Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life is the 2003 sequel to 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Angelina Jolie returns as Lara Croft, who this time travels to the ends of the earth in search of a mysterious object that may be capable of unleashing a deadly worldwide plague. The film was directed by Jan de Bont (Speed) and co-stars Gerard Butler, Ciarán Hinds, and Djimon Hounsou. A feature film reboot with Alicia Vikander in the role of Lara was released in March of 2018.



The following weapons were used in the film Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life:

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Handguns

Heckler & Koch USP Match

Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) once again carries as her main sidearms twin Heckler & Koch USP Match pistols in hip holsters. Unlike the original film, the entire pistol(s) has a custom platinum finish. In some behind the scene videos, Angelina Jolie indicated that her left-side USP is customized with the slide release latch on the opposite side.

Heckler & Koch USP Match - 9x19mm
Screen-used stunt (airsoft, made by UHC) left-handed Heckler & Koch USP Match from Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Image from Prop Store of London.
Opposite side view of the stunt USP Match from Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Image from Prop Store of London.
A close-up of the custom slide release (which has been repaired) on the stunt USP Match from Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Note the UHC logo. Image from Prop Store of London.
Upon arriving in China, Lara examines her twin USP Match pistols. The custom slide release is seen on the pistol on the right.
Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) pulls one of her twin USP's on Terry.
Lara holds her USP Match pistols while entering the lab.
During the lab shootout, Lara fires both USP's in one hand!
Lara flies through the air while firing her USP Match pistols.
Lara displays her empty USP pistols to Terry.

Heckler & Koch P11

A Heckler & Koch P11 underwater gun is used by Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) during the temple scene. From looking at the shots, they either had more than one of these or they only had her fired it once, or never fired it and digitally made the rounds fly out because the close up of the front of it firing shows she was firing the first shot from the weapon despite the fact she fired 2 times before. Two P11's were utilized, however, neither were real weapons. A resin hero stunt was used when the holstered gun was removed and placed on the waters edge along with the speargun. When in and under the water, a SFX P11 was used which had cables and air lines running out of the base of the butt which connected to a SFX box of tricks which appeared to ignite the sealed barrel chambers which, on a real gun, would be sealed with resin which the caseless round or sabot would break through. When the prop was fired, air was blown through a single central hole in each of the chambers which combined with colored lights mounted on the air lines gave the convincing illusion of a sealed round discharging (sorry R.H.). Both the P11 and Lara's speargun had an identical grip and trigger guard assembly which did not appear on the real P11.

Heckler & Koch P11 - 7.62mm Underwater
Screen-used stunt Heckler & Koch P11s from Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Images from Prop Store of London.
Opposite side view of the stunt P11s from Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Images from Prop Store of London.
The P11 is seen as Lara exits the water.‎
‎Lara fires the P11 underwater.
‎Lara prepares to fire the P11.
Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) aiming her P11 in a production still.‎

Heckler & Koch USP Compact

In addition to his SIG, Reiss's right-hand man Sean (Til Schweiger) pulls a Heckler & Koch USP Compact to dual-wield during the lab shootout. Xien (Terence Yin) is seen with a two-tone H&K USP Compact during the Shanghai shootout.

Heckler & Koch USP Compact - 9x19mm.
The USP Compact is used.
Sean holds the USP Compact in his left hand.
Lara is threatened with the USP Compact.
Heckler & Koch USP Compact with stainless slide - 9mm.
Xien (Terence Yin) is seen with a two-tone H&K USP Compact during the Shanghai shootout.

Browning BDA

Terry Sheridan (Gerard Butler) pulls a Browning BDA in the secret lab.

Browning BDA - 9x19mm
Closeup of Terry Sheridan's Browning BDA aimed towards the entrance way of Rice's secret lab.

Glock 17

The Glock 17 is used by various characters throughout the film.

2nd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
Some of the mercenaries hold their Glocks on Lara. The Glocks in this image are actually airsoft replicas (as evidenced by the visible 6mm inner barrels and fake plastic look), though they change to real Glocks later in the scene.
The Glock pistols seen on the left and right of Lara. In contrast to the Glocks seen above, these are real weapons - they do not have inner barrels, and the slides are metal and show signs of wear and tear from use in previous movies.

Jericho 941 F

A two-tone Jericho 941 F is the primary handgun carried by Jonathan Reiss (Ciarán Hinds).

Two-tone IMI Jericho 941 F "Baby Eagle" - 9x19mm
During the lab shootout, Jonathan Reiss (Ciarán Hinds) pulls his two-tone Jericho 941.
Reiss threatens Lara with the Jericho.

NAA Mini Revolver

During her target practice, Lara while riding horseback also uses an NAA Mini Revolver that she keeps in a spring-loaded wrist mechanism.

NAA Mini Revolver, 1 5/8 inch barrel - .22 LR
During her target practice, Lara while riding horseback also uses an NAA Mini Revolver that she keeps in a spring-loaded wrist mechanism.

SIG-Sauer P226

Reiss's right-hand man Sean (Til Schweiger) carries a SIG-Sauer P226 as his primary sidearm.

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm
Rice's right hand man Sean (Til Schweiger) is seen with his P226 and his back up gun as he ejects the mag in order to draw Lara out.
Sean threatens Bryce (Noah Taylor) with his SIG.

