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The Protégé

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The Protégé
Protege poster.jpg
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Martin Campbell
Release Date 2021
Language English
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ana Maggie Q
Moody Samuel L. Jackson
Rembrandt Michael Keaton
Young Annna Eva Nguyen Thorsen

The Protégé is a 2021 action film directed by Martin Campbell and staring Maggie Q, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Keaton. Thirty years after Moody (Jackson) rescued Anna (Maggie Q) from Vietnam, an enquiry into an old hit results in his apparent death, sending Anna back to her homeland for revenge.



Standard-size military pattern M1911A1s are used in the flashbacks to 1991 Vietnam.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP
Moody enters the building, M1911 at the ready.
Pistol at the ready, Moody checks out a sound.
Moody approaches the dresser Anna is hiding in.
A Vietnamese officer pulls his M1911A1 on Moody after he fails to give a large enough bribe.
A second, closer view of the M1911A1.
One of the Vietnamese gang members holds a M1911A1 as they react to gunfire.

STI Sentinel Premier

An STI Sentinel Premier is used by Moody.

STI Sentinel Premier - .45 ACP
In Anna's imagination, Moody retrieves his STI as his house is attacked.
Moody "introduces' himself in the finale with a shot from his Sentinel.
Moody holds his STI as he talks to Edward Hayes in the bunker, giving a clear shot of the pistol's slide markings.
A nice side view as Moody pours himself a drink.

Colt Gold Cup

One of Duquet's guards is seen with a possible Colt Gold Cup Trophy or similar model M1911.

Colt Gold Cup Trophy - .45 ACP
The dead guard holds his possible Gold Cup after making the fatal mistake of using the peephole in an action movie.

Beretta 93R

A Veitnamese gangster uses a Beretta 93R machine pistol to murder Young Anna's (Eva Nguyen Thorsen) family in 1991. She later retrieves it to avenge her family. The pistol is fired exclusivy on three-round burst.

Beretta 93R - 9x19mm
Young Anna holds her Beretta 93R on Moody when he finds her..
"Beretta 93R. Usually very reliable". Moody takes the 93R and clears a jam.
The gang leader opens fire, gunning down Anna's sisters.
The Beretta disassembled- slide, barrel, spring, frame, and a pair of 20-round mags. Everything you shouldn't leave unatended in front of your would-be sex slave whose parents you just killed.
Anna holds the now reassembled Beretta 93R on its former owner.
After gunning down the rest of the gang, Anna puts another burst into each man to make sure.

Beretta 92F/FS

The Vietnames gang leader assembles a Beretta 92F/FS in his hideout, inadvertantly demonstrating the procedure to Young Anna. A few are also used by various henchmen.

Beretta 92F - 9x19mm.
The Beretta sits disassembled on the table.
The gang leader racks the slide of the newly assembled pistol a few times.
And then points the unloaded gun at Young Anna.
The mob thug at right holds a Beretta 92 as he checks out Anna's van.
A security guard at right fires his Beretta during the office shootout.
A pair of guards aim Beretta 92s during a standoff.

Beretta 92FS Inox

Duquet uses a Beretta 92FS Inox to murder Vohl. Anna quickly apropriates the weapon and uses it during the ensuing gunfight.

Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm Parabellum.
Duqet puts the Inox to Vohl's head.
Anna snatches up the weapon .
And then takes Duqet hostage with his own weapon.

Beretta Px4 Storm

Anna (Maggie Q) retrives a Beretta Px4 Storm when she realies her cover is blown and uses it in London.

Beretta Px4 Storm - 9x19mm
Anna's Px4 sits on the table as she retrieves cash and passports.
She ambushes the second hitman as he attempts to escape.


A thug shadowing Rembrandt draws a CZ 75 SHADOW 2.

CZ Shadow 2 (Urban Gray) - 9x19mm
The man draws his Shadow 2.
A nice view of the muzzle after he lays it on the seat beside him.

SIG-Sauer P226

Micheal Rembrandt (Michael Keaton) carries a SIG-Sauer P226 as his sidearm. Several other guards are seen with them as well.

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm
Vohl's driver draws his P226 as the bikers hold them up.
A security guard with P226 drawn enters Vohl's office.
Rembrandt leave his P226 in the security room as he goes to talk to a captured Anna.
He draws later after arriving to find a bullet-holed door.
Thinking the apartment is clear, Rembrandt sets down his P226, giving a nice side view.
Rembrandt pulls his P226 under the table as he and Anna talk.
Rembrandt holds his P226 as he searches for Anna in the finale.
He moves through the garden after her.
The P226 lies on the ground after an explosion before Anna snatches it.
In the room where her story began, Anna holds Rembrandt's P226 on him.

Glock 17

Duquet (Ray Fearon) uses a custom Glock 17 during the office shootout. The pistol has a green frame and a ZEV Technologies Hex slide with an FDE or burnt bronze color.

3rd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
Duquet fires his Glock 17 as Anna escapes into the ceiling.
Duquet holds his slide-locked Glock after Anna turns the sprinklers on.

Heckler & Koch USP Compact

Anna carries a Heckler & Koch USP Compact while in Vietnam

Heckler & Koch USP Compact - 9x19mm
Anna draws her USP Compact on Rembrandt under the table. He implies she has nine rounds, which would be accurate for the .45ACP version (8+1), but she has the 9x19mm version with 13 rounds
Anna and Rembrandt threaten to Han Solo each other, which they seem to treat as foreplay.
Disguised as a waitress, Anna prepares to draw her USP during the finale.
Anna's USP Compact lies abandoned on the floor. The "9x19 mm" markings can been seen.


