Hunting Party, The (2007)

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The Hunting Party
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Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Richard Shepard
Release Date 2007
Main Cast
Character Actor
Simon Hunt Richard Gere
Duck Terrence Howard
Benjamin Strauss Jesse Eisenberg
Dr. Bogdanović Ljubomir Kerekes
Franklin Harris James Brolin


The Hunting Party is a 2007 war drama about discredited war correspondent Simon Hunt (Richard Gere) who takes along journalist Benjamin (Jesse Eisenberg) and cameraman Duck (Terrence Howard) on an unauthorized mission to track down the No. 1 war criminal at large in Bosnia, Dr. Bogdanović, a.k.a. "The Fox".

The movie is loosely based on real-life events in Bosnia in 2000 when 5 journalists set out on a similar mission to track down convicted war criminal Radovan Karadžić, the former President of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Interestingly, two members of that group have cameo’s in this movie as journalists.


The following weapons were used in the film Hunting Party, The (2007):

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Handguns

Ruger SP101

Goran (Miraj Grbic), a thug working for smuggling godfather "The Midget", pulls out a Ruger SP101 with 3" barrel to threaten Simon.

Ruger SP101, long barrel version - .357 Magnum
Goran loading his SP101, the shot clearly showing the 5-shot capacity and the indented rear sight.
Goran increasing the pressure on Simon by pulling the hammer on the SP101.
To Simon’s relief, Goran pulls away the SP101, showing the edgy front section of the gun.

Beretta 92FS

Several Serbian thugs carry the Beretta 92FS as their side-arm. Interestingly the gun is never shot but used only as a means of threat.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
A local in the village where Dr. Bogdanović is said to hide puts his Beretta on the table when asked about the matter.
A smuggler orders the team to get out of the car showing his Beretta to demonstrate he means business.
In the Sarajevo hotel, Duck is pushed against a wall by a thug with a Beretta send by Dr. Bogdanović.

Walther P1

In the Sarajevo hotel scene, another thug send by Dr. Bogdanović uses a Walther P1 to threaten Simon.

Walther P1 - 9x19mm
Upon zooming in, the slide serrations give the pistol away as a post-WWII P1 rather than a WWII-era P38.

SIG-Sauer P226

During the rescue scene, a NATO special forces operative carries what appears to be a SIG-Sauer P226 in a leg holster.

SIG-Sauer P226 pistol - 9x19mm
As Benjamin, Duck and Simon recover from their rescue, the grip of a P226 can be seen to the left in a leg holster.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

During a flashback scene to the Bosnian War, Dr. Bogdanović can be seen accompanied by two bodyguards carrying Heckler & Koch MP5A3s.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with original "slimline" forearm - 9x19mm
The distinctive telescoping stock can be seen on the right. Further screenshots (of lesser quality) identity this gun as an MP5A3.
Especially the gun on the left allows a positive identification as an MP5A3.

Rifles / Carbines

CZ 550 Magnum

Dr. Bogdanović, a.k.a. “The Fox” (Ljubomir Kerekes) can be seen with a CZ 550 Magnum during several hunting scenes.

CZ 550 Magnum Standard Rifle - .375 H&H Magnum
Dr. Bogdanović aiming his CZ 550, showing the distinctive rear sight located relatively far to the middle.
Having missed his target (a fox…), Dr. Bogdanović raises his CZ 550 showing the bolt handle.
Dr. Bogdanović pulling the gold-coated trigger, probably indicating some kind of premium version of the CZ 550.

Heckler & Koch G3A3

The Heckler & Koch G3A3 is seen in the hands of apparent Somali government troops during a flashback to Somalia. Also, the rifle is seen in the hands of Dutch UN troops in Bosnia.

Heckler & Koch G3A3 with slimline handguard - 7.62x51mm NATO
Apparent government soldiers chasing militiamen off a Somali railway settlement, note the slimline handguard on their G3A3’s.
Without really aiming, the troops continue their chase of militiamen, the visible stock identifies the rifles as the A3 variant.
Simon entering a Bosnia village with G3 carrying Dutch UN troops. In reality, Dutch UN troops would have carried the FN FAL.

Heckler & Koch G36C

NATO special forces sent to save Simon, Duck and Benjamin from a Serbian prison all carry the standard Heckler & Koch G36C without attachments.

Heckler & Koch G36C - 5.56x45mm
A special forces operative bursting into the room, note the good profile view of the G36C.
A second special forces operative taking out targets, allowing a good view of the typical front section of the G36C.

AK-47

Another weapon seen during the flashback scene to Somalia is the AK-47, carried by a militia member at the railway settlement.

Type II AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
The unlucky militia member meets his end, AK-47 in hand, as he is hit by enemy fire.

FN FAL "G Series"

Also seen during the flashback scene is a FN FAL "G Series", in the hands of a militia member in a pickup truck driving through the railway settlement.

FN FAL "G Series" - 7.62x51mm NATO
The wooden stock can be distinguished on the FAL of the sitting militia member in the pickup, seemingly making it a "G Series".

Unidentified rifle

“The Nine Fingered Man” (Branko Smiljanic), a hunting buddy of Dr. Bogdanović, carries an unidentified bolt-action hunting rifle with a scope.

A good view of the rifle with possibly the bold handle being a clue to identification.
Next to showing where “The Nine Fingered Man” earns his nickname, this shot gives a better view of the bolt handle.

Machine Guns

Zastava M53

During a flashback scene to Somalia, an MG42/MG3-style machine gun can be seen. Due to this scene being shot in Croatia, it is most probably a locally produced Zastava M53.

Zastava M53 machine gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Militiamen with the M53 mounted on a pick-up truck as they race through the railway settlement.

Zastava M72

A Zastava M72, the Yugoslavian version of the Russian RPK-74 machine gun can be seen firing at a location where a news crew is hiding during a flashback to the Bosnian War.

Zastava M72 Light Machine Gun with 40-round box magazine - 7.62x39mm
This is the only visible portion of the gun, but the bipod and the short barrel allow an identification as Zastava M72.

Zastava M84

In several scenes, the Zastava M84, a Yugoslavian copy of the Russian PK/PKM machine gun can be seen mounted atop vehicles. They are easily distinguishable by their solid stocks.

Zastava M84 machine gun with the bipod deployed - 7.62x54mm R
A soldier can be seen firing a Zastava M84 off a truck, note the typical solid stock.
A Zastava M84 can be seen mounted on a jeep in the background after a battle.

M60

As Simon watches television at his Sarajevo hotel room, Chuck Norris can be seen in a scene from Missing in Action with an M60 machine gun.

M60 machine gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
Chuck Norris as Col. James Braddock rises out of the water firing his M60 in an iconic scene.

Shotguns

Maverick Model 88

A suspicious roadhouse waiter (Semir Krivic) near the village where Dr. Bogdanović is said to be hiding, pulls out a Maverick Model 88 on Simon, Duck and Benjamin.

Maverick Model 88, the "Persuader" copy - 12 gauge
The waiter firing his shotgun, the shape of the ejection port plus the lack of safety on top of the receiver giving it away as the Model 88.

Other

RPG-NH-75

A Serbian trooper can be seen firing an RPG-NH-75 from the back of a jeep during a flashback scene to the Bosnian War.

RPG-NH-75, open - 68mm
A very realistic depiction of a RPG-NH-75 being fired with a visible backblast from the fired projectile.



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