Replacement Killers, The
The Replacement Killers is the 1998 action film that marked the American movie debut of Hong Kong action star Chow Yun-Fat, who stars as a professional hitman who faces retribution after refusing to carry out a sanctioned assassination. The cast included Mira Sorvino, Kenneth Tsang, Til Schweiger, Danny Trejo, and Michael Rooker and this was the first feature film directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day).
The following weapons were used in the film The Replacement Killers:
The Beretta 92FS features prominently throughout the film as the weapon of choice for John Lee (Chow Yun-Fat). As in most of Chow Yun-Fat's films, the character of John Lee frequently dual-wields his pistols in the film. Instead of reloading his Beretta, he is often seen simply dropping the pistol and drawing a different one. Meg Coburn (Mira Sorvino) also wields the 92FS in various scenes, most notably at the end, after she and John acquire a large suitcase full of Berettas and ammunition from the gun dealer Loco (Clifton Collins Jr.).
Beretta 92FS Inox
Terence Wei's son Peter uses the stainless Beretta 92FS Inox during the opening drug bust at the beginning of the film. Two more Berettas with Inox finishes are visible in the case that John and Meg take from Loco (Clifton Collins Jr.).
Meg Coburn (Mira Sorvino) uses a Browning Hi-Power to take out a number of Terence Wei's men during the shootout at her office. She keeps it as her primary defensive weapon at her reception desk in a concealed holster while dealing with incoming clients.
Heckler & Koch USP
John Lee (Chow Yun-Fat) takes and uses a full-size Heckler & Koch USP from one of Wei's men and kills three or so other assassins during the shootout at Meg Coburn's office. He subsequently uses it through much of the film, and later trades it to Meg Coburn during the shootout at the car wash. It is not a Compact model as erroneously referred on earlier versions of this page; it has the full-sized service model's angled trigger guard, full length slide and exposed hammer. A close-up of the slide reveals that it is the 9x19mm model.
John Lee briefly takes a snub-nosed Ruger SP101 with a spurred hammer from one of Wei's men of unknown caliber (most likely .38 Special). When he pulls the trigger, however, the hammer falls on the single chamber that's empty.
IMI Desert Eagle Mark VII
Jericho 941 R
Smith & Wesson Model 27
Smith & Wesson 5906
When Meg Coburn finds Loco (Clifton Collins Jr.) at a ghetto dice game, she grabs a stainless Kahr K9 from his waistband and holds it on him (Loco himself later refers to the gun erroneously as a "Fo-Five"). She subsequently uses the gun in the shootout at the movie theater.
An unknown two-tone M1911 variant is wielded by a gang banger at the dice game.
In the final confrontation of the film, Terence Wei (Kenneth Tsang) uses a Walther P88 to shoot at John Lee. It was initially believed that this pistol was a SIG-Sauer P226, but a close look at the slide release in the screenshot below indicates that the gun is almost certainly a P88.
A Glock 17 is used by one of the bodyguards in the club shootout, and by at least one of the gang bangers at the dice game. Another Glock 17 fitted with a Surefire 644AR flashlight is seen in the case containing Collins' FN FAL carbine.
One of the bodyguards seen at the club in the beginning of the film uses a SIG-Sauer P226, which he fires at John Lee just before Lee kills him with one of his Berettas.
A SIG-Sauer P228 is seen in the case containing Collins' FN FAL carbine.
Colt 9mm SMG (RO635)
A number of Colt 9mm SMGs (RO635) are used throughout the film by Terence Wei's men. During the shootout at the car wash, John Lee also gets a hold of one and uses it to kill one of the thugs.
A Colt SMG is also the weapon that John Lee uses when he fails to kill Stan "Zeedo" Zedkov's (Michael Rooker) son in the film's pivotal assassination scene. The 9mm Colt SMG in this scene is fitted with a suppressor and scope. Although it seems to be an unusual choice for a sniping mission, the range of the shot, combined with the suppressor on the gun, would be adequate for John's purposes; it is likely he chose a 9mm carbine because this caliber can be suppressed easily.
