Hard Hunted

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Hard Hunted
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Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Andy Sidaris
Release Date 1992
Main Cast
Character Actor
Raven Al Leong
Bruce Christian Bruce Penhall
Donna Hamilton Dona Speir
Edy Stark Cynthia Brimhall
Nicole Justin Roberta Vasquez
Shane Abilene Michael J. Shane


Hard Hunted is a 1992 action movie revolving around a stolen nuclear detonator hidden inside a jade statue. In order to prevent this device from falling into the hands of crime lord Kane, the US government sends a team of beautiful but lethal female agents to retrieve the device.

The movie is directed by Andy Sidaris as part of his “Bullets, Bombs and Babes” (a.k.a. “L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies”) film series, where most of the leading ladies were ex-Playmates: Dona Speir (Donna) was in March 1984, Roberta Vasquez (Nicole) in November 1984 and Cynthia Brimhall (Edy) in October 1985.

Interestingly, some of the male cast are sons of well-known actors. In this case, Tony Peck (Lucas) is the son of Gregory Peck and Geoffrey Moore (Kane) is the son of Roger Moore.




The following weapons were used in the film Hard Hunted:


Contents


Handguns

Smith & Wesson 622

Lucas (Tony Peck), director of the secret agency, carries a Smith & Wesson 622 as his side-arm during the mission in Hawaii. It can be distinguished from the stainless-steel Model 2206 by the alloy frame that has a different tone than the stainless steel slide.

Smith & Wesson 622 - .22 Long Rifle
Lucas defending himself with his Smith & Wesson 622, note the target sights and the low position of the barrel.
Lucas has placed his Smith & Wesson 622 on a cooler box, giving a good view of the recessed black magazine.
Lucas, and Edy (with a Beretta 950 BS Jetfire), holding up two assailants, strangely enough both the one on the other side.

Beretta 950BS Jetfire

Donna (Dona Speir) uses a Beretta 950BS Jetfire to defend herself during the gyrocopter attack in Arizona. Edy (Cynthia Brimhall) uses one as well during the harbour attack.

Beretta 950BS (Post 1968) Jetfire - .25 ACP‎
Donna using her Beretta Jetfire in a vain attempt to shoot down the attacking gyrocopter.
Edy taking the Beretta Jetfire from a covert carry holster. Note the straight space between slide and trigger, setting the gun apart from the Beretta 21 Bobcat.
Edy aiming her Beretta Jetfire at an attacker giving a good view of the thumb safety, characteristic for the BS version.

Raven Arms MP-25

Nicole (Roberta Vasquez) uses a Raven Arms MP-25 during the gyrocopter attack in Arizona. In addition, Radio host Ava (Ava Cadell) keeps one hidden in her garter belt.

Raven Arms MP-25, nickel plated with faux pearl grips - .25 ACP
Nicole and Donna fleeing from the attacking gyrocopter, note the distinctive profile of the MP-25.
Note the good view of the rear sight of the MP-25 as Nicole and Donna are being chased by the gyrocopter.
Nicole firing her MP-25, note how as a right handed shooter she’s apparently aiming with her left eye…
Ava retrieving the MP-25 right before she begins her radio talkshow.

Beretta 92FS

The Beretta 92FS is used by one of Kane’s thugs plus by Donna and Cole (Buzzy Kerbox) at the remote Pacific island where both are being kept in captivity.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
In a plane, one of Kane’s thugs holds a Beretta 92FS on Donna after she’s been hijacked.
Donna, suffering from memory loss, gets back some of her reflexes and instinctively picks up a Beretta 92FS.
During her escape from Kane’s prison, Donna uses a Beretta 92FS to threaten several thugs.

Taurus Model 85

Several of Kane’s thugs are armed with the Taurus Model 85 during scenes aboard his yacht. On the remote Pacific island, both Pico (Rodrigo Obregón) and Skip (Skip Ward) are seen using one.

