Grosse Pointe Blank
Grosse Pointe Blank is a 1997 action-comedy directed by George Armitage (Miami Blues), starring John Cusack as Martin Blank, a hit man whose latest job takes him to his hometown of Detroit at the same time as his high school reunion. The film was co-written by Cusack, Tom Jankiewicz, D.V. DeVincentis, and Steve Pink (who later directed both Hot Tub Time Machine films). DeVincentis and Pink both have cameo appearance in the film, and would later team up again with Cusack to write High Fidelity (2000). The film also spawned a "spiritual sequel", War, Inc. (2008) in which Cusack again plays a professional assassin.
N.B. The film's title is a pastiche of the real-life Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe, and the 1967 Lee Marvin film Point Blank.
The following weapons were used in the film Grosse Pointe Blank:
The pistol of choice for hitman Martin Blank (John Cusack) is a Glock 17. Martin also dual-wields his Glock 17s, most notably during the convenience store shootout and final gunfight. One of Martin's old high school classmates, security guard Terry Rostand (Steve Pink) shows his Glock off to Martin briefly to impress him. NSA agents Steven Lardner (Hank Azaria) and Kenneth McCullers (K. Todd Freeman) also use Glock 17s. (Actually they are Glock 19s with Glock 17 magazines in them. The space between the end of the grip and beginning of the 17 round Glock 17 magazine base plate is visible.)
A bodyguard during the opening hit in the film carries a Glock 19.
In the cover art above, Martin appears to be holding some variant of a Beretta 92 (or possibly a Taurus PT92) behind his back.
Blank's rival hitman Grocer (Dan Aykroyd) fires two Colt Mustangs akimbo during the final shootout. The advantage of using such small pistols is that it allows him to carry eight to ten at once, since he prefers to toss away his empties and draw fresh ones instead of reloading.
Martin Blank (John Cusack) gives Debi Newberry (Minnie Driver) a customized .40 S&W Ruger KP94 to defend herself and her father Bart (Mitchell Ryan) during the final shootout after she asks him how to make it work.
Smith & Wesson Model 629 Performance Center
Blank's rival hitman Grocer (Dan Aykroyd) fires two customized Smith & Wesson Model 629 Performance Center revolvers during the opening hit, while dressed as a doorman. Interestingly, Grocer fires approximately 27 rounds without reloading, obviously far more shots than both pistols can hold together.
Unknown Sniper Rifle
Martin Blank (John Cusack) uses an unknown Sniper Rifle during his opening hit.
Martin's Gun Case
The case appears to include, from left to right:
- a Wildey Magnum;
- a Cobray M11/9;
- Martin's Desert Eagle; and
- what looks like a H&K USP variant, with a laser or flashlight attachment;
Also visible in the upper case is what is possibly a Walther PPK.