Hijacking of Savoy (Pokhishchenie Savoi), The

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The Hijacking of Savoy
(Pokhishchenie Savoi)
Pokhishchenie Savoi-Poster.jpg
DVD cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
POL.jpg Poland
Directed by Venyamin Dorman
Release Date 1979
Language Russian
Studio Maksim Gorki Studio
Boyana Film
Zespol Filmowy
Main Cast
Character Actor
Tanya Sokolova Dariya Mikhaylova
Janek Borowski Wlodzimierz Golacinski
Jean Challot Leonid Bronevoy
Prof. Stanislaw Werzanski Antoni Jurasz
Gido 'Swede' Torstensen Aleksandr Mikhajlov
Valentina Sokolova Olga Ostroumova
Borde Luchezar Stoyanov
Magnus Mikhail Zhigalov
Heinrich Scharf Mikhail Gluzsky
Max Abendrot Algimantas Masiulis

The Hijacking of Savoy (Pokhishchenie Savoi) (Russian Title: Похищение Савойи) is a 1979 adventure movie directed by Venyamin Dorman and based on a novel Flight 627 (Polish Title: Lot 627) by Andrzej Szczypiorski. The film tells about the adventures of the Polish schoolboy Janek and his Russian fellow traveler girl Tanya. The airplane on which they were traveling was captured by a gang of drug dealers. This gang led by former Nazi criminals.

The following weapons were used in the film The Hijacking of Savoy (Pokhishchenie Savoi):



M1911A1 pistol

World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Borde (Luchezar Stoyanov) fires his M1911A1
Magnus (Mikhail Zhigalov) aims his M1911A1 at pilot of Savoi (Georgiy Martirosyan)

Luger P08

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Jean Challot (Leonid Bronevoy) aims the Luger P08 at Heinrich Scharf (Mikhail Gluzsky). The filmmakers used either a replica (which were available world wide at the time) or had the barrel of a real Luger blocked.
Max Abendrot (Algimantas Masiulis) holds his Luger P08. Note the obviously blocked barrel, indicating that it is a replica P-08.
Same episode.


Double Barreled Shotgun

Gido Torstensen (Aleksandr Mikhajlov) holds double barreled shotgun

Submachine Guns

Sten Mk II

Sten Mk II (Canadian) Submachine gun - 9x19mm
Contrabandist fires the Sten Mk II at Police officers
Same episode

M1928A1 Thompson

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
M1928A1 Thompson, converted for using MP40 magazines fitted for 7.62x25 blank cartridges
Gido Torstensen holds captured M1928A1 Thompson. Note this Thompson uses magazine from MP40. Russian filmmakers had problems with .45 ACP blanks cartridges.

Assault Rifles

Sturmgewehr 44

Sturmgewehr 44 7.92x33mm
Gido Torstensen holds Sturmgewehr 44
Gido Torstensen fires the Sturmgewehr 44
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Bandit fires his Sturmgewehr 44

Sturmgewehr 44 (visually modified to resemble M16)

Sturmgewehr 44, visually modified to resemble M16 - 7.62x39 blank
Jean Challot fires fake M16
Jean Challot holds fake M16

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