Best Seller

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Best Seller
Best Seller.jpg
Theatrical Poster
Country USA.jpg USA
Directed by John Flynn
Release Date 1987
Studio Hemdale
Distributor Orion Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Cleve James Woods
Dennis Meechum Brian Dennehy
David Madlock Paul Shenar
Meechum's daughter Allison Balson
Mr. Pearlman Jeffrey Josephson


Best Seller is a 1987 thriller starring Brian Dennehy as a cop turned author who meets up with a mysterious hitman (James Woods) who gives him a story that he promises will be an instant bestseller.


The following weapons were used in the film Best Seller:

Contents


Beretta 92SB

The main handgun used by the hitman Cleve (James Woods) is a Beretta 92SB. Cop turned best-selling author Dennis Meechum (Brian Dennehy) also is using one as well.

Beretta Model 92SB - 9x19mm (note rounded trigger guard and flat bottom magazine).
Cleve (James Woods) uses a Beretta 92SB on the firing range.
Dennis Meechum (Brian Dennehy) also is using one as well.
Cleve with a suppressed Beretta.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 "Chief's Special"

The Smith & Wesson Model 36 is the on duty revolver carried by Meechum. It also is the gun taken off Mr. Pearlman (Jeffrey Josephson) by Meechum at the police station.

Smith and Wesson Model 36 - .38 special - 5 shot
Dennis Meechum (Brian Dennehy) uses a S&W Model 36 on the firing range.
The Model 36 is the gun taken off Mr. Pearlman (Jeffrey Josephson) by Meechum at the police station.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 (Nickel)

Nickel Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolvers are used by hitmen that go after Meechum and Cleve in the laundry shootout. David Madlock (Paul Shenar) also uses one to hold Meechum's daughter hostage.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 (nickel) - .38 Special. This revolver was used by Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson in the film Die Hard with a Vengeance.
David Madlock (Paul Shenar) pulls the nickel Smith & Wesson Model 36.
The Model 60 is used to hold Meechum's daughter hostage.

Browning Hi-Power

Suppressed Browning Hi-Powers are carried by the gunmen wearing Nixon masks that pull the heist at the police lockup at the beginning of the film. In a continuity error, Cleve starts out using a Browning during the shootout at the industrial laundry, but it later turns into a Beretta SB.

Browning Hi Power (Belgian Mfg) 1970s - 9mm
A suppressed Browning Hi-Power is carried by one of the gunmen wearing Nixon masks that pull the heist at the police lockup at the beginning of the film.
In a continuity error, Cleve starts out using a Browning during the shootout at the industrial laundry, but it later turns into a Beretta SB.

Smith & Wesson Model 29

A Smith & Wesson Model 29 is used by one of the shooters at the gun range.

The shooter in the background appears to use a Model 29.

Smith & Wesson Model 15

A Smith & Wesson Model 15 is used by one of the shooters at the gun range.

The blurry gun in the foreground in front of the Colt Python appears to be a Model 15 (it appears to have a ramp front sight and adjustable rear).
One of the shooters (in the blue jacket) uses the Smith & Wesson Model 15.

Colt Detective Special

One of the shooters at the gun range uses the Colt Detective Special.

Colt Detective Special.jpg
One of the shooters at the gun range uses the Colt Detective Special.

Colt Lawman MK III

One of the shooters at the gun range loads up a nickel Colt Lawman MK III.

Colt Lawman MkIII - .357 magnum
One of the shooters at the gun range loads up a nickel Colt Lawman MK III.

Colt Python

One of the shooters at the gun range uses the Colt Python.

Colt Python with 6" Barrel - .357 Magnum
One of the shooters at the gun range uses the Colt Python.
One of the shooters (in the tan jacket) with the Colt Python.

A Python is also the gun that Cleve (James Woods) threatens Meechum with after a visit to the home of Cleve's parents.

Cleve threatens Meechum with a Colt Python after a visit to the home of Cleve's parents.

Heckler & Koch P7M13

A Heckler & Koch P7M13 is used by a hit man during the shootout at the laundry.

Heckler & Koch P7M13 9x19mm
A Heckler & Koch P7M13 is used by a hit man during the shootout at the laundry.

M1903A1 Springfield with M82 scope

A scoped M1903A1 Springfield with M82 scope that Cleve used on a hit is dug up by Meechum for corroboration.

M1903A1 Springfield sniper rifle (.30-06) fitted with a 7.8x Unertl scope used in Letters from Iwo Jima.
A scoped M1903A1 Springfield that Cleve used on a hit is dug up by Meechum for corroboration.



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