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The Destructors

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The Destructors
The Destructors Poster.jpg
USA Theatrical Release Poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
FRA.jpg France
Directed by Robert Parrish
Release Date 1974
Language English
Studio Kettledrum Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
John Deray Michael Caine
Steve Ventura Anthony Quinn
Jacques Brizard James Mason
Inspector Briac Maurice Ronet
Lucienne Brizard Maureen Kerwin
Rita Matthews Alexandra Stewart
Calmet Marcel Bozzuffi

The Destructors (US release title; UK release title is The Marseille Contract) is a 1974 British-French crime thriller directed by Robert Parrish. Steve Ventura (Anthony Quinn), DEA agent in France, hunts for drug lord Jacques Brizard (James Mason) but fails. Then Ventura hires a professional hitman John Deray (Michael Caine) to eliminate Brizard once and forever.

The following weapons were used in the film The Destructors:


Smith & Wesson Model 36

A Smith & Wesson Model 36 is a personal weapon of Steve Ventura (Anthony Quinn).

Smith & Wesson Model 36 with square butt - .38 Special
Ventura holds his revolver.
Ventura fires during the shootout with Brizard's henchmen.

Snub Nose Revolvers

Snub nose revolvers are seen in hands of both Brizard's henchmen and Marseille police. They aren't seen clear and close enough to be identified.

A henchman fires his revolver in the scene on the Paris railway station.
Another henchman with a revolver in hand in the same scene.
A police detective aims his revolver during the night encounter.
The helicopter pilot (Dominique Gilles) aims his revolver in the climactic scene.


Walther PP

John Deray (Michael Caine) owns two Walther PP pistols, one with a brown grip and another with a black one. In one scene both pistols can be seen.

Post war Walther PP Pistol - .32 ACP
Deray puts his pistol in showlder holster.
Another view of the pistol. A brown grip can be seen.
Deray holds his second Walther, the one with black grip.
Jacques Brizard (James Mason) examines Deray's pistol.
Brizard gives the pistol to his henchman Jean-Claude Fortuit (Jean-Louis Fortuit).
Deray's pistol with black grip is seen in the suitcase. It is fitted with a sound suppressor.
A pistol with brown grip is seen in the same scene.
Mortally wounded Deray still holds his pistol.

Luger P08

A Luger P08 is used by Kurt Rossovitch (Jerry Brouer), Brizard's henchman, in several scenes.

Luger P08 with black grips - 9x19mm
Kurt fires his pistol in the opening scene.
Kurt drops his pistol, being shot.

Beretta M1951

A Beretta M1951 pistol is used by Inspector Briac (Maurice Ronet) in the climactic scene.

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm
Briac draws his pistol...
...and fires.
The pistol is seen next to dying Briac.

CZ 45

John Deray (Michael Caine) carries a backup CZ 45 pistol in the leg holster.

CZ 45 - .25 (6.35mm)
A little blurry view of Deray's pistol.
Deray takes the pistol from the table...
...and puts it in the leg holster.

SIG P210

Henri (Georges Lycan), Brizard's henchman, uses a SIG P210 pistol.

SIG P210-2 - 9x19mm
Henri draws his pistol.
The pistol is seen in the car.

Submachine Guns

Gevarm Type D4

Brizard's henchmen use Gevarm Type D4 in several scenes.

Gevarm Type D4 - 9x19mm Par
Kurt Rossovitch (Jerry Brouer) fires a Gevarm from the car.
Jerry Wilson (Pierre Koulak) with a Gevarm in the climactic scene.
Unfolded stock can be seen.
Wilson fires his SMG.


UK release poster

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