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U.S. Marshals (1998)

U.S. Marshals is the 1998 follow-up to the 1993 film The Fugitive. Tommy Lee Jones returns as Chief Deputy US Marshal Samuel Gerard, who along with his team are determined to track down an escaped prisoner (Wesley Snipes) who may be a covert CIA assassin. The film was directed by Stuart Baird (Executive Decision).


The following weapons were used in the film U.S. Marshals:



Glock 22

2nd Generation Glock 22 pistols appears in the film as the main sidearm of Chief Deputy US Marshal Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones) and his fellow Marshals. In contrast to The Fugitive, where Gerard was the only Marshal who carried the Glock 22, it is depicted in this film as the standard sidearm of the entire team, reflecting the transition to .40 S&W Glocks in the Marshal Service in real life. Later in the film, U.S. Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent John Royce (Robert Downey Jr.) can be seen using one when he and Gerard are pursuing Mark Sheridan (Wesley Snipes) aboard the cargo ship, breaking up a fight between Sheridan and Gerard by shooting Sheridan in the shoulder after Sheridan gets ahold of Gerard's Glock and pistol-whips Gerard in the back with it. Near the end of the film, Royce attempts to kill Gerard and Sheridan in Sheridan's hospital room, but finds that Gerard has anticipated this and unloaded it when he wasn't looking. When Gerard points out in the hospital that Royce is now carrying a Glock instead of his Taurus PT945 (see below), Royce replies, "Yeah, Glock .40, just like yours". Gerard also incorrectly states that the G22 can fire underwater (while it can fire a few rounds, it would likely still jam). Glocks are indeed very reliable and trusted handguns, but they are not impervious to water. Humorously, the Glock's reputation for reliability is due in no small part to Gerard's apparent obsession with the brand in this film.

Glock 22 2nd Generation - .40 S&W
Deputy US Marshal Noah Newman (Tom Wood) bursts into the fugitive's house at the beginning of the film with his Glock 22 drawn.
Chief Deputy US Marshal Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones) fires his Glock 22 at Chen during the cemetery shootout.
Deputy Marshal Savannah Cooper (LaTanya Richardson) aims her Glock at Chen on the roof of the funeral home. She doesn't have the best grip here, but she had just drawn the pistol one-handed while holding a radio in her other hand.
"Drop it, or I drop you!" Deputy Marshal Bobby Biggs (Daniel Roebuck) aims his Glock at Chen on the roof of the funeral home. Notice the horrible cup-and-saucer grip, and the low grasp with his dominant hand. Bad handgun grips like this were still somewhat common among law enforcement in the 1990s, as fully standardized training had not been adopted by all departments.
Gerard aims his Glock 22 at Sheridan atop the apartment building. Gerard displays a horrible grip here too, he will break that thumb the second he fires a round!
Royce draws his new Glock 22 while on the freighter. Atrocious trigger discipline from a federal agent!
Excellent close-up of Gerard's Glock 22 (with equally atrocious trigger discipline) as he struggles with Sheridan on the freighter. Note that in both images, it is possible to see the second pin on the frame for the locking block; this is the primary visual difference (besides markings) which distinguishes the 2nd Gen .40-caliber Glocks from the 9mm versions of the same generation.
Sheridan holds Gerard's Glock 22 on him.
Gerard aims his Glock 22 at Sheridan.
Gerard hands Royce back his Glock 22 after swapping out the loaded magazine (not considering a possible chambered round). Royce doesn't seem to notice the difference in the weight of his Glock after 15 rounds of .40 Smith & Wesson disappeared and he never bothered to check if it was loaded the whole time. Implausible to say the least, but it is a movie.
Royce holds his Glock 22 on Gerard.
"I got yours, you got mine."
Note the .40 caliber rounds in the magazine.

