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The Drowning Pool

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The Drowning Pool
Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Release Date 1975
Language English
Studio First Artists
Distributor Warner Brothers
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lew Harper Paul Newman
J.J. Kilbourne Murray Hamilton
Mavis Kilbourne Gail Strickland
Gretchen Linda Haynes
Lieutenant Franks Richard Jaeckel
Schuyler Devereaux Melanie Griffith
Candy Paul Koslo
Pat Reavis Andrew Robinson
Chief Broussard Tony Franciosa

The Drowning Pool is a 1975 mystery that is a loose sequel to Harper. Paul Newman reprised his role as L.A. private detective Lew Harper who is hired to look into a case of blackmail. The source novel was set in Southern California while the movie moved the story to Louisiana. The film was written by Walter Hill, Tracy Keenan Wynn (The Longest Yard.The Deep) and Lorenzo Semple Jr. (The Parallax View,Papillon,Three Days of the Condor) and was directed by Stuart Rosenberg (Cool Hand Luke).

The following weapons were used in the film The Drowning Pool:



Colt Detective Special

Lew Harper (Paul Newman) starts out with a Colt Detective Special.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Round Butt - .38 Special

Smith & Wesson Model 27

Corrupt police Lieutenant Franks (Richard Jaeckel) carries a short barreled Smith & Wesson Model 27. It's later taken from him by Harper (Paul Newman) who uses it to interrogate Franks.

S&W Model 27-2 (.357 Magnum with 3.5" barrel)
Franks (Richard Jaeckel) aims the Smith & Wesson.
Franks realizes that Harper (Paul Newman) is serious.

Star Model B

A Star Model B sees a lot of usage by multiple characters.

Blued Star Model B - 9x19mm pistol.
A henchman shows the Star to Harper
Harper (Paul Newman) takes the Star from Kilbourne (Murray Hamilton) after a narrow escape.
Mavis Kilbourne (Gail Strickland) fires the Star.
Spanish language lobby card providing a good look at the Star Model B.

Beretta Model 951

A henchman is seen carrying a Beretta Model 951.

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm


Ithaca Model 37

One of the masked assailants (right) carries a Ithaca Model 37 riot-gun.

Ithaca 37 Riot Version - 12 gauge

Winchester Model 1897 Shotgun

The other masked assailant uses a Winchester Model 1897.

Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun. Also in the "Take-down" configuration.

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