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||Charles Robert Carner
||Sony Pictures Television|
Thomas Carter Company
Christmas Rush (also released on video as Breakaway) is a 2002 made for TV action movie directed by Charles Robert Carner and starring Dean Cain, Erika Eleniak and Eric Roberts. Chicago PD Lt. Cornelius Morgan (Cain) is temporarily resigned from service after he accidentally wounded a bystander during a shootout. To make things worse, the victim sued for a large sum, which led to a conflict between Morgan and his wife Catherine. On the final day before Christmas, Rush Morgan visits the large shopping mall where Catherine works, and encounters a crew of thieves, lead by Morgan's old acquaintance Jimmy Scalzetti (Roberts). Morgan now finds himself the only man who can stop the robbers and save people taken as hostages, including his wife.
Note: while the story is set in Chicago, the movie was filmed in Winnipeg, Canada, that affects the choice of screen guns.
The following weapons were used in the film Christmas Rush:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Custom M1911-style pistol
In the opening scene Lt. Cornelius Morgan (Dean Cain) uses an M1911-style pistol with adjustable sights.
Airsoft Long Slide 1911A1 replica.
Custom Compact M1911 (Springfield Ultra Compact)
During the events in the shopping mall Morgan uses a compact M1911-style pistol with double-stack magazine. It looks similar to Springfield Ultra Compact High-Capacity pistol but the ammo in magazine resembles 9x19 rather than .45. Similar looking pistol (possibly the same movie prop) is one of the handguns, carried by Scalzetti's henchman Simulus (Santino Buda). Morgan later uses this pistol.
Springfield Armory 1911 Ultra Compact - .45 ACP
Morgan draws his pistol. Note the Novak LoMount rear sight and ring hammer spur.
A view from another side.
One more view of the pistol.
Morgan carries a spare magazine on his leg. The magzine is double-stack and the cartridge looks like 9x19 mm.
Simulus draws both his pistols, M1911-style and Beretta 92FS
The pistol is in Morgan's hands.
Another view of the same scene.
Colt Double Eagle
Rich Rajinsky (Roman Podhora) also carries a compact pistol that resembles a Colt Double Eagle Officer's Model.
Colt Double Eagle Officer's Model - .45 ACP
Rajinsky aims his pistol.
A little blurry view from the muzzle.
Simulus (Santino Buda) also carries a Beretta 92FS pistol. When Simulus is defeated by Morgan, the latter takes both pistols and uses them several times. In the climactic scene the Beretta is used by Cat Morgan (Erika Eleniak).
Simulus dual-wields his pistols. The Beretta is seen at the right.
Another view of Simulus' Beretta.
Morgan gives the pistol to Cat.
Cat Morgan holds the pistol on a promotion still.
The Beretta is again hold by Morgan.
Cat aims the Beretta in flashing light during the scene in underground tunnel.
A Browning Hi-Power is Jimmy Scalzetti's (Eric Roberts) personal weapon.
Browning Hi-Power "Type 73" - 9x19mm. These Hi-Powers feature elongated bushings different from Hi-Powers Made before 1973 and after the MK II Series.
A close view of Scalzetti's pistol.
He puts down the pistol in the final scene.
In the opening scene Phan Wu (Tommy Chang), the leader of Ghost Dragons gang, is armed with a Beretta 93R. He fires the pistol in full auto mode, holding it single-hand.
Phan Wu fires his Beretta 93R.
He is shot and drops his gun.
In several scenes security guards, including their chief Al Quigley (Chris Benson), carry holstered pistols and revolvers. When a group of guards are disarmed by the robbers, their handguns are taken by Wayne
(Bernard Browne), Kid (Richard Yearwood) and Joyner (Angelo Tsarouchas), though none of them use these guns.
A security guard in jewelry store carries a handgun in holster.
Quigley tries to draw his handgun.
Petrovich (Aleks Paunovic
) holds Quigley's gun. It appears to be a stainless steel revolver with Hogue grip.
Kid catches a pistol, taken from a guard. It bears resemblance with a Glock.
Joyner, disguised as a guard, carries a revolver in holster.
During the shootout in the opening scene one of the Ghost Dragons uses a Mini Uzi.
IMI Mini Uzi with stock folded - 9x19mm
A second man from the left holds a Mini Uzi.
Another Ghost Dragon is armed with a Kimel AP-9.
AA Arms/Kimel Industries AP-9 Pistol - 9x19mm
A gangster at the right holds an AP-9.
He fires a full auto mode.
A close view of the barrel.
Scalzetti's henchman Petrovich (Aleks Paunovic) carries an USAS-12 CQ shotgun.
Daewoo USAS-12 CQ with 20-round drum - 12 Gauge
Petrovich readies his shotgun.
Petrovich holds his USAS-12.
Morgan and Petrovich in Mexican standout.
A close view of the receiver and magazine.
The shotgun fall down from the balcony.
