Code Name Coq Rouge (Täcknamn Coq Rouge)

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Code Name Coq Rouge (1989)

Code Name Coq Rouge (Täcknamn Coq Rouge) is a 1989 Swedish thriller directed by Per Berglund starring Stellan Skarsgård as Swedish spy Carl Hamilton. It was based on Jan Guillou's novel Coq Rouge, the first in the Hamilton series. The film contains a number of relatively large changes of the plot and characters.

Either party of the Middle East conflict is planning a terror attack in Sweden, the question is who and where. A CIA trained agent - the cover name Coq Rouge - aka Carl Hamilton, a lieutenant in the Royal Swedish Navy, is assigned to the case.

The following guns were used in the film Code Name Coq Rouge (1989):



Beretta 92F

Carl Hamilton (Stellan Skarsgård) uses a Beretta 92F as his personal sidearm.

Beretta 92F - 9x19mm
Carl shoves a magazine into the gun ...
... and shoots an excellent score.
Before entering the PLO residence Carl arms himself.
Carl points his Beretta 92F at Folkesson's murderer.
After the events at the PLO residence Carl is in a state of shock and accidentally fires his gun at a misinterpreted threat in his home.

Smith & Wesson Model 19

Carl's other sidearm is a snub-nosed Smith & Wesson Model 19 with pachmayr rubber grips.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 with rubber pachmayr grips (right side) - .357 Magnum.
Carl's snub-nosed Smith & Wesson Model 19 is first seen in the case as he chambers his Beretta before the marksmanship.
Carl and his collegues break in to the appartment of Alois Mendelsohn.
Carl watches one of the terrorists standing guard on the second floor while staying in the shadows.
Carl fires his Smith & Wesson Model 19 at an Israeli terrorist.

Tokarev TT-33

Folkesson, the high ranked SÄPO officer, is killed with a Tokarev TT-33 pistol.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm TT
Folkesson's murderer takes his gun out.
Ljungdahl looks at the Tokarev that's been left at the crime scene.
"It's a Russian gun damn it, you said that yourself!", Näslund says to Carl while holding the gun.

Smith & Wesson Model 29

The arab man is seen with a 6 1/2 inch Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver identified by Carl as ".44 Magnum".

Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum - .44 Magnum.
".44 Magnum, not bad", Carl comments on the Arab's revolver.

Walther PPK

SÄPO officers Fristedt (Krister Henriksson) and Appeltoft (Philip Zandén) appear to be using Walther PPKs as their sidearms. The Walther PP was the issued sidearm for Swedish Police Officers until it was replaced by the SIG-Sauer P225 (and later SIG-Sauer P-models) in the late 1980's.

Walther PPK - 7.65 mm Browning aka .32 ACP
Appeltoft watches shockingly as Carl threatens a suspect.
Carl and the others break in to the appartment of Alois Mendelsohn with their guns drawn.
Fristedt covers the hall of the appartment with his Walther PPK pistol.

Submachine Guns

M/45 BE

Though never clearly shown, the SWAT team (Piketen) appears to be carrying the Swedish M/45 BE as they storm the appartment of Anders Hedlund and Petra Hernberg.

K-pist m/45 B - Also known as the "Carl Gustav" or the "Swedish K" - 9x19mm‎. The Swedish police variant, although virtually identical to the military M/45 B version, had an added single-shot switch.
Armed SWAT officers storming the apartment of Anders Hedlund and Petra Hernberg.


An Israeli officer is seen with a Uzi submachine gun.

Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
An Iraeli officer takes the letter left for Carl.


Galil ARM

An Israeli Galil ARM appears in the hands of a man in a photo shown to Carl of the aftermath of a Palestinian terrorist attack.

Galil ARM 5.56mm
The bearded man in the center of the picture is seen with an Israeli Galil ARM.


Also seen in the photo shown to Carl is man carrying an AKMS assault rifle.

AKMS - 7.62x39mm
The man in the photo with his face obscured by Folkesson's hand is seen carrying an AKMS assault rifle.


An M16A1 rifle appear in the hands of an Israeli soldier walking across the street in one shot. Another Israeli soldier is briefly shown with one on his shoulder when he and his superior interferes a meeting between Carl and Shoulamit Hanegbi and then escorts Carl to the airport. When he later tries to visit Shoulamit at her house she is shown with a rifle aimed to her face.

M16A1 - 5.56x45mm
Israeli soldier walking across the street carrying an M16A1 rifle.
Shoulamit Hanegbi with an M16A1 rifle aimed right to her face.

Type 56

The PLO guards and the members of the Israeli terrorist group mostly use Chinese Type 56 assault rifles. Carl liberates one of the PLO guards of his rifle during the meating with Abo Al-Houl.

Type 56 without under-folding ("pig sticker") bayonet - 7.62x39mm
Israeli terrorists unpack their Chinese "AK-47" assault rifles.
One of the armed boys at the beach fires his rifle which becomes a Chinese "AK-47" for the shot of the weapon being fired.
A PLO guard demands that Carl should take of his clothes while pointing his weapon at him.
Carl holds his AK-47 on the PLO guard who's carrying the Chinese assault rifle.
Carl surrenders the weapons to Al-Houl to prove that he's not there to kill him.
An Israeli terrorist with his assault rifle.
Folkesson's murderer finally confronted by Carl.

Adler-Jäger AP-80

The boys on the beach and one of the PLO guards are seen with Adler-Jäger AP-80 blank firers.

Adler-Jäger AP-80 - 8mm Blank Cartridges.
The boys on the beach check Carl's belongings.
The PLO guard has a Jäger AP 80 slung on his shoulder while another one is rested against a wall.


One of the PLO guards carry an AK-47 that Carl manages to liberate him from and surrender as he tries to prove that he's not an assassin.

AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
Carl commandeering the PLO guards assault rifle.
The open front sight, identifying it as not Chinese, is clearly seen here.


Toy Bow

Erik (Gustaf Skarsgård), Carl's nephew is seen with a toy bow when he and his mother come to visit Carl.


Toy M16

Erik is given an M16 toy gun as a present from Carl as he says he thinks the boy's bow is an antique.


See Also

Jan Guillou's Carl Hamilton Films
Stellan Skarsgård Code Name Coq Rouge (1989)   •  The Democratic Terrorist (1992)
Peter Stormare Commander Hamilton (1998)
Mikael Persbrandt Hamilton: In The Interest Of The Nation (2012)   •  Agent Hamilton: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter (2012)

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