
The Beretta 92FS Inox in her right-side holster (farthest one away), better seen in the next picture.
Alternate angle of the holstered 92FS Inox.

Walther PPK

Alvin Valkenheiser's (Dan Aykroyd) personal weapon appears to be a stainless Walther PPK pistol. Chris Thorne (Chevy Chase) very briefly handles this weapon. The PPK in this film appears to have engraving on the slide and Ivory grips.

Walther PPK stainless - 9mm Kurz aka 9x17mm (.380 ACP)
Chris removes the Walther PPK from it's holster as he searches Alvin's room.
Alvin (Dan Aykroyd) frantically waves and shoots his PPK. It is rather difficult to get a decently clear shot here, as Alvin waves the gun very quickly and erratically, even as he fires off a round. Note engraved stainless barrel and white (Ivory) grips.

Colt Python

During a stop, an inebriated thug named Arthur (Daniel Baldwin) pulls a nickel-plated snub-nosed Colt Python on Dennis (John Candy), though it gets quickly knocked out of his hand. It is seen again a bit later on the desk of Judge Alvin Valkenheiser (Dan Aykroyd). A New Jersey State Trooper at the end of the film also wields a full-sized blued-steel Python.

Nickel plated Colt Python "snubbie" - .357 Magnum
Arthur prepares to pull the Snub-Nosed Nickel Colt Python on Dennis.
"Say good-night, copper."
Arthur (or Artie) pulls the Python on Dennis.
Dennis (John Candy) knocks the Python Snub out of Artie's hands.
Colt Python with 6" Barrel - .357 Magnum
A State Trooper takes his position with a Python.

Beretta 92F

As Judge Alvin Valkenheiser examines the confiscated items, including the Colt Python Snub shown above, a Beretta 92F semi-auto pistol can be seen on the desk.

Beretta 92F - 9x19mm
To the upper-right, what appears to be a Beretta 92F can be seen amongst the confiscated items. Though difficult to tell, the grips indicate it's more likely a 92F rather than a 92FS. The aforementioned Colt Python snub can also be seen to the lower-right.

Rifles / Carbines


The main weapon carried (though never actually fired) by Constable 'Miss Purdah' (Valri Bromfield) for a fair portion of the film is a CAR-15.

Commercial CAR-15 semiautomatic Rifle - 5.56x45mm. This is strictly a semiautomatic civilian copy of the XM177 style of rifles.
Miss Purdah aims her CAR-15.
Miss Purdah enters the room wielding her CAR-15.


Interestingly enough, later in the film, Miss Purdah carries what appears to be an actual XM177E2 carbine, most likely standing in for the CAR-15 shown earlier. Like the CAR-15, it is never seen actually being fired, so it's likely this weapon may be a dummy gun or other non-firing prop. It is a very close looking example, in any case.

XM177E2 Carbine aka Colt Model 629 - 5.56x45mm. This was the last variant of the XM177 rifle used in the Vietnam War.
"Right this way, Mr. Snappy-Comeback."
Miss Purdah wields an XM177E2 (or at least, an awfully close lookalike) as she orders Chris to leave the room.
The XM177E2 is seen slung on Miss Purdah's back. Note the grenade ring/notch before the flash hider, and the somewhat short and thick flash hider itself.

Ruger Mini-14 GB Stainless

Constable Miss Purdah (Valri Bromfield) carries and fires a Ruger Mini-14 GB rifle with scope and stainless barrel/receiver later on in the film as she chases after Chris (Chevy Chase) and Diane (Demi Moore).

Stainless Steel Ruger AC556 Carbine with Full Stock - 5.56x45mm. The AC556 is the militarized selective-fire version of the standard Mini-14, with a distinctive barrel with flash hider and bayonet lug. Ruger's Mini-14 GB ("Government Barrel") Model is the exact same weapon, but semiautomatic only.
Miss Purdah fires the Mini-14 GB. Note the bayonet lug and flash pattern.
Miss Purdah fires the Mini-14. Note stainless barrel and receiver.


National Guardsmen accompanying the New Jersey State Troopers near the end of the film are armed with M16A1 Rifles with 20-round magazines.

M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Guardsmen in position with M16A1s. Note forward assists and A1-style flash-hiders.

Unknown Bolt-Action Rifle

A New Jersey State Trooper takes position with a scoped bolt-action rifle of unknown Make/Model.

A trooper aims the bolt-action rifle. Note the rifle still has iron sights.


Mossberg 500AT

Towards the end of the film, some New Jersey State Police Troopers carry what appear best to be standard Mossberg 500AT shotguns.

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 Gauge. Note the wood furniture.
The State Trooper on the right takes up position with what appears to be a Mossberg 500AT. Note wood-grip and dual-action bars. The trooper on the left wields an unknown semiauto pistol.

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