Mossberg 500 Cruiser

An assassin attacks Moody's house armed with a Mossberg 500 Cruiser, apparently killing him. Some bikers in Vietnam later use a similar weapon.

Mossberg 500 Cruiser with cutdown barrel - 12 gauge
In Anna's imagination of what happened, the assassin storms in the house with his Cruiser.
He clears a room as he continues to search.
Moody, in the actual series of events, picks up the disabled assassin's shotgun.
He then uses the Cruiser to pull the old "shoot them in the face to stage your own death" ploy.
A biker holds his Cruiser on Vohl's driver.

Remington 870

Several of Don Preda's men carry short-barrel Remington 870s. Anna later uses a short-barreled tactical model with M4-style collapsing buttstock, rails, and a muzzle device during the fight in Duquet's appartment

Short barreled Remington 870 with raised vented sight rib, Hogue Tamer pistol grip, and Pachmayr Vindicator foregrip - 12 gauge
One of Don Preda's men holds a short-barrel Remington 870 as he checks Anna's van..
He and another goon open fire with their shotguns as Anna escapes.
Remington 870 Police Breacher System - 12 gauge.
Anna clears a corner with her 870.
Holding her weapon at the low ready, Anna gives a nice view of the stock.
Anna fires as Rembrandt as he scrambles for cover.
A closeup of the receiver as Rembrandt works the action.
The two fight over the shotgun.
Anna blasts the fridge door Rembrandt is using for cover, brutally murdering the condiments .

Submachine guns

Mini Uzi

One of Don Preda's guards carries a Mini Uzi as he escorts Anna to him.

IMI Mini Uzi with stock folded - 9x19mm
A guard holds his Mini-Uzi as he escorts Anna.
Finger off the trigger, he stands by as Anna talks to the Don..

Micro Uzi

An assain uses a suppressed Micro Uzi during the attempted hit on Rembradnt.

IMI Micro Uzi with folding stock and suppressor - 9x19mm
The assassin pulls his Micro Uzi.
Brass flies as he opens fire.
Rembrandt and the assassin fight over the weapon, the former using it to fire at another attacker.

Sa vz. 61 Skorpion

Some of Don Preda's men are seen with Sa vz. 61 Skorpion machine pistols as they wait for Anna to arive

Sa vz. 61 Škorpion - .32 ACP
Two mafia thugs hold vz.61s as they wait for Anna to arrive.

Heckler & Koch MP5K

Some of Don Preda's security team carry Heckler & Koch MP5Ks. A hitman uses a suppressed model during the bookstore hit.

Heckler & Koch MP5K - version with SEF Plastic Trigger Pack - 9x19mm. This is a very well worn Motion picture weapon
Guards stand by the door as Anna walks by.
A top view of a guard's MP5K.
The other guard's MP5K is seen as Anna exits the building.
A hitman sprays his suppressed MP5K at Anna. For some reason he holds the weapon by the magwell rather than the foregrip.

Brügger & Thomet APC9

A security guard uses a Brügger & Thomet APC9 while chassing Anna in the office.

Brügger & Thomet APC9 with Aimpoint Micro T-1 reflex sight - 9x19mm
The guard at right blasts away with a APC9.
He aims at the ceiling as the men fire.

Assault Rifles


A mafia thug at the begining of the movie holds what appears to be a AIMR carbine

AIMR (JMAC Customs civilian replica) - 5.45x39mm. The original Romanian designation for this rifle is the PA md. 86 cu țeavă scurtă (short barrelled).
The thug second from left holds a AIMR carbine.


One of the hitmen who attacks Anna at her bookstore is armed with a suppressed FN SCAR-SC carbine.

FN SCAR-SC - 5.56x45mm NATO
The hitman holds his SCAR-SC as he spots Anna.
He opens fire with his rifle.
Hit failed, he attempts to flee the scene and gives an okay side view of the weapon.

AR-15 Carbine

One member of Duquet's security team carries an AR-15 carbine with a PDW style collapsing stock that he uses during the office shootout

KE-15 compact AR-15 - 5.56x45mm NATO
The man at right fires his AR PDW at the ceiling.
And continues firing. Note the ejected shell casing.


Security guards at the Hayes estate carry M4A1 assault rifles fitted with Crane stocks, laser designators, and various optics.

Colt M4A1 with 4 position collapsible stock, RIS foregrip, folding rear sight, and ACOG scope - 5.56x45mm
Guards stand at the bunker entrance with M4 assault rifles.
What appears to be the exact same pair patrol the estate.

Zastava M70AB2

One of the Vietnamese gangsters carries a Zastava M70AB2 in 1991

Zastava M70AB2 - 7.62x39mm (non-standard pistol grip)
A M70AB2 sits propped against a bed in the gang's bedroom .
The gangster holds his M70AB2 as he reacts to gunfire.
The weapon lies beside its dead owner.


Blaser R93

Moody (Samuel L. Jackson) uses a suppressed Blaser R93 sniper rifle for the opening hit.

Blaser LRS2 with Harris Bipod - .338 Lapua Magnum
Moody reaches the car with his R93 slung.
And then sticks the rifle in the back seat.


Moody brings a bomb into the bunker, using it to suicide-bomb himself and Hayes

Moody holds his bomb.

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