Taurus PT99

Chen Lo (Simon Yam) pulls a Taurus PT99 on Lara while in the cave.

Taurus PT99 - 9x19mm
Chen Lo (Simon Yam) pulls a Taurus PT99 on Lara while in the cave.
Closeup of Chen Lo's Taurus.

Submachine Guns

Steyr MPi81

What appears to be a Steyr MPi81 is used by one of the Xien's men.

Steyr MPi81 - 9x19mm
One of Xien's men armed with what appears to be a Steyr MPi81 is taken out by Lara and Terry.

Heckler & Koch UMP9

While in Africa, some of Reiss's men are armed with the Heckler & Koch UMP9 when they capture Lara and her friend Kosa (Djimon Hounsou).

Heckler & Koch UMP9 - 9x19mm
While in Africa, some of Reiss's men are armed with the Heckler & Koch UMP9 when they capture Lara.
The UMP9 is seen on the left.
One of the mercenaries is armed with the UMP9.

Rifles

AKS-47

When Lara travels to a prison in Kazakhstan to free Terry, guards are seen armed with the AKS-47.

Type III AKS-47 - 7.62x39mm
When Lara travels to a prison in Kazakhstan to free Terry, guards are seen armed with the AKS-47.

AKS-74U

A few of Xien's men are armed with the AKS-74U during the shootout in China.

AKSU-74U - 5.45x39mm
The AKS-74U is seen on the right.

Blaser R93 Sniper Rifle

When Lara arrives in China, she enters a hut that houses some of her weapons. Among the weapons seen is the Blaser R93 Sniper Rifle.

Blaser R93 LRS2 Sniper Rifle - .338 Lapua Magnum
The Blaser is seen on the bottom right.

Galil MAR

A Galil MAR is seen in the hands of Chinese thugs.

IMI Galil MAR - 5.56x45mm NATO
A Galil MAR is seen in the hands of Xien's thug as he's taken out by Lara.

Heckler & Koch G36C

The Heckler & Koch G36C is used by Terry Sheridan (Gerard Butler) as well as Reiss's men. Sheridan's G36C is fitted with a scope above the standard G36 carry handle as well as a tactical light and mags clamped together.

Heckler & Koch G36C with an attached G36K-type carry handle - 5.56x45mm NATO
Terry Sheridan (Gerard Butler) opens fire with the scoped and suppressed G36C during the Shanghai shootout.
Terry is seen grabbing another G36C and firing it.
Terry assembles the G36C when Lara encounters Reiss's men in the lab.
Terry opens fire on Reiss's men.
As Terry provides cover, the foregrip and the external scope are seen.
A production still showing Terry Sheridan (Gerard Butler) firing his Heckler & Koch G36C.

Heckler & Koch G36K

The Heckler & Koch G36K is seen in the hands of Reiss's men.

Heckler & Koch G36K - 5.56x45mm NATO
Some of Reiss's men are armed with the G36K while exploring the cave.

Heckler & Koch HK33

A Heckler & Koch HK33 was seen used by Chinese "Shay Ling" thugs.

Heckler & Koch HK33 - 5.56x45mm NATO
A Heckler & Koch HK33 was seen used by Chinese "Shay Ling" thugs.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mark III*

Lara picks up a Lee-Enfield No.1 Mark III* in some Chinese ruins to use and hold Chen Lo (Simon Yam) at gunpoint. When the rifle clicks empty, she performs some "silent drill" exercises with it to defend herself against Chen Lo.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mark III* - .303 British
Lara aims the Lee-Enfield No.1 Mark III*.
Lara holds the SMLE while defending herself.
The rifle stock is held on Chen Lo (Simon Yam).

SAR-80

The SAR-80 rifle is seen briefly in the hands of Chinese thugs and their leader Xien (Terence Yin).

SAR-80 - 5.56x45mm NATO
The thug to the left of Xien (Terence Yin) appears to hold a SAR-80 rifle.

Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

During a training exercise on her manor grounds, Lara uses a Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine (made by Rossi) with a large D lever loop to shoot targets while riding side saddle.

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
Lara uses a Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine with a large D lever loop to shoot targets while riding side saddle.
Upon returning to her manor, the rifle here appears to have a smaller loop than before.

Machine Guns

IMI Negev

Among the weapons seen in Lara's weapons cache in China is the IMI Negev machine gun.

IMI Negev with 200-round cloth ammo bag - 5.56x45mm NATO
The Negev MG is seen in the upper right.

Special

Angelina Jolie talks about the various weapons she used in the film in a DVD behind the scenes featurette.

Closeup of Lara's new USP Match handgun.
Angelina Jolie shows her dual USP Match handguns.
Showing off the custom slide release.
Angelina shows off the "silent drill" technique learned with the rifle.
Closeup of the mock-up HK P11.
Angelina with the Winchester.
The gun arm mechanism is displayed.
Handling the gun slide mechanism.

See Also

Tomb Raider Franchise
Films Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)  •  Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)  •  Tomb Raider (2018)
Video Games

Tomb Raider (1996)  •   Tomb Raider II (1997)  •   Tomb Raider III (1998)  •   Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (1999)  •   Tomb Raider: Chronicles (2000)  •   Angel of Darkness (2003)  •   Legend (2006)  •   Anniversary (2007)  •   Underworld (2008)  •   Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (2010)  •   Tomb Raider (2013)  •   Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015)  •  




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