Simulus' (Santino Buda) main gun is a SPAS-12 shotgun. When Morgan (Dean Cain) defeats Simulus, he takes the shotgun and uses it himself.
Franchi SPAS-12 with stock folded and butt-hook removed - 12 gauge
Simulus aims his gun at a guard.
Simulus holds his shotgun.
Mossberg 500 Cruiser
Scalzetti's henchman Joyner (Angelo Tsarouchas) is seen with a Mossberg 500 Cruiser shotgun when the gang surprises the security guards. Mossberg 500s are also used by police officers in the opening scene.
Mossberg 500 Cruiser with extended magazine tube and heat shield - 12 gauge
A pair of police officers hold shotguns with pistol grips.
Joyner aims his shotgun. It is fitted with Choate Top Folder stock.
During the events in the shopping mall Morgan (Dean Cain) who runs out of ammo for his pistol enters a sporting goods shop, breaks the stand with rifles and shotguns and takes an Ithaca 37.
Ithaca 37 Riot Version - 12 gauge
While the shotgun is seen blurry, the lack of the ejection port on the right side allows to identify the gun as Ithaca 37.
In the opening scene a police officer holds some long gun with a large box magazine and fixed stock. It resembles a Valtro PM5 shotgun.
Valtro PM5, a magazine fed, pump action shotgun - 12 Gauge
Note the angle of the buttstock.
Rifles and Assault Rifles
Wayne (Bernard Browne) is armed with a Ruger Mini-14 with folding stock.
Stainless steel Ruger Mini-14F with folding stock and 30-round magazine. - .223 Remington
Wayne fires. A spent brass is seen in midair.
Wayne holds Mini-14 with folded stock.
Now the stock is unfolded.
IMI Romat (customized)
Kid Blast (Richard Yearwood) carries a customized IMI Romat with shortened barrel and converted to full auto.
Israeli FAL "Romat" with Wooden Furniture - 7.62x51mm NATO
Kid holds his rifle at the left.
The shortened barrel is seen.
The pistol grip and magazine are seen.
A close view of the receiver.
Kid fires his gun in full-auto mode.
Olympic Arms K23B
After Kid's IMI Romat runs dry, he throws it away in favour of an M16 carbine, fitted with Beta-C magazine. It appears to be a customised Olympic Arms K23B with removed front sight.
Olympic Arms K23B - 5.56x45mm
Another view of the same scene.
The gun is seen at the left.
Kid puts his rifle on the strongbox.
In the opening and the final scenes numerous uniformed police officers and SWAT officers carry M4 Carbine-style assault rifles, possibly Colt Model 727 or Colt Law Enforcement Carbine. They are seen only in darkness.
Colt Model 727 "XM4 Carbine" - 5.56x45mm
A police officer with M4 Carbine in the opening scene.
A police officer holds his assault rifle at the right.
A SWAT officer carries a rifle on sling.
Another SWAT officer holds a rifle, fitted with weaponlight.
An officer descends in sewers. His rifle is fitted with weaponlight and laser sight.
The barrel is seen at the left.
Norinco Type 56-1
Some version of Norinco Type 56-1 with folding stock is seen in hands of a Ghost Dragon during the shooout in the opening scene.
Norinco Type 56-1 (under-folding stock variant) - 7.62x39mm
A gangster holds Type 56 assault rifle with folded stock.
The same man is seen at the left, firing his Type 56.
A close view of the muzzle. The hooded front sight matches Type 56.
Iver Johnson Enforcer Pistol
Another one of Ghost Dragons uses an Iver Johnson Enforcer Pistol.
Iver Johnson Enforcer Pistol - .30 Carbine
A man at the left fires Enforcer Pistol.
Mk 2 Hand Grenade
Wayne (Bernard Browne) and Kid (Richard Yearwood) carry several Mk 2 hand grenades.
Mk 2 "Pineapple" fragmentation grenade
Wayne carries several Mk 2 and M67 grenades.
Wayne readies to throw a Mk 2.
The grenade in a second before explosion.
Kid readies to throw a Mk 2 in the final scene.
M67 Hand Grenade
Wayne (Bernard Browne) also carries M67 hand grenades.
M67 fragmentation grenade
Wayne carries several Mk 2 and M67 grenades.
Wayne readies to throw an M67.
Wayne also uses a smoke grenade that looks like an M83, or an M8, or an M18. All these grenades have same outlook except for the markings. The screen grenade lacks any markings.
For comparison: M83 smoke grenade
Wayne secretly puts the smoke grenade under his boot...
The Stand in Sporting Goods Shop
About a dozen of rifles and shotguns is seen on the stand in sporting goods shop.
A stand with rifles and shotguns.
Three identical guns at the left appear to be top-break pellet guns. A rifle with folded bipod is seen at the left of Morgan's head.
Morgan takes a shotgun from the stand.
In one scene a TV set shows Desperado with El Mariachi (Antonio Banderas) firing his Ruger KP90s.