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The Replacement Killers
Movie Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Release Date 1998
Language English
Studio Columbia Pictures Corporation
Distributor Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
Main Cast
Character Actor
John Lee Chow Yun-Fat
Meg Coburn Mira Sorvino
Michael Kogan Jürgen Prochnow
Stan 'Zeedo' Zedkov Michael Rooker
Collins Danny Trejo
Terence Wei Kenneth Tsang
Ryker Til Schweiger
Detective Hunt Carlos Gomez

The Replacement Killers is the 1998 action film that marked the American movie debut of Hong Kong action star Chow Yun-Fat, who stars as a professional hitman who faces retribution after refusing to carry out a sanctioned assassination. The cast included Mira Sorvino, Kenneth Tsang, Til Schweiger, Danny Trejo, and Michael Rooker and this was the first feature film directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day).

The following weapons were used in the film The Replacement Killers:



Beretta 92FS

The Beretta 92FS features prominently throughout the film as the weapon of choice for John Lee (Chow Yun-Fat). As in most of Chow Yun-Fat's films, the character of John Lee frequently dual-wields his pistols in the film. Instead of reloading his Beretta, he is often seen simply dropping the pistol and drawing a different one. Meg Coburn (Mira Sorvino) also wields the 92FS in various scenes, most notably at the end, after she and John acquire a large suitcase full of Berettas and ammunition from the gun dealer Loco (Clifton Collins Jr.).

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
John Lee (Chow Yun-Fat) wielding a Beretta 92FS during the opening shootout at the club.
John fires a Beretta until empty at the car wash shootout.
Meg Coburn holding John's own Beretta on him in the hotel room.
John wielding another Beretta in the video game arcade.
Meg Coburn (Mira Sorvino) also wields the 92FS when confronting the gun dealer Loco (Clifton Collins Jr.).
A suitcase full of Beretta 92FS pistols and ammunition that John takes from Loco's truck. John and Meg subsequently use these guns in a massive shootout at the end of the film.
John dual-wielding two Berettas in the film's climax.
John unloads his Berettas into the windshield of Terence Wei's limousine.
Meg holding a Beretta 92FS in the climax of the film.

Beretta 92FS Inox

Terence Wei's son Peter uses the stainless Beretta 92FS Inox during the opening drug bust at the beginning of the film. Two more Berettas with Inox finishes are visible in the case that John and Meg take from Loco (Clifton Collins Jr.).

Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm
Wei's son drawing his Beretta 92FS Inox from behind his back.
A closer view of the Beretta Inox's grip.
Wei's son tries to reload his Beretta Inox during the shootout on the boat.
Two Beretta Inoxes are seen in the suitcase John takes from Loco's truck (they're the guns in the upper right).

Browning Hi-Power

Meg Coburn (Mira Sorvino) uses a Browning Hi-Power to take out a number of Terence Wei's men during the shootout at her office. She keeps it as her primary defensive weapon at her reception desk in a concealed holster while dealing with incoming clients.

Browning Hi-Power Mark III - 9x19mm
A close-up of Meg's Browning Hi-Power in a holster under her desk.
Meg fires her Browning Hi-Power at one of Terence Wei's thugs.
John Lee with his captured H&K USP and Meg with her Browning Hi-Power during the office shootout.
Meg Coburn (Mira Sorvino) armed with the Browning Hi-Power.

Heckler & Koch USP

John Lee (Chow Yun-Fat) takes and uses a full-size Heckler & Koch USP from one of Wei's men and kills three or so other assassins during the shootout at Meg Coburn's office. He subsequently uses it through much of the film, and later trades it to Meg Coburn during the shootout at the car wash. It is not a Compact model as erroneously referred on earlier versions of this page; it has the full-sized service model's angled trigger guard, full length slide and exposed hammer. A close-up of the slide reveals that it is the 9x19mm model.

Heckler & Koch USP - 9x19mm
John Lee (Chow Yun-Fat) with his captured H&K USP during the office shootout.
A close-up of the H&K USP in John's hand as he uses it to coerce Meg into joining him.
John pointing his captured USP at Wei's men.
Meg firing John's USP during the shootout at the car wash.

Ruger SP101

John Lee briefly takes a snub-nosed Ruger SP101 with a spurred hammer from one of Wei's men of unknown caliber (most likely .38 Special). When he pulls the trigger, however, the hammer falls on the single chamber that's empty.

Ruger SP101 - .38 Special / .357 Magnum
John Lee holding the revolver on one of Wei's thugs.
A close-up of the revolver as John holds it. Note how the next chamber is empty, so the gun can "misfire".
Just after the misfire.

IMI Desert Eagle Mark VII

Michael Kogan (Jürgen Prochnow), Terence Wei's right-hand man, uses an IMI Desert Eagle Mark VII .357 Magnum as his sidearm throughout the film.