Taurus PT945

When Royce and Gerard first meet at the plane crash site, Gerard asks to see what kind of weapon Royce is carrying. After jokingly responding, "A big one, how 'bout you?", Royce produces a stainless steel Taurus PT945 which Gerard calls a "nickel-plated sissy pistol", advising Royce to get a Glock instead. This alone is a potential inaccuracy, as the standard sidearm for DSS special agents is the SIG P228 or P229. During the manhunt in the swamp, Sheridan takes the pistol from Royce and holds him at gunpoint in a short standoff with Gerard before shooting Gerard in his bulletproof vest in order to make his escape. Royce manages to retake the weapon and later uses the pistol to mortally wound Deputy Marshal Noah Newman (Tom Wood) when Newman catches Royce about to kill Sheridan in cold blood at the Lorelei Building. Royce then tries to pass it off as Sheridan's gun by filing off the serial number, but Gerard recognizes it from their earlier meeting. This particular pistol would later be reused for an episode of NCIS.

Taurus PT945 - .45 ACP. The one in the movie is an older model PT945, which has a stamped slide that looks slightly different.
"Get yourself a Glock and lose that nickel-plated sissy pistol."
Gerard examines Royce's Taurus PT945. Here we see that Royce carries his PT945 in condition two with the safety on (for some reason).
Sheridan holding Royce's Taurus PT945 with a horribly low grip while holding Royce at gun point.
Royce holds his Taurus PT945 to Sheridan's head.
Close up of the Taurus PT945 as Royce shoots Newman in the chest and shoulder. For whatever reason this camera shot is showing the weapon aimed at an extreme downward angle.
Gerard examines Royce's Taurus PT945 in the hospital after Royce filed off the serial number in an attempt to pass the gun off as Sheridan's. Note that the serial number on all Taurus semi-auto pistols is found only on the left side of the frame, not the right side. However, since it would have been a felony for the movie's armorers to remove the gun's actual serial number, it appears that they dremel'ed an area on the opposite site of the frame in order to provide the illusion of a filed-off serial number.
"You better shoot him - Wanna use your old gun?"
Gerard holds up an evidence bag containing Royce's gun.

Glock 27

When boarding the prisoner transport flight, Gerard removes both his Glock 22 and a sub-compact Glock variant that he carries in an ankle holster as a backup weapon. This is most likely a Glock 27, which is chambered for the same .40 Smith & Wesson cartridge as his Glock 22. After this scene, the baby Glock is not seen for the rest of the film, likely lost in the crash-landing incident.

Glock 27 - .40 S&W
Gerard surrenders his Glock 22 and 27 to the guards as he boards.

Kahr K9

Following the car crash in Chicago, firefighters responding to the accident find a blue steel Kahr K9 hidden in the glove-box of Sheridan's tow truck (although the gun is mostly covered up by the holster it's in, you can see "K9" on the end of the slide). The discovery of this weapon is what leads to Sheridan being arrested for illegal possession of a firearm (because ownership of a handgun in Chicago was illegal at the time of this film).

Kahr K9 - 9x19mm
A firefighter finds a Kahr K9 in Sheridan's tow truck.

Colt Gold Cup National Match Enhanced

Upon reaching New York City, Sheridan meets with an old friend he calls "Sarge" (Lorenzo Clemons) who provides him with materials needed in his mission to exonerate himself, including a stainless steel Colt Gold Cup National Match Enhanced. He then uses it when he confronts Agent Barrows (Rick Snyder) in the cemetery, pistol-whipping him in the face and holding him at gunpoint with it. He then uses it in the ensuing shootout with Xian Chen, and while being pursued to the Lorelei Building by Gerard and company. Interestingly, Gerard can be seen holding this pistol in promotional material for the film, but never uses one on-screen.

Colt Gold Cup National Match (Mark IV, Series 80) Enhanced with stainless steel finish and wraparound rubber grips - .45 ACP
Sheridan opens up a cigar box containing a Colt Gold Cup National Match Enhanced and two spare magazines.
Sheridan in disguise holds his Colt Gold Cup National Match Enhanced on Agent Barrows.
A good side shot of the Colt Gold Cup National Match Enhanced as Sheridan threatens to, in a nutshell, "neuter" Agent Barrows.
Sheridan shoots the lock off the back door of the Lorelei Building. He manages to hit the lock dead center despite looking the other way with his eyes closed.
Sheridan fires his Colt Gold Cup National Match Enhanced at Deputy Marshal Noah Newman through the glass doors.

