Malibu Express

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Malibu Express
Malibu Express Poster.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Andy Sidaris
Release Date 1985
Studio Andy Sidaris Company
Malibu Bay Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Cody Abilene Darby Hinton
Contessa Luciana Sybil Danning
Matthew Art Metrano
June Khnockers Lynda Wiesmeier
Beverly Mcafee Lori Sutton
Lady Lillian Chamberlain Niki Dantine
Johnathan Harper Les Steinmetz
Shane Brett Baxter Clark


Malibu Express is a 1985 action movie that started Andy Sidaris' “Bullets, Bombs and Babes” (a.k.a. “L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies”) film series. An unfortunate and inept private detective Cody Abilene is involved of investigation of the affair of illegal selling secret computers abroad. This leads him to a wealthy family of Chamberlains. With the help of his numerous girlfriends Cody finally succeeds.


The following weapons were used in the film Malibu Express:

Contents


Handguns

Dan Wesson Model 15-VH

Cody Abilene's (Darby Hinton) weapon of choice is a chrome plated Dan Wesson Model 15-VH revolver. This gun later appeared in nearly all “L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies” films.

Dan Wesson Model 15-VH - .357 Maximum (not Magnum)
In the opening scene the revolver rests in case while Cody takes a speedloader.
A close view of the revolver.
Cody loads the revolver with speedloader.
Cody on shooting range.
The grip is seen.
Cody (aiming at a hitman): "Go ahead, make my day"
Beverly (irritably): "Go ahead, make my day"?? Are you serious??
Cody reloads the revolver in the climactic scene.
Cody threatens Johnathan Harper (Les Steinmetz).
When the conspiracy is revealed, Cody surrenders his revolver to Det. Beverly Mcafee (Lori Sutton).

Beretta 950BS Jetfire

Beverly Mcafee (Lori Sutton) carries a pocket pistol. It is seen very briefly but its general outlook (and with respect to typical re-appearance of guns in Andy Sidaris’ movies) allows to identify it as Beretta 950BS Jetfire.

Beretta 950BS (Post 1968) Jetfire - .25 ACP
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Beverly uses her pistol during the shootout in shower room.

Walther PP

What appears to be a suppressed Walther PP is used by a masked person during the murder of Shane (the identity of the killer is revealed only in the final scene).

Post war Walther PP Pistol - .32 ACP.
The mysterious killer fires at Shane.
The pistol is seen on the photo of the killer.

Shotguns

High Standard Model 10A

Crime boss Matthew (Art Metrano) carries a High Standard Model 10A shotgun in several scenes.

High Standard Model 10A shotgun - 12 gauge. The Model 10A had the flashlight integral to the body of the shotgun and is the rarer of the two models.
Matthew carries a shotgun under his coat.
Matthew fires at Cody's car.
Matthew holds his shotgun during the climactic chase.
Matthew holds helicopter pilot at gunpoint.

Colt Model 1878 (replica)

In the scene on Cody's boat Matthew (Art Metrano) carries a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun that appears to be a modern replica of Colt Model 1878. Later this gun appeared in several other Triple B movies. During the climactic chase and shootout Matthew's henchman Mark (Richard Brose) carries this shotgun.

Colt Model 1878 reproduction - 12 Gauge
Matthew breaks into Cody's cabin with shotgun in hands.
Mark (at the left) holds a shotgun during the chase after Cody.

Remington Model 31

Another Matthew's henchman Luke (John Brown) uses a long barreled hunting version of Remington Model 31. When Luke is incapacitated, Cody takes his shotgun.

Remington Model 31 Field Model
The pump and barrel are seen at the background.
Luke (at the left) holds his shotgun.
Cody with Luke's shotgun.

H. Koon Snake Charmer

During the attempt to assassinate Cody and Beverly one of the pair of hitmen is armed with an H. Koon Snake Charmer shotgun. This shotgun later appeared in two more Triple B movies.

H. Koon Snake Charmer – .410
A hitman with Snake Charmer shotgun enters the shower room.
He is very surprised with what he finds there.

Rifles

Armalite AR-7

During the attempt to assassinate Cody and Beverly the second hitman uses a custom Armalite AR-7. This two-toned gun with customized barrel cover, a hand grip and a lightweight synthetic stock is also seen in several other Triple B movies.

Armalite AR-7 rifle - .22 LR
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A hitman with custom AR-7 searches for Cody.

Other Weapons

Mk 2 Hand Grenade

In addition to his High Standard shotgun Matthew (Art Metrano) also carries a pair of Mk 2 hand grenades.

Mk 2 "Pineapple" World War II-made High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Matthew tries to use one of his grenades but Luke stops him from blowing a grenade on a gas station.
A pair of grenades on Matthew's belt.

"M1911" Water Pistol

In one scene Cody's girlfriend May (Barbara Edwards) holds an M1911A1 that appears to be a water pistol.

An ambush!
To Cody's much pleasure, the pistol appears to be a water gun.

See Also

Andy Sidaris’ “Bullets, Bombs and Babes” (a.k.a. “L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies”) films
Malibu Express (1985)   •  Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987)   •  Picasso Trigger (1988)   •  Savage Beach (1989)   •  Guns (1990)   •  Do or Die (1991)   •  Hard Hunted (1992)   •  Enemy Gold (1993)   •  Fit to Kill (1993)   •   The Dallas Connection (1994)   •   Day of the Warrior (1996)   •   Return to Savage Beach (1998)



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