|Killing Them Softly
Theatrical release poster
||Annapurna Pictures, 1984 Private Defense Contractors, Plan B Entertainment, Chockstone Pictures
||The Weinstein Company
Killing Them Softly is the film adaptation of Geroge V. Higgins' 1974 novel Cogan's Trade. The film was adapted for the screen and directed by Andrew Dominik and stars Brad Pitt as Jackie Cogan, a mob hitman who is hired to eliminate those involved in the heist of a poker room. The film's cast includes Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, and James Gandolfini.
WARNING! Potential Spoilers
The following weapons were used in the film Killing Them Softly:
Dillon (Sam Shepard) is seen carrying a Glock 19 in his short scene. Police officers (the film never specifies a setting, but the books are set in Boston) can been seen with Glock 19s as well.
Glock 19 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
Dillon with his Glock 19.
Dillon with his Glock 19.
An officer with his Glock drawn.
Charter Arms Bulldog
Russell (Ben Mendelsohn) uses an older Charter Arms Bulldog while robbing the poker game.
Charter Arms Bulldog - .44 Special
Smith & Wesson Model 66
Steve Caprio (Trevor Long) uses a snub-nosed Smith & Wesson Model 66 with white grips when he and his brother Barry (Max Casella) pick up Markie Trattman (Ray Liotta).
Smith & Wesson Model 66 Snub Nose with 2" barrel - .357 Magnum
Steve threatens Markie with his S&W 66.
Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) uses a Browning Hi-Power during his first hit. The hit occurs in slow motion, giving the audience some very detailed look into the Hi-Power at work.
Commercial Browning Hi-Power Mark III - 9x19mm
Notice the crimped shell casings.
Smith & Wesson Model 36
Cogan carries a Smith & Wesson Model 36 for his second and third hits.
Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Cogan checks that his S&W 36 is loaded before swinging it shut. Revolver fans, as always, are appalled.
Mossberg 500 "Cruiser" (Surefire weaponlight)
Cogan uses a Mossberg 500 Cruiser for a hit. Cogan's Cruiser has been modified with a Surefire foregrip and a clamp on LaserLyte tri-rail fitted to the magazine tube. Please see the talk page for more details and discussion on the shotgun's accessories.
Mossberg 500 Cruiser - 12 Gauge
Cogan (Brad Pitt
) holds a Mossberg 500 Cruiser
fitted with a Surefire foregrip and clamp on LaserLyte tri-rail mount in this early promotional production still.
Cogan takes aim at his target.
Short barreled Side by Side (Sawed Off)
Sawn-off Double Barreled Shotguns are also used in the film. The first is seen during Squirrel's (Vincent Curatola) flashback to the first poker game robbery. The second is used by Frankie (Scoot McNairy) during the second robbery. The barrels have been shortened down to where the tips of the shells are exposed. Frankie compares it to a hand grenade.
This is the screen used Zabala short barreled shotgun used by Denzel Washington
in the film Man on Fire
, very similar to Tony's lupara on The Sopranos
A DBS at the first robbery.
Frankie with the shotgun during the second robbery.