Beretta 92FS

A Chicago police officer who arrests Sheridan at Chicago Memorial Hospital appears to have a Beretta 92FS in his holster.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
The arresting officer, with a Beretta 92FS in his holster.

Smith & Wesson 1006

A Kentucky State Trooper who stops Earl's (Ray Toler) semi-truck at a roadblock is seen with what appears to be a Smith & Wesson 1006 in his holster. This is impressive and highly accurate! In real life, the S&W 1006 was carried by the Kentucky State Police at the time of the film's production.

Smith & Wesson 1006 - 10mm Auto
The patrolman, with a Smith & Wesson 1006 in his holster, approaches Earl's truck.

SIG-Sauer P228

Deputy Marshal Bobby Biggs (Daniel Roebuck) is seen unloading a fugitive's SIG-Sauer P228 during the bust at the start of the film, while holding his Glock 22 in his other hand.

SIG-Sauer P228 - 9x19mm
Biggs drops the magazine out of a fugitive's SIG-Sauer P228. Seen behind him are Cosmo & Biggs' Glock 22's. Biggs shouldn't be taking his attention off of Michael, or his sidearm, as the fugitive could easily attempt to disarm him.

Bersa Thunder 380

Deputy Marshal Cosmo Renfro (Joe Pantoliano) is seen with what appears to be a Bersa Thunder 380 pistol in a back holster.

Bersa Thunder 380 - .380 ACP (9x17mm)
Renfro with a Bersa Thunder 380 in his back holster, watching the ambulance drive away with the mortally wounded Newman.


Ruger SP101

When Sheridan hijacks a semi truck belonging to a man named Earl (Ray Toler), he also takes possession of the driver's Ruger SP101 revolver and some extra ammo for it. After Sheridan releases his hostages and they speak to the marshals, Biggs incorrectly tells Gerard that the five-shot SP101 has, "6 [cartridges] in the gun." (His SP101 is clearly the 5-round .357 version.) Sheridan later uses the SP101 during the manhunt in the swamp, holding Royce at gunpoint with it.

Ruger SP101 - .357 Magnum
Sheridan cocks the hammer on Earl's Ruger SP101 as Earl tries to convince a state trooper to leave.
Sheridan holds the Ruger SP101 on Royce in the swamps.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

When Royce finds his Glock 22 has been emptied on him, he makes a last ditch effort to kill Gerard by drawing a nickel plated Smith & Wesson Model 36 before being gunned down. It does not appear to be the Ruger SP101 that Sheridan used to hold Royce hostage in the swamp, previously mentioned. Royce's attempt to draw and use this weapon reveals that, contrary to his earlier statement to Gerard, he does in fact carry a backup weapon.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 with nickel finish - .38 Special
Royce is shot by Gerard while trying to draw his backup nickel Smith & Wesson Model 36.

Colt Python

A Deputy Sheriff is seen with a Colt Python in his holster at the site of the plane crash.

Colt Python 6" barrel - .357 Magnum
A Deputy Sheriff with a Colt Python in his holster.


Remington 870

Remington 870 shotguns make several appearances in the film, first in the hands of the guards on the plane following the crash-landing, then in the hands of locals helping with the swamp manhunt.

Remington 870 Police Magnum Riot Shotgun - 12 Gauge
Three Remington 870s are seen in a weapons rack on the prisoner transport plane. They are strangely upright despite the plane being flipped upside down.
A transport guard carrying a Remington 870 after the crash.
A local boatman carrying a Remington 870 during the search for Sheridan.

Ithaca 37

NYPD officers outside the Lorelei Building are seen holding Ithaca 37 shotguns, one with an extended magazine tube and one with a standard tube.

Ithaca Model 37 Deer Slayer Police Special (note the rifle sights and riot-length barrel) - 12 Gauge
Ithaca 37 with extended magazine tube - 12 Gauge
Two NYPD officers holding Ithaca 37 shotguns.

