22 Minutes (22 minuty)

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22 Minutes (22 minuty)
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Theatrial Release Poster
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Vasily Serikov
Release Date 2014
Language Russian
Studio Central Partnership
Main Cast
Character Actor
Marine Aleksandr "Sanya" Ezhov Makar Zaporozhskiy
Capt. Tarasov Denis Nikiforov
Kalash Gaël Kamilindi
Amin Nur Barre Eebra Tooré
Capt. 1st Rank Ukolov Viktor Sukhorukov
Shipmaster Dekalin Aleksandr Galibin
Starshy Praporshchik Mogila Vladislav Demin
Starshina Tikhonov Ivan Porodnov

22 Minutes (22 minuty) is a 2014 Russian action movie directed by Vasily Serikov. The story is loosely based on events of May 2010 in the Gulf of Aden when Somali Pirates hijacked the Russian tanker Moscow University and its further releasing by the the Russian Navy destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov. In the film the hijacked vessel is liquefied gas tanker Yamal, and the destroyer is named Admiral Krylov.

The following weapons were used in the film 22 Minutes (22 minuty):



EKOL Firat Magnum

The pirates chief Amin Nur Barre (Eebra Tooré) is the only character to carry handgun. His Beretta 92FS appears to be blank firing EKOL Firat Magnum.

EKOL Firat Magnum (black) - 9mm P.A.K. blanks
Amin threatens Sanya Yezhov.
Closeup of the pistol.
In movie trailer the inscription "Voltran P92" can be seen. Voltran is another trade mark for EKOL.
The grip is seen.
In the climactic scene Amin aims his pistol...
...but Starshina (Sgt. Maj.) Tikhonov (Ivan Porodnov) blocks the trigger with his battle knife.

Submachine Guns

M1928A1 Thompson

Amin's second in command carries the M1928A1 Thompson SMG, fitted with custom folding stock. Sanya Yezhov (Makar Zaporozhskiy) manages to disarm the pirate and uses the SMG himself.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine and early 'simplified' rear sight that would be adopted for the M1 Thompson - .45 ACP
The pirate in black hood at the right holds the Thompson.
A closer view. The handguard and the cooling fins on the barrel differ from the original Thompson so this gun appears to be some kind of replica.
The folding stock is seen.
Sanya disarms the pirate. The spent brass in midair is possibly CGI.


Simonov SKS

Several pirates carry the SKS Rifles with aftermarket detachable magazines (probably 20-round), muzzle brakes and new sights.

Simonov SKS - 7.62x39mm
The production still allows to identify the gun as modified SKS.
A man with SKS at the left.
Another man with SKS at the left.

Assault Rifles


Most pirates are armed with AKM assault rifles.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
The muzzle of AKM is seen at the right.
Pirates aim their AKMs and the RPK-74 (seen at the background).
Another view of the same scene.
Kalash (Gaël Kamilindi), himself named after AK, holds his gun.
The "engraved" buttstock of Kalash's gun.
AKM-wielding pirate is distracted from his guard duties and misses the Russian Marine climbing on the ship.
Kalash holds his rifle in the climactic scene.
Yamal shipmaster Dekalin (Aleksandr Galibin) holds the AKM, taken from a pirate.


In several scenes Russian Marines carry AKMS assault rifles. Some of them are fitted with fake muzzle brakes in AK-74 style.

AKMS - 7.62x39mm
Sanya Ezhov (Makar Zaporozhskiy) holds AKSM, fitted with fake AK-74-like muzzle brake.
A Marine fires his AKMS in air.
A Marine at the right carries AKMS, fitted with AKS-74-style folding stock and muzzle compensator.
A closer view of the abovementioned gun.


During the night raid several Marines carry AKMSL assault rifles. AKMSL is the version of AKMS, fitted with elongated slotted flash suppressor and NSP-3 night scope rail. The screen guns lack the NSP-3 but the shape and size of the flash suppressor allows to differ this version.

AKMSL with NSP-3A night scope - 7.62x39mm
Marines hold AKMSL assault rifles.


AK-74 assault rifles are also seen in hands of the pirates.

AK-74 - 5.45x39mm
A pirate at the left holds AK-74.
A pirate uses his AK-74 in close combat.


Some Russian Marines carry AKS-74 assault rifles.

AKS-74 with Bakelite magazine - 5.45x39mm
A Marine in center holds AKS-74.
A Marine with AKS-74.


The AKS-74U is seen in hands of several Marines, including Starshy Praporshchik (senior warrant officer) Mogila (Vladislav Demin).

AKS-74U - 5.45x39mm
The AKS-74U is seen in center.
Mogila (in beret) holds his AKS-74U in center.
A Marine at the left carries the AKS-74U.

Colt M16A2

One of the pirates is armed with the M16A2 assult rifles. As genuine M16s are rarely seen in Russian movies, this rifle is possibly airsoft gun or some other kind of non-firing replica.