Taurus Model 85 (classic Model) in Blued Finish - .38 Special
Cole being held at gunpoint with the Taurus Model 85 aboard Kane’s yacht right.
Cole again finding himself at the business end of the Taurus Model 85, this time held by Skip.
Nicole kicking the Taurus Model 85 from Pico's hands during her escape from the island.

Dan Wesson Model 15-VH

Shane (Michael J. Shane) carries a chrome Dan Wesson Model 15-VH and uses it during the gunfight at the Molokai airport plus at the beach club to impress Becky (Becky Mullen).

Dan Wesson Model 15-VH - .357 Maximum (not Magnum)
Shane defending the secret location at the airport with his Dan Wesson Model 15-VH.
Shane invites Becky to do some plinking on beer cans as they lounge about at the beach club.
Becky trying her luck at the beer cans, note the distinctive Dan Wesson cylinder latch just ahead of the cylinder.

Orion Flare Gun

Donna finds a 12 Gauge Orion Flare Gun in the storage compartment of the water scooter that she escapes the Pacific island with.

Orion flare gun - 12 Gauge
In the water scooter’s storage compartment, Donna finds an Orion flare gun with several shells, next to a Beretta 92FS.
Donna firing the Orion flare gun to signal her location to team members in the area.

Unidentified Pistol

A crew member of Kane’s yacht (uncredited actor) carries an unidentified pistol when he’s shot after discovering a thief stealing valuables from the yacht’s vault.

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Unidentified Revolver

One of the two sheriffs responding to the Arizona gyrocopter attack employs a revolver that cannot (yet) be conclusively identified.

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Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch SP89

A Heckler & Koch SP89, converted to automatic, is used by a thug at the Molokai airport (uncredited actor), assassins Coyote (Richard Cansino) and Wiley (Chu Chu Malave) plus by Nicole at the remote island.

Heckler & Koch SP89 Pistol with factory 15-round magazine - 9x19mm
One of Kane’s thugs uses a Heckler & Koch SP89 during the shootout at the airport.
Nicole lovingly cleaning her Heckler & Koch SP89. Note the total disregard for all safety rules.
Coyote scratching his chin with a Heckler & Koch SP89. As an inside joke referring to the names Coyote and Wiley (characters from the Looney Tunes' cartoon Road Runner) ACME is sprayed on the receiver.
Wiley holding the Heckler & Koch SP89 while he instructs his partner before the assassination attempt.
Nicole making her way through the treeline with her Heckler & Koch SP89.
Nicole blasting away with the Heckler & Koch SP89 as she and her team members storm the cabin on the Pacific island.

Uzi

An Uzi is used by both Raven (Al Leong) as well as by an uncredited thug during the shootout at the remote Pacific island.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
Raven, the only character who seems to be practicing trigger discipline, moving around the island with his Uzi.
A thug standing guard with an Uzi, unexplainably with his back turned towards the treeline.

Intratec TEC-22

An Intratec TEC-22 is used by Bruce (Bruce Penhall) during the shootout at the Molokai airport. He's not seen using it on further occasions.

Intratec TEC-22 - .22 Long Rifle
Bruce lying down on the airport's tarmac, returning fire with his TEC-22 on an attacker.
Bruce holding his TEC-22 on the attacker, while Nicole takes the SP-89 off him for further use later on.

Shotguns

SWD/Cobray Street Sweeper

The SWD/Cobray Street Sweeper features prominently, being used by both Bruce and Donna at the Pacific island during the rescue misson.

SWD/Cobray Street Sweeper - 12 gauge
Bruce with his Street Sweeper, giving a good view of the recognizable 'key' in the front of the drum.
Bruce and Nicole making their way across the island, note the top folding stock on the Street Sweeper.
Bruce drops the Street Sweeper at the beach, enabling a good view of the external details of the gun.
Displaying a ‘war face’, Donna readies her Street Sweeper for the attacking gyrocopter.
Donna firing the SWD/Cobray Street Sweeper at the gyrocopter, probably missing the target by a mile…

Winchester Model 1200 Police

One of the two sheriffs responding to the Arizona gyrocopter attack uses a Winchester Model 1200 Police.