Heckler & Koch MP5SD6
Some of Wei's men are armed with Heckler & Koch MP5SD6 submachine guns. It also appears that one of the SWAT officers in the opening scene of the film has an MP5SD, though it isn't seen clearly enough to be sure.
Heckler & Koch MP5K
A number of Heckler & Koch MP5Ks appear throughout the film in the hands of Terence Wei's men, the most common being the MP5K-PDW variant with the side-folding stock and threaded three-lug barrel. During the shootout at the car wash, John Lee takes one of these weapons from the blond thug and fires it at the other assassins.
During the shootout at the arcade, Ryker (Til Schweiger), one of the titular "Replacement Killers", uses an MP5K in the special H&K briefcase designed to hold this gun. He fires it incorrectly, holding it with one hand at his side, rather than using both hands to hold it horizontally (in real life, firing it the way he does is dangerous and can cause the shooter to put bullets in their calf due to the recoil pushing the suitcase back).
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
Ryker (Til Schweiger) also uses a Heckler & Koch MP5A3 instead of the MP5K he was seen using earlier in the briefcase. This is the sub-gun that he uses to kill the police officers in the parking garage. This is usually assumed to be a continuity error; however, if you watch, you can clearly see that he reaches under his trench coat and pulls the MP5A3 out (where it has been hanging by a sling). Even so, what happened to the perfectly good MP5K he was seen unpacking from the briefcase immediately prior is not shown.
Heckler & Koch MP5A2
Heckler & Koch MP5A2s with Surefire tactical light dedicated forends are used by many of the SWAT officers in the film.
Collins (Danny Trejo), the other of the two "Replacement Killers", fires at John and Meg with a Beretta PM12S during the shootout in the arcade. He subsequently uses this weapon to shoot at the police in the parking garage.
An Intratec TEC-9 is wielded by one of the gang bangers at the dice game.
One of Wei's men wields a MAC-10 during the shootout at Meg's apartment, but he is taken down by John's USP before he ever gets to use it. Several of the gang bangers at the dice game also seem to have MAC-10s, including the one who asks Loco if he should "dump" on John and Meg.
Rocky Mountain Arms Patriot Pistol
Rocky Mountain Arms Patriot Pistols are used by a few of Wei's men. Due to a continuity error, a thug whom John shoots in the final gun battle goes from using an Uzi to using a Patriot Pistol.
The SWAT team in the opening drug bust is armed with Colt XM177-type carbines, which are quite clearly not genuine XM177s (they have M16A2-style upper receivers, which means that they're actually some other AR carbine variant with the barrels chopped and fake XM177 flash hiders welded on).
During the final shootout, Collins wields another XM177 fitted with an M203 grenade launcher. He uses the M203 to blow up the step van driven by Meg. His gun has an SP1-style upper and lower receiver, unlike SWAT's which have A2-style receivers.
FN FAL 50.61
Collins (Danny Trejo) uses an FN FAL 50.61 (the "Paratrooper" model with the folding stock) fitted with a laser sight during the attempted hit on Zeedo's son at the movie theater. Zeedo himself also uses a Paratrooper FAL, albeit without a laser sight, in the climax (it's probably just Trejo's gun being reused in a different scene).
Heckler & Koch SR9(T)
Ryker (Til Schweiger) uses a Heckler & Koch SR9(T) rifle fitted with a laser sight during the attempted hit in the movie theater. This gun is actually a conversion of an HK91, like nearly all of the SR9s seen in Hollywood movies (it has the wrong trigger group for a factory SR9(T)).
Heckler & Koch G3A4
One of the thugs at the car wash uses an AKM to shoot at John Lee and Meg while they are in Meg's car.
Two of the thugs at Meg's office uses sawed-off Remington 870 shotguns with shell holders mounted along the receiver.
An Ithaca 37 is carried by a Latino gang banger at the dice game.
M203 Grenade Launcher
M67 Hand Grenade
An M67 hand grenade is seen in Collins' FAL case.
Two unknown grenades are seen in Collins' FAL case.