Looper

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Looper
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Theatrical release poster
Country USA.jpg USA
Directed by Rian Johnson
Release Date 2012
Studio FilmDistrict, Endgame Entertainment
Distributor TriStar Pictures, Alliance Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Joe Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Old Joe Bruce Willis
Sara Emily Blunt
Kid Blue Noah Segan
Abe Jeff Daniels


Looper is a 2012 action/science-fiction film directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom). Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Joe, a hitman who works in the year 2044 as a "Looper", a specialist in killing people sent back in time from 2074. Joe's world begins to fall apart when he recognizes one of his victims as his older self (Bruce Willis) and allows him to escape.


The following weapons were used in the film Looper:

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Shotguns

"Blunderbuss" Shotgun

The main weapon used by Loopers in the film like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Seth (Paul Dano) is a futuristic shotgun dubbed the "Blunderbuss". The pump action firearm is fitted with a futuristic barrel sheath. It bears a close resemblance to the 18th Century firearm it takes its name from. The weapon is mentioned by Kid Blue to be short-ranged, capable only of hitting targets 15 paces away, but unlike a real Blunderbuss, it is capable of firing multiple rounds.

Blunderbuss Flintlock
The "Blunderbuss" prop on display at San Diego Comic Con 2012.
Joe fires the "Blunderbuss" shotgun.
Joe points the shotgun at his older self.
Joe's blunderbuss at his side.
Joe's cleaning his blunderbuss.
The white/grey piece appears to be the pump. No ammunition is ever shown, however.

Remington 870 Field Gun

Sara (Emily Blunt) uses a Remington 870 Field Gun to protect her farm from intruders. She specifically mentions that the shotgun is a Remington 870.

Remington 870 Field Gun with raised barrel ribbing and 28" barrel - 12 Gauge.
Sara holds a Remington 870 in a publicity still.
Sara aims the Remington 870.
Sara eyes her Remington 870.

Mossberg 590 Cruiser

When a thief tries to steal a suitcase, a man draws and fires what appears to be a Mossberg 590 Cruiser.

Mossberg 590 "Cruiser" with extended magazine tube - 12 Gauge
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Stop! Thief! When a thief tries to steal a suitcase, a man draws and fires what appears to be a Mossberg 590 Cruiser.

Pistols

Magnum Research BFR "Gat"

"Gat men" employed by Abe (Jeff Daniels) all carry Magnum Research BFRs. We see both Joe and Old Joe (Bruce Willis) firing BFRs. Jesse (Garret Dillahunt) also is armed with a BFR when he comes to Sara's farm, and Abe (Jeff Daniels) uses a BFR in a shootout.

Magnum Research BFR - .45-70 Govt'
Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) aiming a BFR.
A close up shot of the BFR's muzzle in the hands of Old Joe.
Jesse (Garret Dillahunt) with his BFR.
Joe with a Jesse's broken BFR. Note that the rear sight is missing from this particular BFR, although this is due to damage. (See below)
Old Joe with his BFR. Note that this one does have a rear sight.

Special

A close-up of Jesse's BFR in an extended scene. Note that the rear sight is in place.
A close-up of Old Joe's BFR in a deleted scene. Note the missing rear sight.

Magnum Research BFR "Gat" (Nickel)

A nickel-plated and wooden gripped version of the BFR is carried by Kid Blue (Noah Segan). Prop Master James Kroning mentions in an IGN video that the rear sight was removed to provide better balance when spinning the pistol and to facilitate fanning of the revolver. Fixed sights were sculpted in place of the rear adjustable sight.

Kid Blue swings around with his BFR.
Kid Blue takes aim at Joe.
Note the fixed rear sight.
Kid Blue turns over his BFR. Note the rear sights.
Kid Blue fires his BFR.

High Standard Derringer

Joe has a High Standard Derringer as a backup weapon.