Maverick 88

A Maverick Model 88 shotgun with pistol grip is recovered by Gerard from a baby's crib during the fugitive arrest in the beginning of the film. The Maverick 88 is an inexpensive version of the Mossberg 500. One of the suspects tries to get this weapon so that he can shoot Deputy Marshal Noah Newman, but Newman shoots him with his Glock 22 in the shoulder before he can do this. Gerard later takes this weapon and uses it to intimidate another suspect. It is noted as a Maverick 88 by its safety moved from the receiver tang to the trigger guard.

Mossberg Maverick 88 (with pistol grip) - 12 Gauge
Gerard removes the pistol gripped Maverick 88 from the baby's crib. Note lack of safety on the top rear of the receiver, indicating it is a Maverick and not a Mossberg 500.
Gerard pumps the action of the Maverick 88 before holding it on the resisting suspect, and ejects a live round. The standard police practice when picking up an unknown weapon is to rack the action, to be sure it is loaded, as they may need to use it quickly and don't know if has a round in the chamber. As Gerard pulled the shotgun from out of the baby crib, it's likely he would be pumping it to ensure this.
"Okay, Michael. Regular or extra crispy?"
The suspect staring down the barrel of the Maverick 88.

Submachine Guns


A fugitive is briefly seen holding a MAC-11 before being disarmed by Deputy Marshal Noah Newman.

RPD Industries MAC-11 - .380 ACP
A fugitive runs through the house armed with a MAC-11. Notice the TERRIBLE trigger discipline - It appears the thug is almost squeezing it down, but the shot is too blurry to tell.


Colt Sporter II Carbine

During the cemetery scene, Sheridan and the Deputies come under fire by U.N. Cultural Attache of China Xian Chen (Michael Paul Chan) wielding a Colt Sporter II Carbine fitted with an Aimpoint 9000L red dot scope and sound suppressor from the roof of the funeral home.

Colt Sporter II Carbine - 5.56x45mm
Chen smacks a magazine into his Colt Sporter II Carbine.
A good side-shot of the Colt Sporter II Carbine.
Chen takes aim at Sheridan, who moves his head just in time, causing the bullet to hit Barrows instead. Chen is also firing left handed, which may have been forced due to the angle from which he has to aim from the rooftop.
Here we see the sound suppressor is clearly fake since it does nothing to dampen the muzzle flash.
Chen is arrested by Biggs and Cooper on the roof.

Heckler & Koch SR9(T)

During the swamp scene, a Kentucky State Police officer in a helicopter can briefly be seen with a Heckler & Koch SR9(T) sniper rifle, loaded with a 20-round magazine.

Heckler & Koch SR9(T) - 7.62x51mm NATO
A Kentucky State Police Officer aims his Heckler & Koch SR9(T).
A shot over the shoulder of the Kentucky State Police Officer with the Heckler & Koch SR9(T).


Orion Flare Gun

When Sheridan is found in the swamps, Gerard and a local boatman fire Orion Flare Guns into the air to mark their positions for backup to arrive.

Orion Flare Gun - 12 Gauge
A boatman loads a Orion flare gun.
The boatman fires the Orion flare gun into the air.
Gerard fires a flare into the air.

XL-17 Pen Gun

While on board the prisoner transport flight, a prisoner retrieves an XL-17 pen gun hidden in a roll of toilet paper in the lavatory. The prisoner then attempts to use the weapon to kill Sheridan but fails, the shot shattering a window of the plane and causing an explosive decompression that sucks the would-be assassin and several other prisoners and guards out of the plane and forces an emergency landing. Of course, a single bullet hole cannot cause explosive decompression in real life.

The inmate loads a .22 LR round into his XL-17 pen gun, which is missing a bullet head.
The inmate cocks back the trigger which is disguised as the pocket clip.
Gerard finds the pen gun in the plane. It seems unlikely the weapon would still be aboard when the man wielding it was sucked clean out of the plane.
Gerard unloads the pen gun. For whatever reason he's handling evidence without gloves, which a real U.S. Marshal would know better than. On the other hand, it was underwater for a long time, so fingerprints would have been gone.

Trivia Special

Sparking Bullets

Like most typical Hollywood films, we see that bullets spark against the oddest things, when most bullets don't even spark on metal.

A 5.56mm round sparking against concrete.
A .45 ACP round sparking on wood.

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