Winchester Model 1200 Police Model - 12 gauge
The Winchester Model 1200 Police can be identified by the back receiver and the muzzle nut at the end of the shotshell tube.

Winchester Model 1300 Defender

One of the smugglers guarding the shack on the remote island (Eric Brahms) carries a Winchester Model 1300 Defender with pistol grip and camouflaged forestock.

Winchester Model 1300 Defender with pistol grip - 12 gauge
The smuggler standing on guard allowing a good view of his Winchester Model 1300 Defender.
The smuggler raising his Winchester Model 1300 Defender as Cole walks straight into his arms.

Colt Model 1878 (reproduction)

During the final shootout, Skip uses what is most likely a reproduction of a Colt Model 1878 recognizable by the distinctive back receiver with two hammers.

Colt Model 1878 (reproduction) - 12 Gauge
Shotgun + gasoline = trouble!

Miscellaneous

M33 Hand Grenade

The pilot of the plane taking Donna to a secret location (uncredited actor) carries both an M33 as well as a M26 hand grenade. She takes the M33 off him and threatens to destroy the plane with it.

M33 Fragmentation hand grenade
Realizing that Donna’s broken loose, the pilot turns in his seat, allowing a good view of the silver cap of the M33.

M26 Hand Grenade

The other grenade that the pilot’s carrying is a M26 hand grenade, in addition to the above mentioned M33.

M26 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
A good view on the M26 hand grenade as the pilot struggles to get the M33 that has slipped under his chair.

High Heel Grenade

When Edy and Lucas are being attacked at the marina, Edy unscrews one of her high heels and Lucas throws it at attackers. It turns out to be some sort of grenade, inclusive an old-style red warning light…

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Fake Browning AN/M2

The gyrocopter that Raven flies around in is equipped with several fake weapons. Next to the obvious fake missiles (seen moving along a string when launched!), there’s a machine gun in the front. At first sight it looks like a Browning AN/M2 but because of the limited space, it’s probably some metal tube with holes in it.

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Cover

The cover shows Nicole with a Ruger MZ14 Bullpup and Donna with a Smith & Wesson 3913 “Ladysmith”, both guns are not actually used in the movie.

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Alternative Covers

Several alternative covers for this movie circulate on the internet, most prominently (variations on) below two versions. The cover on the left seems most accurate, with Nicole (left) carrying an Intratec TEC-22 and Donna (right) carrying a Smith & Wesson 3913 “Ladysmith” (does not appear in the movie).

The cover on the right is actually mixing up two Andy Sidaris movies. Even though the cover says "Hard Hunted", the image shows Dona Speir (left) carrying a Steyr AUG A1 and Hope Marie Carlton (right) carrying a crossbow and a Davis P-32) as characters from Savage Beach.

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DVD Menu

The DVD menu shows a nice line-up of the movie’s female stars with guns, none of which are actually used by each of them in the movie. From left to right; Ava with a Heckler & Koch SP89, Edy with a Dan Wesson Model 15-VH, Nicole with a Smith & Wesson 622 and Donna with a Smith & Wesson 3913 “Ladysmith” (does not appear in the movie at all).

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See Also

Andy Sidaris’ “Bullets, Bombs and Babes” (a.k.a. “L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies”) films
Malibu Express (1985)   •  Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987)   •  Picasso Trigger (1988)   •  Savage Beach (1989)   •  Guns (1990)   •  Do or Die (1991)   •  Hard Hunted (1992)   •  Enemy Gold (1993)   •  Fit to Kill (1993)   •   The Dallas Connection (1994)   •   Day of the Warrior (1996)   •   Return to Savage Beach (1998)



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