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The Interview

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The Interview
The Interview 2014 poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Seth Rogen
Evan Goldberg
Release Date 2014
Language English
Studio Columbia Pictures
Point Grey Pictures
LStar Capital
Distributor Columbia Pictures (USA) Sony Pictures Releasing
Main Cast
Character Actor
Dave Skylark James Franco
Aaron Rapaport Seth Rogen
Kim Jong-un Randall Park
Sook-yin Park Diana Bang
Agent Lacey Lizzy Caplan

The Interview is a 2014 action-comedy film. The film stars James Franco and Seth Rogen as talk show host Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapaport respectively as the CIA use the two in a plot to assassinate Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un (Randall Park) in a live interview. The film released to mixed-to-positive reception and was also the center of a North Korean cybercrime attack and terrorist threat, leading to the film's distributors, Sony Pictures, giving it a much more limited release than initially planned.

The following weapons were used in the film The Interview:


Makarov PM

Aaron Rapaport (Seth Rogen) and Park Sook-yin (Diana Bang) carry Makarov PMs as their sidearms. They use them to take over the broadcasting center. North Korean soldiers can also be seen with this weapon.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Aaron Rapaport (Seth Rogen) takes a Makarov PM.

Submachine Guns

Unknown MP5 Variant

SEAL Team 6 members that rescue the protagonists can be seen with an unknown variant of the Heckler & Koch MP5, fitted with UMP stocks and ACOG scopes.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with UMP stock, RIS foregrip, KAC railed forend, M68 Aimpoint red-dot sight, and weaponlight - 9x19mm
An MP5 is seen.



In one scene, a North Korean soldier can be seen armed with an AK-74, pointing it at the protagonists when they meet North Korean Director of Communications Park Sook-yin (Diana Bang). It is a stand-in for the North Korean Type 88 variant of the AK-74.

AK-74 with synthetic furniture - 5.45x39mm
A North Korean soldier brandishes an AK-74 as the protagonists meet Director of Communications Park Sook-yin (Diana Bang). Note the lack of a side scope mount and, amusingly, the rear sight is flipped completely up (presumably to allow the sling to hang over the rifle, judging by the actor's pose).

Norinco Type 84S-1

One North Korean soldier can be seen armed with a Norinco Type 84S-1, distinguished by the hooded front sight and lightly-curved 5.56mm magazine. While the North Koreans use the Chinese AK clones, they use the 7.62mm Norinco Type 56, not the Type 84S.

Norinco Type 84S-1 - 5.56x45mm
A North Korean soldier armed with a Norinco Type 84S-1 as Park Sook-yin disembarks from the helicopter.

Light Machine Guns

RPD Light Machine Gun

In one scene, an RPD light machine gun can be seen being taken from a hidden compartment and fired at North Korean soldiers by Director of Communications Park Sook-yin.

RPD Light Machine Gun - 7.62x39mm
Park Sook-yin opens fire with an RPD light machine gun.

Type 73 Light Machine Gun

In promotional material for the film, such as the poster shown above, North Korean soldiers can be seen brandishing Type 73 light machine guns.

Type 73 Light Machine Gun - 7.62x54mmR

Mounted Machine Guns

DShK Heavy Machine Gun

A DShK heavy machine gun can be seen mounted on a T-55 tank that Kim Jong-un (Randall Park) shows off to the protagonists. The film claims the tank was "a gift from Stalin" despite the fact that the earliest T-55 model entered production in 1958, and the starring T-55A entered in 1961, nine years after Stalin's death, and well into the process of de-Stalinization within the Soviet Union. The T-55A used in the film in fact belongs to the 1966 ZTS-Martin production from Czechoslovakia and currently resides in the collection of the Chilliwack Military Education Centre.

DShK heavy machine gun on tripod - 12.7x108mm
A DShK heavy machine gun mounted on a Czechoslovak, pretending to be Soviet, pretending to be in North Korea, T-55 tank.

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