Heist of the Century (El robo del siglo), The
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The Heist of the Century (El robo del siglo) is a 2020 Argentine film, directed by Ariel Winograd and belonging to the genre police thriller and comedy. It is based on the true story of the robbery of the Banco Río branch in the Buenos Aires town of Acassuso on January 13, 2006, which was assaulted by a gang of six thieves armed with toy weapons. They took 23 hostages and took $15 million from 147 safes, which they later abandoned after their getaway.
The following weapons were used in the film Heist of the Century (El robo del siglo), The:
Mario Vitette Sellanes (Guillermo Francella), the thief in a gray suit, uses a Browning Hi-Power. In the real life incident, the robbers used fake guns, a fact that stayed in the movie. When the robbers escaped, they left their guns at the scene in the event they were caught, hoping the penalties would be less harsh.
Fernando Araujo (Diego Peretti) uses a toy Beretta 92FS during the robbery and when taking a human shield. When the first police officers approach the bank, one of them points а 92FS at Araujo as he stands at the entrance.
"The Doc" Bauza (Mariano Argento) uses a Colt Python revolver during the heist.
Glock 17 (Converted to Full Auto)
Miguel Sileo (Luis Luque) the police negotiator, uses a Glock 17 pistol with an extended magazine as a personal weapon.
A security guard uses an unknown pistol and a Skyhawk Group member uses what appears to be a Glock pistol.
Remington 870 Folding Stock
One of the thieves uses a toy gun modeled after a Remington 870 Folding Stock.
Various police officer hold unknown shotguns.
Various Skyhawk Group members (Grupo Halcón in Spanish) are armed with MP5A2s. Some use MP5A2s equipped with tactical flashlights.
A Skyhawk Group member is seen armed with a MP5A3 when he tries to call one of the thieves after the police discover the deception.
The snipers of the Skyhawk Group use the Remington 700PSS to keep watch on the bank situation.
Various Skyhawk Group members are armed with M4 Carbines. An M4 with a folding stock is also seen.