Crying Freeman

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Crying Freeman
Crying-freeman-movie.jpg
Movie Poster
Country USA.jpg USA
CAN.jpg Canada
FRA.jpg France
JAP.jpg Japan
Directed by Christophe Gans
Release Date 1995
Language English
Japanese
Studio August Entertainment
Davis Films
Tohokushinsha Film
Toei Company
Main Cast
Character Actor
Yo Hinomura Mark Dacascos
Emu O'Hara Julie Condra
Koh Byron Mann
Detective Forge Rae Dawn Chong
Detective Netah Tchéky Karyo
Lady Hanada Yôko Shimada
Ryuji Hanada Masaya Katô


Crying Freeman is the 1995 live action feature film adaptation of the Japanese anime series of the same name that stars Mark Dacascos as the titular Triad hitman who falls in love with an artist who witnesses one of his hits. The film was French produced and filmed in British Columbia.


The following weapons were used in the film Crying Freeman:

Contents


Handguns

Taurus PT92CS (modified)

The Freeman Yo Hinomura (Mark Dacascos) carries a Taurus PT92CS fitted with a custom-built compensator as his sidearm.

Taurus PT92CS - stainless version of the compact PT92C - 9x19mm
Promo image of Yo Hinomura (Mark Dacascos) holding the customized Taurus PT92CS.
A Taurus PT92CS with explosive device instead of a magazine
Yo Hinomura holds his Taurus PT92CS.

Beretta 92F

Beretta 92F pistols are used throughout the movie by Triad and Yakuza henchmen, and also by Koh (Byron Mann) near the end of the film.

Beretta 92F - 9x19mm
Yakuza henchman fires his Beretta 92F at Yo
Ryuji Hanada holds a Beretta 92F

Glock 19

Detectives Forge (Rae Dawn Chong) and Netah (Tchéky Karyo) carry Glock 19s as sidearms, as do many of the gangsters throughout the movie.

Glock 19 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
Yakuza henchman holds a Glock 19
Detective Netah holds a Glock 19

SIG-Sauer P226

SIG-Sauer P226 pistols are used by Yakuza henchmen

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm
Yakuza henchman (behind a man with a Glock) holds a SIG-Sauer P226

Smith & Wesson Model 60

The Smith & Wesson Model 60 is used by Koh and Detective Netah

Smith & Wesson Model 60 - .38 Special / .357 Magnum.
Koh aims his Smith & Wesson Model 60 at Emu O'Hara
Detective Netah tries to use a Smith & Wesson Model 60

Smith & Wesson 3913 "Ladysmith"

Lady Hanada (Yôko Shimada) carries a Smith & Wesson 3913 "Ladysmith" as her main sidearm.

Smith & Wesson 3913 LS "Ladysmith" - 9x19mm
Lady Hanada holds a Smith & Wesson 3913 "Ladysmith"
Lady Hanada fires her Smith & Wesson 3913 "Ladysmith" at Detective Netah

COP 357 Derringer

During the final confrontation with the Yakuza, Koh (Byron Mann) conceals a COP 357 Derringer up his sleeve. Although this pistol holds only four rounds, he fires at least eight times without reloading.

COP 357 Derringer .357 Magnum
Close view of COP 357 Derringer
Koh fires his COP 357 Derringer

Walther PPK

The Freeman's first victim tries to pull a concealed Walther PPK (with a stainless finish) from an ankle holster before he is killed.

Walther PPK stainless - 9mm Kurz aka 9x17mm (.380 ACP)
Takeshi Shimazaki (Kevan Ohtsji) pulls a Walther PPK out of the holster

AMG AutoMag

During the final confrontation with the Yakuza, Ryuji Hanada (Masaya Katô) pulls a blued AMC .44 AutoMag on the Freeman and Koh, but never uses it.

AMC Auto Mag 180 - .44 AMP.
Ryuji Hanada aims his AMG AutoMag at Yo Hinomura

Smith & Wesson 5904

During the final shootout one of the Yakuza can be seen with the Smith & Wesson 5904

Late Model Smith & Wesson 5904 - 9x19mm.
Yakuza aims his Smith & Wesson 5904 at Emu

Shotguns

Remington 870

During the confrontation with the Yakuza at the boss' house, Koh (Byron Mann) kills one mobster with his COP 357 Derringer and takes his Remington 870. The 870 used is fitted with a Butler Creek tactical forend, heat shield, door breacher, and pistol grip stock. This exact same shotgun was previously used in Timecop and later seen briefly in Reindeer Games (which had the same armorers).

Remington 870 fitted with Butler Creek Tactical foregrip - 12 gauge
Koh fires captured Remington 870

Mossberg 500

During the final shootout, Yo Hinomura (Mark Dacascos) wields a custom short-barreled Mossberg 500 shotgun fitted with a forward pistol grip, rear pistol grip, heat shield, door breacher, and a shell holder. This exact same shotgun also appeared in Reindeer Games, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, etc. (all of which had the same armorers as this movie).

Mossberg 500 Cruiser with heat shield & foregrip - 12 gauge
A Mossberg 500 in the armory
Yo Hinomura holds a Mossberg 500

Submachine Guns

M91S

Throughout the movie, Yakuza and Triad gangsters are seen using both long- and short-barreled versions of the M91S machine pistol. These custom-built weapons have been featured in several films and TV shows produced in British Columbia.

M91S (long-barreled version) as seen in Smallville.
M91S (short-barreled version) as seen in the film Crying Freeman.
Closeup of the M91S.
The weapon is fired.
A gangster fires a long-barreled M91S on full auto.

(Mock-up) Heckler & Koch MP5K

Several gangsters also use mock-ups of the Heckler & Koch MP5K built on what appear to be Kimel AP-9 assault pistols; these guns also appeared in other movies and TV shows filmed in British Columbia during the 1990s, such as M.A.N.T.I.S. and The X-Files.

Yakuza gangster (at background) fires fake Heckler & Koch MP5K
Fake Heckler & Koch MP5K is seen in the armory

UZI

Some Yakuza gangsters use UZIs during the final shootout. UZI also can be seen in Freeman's armory

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
UZI is seen in the armory

Madsen M50

A Madsen M50 can be seen in Freeman's armory

Madsen M50 - 9x19mm
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MAC-11

A MAC-11 can be seen in Freeman's armory

RPB Industries M11A1 - .380 ACP
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Rifles

Dragunov SVD

During the hit on Shudo Shimazaki (Mako), Koh (Byron Mann) uses a SVD Dragunov.

SVD Dragunov sniper rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Koh fires a Dragunov SVD
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M16 (SP1) w/ Cobray CM203

During the final major shootout, the Freeman (Mark Dacascos) arms himself with an M16 (SP1) fitted with a Cobray CM203 37mm Launcher (which is used as an M203 stand-in, its usual role). He fires multiple grenades from the launcher without reloading.

M16 aka SP1 (flat "slab side receiver") with an A1 "birdcage" Flash hider, used to imitate the M16A1 in many Vietnam era movies. This version has a 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Late Model Cobray CM203, not attached to a rifle - 37mm flare
Freeman fires a Cobray CM203
Freeman fires his M16



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