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Prize of Peril (Le Prix du danger), The
The Prize of Peril (Le Prix du danger) is a 1983 (filmed 1982) French-Yugoslavian action drama directed by Yves Boisset and adapted from the 1960 short story by Robert Sheckley. François Jacquemard (Gérard Lanvin) is a participant of the most popular TV game show: he is hunted down by a team of five pursuers. If he survives he will get an enormous cash prize. But still no participant of the show has managed to survive...
The film is the second screen adaptation of the original story after the 1970 German TV movie.
The following weapons were used in the film The Prize of Peril (Le Prix du danger):
All five hunters - Bertrand (Jean-Claude Dreyfus), Alexandre (Jean-Pierre Bagot), Édouard (Steve Kalfa), Arnaud (Julien Bukowski), and Jacqueline (Zlata Numanagic) - are armed with Colt Python revolvers, as well as the hunters in the opening scene. In the scene in the subway their revolvers temporary switch to Smith & Wesson Model 15 (see below), probably because the subway scene was filmed in Paris while other scenes in Belgrad. When François Jacquemard (Gérard Lanvin) manages to overcome Bertrand, he takes the latter's revolver and uses it in the following scenes.
Smith & Wesson Model 15
During the episode of the hunt, set in the subway, at least Bertrand (Jean-Claude Dreyfus), Alexandre (Jean-Pierre Bagot), Édouard (Steve Kalfa) carry different revolvers, without vent ribs and with unshrouded ejector rods, instead of Pythons that they use in previous and following scenes. Smith & Wesson Model 15 seems to be a decent guess. Most likely Arnaud and Jacqueline carry same revolvers in this scene but their guns are seen too briefly.
Ruger Standard / Mk I
The commercial, which is shown between episodes of the show, advertises the small arms of a fictional company. A character with the appearance in James Bond style shoots a gun that turns out to be a long barreled (probably a 6.875" version) Ruger Standard or Mk I.
Female dancers in the show on the scene carry pistols in holsters and then draw them, pointing them at their partners. The pistols are seen very briefly and unclear.
A photo of François Jacquemard (Gérard Lanvin) during his military service shows him holding a kind of M16. The exact model hardly can be identified, but it is most likely an M16/SP1 or M16A1 or commercial Colt AR-15 SP1.
A KPVT heavy machine gun is seen mounted in the turret of TAB-71 APC.
A PKT machine gun is also seen mounted in the turret of TAB-71 APC.
A Browning M2HB is mounted atop the turret of M41 Walker Bulldog tank that is seen in the commercial.