Desert Eagle MK VII - .357 Magnum
Kogan puts his Desert Eagle into his Magnum Research shoulder cordura holster.
Kogan holding his Desert Eagle as Wei's limousine crashes.
Kogan wielding his Desert Eagle in the climax of the film. The safety of the Mark VII is clearly visible in this shot.
Kogan with his Desert Eagle.

Jericho 941 R

A two-tone Jericho 941 R is used by Lam (Leo Lee), one of Wei's thugs, at the car wash.

Two-tone Jericho 941 R - 9x19mm
Lam (Leo Lee) holding his Jericho 941 R on Meg.
Lam (Leo Lee) firing his Jericho 941 R.

Smith & Wesson Model 27

Stan "Zeedo" Zedkov (Michael Rooker) carries a snub-nosed Smith & Wesson Model 27 throughout the film.

Smith & Wesson Model 27 - .357 Magnum
Zedkov ducks as Wei's son fires at him. The outline of the Smith & Wesson Model 27 is visible here.
Zedkov with his Smith & Wesson Model 27 during the car wash shootout.
Another shot of Zedkov with his Smith & Wesson Model 27.

Smith & Wesson 5906

Detective Hunt (Carlos Gomez) carries a Smith & Wesson 5906 as his sidearm throughout the film.

Early Model Smith & Wesson 5906 - 9x19mm
Zedkov and Hunt at the sight of the drug deal where Wei's son is arrested; Hunt is armed with a S&W 5906.
Hunt runs after Meg and John's car after the car wash shootout, firing his S&W 5906 at them.

Kahr K9

When Meg Coburn finds Loco (Clifton Collins Jr.) at a ghetto dice game, she grabs a stainless Kahr K9 from his waistband and holds it on him (Loco himself later refers to the gun erroneously as a "Fo-Five"). She subsequently uses the gun in the shootout at the movie theater.

Kahr K9 - 9x19mm
Meg points Loco's own Kahr K9 at him.
Meg with Loco's Kahr K9 and a Beretta 92FS taken from his truck.
Meg takes cover with the K9 in hand.

M1911 variant

An unknown two-tone M1911 variant is wielded by a gang banger at the dice game.

Two-tone Colt Government Model M1911A1 - .45 ACP
The gang banger pointing his weapon at Meg has a two-tone 1911 derivative.

Walther P88

In the final confrontation of the film, Terence Wei (Kenneth Tsang) uses a Walther P88 to shoot at John Lee. It was initially believed that this pistol was a SIG-Sauer P226, but a close look at the slide release in the screenshot below indicates that the gun is almost certainly a P88.

Walther P88 - 9x19mm
Wei holding his Walther P88.
Mutually out of ammo; Wei points his empty Walther P88 at John Lee, while John points his empty Beretta 92FS at Wei.

Glock 17

A Glock 17 is used by one of the bodyguards in the club shootout, and by at least one of the gang bangers at the dice game. Another Glock 17 fitted with a Surefire 644AR flashlight is seen in the case containing Collins' FN FAL carbine.

Glock 17 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
A thug in the club fires his Glock 17 at John Lee.
Collins' FAL case. The Glock 17 can be seen in the lower left.
Another (opposite) view of Collins' case; the Glock 17 can now be seen in the upper right.

SIG-Sauer P226

One of the bodyguards seen at the club in the beginning of the film uses a SIG-Sauer P226, which he fires at John Lee just before Lee kills him with one of his Berettas.

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm
A bodyguard in the club dies firing his SIG-Sauer P226.

SIG-Sauer P228

A SIG-Sauer P228 is seen in the case containing Collins' FN FAL carbine.

SIG-Sauer P228 - 9x19mm
Collins' FAL case. The grip of the SIG-Sauer P228 is visible in the lower right.

Submachine Guns


Wei's men (including Robert Apisa) use IMI Uzi submachine guns in many scenes.

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
One of Wei's men carrying an IMI Uzi during the scene of the drug deal.
Wei's guard at his mansion close the gate, with an Uzi in hand.
Another of Wei's men is gunned down by John Lee while wielding an Uzi. Due to a continuity error, his weapon changes to a Rocky Mountain Arms Patriot Pistol in some shots.

Colt 9mm SMG (RO635)

A number of Colt 9mm SMGs (RO635) are used throughout the film by Terence Wei's men. During the shootout at the car wash, John Lee also gets a hold of one and uses it to kill one of the thugs.

Colt 9mm SMG aka Colt R0635 - 9x19mm
One of Wei's thugs brandishing a Colt 9mm SMG.
The same thug's Colt SMG lying beside him after John kills him. John later takes this weapon.

