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We Own the Night

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We Own The Night
We own the night movie poster onesheet.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by James Gray
Release Date 2007
Language English
Studio 2929 Productions
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Robert "Bobby" Green/Grusinsky Joaquin Phoenix
Captain Joseph "Joe" Grusinsky Mark Wahlberg
Deputy Chief Albert "Burt" Grusinsky Robert Duvall
Vadim Nezhinski Alex Veadov
Lieutenant Michael Solo Antoni Corone
Captain Jack Shapiro Tony Musante
Pavel Lubyarski Oleg Taktarov

We Own the Night is a 2007 American crime drama that is set in Brooklyn, New York City in the late 1980s. The story focuses on Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix) a night club owner (with business ties to the Russian Mob) and black sheep of a multi-generational family of NYPD officers. When his older detective brother Joe (Mark Wahlberg) and assistant police chief father Burt (Robert Duvall) are targeted and hit by the Russians, Bobby is forced to decide which side he'll stand with. The title comes from the motto of the NYPD's controversial Street Crimes Unit, which disbanded in 2002 after thirty-one years of service.

The following weapons were used in the film We Own the Night:


Smith & Wesson Model 36

During the opening montage of 1970s-1980s NYPD photos, a Smith & Wesson Model 36 can be seen in an officer's holster. Another officer in the montage carries a Model 36 in an ankle holster. Chief Burt Grusinsky (Robert Duvall) uses a Model 36 during the chase/shootout.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special.
An officer's Model 36 in his holster during the opening photo montage.
The Model 36 in an officer's holster.

Smith & Wesson Model 60

Bobby (Joaquin Phoenix) receives his father's Smith & Wesson Model 60 from his older brother Joe (Mark Wahlberg) after he is sworn in. When the story takes place (1987-1989) the S&W Model 60 was authorized by the NYPD and officers could purchase it through the department's equipment bureau. NYPD officers are not issued their handguns. They purchase their handguns and therefore they own their own handguns.

Smith & Wesson Model 60, stainless steel - .38 Special.
Bobby checks the Model 60 given to him by his brother.
Bobby inspects the Model 60.
Bobby aims the Model 60.
Bobby hands the Model 60 to Shapiro.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB

Several NYPD officers are armed with heavy-barreled Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolvers.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB (Heavy barrel) Revolver (Post 1950s Model) - .38 Special.
An officer making an arrest during the opening photo montage holds a Model 10 HB on the suspects.
An officer aims his Model 10 HB at Nezhinski during his arrest.

Beretta 92FS

A hitman with the Russian mob uses a Beretta 92FS to shoot and wound Capt. Joe Grusinsky.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm.
The masked hitman fires at Joe.

Colt Commander

Pavel Lubyarski (Oleg Taktarov) draws a Colt Commander when Vadim tells him to kill Bobby.

Colt Combat Commander - .45 ACP
Pavel draws his Colt Commander.
The Commander's Colt grips are visible under Bobby's left shoulder as he and Pavel struggle.


Ithaca 37

Many NYPD officers, including Lt. Michael Solo (Antoni Corone), Capt. Joe Grusinsky (Mark Wahlberg), and Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix) use Ithaca 37 shotguns.

Ithaca Model 37 riot version - 12 gauge
Solo aims his Ithaca during the raid.
Solo and another officer while busting Vadim's drug-smuggling operation.
Capt. Grusinksy with his Ithaca 37 during the final drug bust on Vadim.
Bobby takes Grusinsky's Ithaca and goes looking for Vadim.
Bobby aims the Ithaca 37.
Bobby goes back to look for Vadim after the NYPD officers set the area on fire to smoke Vadim out.
Bobby searches for Vadim.

Winchester Model 1200

A Russian mobster fires a Winchester Model 1200 during the drug raid but is shot and killed.

Winchester Model 1200 Police Model - 12 gauge. The precursor to the Model 1300 however it is an all metal shotgun with a deep blued finish. It was developed in 1964 and ended production when the U.S. Repeating Arms Company acquired Winchester from Olin in 1980. The 1200 eventually ceased all production in 1981 and ceded the pump shotgun like to the Model 1300.

double-barreled shotgun

A double barreled shotgun inside a violin case is shown off by an officer during the opening photo montage.

The officer shows off the shotgun confiscated from a suspect.

unidentified shotgun

One of Vadim's men uses a shotgun to shoot at Chief Burt Grusinsky (Robert Duvall) during the car chase.

Vadim's hitman aims at Burt.

Submachine Guns

Smith & Wesson M76

Many NYPD ESU officers carry Smith & Wesson M76s, including one that narrowly misses Bobby during Bobby's undercover assignment.

Smith & Wesson M76 - 9mm‎
An officer aims his M76 inside Bobby's club.
An officer fires his M76 during Vadim's arrest.
An officer aims his M76, waiting for Vadim to emerge.
A S&W M76 is slung across an officer's chest as he prepares to help smoke Vadim out.

Micro Uzi

Several of Vadim's men are armed with Micro Uzis.

Micro Uzi with 15 round magazine - 9x19mm
One of Vadim's men guards the drug sale.

Heckler & Koch MP5K

One of Vadim's men fires a Heckler & Koch MP5K during the shootout with the police.

Heckler & Koch MP5K - version with SEF Plastic Trigger Pack - 9x19mm
A henchman fires as he runs inside the building.


Ruger Mini-14

Some of the NYPD ESU officers carry Ruger Mini-14 rifles during their raids.

Ruger Mini-14 Standard Model Semiautomatic Rifle (Pre-2005) with 30 round magazine - 5.56mm
An ESU officer with his Ruger Mini-14 inside Bobby's club.
Bobby and Lt. Solo accidentally aim their weapons at each other while searching for Vadim Nezhinski.
An officer aims his Ruger Mini-14, waiting for Vadim to emerge.


Several of the Russian mobsters carry AKMS rifles. Vadim Nezhinski (Alex Veadov) grabs one while attempting to make his escape.

AKMS, stamped steel receiver w/ slant muzzle brake and under-folding stock - 7.62x39mm
One of Vadim's henchmen jumps up with his AKMS.
The henchman is shot by an ESU officer.
Vadim attempts to escape from the bust with an AKMS.
After being shot by Bobby, Vadim's AKMS sits behind him.

Remington Model 700PSS

A police guard watching over Capt. Grusinsky's house holds a Remington Model 700PSS.

Remington 700PSS with Harris bipod, in .300 Win Mag
The officer holds his Remington 700.

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