Lookout, The

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The Lookout (French title: Le Guetteur) is a 2012 French crime drama (not to be confused with the 2007 American movie The Lookout) directed by Michele Placido. The film is about Mattei (Daniel Auteuil), a relentless Police officer who struggles to take down a high-end gang of bank robbers led by Vincent Kaminsky (Mathieu Kassovitz), a former Secret-operations' marksman.


The following weapons are seen in the film The Lookout (Le Guetteur):



Beretta 92FS

Eric (Francis Renaud) carries a Beretta 92FS as his main weapon. One of Mitch's thugs is also briefly seen holding a Beretta 92FS on Vincent.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm.
Eric holding his Beretta while escaping the Police.
Cocking the gun.
Vincent is threatened while confronting Mitch.

Colt M1911A1

Nico (Luca Argentero) carries a matte nickel Colt M1911A1 with black grips during the bank-robbery. He later uses it during the farm shooting.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP.
Nico threatening policemen during the bank shooting.
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Close-up of the gun handle

Colt Python

Mattei carries a snub-nosed Colt Python towards the end of the movie.

Colt Python Snub Nose with 2.5" barrel - .357 Magnum
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A closer look at the 6-round cylinder.

Glock 17

Meyer (Nicolas Briançon) carries a Glock 17 as his weapon of choice. Judging by the aspect of the gun and the absence of a rail, it seems to be a "Second Generation" model.

2nd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm.
Meyer pointing his Glock 17 at Vincent.

SIG-Sauer P226

This is David's (Jérôme Pouly) sidearm and Vincent's main weapon after the bank shooting. However, there seems to be a continuity error: Vincent uses an earlier version of the SIG-Sauer P226 (without any rail) when he threatens Franck Vernon (Olivier Gourmet). A few minutes later, he is seen holding a more recent version of the gun, with a Picatinny rail. Near the end of the movie, he is seen with a SIG SP 2022 and is forced to drop the pistol, but the following shot shows a P226R being dropped instead.

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm.
David holding his P226 as he's running away from the Police.
Vincent holds his P226 at Franck's head. Note the absence of rail and the aspect of the gun, close to the "original" design.
SIG-Sauer P226R - 9x19mm.
Vincent holding his P226R to Eric's head.
Close-up of the Picatinny rail that wasn't there moments ago.
The P226R dropped in a continuity error after the SP 2022.

SIG-Sauer Pro SP 2009

A RAID member is seen using a SIG Pro SP 2009. The RAID is the tactical unit of the French National Police, specialized in Domestic counter-terrorism and law enforcement.

SIG-Sauer Pro SP 2009 - 9x19mm
A RAID agent holding his SIG. Note the proper trigger discipline.

SIG-Sauer Pro SP 2022

Mattei (Daniel Auteuil) and other police officers are seen with the SIG SP 2022 as their service pistol. It is most notably seen in the opening sequence, during the bank-robbery. SP 2022 pistols are later used by Franck (Olivier Gourmet) and Vincent (Mathieu Kassovitz), but Vincent's pistol changes to a P226R in a continuity error.

SIG-Sauer Pro SP 2022 - 9x19mm
Mattei holding his SP 2022 at one of the bank robbers. At the background, Meyer (Nicolas Briançon) holds a Glock 17.
A female police officer (Audrey Ottaviano) with the SIG SP 2022.
Mattei tosses his weapon to Vincent. Note the SIG Pro inscription on the handle.
Franck retrieves a SIG from an officer and holds Meyer at gunpoint. If you look closely, you can read the words "PROPRIETE DE L'ETAT" (Property of the State) engraved on the front of the slide.
Vincent taking the SP 2022 that was tucked in his pants. When he drops the pistol and it hits the ground, it changes to a P226R.
Vincent aiming Franck's SP 2022.


Mossberg 500

Gipsy Arnaud (Hocine Choutri) uses a Mossberg 500 with wooden stock.

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 Gauge. Note the wood furniture.
Arnaud and his shotgun. In the background, Nico holds his Colt M1911A1.
Franck later retrives the shotgun.
Close-up of the wooden pump. This is the standard wood forend for later Mossberg 500 wood stocked shotguns.

Mossberg 500 Cruiser

One of Mitch's henchmen holds a Mossberg 500 Cruiser to Vincent's head in the nightclub.

Mossberg 500 Cruiser - 12 Gauge.
The henchman is aiming at Vincent.
Closer look at the Mossberg pump.

Submachine Gun

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Two Police officers are using Heckler & Koch MP5A3s during the shooting at the bank. The gun features a UMP folding stock and a tactical handguard with MIT rails.

MP5A3 with UMP stock, RIS foregrip, KAC railed forend, M68 Aimpoint red dot sight, and weaponlight - 9x19mm
A Police officer holding the MP5A3 at the bank robbers. Note the cop besides, holding a SIG Pro SP 2022.
A closer look at the handguard and the firing positions/selector.



David (Jérôme Pouly) seems to be using the 5.56x45mm model of the Romanian AIMR during the bank-robbery. It's a realistic weapon choice since most of the assault rifles used in crime operations in France are Eastern-european copies of AK type rifles.

AIMR - 5.56x45mm. The original Romanian designation for this rifle is the PA md. 97 cu țeavă scurtă (short barrelled).
David running to the car. Closer view of the folded stock.
Visible in this shot is the RPK style receiver with the enlarge front trunion, which is present on same AIMR carbines.

Sniper Rifles

Blaser R93 LRS2

Two different RAID policemen are seen using and firing Blaser R93 LRS2 rifles.

Blaser R93 LRS2 - .338 Lapua Magnum (also chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO).
A RAID member scanning the city.
The sniper ejecting a shell before firing his rifle again.
Loading the Blaser.

DSR-Precision GmbH DSR-1

A RAID member is briefly seen holding a DSR-Precision DSR-1 rifle.

DSR-Precision GmbH DSR-1 sniper rifle - 7.62x51mm NATO.
Note that the bipod is folded. The rifle is just resting on a guardrail.

PGM Ultima Ratio Commando II

During the opening bank-robbery shootout, Vincent (Mathieu Kassovitz) uses a French PGM Ultima Ratio as his weapon of choice. The rifle is chambered in .308 Winchester and fed with a 10-round detachable box magazine. In this scene, Vincent deliberatly wounds the police officers instead of killing them. Besides the dramatic effect, this shows that his degree of skill and training is clearly above than that of an average bank robber. It's an appropriate rifle for a former top-level military assassin.

PGM Ultima Ratio Commando II - 7.62×51mm NATO.
Vincent firing his PGM Ultima Ratio from the roofs of Paris.
Close-up on the PGM Precision and Cal 308W inscriptions.
Vincent's rifle is mounted with a Schmidt & Bender scope, probably the 5-25x56 PM II/LP model.
A glance at the muzzle brake while Vincent is ejecting a shell.

SIG SG 550 Sniper Rifle

Toward the end of the film, Mattei gets a hold of a SIG SG 550 SR fitted with a folding bipod and an adjutable sniper buttstock. Its previous owner fired it full auto, but Mattei fires it semi-auto (probably not to hit any civilian).

SIG SG 550 SR - 5.56x45mm NATO.
Mattei gets hold of the rifle after killing its owner. Closer look at the buttstock.
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