Good Luck, Gentlemen (Udachi vam, gospoda)

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Good Luck, Gentlemen
(Udachi vam, gospoda)
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Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Vladimir Bortko
Release Date 1993
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
2-B-2
Main Cast
Character Actor
Major Vladimir Nikolay Karachentsov
Capt. Oleg Tucha Andrejs Zagars
Olga Darya Mikhaylova
Maksim Petrovich Viktor Pavlov
Lt. Col. Predtechenskiy Viktor Stepanov
Producer of beauty contest Semyon Furman
Victor Ivanovich Yuriy Sherstnyov
Film director Vladimir Bortko


Good Luck, Gentlemen (Udachi vam, gospoda) is a 1993 (filmed 1992) Russian action comedy directed by Vladimir Bortko. The story depicts the adventures of Vladimir and Oleg, former officers of Soviet Army who are forgotten after the dissolvement of Soviet Union and now live in tanks in forest near St.Peterburg. While searching a way to settle into a new life, they confront a gang of racketeers.


The following weapons were used in the film Good Luck, Gentlemen (Udachi vam, gospoda):

Contents


Revolvers

Nagant M1895

Several criminals of two rival gangs use Nagant M1895 revolvers.

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
During the shootout in the restaurant two of the attacking gang are armed with Nagants.
Attacked gang also use Nagants (one is seen at the background center).
One more member of attacked gang fires a Nagant (background left).
A bandit at the right fires a Nagant and a TT-33 during the attack on the funeral of gang boss Valerian Spiridonovich.
The attacked gangsters (Anvar in brown leather jacket, "Ambal" in black leather jacket and green sweatpants) fire Nagants and a Walther P38.
"Ambal" (S. Peskaryov) threatens the producer of beauty contest (Semyon Furman).
Another view of the scene.
"Ambal" shoots himself.

Pistols

Tokarev TT-33

Several criminals, including the leader of a gang Valerian Spiridonovich (Vitaliy Matveev) and his aged mother Angelina Efremovna (uncredited), and also some Militsiya (police) personnel, use TT-33 pistols.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Valerian Spiridonovich, the leader of attacked gang, is shot and drops his TT.
Another member of the attacked gang fires a TT (background center).
A bandit at the right fires a Nagant M1895 and a TT during the attack on the funeral of Valerian Spiridonovich.
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Angelina Efremovna fires a TT. This is a pre-1947 model.
In the scene in the office of corrupt official a Militsiya detective (Vladimir Knyazev) holds a TT (an inappropriate choice for Milistiya sidearm in 1990s). This is a pre-1947 model.
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Anvar (S. Kolbaya) aims at Oleg in the scene on the beauty contest.

Luger P08

Criminals also use Luger P08 pistols.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
During the shootout in the restaurant one of the attacking gang is armed with a P08. The jointed arm is in rear position.
Bandit Anvar (S. Kolbaya) (at the left) of the attacked gang fires a Luger.

Walther P38

Criminals also use Walther P38 pistols.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
During the shootout in the restaurant one of the attacking gang is armed with a P38.
During the same shootout bandit "Ambal" (S. Peskaryov) of the attacked gang fires a P38 (in center).
Another view of "Ambal"'s Walther.
One of the attacked gangsters (the one on top) fires a P38 during the shootout on the funeral.

Submachine Guns

Thompson M1928A1

A criminal uses a Thompson M1928A1.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP. This specimen has the sling swivel relocated to the top of the stock, a modification often made to Thompsons in British service.
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During the shootout in the restaurant one of the attackers fires a Thompson.
A criminal at the left holds a Thompson during the attack on the funeral of gang boss Valerian Spiridonovich.
Attackers with Thompson, fake Lewis and Nagant.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DT (visually modified to resemble Lewis)

A Degtyaryov DT machine gun, visually modified to resemble Lewis Gun, is used by a criminal when a gang attacks rival criminals during the funeral of Valerian Spiridonovich.

DT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R. DT could be dismounted from the tank or armored car and used with a bipod as a light machine gun.
Lewis Gun - .303 British
A bandit in center fires a fake Lewis, using his companion as a support for the bipod of the machine gun.
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A closer view of the fake Lewis.
Attackers with Thompson, fake Lewis and Nagant.
One more view of the machine gun.

PKT

Coaxial PKT machine guns are mounted on T-55 tanks.

PKT machine gun with 250-round ammo drum - 7.62x54mm R
The barrel of PKT is seen.

Trivia

T-55 tanks are seen in several scenes.

Vladimir's tank is used during the filming of a movie about Afghan War (in winter forest!).
Another view of Vladimir's tank. Note the mounting for DShKM AA machine gun atop the turret.
A good view of the T-55.


A mockup of a naval artillery piece is seen on now abandoned military factory.

A mockup, resembling naval artillery turret, is seen at the background right.



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