A Colt SMG is also the weapon that John Lee uses when he fails to kill Stan "Zeedo" Zedkov's (Michael Rooker) son in the film's pivotal assassination scene. The 9mm Colt SMG in this scene is fitted with a suppressor and scope. This would be an odd choice for a sniping mission, the range of the shot, combined with the suppressor on the gun, would be adequate for John's purposes; it is likely he chose a 9mm carbine because this caliber can be suppressed easily.

Colt 9mm SMG with silencer - 9x19mm
John unpacking his dis-assembled Colt 9mm carbine.
John slaps in a magazine.
John sighting his target through the scope of the carbine.
John's finger on the trigger of his Colt 9mm carbine.

Heckler & Koch MP5SD6

Some of Wei's men are armed with Heckler & Koch MP5SD6 submachine guns. It also appears that one of the SWAT officers in the opening scene of the film has an MP5SD, though it isn't seen clearly enough to be sure.

Heckler & Koch MP5SD6 - 9x19mm
A thug holding an H&K MP5SD6. If you enlarge this image to full-size, it is possible to see that the lower receiver is a four-position Navy style, which IDs the gun as an MP5SD6 (and not an SD3, as misidentified previously).
John kills one of Wei's thugs armed with an MP5SD6.

Heckler & Koch MP5K

A number of Heckler & Koch MP5Ks appear throughout the film in the hands of Terence Wei's men, the most common being the MP5K-PDW variant with the side-folding stock and threaded three-lug barrel. During the shootout at the car wash, John Lee takes one of these weapons from the blond thug and fires it at the other assassins.

Heckler & Koch MP5K - 9x19mm
Heckler & Koch MP5K-PDW - 9x19mm
A gunman armed with an H&K MP5K (not a PDW as it doesn't have the folding stock) takes cover during the shootout at Meg's apartment.
Pryce (Patrick Kilpatrick), one of Wei's men, with his H&K MP5K-PDW.
John Lee firing an MP5K-PDW in the car wash shootout.
John firing the MP5K-PDW through the windshield of Meg's car.

During the shootout at the arcade, Ryker (Til Schweiger), one of the titular "Replacement Killers", uses an MP5K in the special H&K briefcase designed to hold this gun. He fires it incorrectly, holding it with one hand at his side, rather than using both hands to hold it horizontally (in real life, firing it the way he does is dangerous and can cause the shooter to put bullets in their calf due to the recoil pushing the suitcase back).

Trademark suitcase for Heckler & Koch MP5K.
Ryker firing the briefcase MP5K.
Ryker unpacks the MP5K from the briefcase.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Ryker (Til Schweiger) also uses a Heckler & Koch MP5A3 instead of the MP5K he was seen using earlier in the briefcase. This is the sub-gun that he uses to kill the police officers in the parking garage. This is usually assumed to be a continuity error; however, if you watch, you can clearly see that he reaches under his trench coat and pulls the MP5A3 out (where it has been hanging by a sling). Even so, what happened to the perfectly good MP5K he was seen unpacking from the briefcase immediately prior is not shown.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 - 9x19mm
Ryker pulls the MP5A3 from beneath his trench coat.
Ryker firing his MP5A3 at the police.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

Heckler & Koch MP5A2s with Surefire tactical light dedicated forends are used by many of the SWAT officers in the film.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with Surefire dedicated forend - 9x19mm
A SWAT officer with an H&K MP5A2.
Another SWAT officer with an MP5A2.

Beretta PM12S

Collins (Danny Trejo), the other of the two "Replacement Killers", fires at John and Meg with a Beretta PM12S during the shootout in the arcade. He subsequently uses this weapon to shoot at the police in the parking garage.

Beretta PM12S - 9x19mm
Collins puts on his deranged/constipated face as he opens fire with a Beretta PM12S.
An out-of-focus close-up of Collins' Beretta PM12S.
Collins defying authority by firing his Beretta PM12S at the police.

Intratec TEC-9

An Intratec TEC-9 is wielded by one of the gang bangers at the dice game.

Intratec TEC-9 - 9x19mm
The gang banger on the left points his TEC-9 at John at the dice game.


One of Wei's men wields a MAC-10 during the shootout at Meg's apartment, but he is taken down by John's USP before he ever gets to use it. Several of the gang bangers at the dice game also seem to have MAC-10s, including the one who asks Loco if he should "dump" on John and Meg.

MAC-10 - .45 ACP
Two of Wei's men about to burst into Meg's apartment; the one on the left has a MAC-10.


Rocky Mountain Arms Patriot Pistol

Rocky Mountain Arms Patriot Pistols are used by a few of Wei's men. Due to a continuity error, a thug whom John shoots in the final gun battle goes from using an Uzi to using a Patriot Pistol.

