Hooligan Wars, The

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The Hooligan Wars
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Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Paul Tanter
Release Date 2012
Main Cast
Character Actor
Nick Brooks Peter Barrett
Andy Hollington Nick Nevern
Gustaw Thomas Thoroe
Wictor Sean Cronin


The Hooligan Wars is a 2012 UK crime drama about professional soccer player Andy Hollington who, after an accident, needs to find another source of income for himself and his pregnant girlfriend. He ends up operating an ice cream vending truck, hence the USA title ‘The Ice Cream Wars’.

Soon he experiences that his truck turns out to be a lucrative cover for criminal activities and he gets the unwanted attention of a Polish gang. In an attempt to defend his business, he requests the assistance of a local gang but this gets him involved even deeper into a dark and rotten world…


The following weapons were used in the film The Hooligan Wars:

Contents


Handguns

Heckler & Koch P9S

During the final shootout at the warehouse, a Polish thug presents a Heckler & Koch P9S to return fire on Nick’s gang.

Heckler & Koch P9S, post 1973 model with hooked trigger guard - 9x19mm
Fire being returned by one of the Polish thugs, note the sloped front section of the Heckler & Koch P9S.
The Heckler & Koch P9S being reloaded with a good view of the distinctive hooked trigger guard.

Heckler & Koch USP

Local crime leader Nick (Peter Barrett) carries a Heckler & Koch USP throughout the movie, although in a continuity error he is seen with a Glock 17 in the final scene.

Heckler & Koch USP - 9x19mm
Nick reaching for his Heckler & Koch USP during an interrogation of rival Polish thugs.
Nick returning fire on the Polish gang, correctly aiming along the USP sights.

Glock 17

Several characters, on both sides of the law, can be seen using the Glock 17, most notably during the final shootout.

3rd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
A member of Nick’s gang taking a fellow member hostage with his Glock 17 in order to secure a way out from a shootout.
A Specialist Firearms Officer taking aim at the assembled thugs in the final shootout with what appears to be a Glock 17.
In a continuity error, Nick’s Heckler & Koch USP turns into a Glock 17 in the scene when he threatens Andy (Nick Nevern).

IMI Jericho 941 F

One of the Polish thugs branished a IMI Jericho 941 F, identifiable by the pronounced rear sight and the lack of safety/decocker on the right side of the slide.

IMI Jericho 941 F - 9x19mm
In what appears to be a rather strange shooting position, a Polish thug takes aim at Nick with his Jericho 941 F.

Unidentified Pistol

A Specialist Firearms Officer carries an unknown pistol with a peculiar downwards sloped front section.

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SubmachineGuns

Heckler & Koch MP5K-PDW

Another Polish thug carries a Heckler & Koch MP5K-PDW fitted with a UMP stock. In the first image the muzzle and front grip seem to be incorrectly sized, but additional screenshots show correct dimensions.

MP5K-PDW with extended barrel with 3 lugs & folding UMP stock - 9x19mm
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IMI Mini Uzi

Yet another Polish thug carries a IMI Mini Uzi during the shootout with Nick’s gang in the abandoned warehouse.

IMI Mini Uzi with stock folded - 9x19mm
The shape of the Mini Uzi with folded stock is unmistakeable as the Polish thug takes it from under his cardigan.
A good view of the right side of the Mini Uzi with flashes visible from both the muzzle as well as the ejection port.

Assault Rifles

Heckler & Koch G36V

A Specialist Firearms Officer carries a Heckler & Koch G36 which is assumed to be the G36V export version because the lack of dual optical sight would allow a scope to be mounted.

Heckler & Koch G36V with export optical sight - 5.56x45mm
A Specialist Firearms Officer stands guard with his G36V as his colleagues secure the location.
The same as above but at a slightly different angle allowing for another view of the rifle.

Heckler & Koch G36KV

Other Specialist Firearms Officers use several versions of the Heckler & Koch G36KV, recognizable from the original G36K by the lack of dual optical sight.

Heckler & Koch G36KV with rail top carry handle - 5.56x45mm
A good view of the receiver of the G36KV with the export optical sight clearly visible.
Two G36 versions are visible; on the left a scoped one with rail top carry handle and in the front one with export optical sight.

Heckler & Koch G36C

Some other Specialist Firearms Officers carry Heckler & Koch G36C’s in several different configurations. Some of the rifles can be identified as Airsoft replicas based on the four vent holes on each side of the handguard rather than two (this handguard is slightly larger than the original and is designed to allow the replica to hold a larger battery).

Heckler & Koch G36C - 5.56x45mm
An officer with a Heckler & Koch G36C with a scope and foregrip taking aim at the assorted gang members.
Another officer with a scoped Heckler & Koch G36C making a report after the shootout. Note the four vent holes on the handguard which identify this weapon as an Airsoft replica.
After the shootout, an officer is standing guard as suspects are being led away, his Heckler & Koch G36C appears to have an M68 Aimpoint scope mounted.

Colt M4A1

One of the members of Nick’s gang is briefly seen pulling a standard Colt M4A1 carbine on the Polish thugs during the shootout at the abandoned warehouse.

Colt M4A1 Carbine with 4 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm
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Arsenal AR-M4SF

What appears to be an Arsenal AR-M4SF with a weapon light is seen pulled from an icecream vending truck just seconds before the massive shootout at the abandoned warehouse.

Arsenal AR-M4SF - 5.56x45mm NATO
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Shotguns

Mossberg 500 Cruiser

Polish thug Gustaw (Thomas Thoroe) carries a Mossberg 500 Cruiser as identified by the safety on top of the receiver. Andy is prominently shown with this shotgun on the movie poster but surprisingly does not use this shotgun, or any other gun, in the movie.

Mossberg 500 Cruiser - 12 Gauge
Gustaw checks the area, note the safety on top of the receiver of his Mossberg 500 Cruiser.
Gustaw emptying the magazine of his Mossberg 500 Cruiser on Andy’s ice cream vending truck.

Over and Under Shotgun

Wictor (Sean Cronin) carries an Over and Under shotgun with the stock and barrel sawn-off, the model canot be conclusively identified.

A Sawn-off Browning Over and Under shotgun - 12 gauge (Photoshoped).
Wictor firing his Over and Under shotgun making an effort to look mean.
Wictor firing his Over and Under shotgun making an effort to look even meaner.



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