Makarov (1993)

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Makarov DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Vladimir Khotinenko
Release Date 1993
Language Russian
Studio Sverdlovsk Film Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Aleksandr Makarov Sergey Makovetskiy
Natasha Makarova Yelena Majorova
Margo Irina Metlitskaya
Vasily Tsvetaev Vladimir Ilyin
Savely Funtov Sergei Parshin

Makarov is a 1993 Russian thriller directed by Vladimir Khotinenko (The Priest) and starring Sergey Makovetskiy as Aleksandr Makarov, a talented poet who once illegally purchases a Makarov pistol. Soon the poet finds out that the pistol has a strange power over his minds and behavior.

The following weapons were used in the film Makarov:



Makarov PM

A Makarov PM pistol is a plot device of the movie. It is seen in hands of Aleksandr Makarov (Sergey Makovetskiy) and some other characters.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
An illegal gun dealer (Leonid Okunev) holds the pistol.
Makarov aims the pistol at a street hoodlum.
The pistol on Makarov's table.
Makarov assembles the pistol after cleaning.
Margo (Irina Metlitskaya) holds the pistol.
Vasily Tsvetaev (Vladimir Ilyin) disarms Makarov.

Stechkin APS

In the scene where Aleksandr Makarov (Sergey Makovetskiy) visits a militsia (police) shooting range, a Stechkin APS is used to fire at targets.

Stechkin APS - 9x18mm Makarov
Mikhail Yevgrafovich (Viktor Smirnov), the chielf of local militsia, shows an APS to Makarov. Note the trigger discipline.
Makarov fires the APS.
The pistol is seen cycling when Makarov fires it in full-auto mode.
Vasily Tsvetaev (Vladimir Ilyin) fires the APS.

Reck Agent

In one scene Savely Funtov (Sergei Parshin) shows a snub nose revolver to Aleksandr Makarov. Funtov calls it "a gun that can blow a head in pieces" but in reality the revolver appears to be a gas firing Reck Agent. Such guns are often seen in Russian movies filmed in 1990s.

Reck Agent Gas Revolver
Funtov draws the revolver.
A 5-shot cylinder can be seen.

Assault Rifles


AKS-74U assault rifles are seen in hands of OMON (SWAT) troopers in the scene of the arrest of a criminal.

AKS-74U - 5.45x39mm
An OMON trooper holds his AKS-74U.
Another trooper with AKS-74U.

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