Rocky Mountain Arms Patriot Pistol w/ Beta-C magazine - 5.56x45mm
One of Wei's thugs conceals a Patriot Pistol beneath his jacket.
John shoots a thug carrying a Patriot Pistol. Strangely, the weapon was an Uzi a moment earlier, and it becomes an Uzi again after the thug is seen falling back and dying!

XM177 (mock-ups)

The SWAT team in the opening drug bust is armed with Colt XM177-type carbines, which are quite clearly not genuine XM177s (they have M16A2-style upper receivers, which means that they're actually the Olympic Arms K3B CAR, which is the Olympic Arms commercial XM177-pattern clone sold in the U.S. until the mid-1990s).

During the final shootout, Collins wields another XM177 fitted with an M203 grenade launcher. He uses the M203 to blow up the step van driven by Meg. His gun has an A1E1 upper and SP1-style lower receiver, unlike SWAT's which have A2-style receivers.

Olympic Arms K3B CAR carbine - 5.56x45mm NATO. This is Olympic Arms' XM177 look-a-like variation for the civilian market, featuring an 11.5" heavy barrel and 5.5" flash hider, and was available with either A1, A1E1, or A2-style upper receivers (the latter is shown here). This weapon is a common stand-in for the XM177 in Hollywood productions made in the 1990s.
Late 1970s model AR15 Sporter 1 Carbine - converted into an XM177 Lookalike for the film The Dogs of War - 5.56x45mm
Zedkov and Hunt lead the SWAT team, with two officers on either side armed with XM177s.
Collins with his XM177/M203 combo.
Collins fires the XM177 (note the huge muzzle flash).

FN FAL 50.61

Collins (Danny Trejo) uses an FN FAL 50.61 (the "Paratrooper" model with the folding stock) fitted with a laser sight during the attempted hit on Zeedo's son at the movie theater. Zeedo himself also uses a Paratrooper FAL, albeit without a laser sight, in the climax (it's probably just Trejo's gun being reused in a different scene).

FN FAL 50.61 Paratrooper with 21" barrel - 7.62x51mm NATO
Collins' FN FAL 50.61 lying un-assembled in its carry case.
An extreme close-up of the FAL's lower receiver.
Collins takes aim.
Collins firing his FAL during the theater shootout.
Zeedo holding his own FAL 50.61 on John Lee at the climax.

Heckler & Koch SR9(T)

Ryker (Til Schweiger) uses a Heckler & Koch SR9(T) rifle fitted with a laser sight during the attempted hit in the movie theater. This gun is actually a conversion of an HK91, like nearly all of the SR9s seen in Hollywood movies (it has the wrong trigger group for a factory SR9(T)).

Heckler & Koch SR9(T) - 7.62x51mm NATO
Ryker's SR9(T) lying disassembled in its case.
A close-up of the trigger group on Ryker's SR9(T). Note that the rifle has an "S-F" lower receiver (found on HK91s), rather than the "0-1" lower (found on factory SR9s).
A close-up of the magazine being slapped in.
Ryker chambers his SR9(T).
Ryker firing the SR9(T) in the theater.

Heckler & Koch G3A4

A Heckler & Koch G3A4 is wielded briefly by Michael Kogan (Jürgen Prochnow) during the shootout at the car wash (it's fired on full-auto, so it's not an HK91 as previously stated).

Heckler & Koch G3A4 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Kogan lets loose with a full-auto G3A4 during the car wash shootout.


One of the thugs at the car wash uses an AKM to shoot at John Lee and Meg while they are in Meg's car.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
One of Wei's men firing an AKM at John and Meg's car.


Remington 870

Two of the thugs at Meg's office uses sawed-off Remington 870 shotguns with shell holders mounted along the receiver.

Remington 870 Field with sawed off barrel and stock - 12 Gauge
A thug with a Remington 870 sawed-off blasts open Meg's front door.
One of Wei's men cocks his Remington 870 sawed-off after blasting through Meg's front door.
Another henchman armed with a sawed-off Remington 870 fires at the door to Meg's dark room.
The same henchman as above searching through the room containing the filmstrips for Meg and John.
The henchman's 870 lying on the fire escape after John grabs him and strangles him, causing him to drop the gun.

Ithaca 37

An Ithaca 37 is carried by a Latino gang banger at the dice game.

Ithaca 37 - 12 Gauge
A gang banger with two guard dogs - a real one, and an Ithaca 37 shotgun.


M203 Grenade Launcher

Collins' XM177-type rifle is fitted with an M203 grenade launcher, which he uses to blow up the truck that Meg crashes into Wei's limousine.

M203 grenade launcher - 40mm
Collins prepares to fire the M203.

M67 Hand Grenade

An M67 hand grenade is seen in Collins' FAL case.

M67 hand grenade
An M67 hand grenade on the left.

Unknown Grenade

Two unknown grenades are seen in Collins' FAL case.

Two grenades are seen.

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