Fifty Dead Men Walking
Fifty Dead Men Walking is a 2008 film that is a loose adaptation of Martin McGartland's autobiography of the same name starring Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley, Kevin Zegers and Rose McGowan. The title refers to the fifty lives that Martin claims to have saved as an informant for the British government against the Irish Republican Army, and was filmed on location in County Down in Northern Ireland. Despite winning the 2009 Genie Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, McGartland has disowned the film, stating it wanders too far from the truth.
The following weapons are used in Fifty Dead Men Walking:
Beretta 92FS Inox
A suppressed Beretta 92FS Inox is used on the assassination attempt on Martin at the start of the film.
Smith & Wesson Model 10
A snub-nosed Smith & Wesson Model 10 is first seen when Sean (Kevin Zegers) pulls one out of his jacket when stopped by an RUC/British Army checkpoint. It is also seen in the hands of an RUC officer who arrests Bobby Quinn.
Donovan (David Pearse) gives Martin (Jim Sturgess) a Walther PPK to execute the tout (informer.) Martin later tucks it into his own pants. He later gives a deactivated PPK to Grace (Rose McGowan). Ray (William Houston) uses one to kneecap Frankie.
Martin is seen handing a Makarov PM to an elderly woman to hide in her toilet tank in a montage.
British agents use Beretta 92F/FS pistols during the pub ambush.
Taurus Model 65
Donovan fires upon Martin's ambulance with an M1911-type pistol. It's not seen clearly enough to identify it beyond that.
The Libyan arms dealers in Scotland are armed with MAC-10s.
Norinco Type 56-1
A Norinco Type 56-1 is seen near the start of the film, when Mickey (Tom Collins) takes one out of a duffel bag and inspects it. He along with Ray is later seen putting it into a bin bag when Martin abruptly walks into his back garden. An IRA hit team also uses these to gun down a target. Finally, it is seen when Martin imagines Sean riddling the pub with one.
The L85A1 rifle is seen multiple times throughout the film in the hands of British soldiers.
Sean loads an AR-15-type rifle into Martin's boot. The only obvious details are the bayonet lug and the A2-style handguards.
Schermuly Multi-Purpose Gun
British troops are seen containing the riot with Schermuly Multi-Purpose Guns launching rubber bullets.
Flash Bang Grenade
British agents toss a flash bang to start the pub ambush.
A L1A1 SLR is seen briefly on the back of a British soldier at the beginning prologue showing real-life footage of the Troubles.
A suppressed Sten Mk IIS is seen on the news report about the weapons bust.
A Martini-Henry Rifle is seen in the same shot.
Single Shot Shotgun
A Single Shot Shotgun is seen in the same shot.
Avenger Submachine Gun
An Avenger submachine gun is seen in the news footage. The Avenger was designed and built by Loyalists near Belfast during the nineties. The barrel was unrifled and threaded to take a home-built suppressor. It was fed with Sten magazines.
L7 Machine Gun
A L7 Machine Gun is seen during a montage of The Troubles.
Heckler & Koch G3
A Heckler & Koch G3 is seen during a montage of The Troubles.