High Standard Derringer, white plastic grips - .22 Magnum
Joe checks to see that his derringer is loaded. Note the .22 rounds.
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Mateba Model 6 Unica

Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) uses a Mateba Model 6 Unica with a short barrel during Old Joe's flashback to his time in Shanghai.

Mateba Model 6 Unica with 5" Barrel - .357 Magnum
Joe grabs his pistol.
Joe strikes a familiar pose during a driveby.
Joe fires the revolver while working as a hitman in Shanghai.
Joe, now Old Joe, picks up his Mateba.

Special

Joe kills a survivor in an extended scene.

Heckler & Koch Mark 23

Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has a Heckler & Koch Mark 23 pistol with threaded barrel cover which is taken by Old Joe (Bruce Willis).

H&K Mk 23 Mod 0 - .45 ACP
Joe reaching for his Mk 23 during the diner scene.
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The Mk 23 with the slide locked back.
Old Joe holds the Mk 23. Note how the ejection port has been milled down as one of the methods of blank conversion.

Special

Kid Blue with Canady's (Dikran Tulaine) Mk 23 in a deleted scene. The Mk 23 appears to be official police issue in 2044.

Beretta U22 Neos

In Old Joe's flashback, one of the men the Rainmaker sends to grab Old Joe is armed with a Beretta U22 Neos.

Beretta U22 Neos - .22 LR
In Old Joe's flashback, one of the men the Rainmaker sends to grab Old Joe is armed with a Beretta U22 Neos.
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Olympic Arms OA-93

Old Joe guns down a henchman armed with an Olympic Arms OA-93.

OA-93 - 5.56x45mm
The dead henchman with his OA-93 at his side.

American Derringer Model 1

Kid Blue saves himself by using an American Derringer Model 1 drawn from an ankle holster in a deleted scene.

American Derringer Model 1 - .45 Long Colt
Kid Blue with his backup gun. His ankle holster is also seen.

Sub-Machine Guns

FN P90 TR

Old Joe (Bruce Willis) uses a pair of FN P90 TRs during a shootout with the Gat Men.

FN P90 TR - 5.7x28mm
Old Joe grabs the nearest gun he sees, an FN P90. Note the CIS SAR 21 to the right.
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Old Joe with his pair of P90 TRs.
Old Joe (Bruce Willis) firing his P90 TRs from the hip.

Brügger & Thomet MP-9

In Old Joe's flashback, he uses a Brügger & Thomet MP-9 during a drive by in Shanghai.

B&T MP9 - 9x19mm
Old Joe firing an MP-9 during a drive by in Shanghai.

Heckler & Koch MP5A5

Old Joe is seen holding a Heckler & Koch MP5A5 with a KAC forend when he confronts Abe. This may be a continuity error, as he is never seen carrying the MP5 as he is going through the building with his twin P90s, and he is shown reloading before he confronts Abe, despite never having used the weapon.

Heckler & Koch MP5A5 with KAC forend, RIS foregrip, Bushnell holosight, and folded PDW-style stock - 9x19mm
A surveillance camera shows Old Joe holding a Heckler & Koch MP5A5 with a KAC forend when he confronts Abe.

Other

CIS SAR 21

In the nightclub gun locker, a CIS SAR 21 can be seen hanging on a wall behind Joe.

SAR 21 - 5.56x45mm NATO
What appears to be a rubber SAR 21 on the wall to the right.
Two CIS CAR 21's on the wall.

Futuristic grenade

Joe takes out a room of Gat Men with some futuristic grenades.

Futuristic grenades and time travel, yet hitmen use single action revolvers firing cartridges that debuted in 1873.

Taser Model 34000 "Power Handle"

Kid Blue uses a Taser Model 34000 "Power Handle" to subdue a target at one point.

Taser Model 34000 "Power Handle"
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Nightclub Gun Locker

In the nightclub that Joe frequents is seen a gun locker where patrons must check their weapons.

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Trivia

.45-70 rounds

Kid Blue has .45-70 rounds on his belt. The .45-70 was originally developed for the Trapdoor Springfield Rifle.

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