Colt M16A2 Rifle - 5.56x45mm. Select Fire rifle (Safe/Semi/3 round Burst Only).
The man in red shirt at the far left holds his M16.
The A2 handguard is seen at the left.
The pirate holds his M16 in center.

Machine Guns and Autocannons

Kalashnikov RPK-74

One of the pirates is armed with the RPK-74 machine gun.

RPK-74 light machine gun with 45-round box magazine - 5.45x39mm
The RPK-74 is seen on the production still.
The RPK-74 is seen at the left.
The pirate breaks the window in the wheelhouse with the buttstock of his RPK-74.
The pirate with RPK-74 in the climactic scene.

Degtyaryov RPD-44

Amin's bodyguard carries the RPD-44 machine gun.

RPD Light Machine Gun - 7.62x39mm
The PRD-44 is seen at the right.
The RPD is seen at the left.
Another view of the RPD.

Kalashnikov PK

Original PK Machine Gun is used by a pirate.

PK Machine Gun, note the larger curved gas block and the thicker fluted barrel that was found on the original weapon - 7.62x54mm R
The pirate at the right holds the PK.
The fluted barrel can be seen.
The PK on the desk.
The pirate carries his PK on sling.

Degtyaryov-Shpagin DShKM

The pirates mount several DShKM heavy machine guns on hijacked Yamal.

DShKM on tripod - 12.7x108mm
Capt. Tarasov observes the DShKM through binoculars.
The DShKM on Yamal superstructure.
Tripod-mounted DShKM on the top of the liquefied gas tank.
A good view of the DShKM.
The gunner is killed with throwing knife.

Shipunov 2A42

30-mm Shipunov 2A42 autocannon is mounted on Ka-52 helicopter.

Shipunov 2A42 automatic cannon - 30x165mm
30-mm autocannon is mounted on the right board.


Four 30-mm AK-630 CIWS mountings with AO-18 autocannons are mounted on Admiral Krylov destroyer.

GSh-6-30 (AO-18) rotary gun in an AK-630 naval installation - 30x165mm
Two AK-630s on the portside.

Other Weapons

F-1 Hand Grenade

In one scene Amin (Eebra Tooré) takes the F-1 hand grenade from his henchman. The screen used grenade is the URG training version.

URG F-1 practice grenade
Amin takes the grenade.
He threatens Yamal crewmembers.

RGD-5 Hand Grenade

In one scene Amin (Eebra Tooré) uses the RGD-5 to break the door in the wheelhouse. Later Sanya Yezhov (Makar Zaporozhskiy) uses the RGD-5 to make a booby trap. The screen used grenade is the URGN training version.

URG-N RGD-5 training grenade
Amin holds the grenade.
The grenade is used to break the door.
Sanya makes the booby trap.


One of the pirates is armed with the RPG-7 rocket launcher.

RPG-7 - 40mm
Capt. Tarasov observes the pirate with RPG-7 through binoculars.
The pirate fires his RPG at Russian Marines fast boat.
A pirate at the right carries RPG-7.
The RPG-7 is seen at the left in the climactic scene.

Unidentified flare pistol

In the climactic scene Kalash (Gaël Kamilindi) fires a flare pistol. It looks generally similar to SPSh Flare Pistol but has the trigger guard.

For comparison: SPSh Flare Pistol - 26.5mm
Kalash finds the flare pistol in the wheelhouse.
He loads the gun...
...and fires.

MRG-1 Ogonyok

MRG-1 Ogonyok grenade launcher is seen mounted on Admiral Krylov destroyer.

MRG-1 Oronyok multi-barreled grenade launcher - 55 mm
MRG-1 is seen mounted on the superstructure.

45-mm 21-KM Naval Gun

Two 21-KM naval guns are mounted on Admiral Krylov destroyer. These old-style weapons are still used on Russian Navy ships as salute cannons for ceremonial usage.

45-mm 21-KM naval gun
The 21-KM salute gun is seen at the background.


Admiral Tributs Destroyer

The Russain Navy Udaloy-class destroyer Admiral Tributs appears in the movie under a fictional name Admiral Krylov. Admiral Tributs is a sistership to Marshal Shaposhnikov.

Admiral Tributs in the sea. A good view on SAM Kinzhal VLS, two 100-mm AK-100 guns and Metel ASW quadruple launchers.
Quadruple 533-mm torpedo launcher.
RBU-6000 Smerch-2 212-mm ASW rocket launcher.
100-mm/L70 AK-100 guns.

Kamov Ka-52 Helicopter

The Ka-52 helicopter operates from Admiral Krylov. In reality the Ka-27 helicopter from Marshal Shaposhnikov participated in the events of May 2010.

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Grappling Hook Launcher

While climbing the board of Yamal, Russian marines use pneumatic grappling hook launchers.

Frogmen ready to shoot grappling hook.

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