Picasso Trigger

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Picasso Trigger
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Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Andy Sidaris
Release Date 1988
Main Cast
Character Actor
Donna Dona Speir
Taryn Hope Marie Carlton
Travis Abilene Steve Bond
Miguel Ortiz Rodrigo Obregón
Edy Cynthia Brimhall
Pantera Roberta Vasquez



Picasso Trigger is a 1988 action movie about a group of Federal agents trying to track down and eliminate international hitman Salazar (John Aprea), nicknamed Picasso Trigger. It stars Sidaris regulars Hope Marie Carlton (Taryn) and Dona Speir (Donna) as agents and (of course) Rodrigo Obregón (Miguel Ortiz) as villain.

The movie was directed by Andy Sidaris as part of his “Bullets, Bombs and Babes” (a.k.a. “L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies”) film series. These action movies were predominantly filmed on the island of Oahu in Hawaii and featured a cast mostly made up of Playmates in the roles of secret agents.


The following weapons were used in the film Picasso Trigger:

Contents


Handguns

Beretta 950BS Jetfire

A true Andy Sidaris classic, the Beretta 950BS Jetfire is used by thugs and e.g. Taryn (Hope Marie Carlton) plus Salazar (John Aprea) who is seen disassembling one.

Beretta 950BS (Post 1968) Jetfire - .25 ACP
In a rather unheroic pose, Schiavo (Nicholas Georgiade) takes a hit during the casino shootout holding his Jetfire.
Taryn using her Jetfire after her UZI runs dry during the beach attack scene.
Salazar wandering around his Hawaï villa, the silhouette of the Jetfire is clearly visible.
Salazar checking the barrel of his Jetfire, a rare sight sight in movies

Dan Wesson Model 15-VH

Another Andy Sidaris classic, the chrome Dan Wesson Model 15-VH is used by L.G. Abilene (Guich Koock), most notably during the swamp shootout.

Dan Wesson Model 15-VH - .357 Maximum (not Magnum)
Dressing, making a phone call and at the same time maintaining trigger discipline on your Dan Wesson is hard...
L.G. Abilene taking out his Dan Wesson during the swamp scene, note the clear view of the fluted barrel.
In a very professional manner, L.G. Abilene uses his Dan Wesson to get rid of a pursuing motorboat.

Luger P08

Travis Abilene (Steve Bond) carries a Luger P08 with a typical thick chrome barrel as his side-arm during the movie

Luger P08 "Marine" model - 9x19mm
Travis holding his Luger while talking with his fellow agent Pantera.
Travis firing his Luger at attackers at the beach. Note the opened breech, a very rare sight.
Travis aiming his Luger, allowing for a good view of the typical thick barrel.

Kimar 911

Several thugs, including Glen (Rustam Branaman) and a female agent can be seen with the Kimar 911, another classic in Andy Sidaris movies.

Kimar 911 - 9mm P.A.K. blanks
A female agent gets shot during the nightly shootout at the beach, dropping her Kimar in the sand.
Glen pulling the Kimar from his pants (…) during the casino shootout.
A thug firing his Kimar at agents during the swamp boat chase.

Single Action Army

Several agents can be seen with the Single Action Army, most notably Pattycakes (Patty Duffek) during the climatic casino shootout.

Cimarron Single Action Army with 5.5" barrel aka "Artillery" model - .45 Long Colt
An unidentified agent defends himself against an attacking chopper with his SAA. This scene would be used as a flashback scene in Guns.
A female agent has dropped her SAA after getting shot. Under the circumstances it might be a replica or a toy gun.

Edison Giocattoli Sharkmatic

An unidentified thug can be seen handling a pistol that appears to be a Edison Giocattoli Sharkmatic cap gun.

Edison Giocattoli Sharkmatic cap gun
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Submachine Guns

IMI Uzi

Both Taryn (Hope Marie Carlton), Miguel Ortiz (Rodrigo Obregón) and several thugs can be seen with the Uzi).

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
After getting stabbed in his right eye, a karate bodyguard falls to the floor, still firing his Uzi.
Taryn approaching the beach house, notice how big the Uzi looks in her hands.
The Uzi, apparently kept together with white tape, being fired by Miquel Ortiz.
A masked thug firing the Uzi, still with the two pieces of white tape.

IMI Micro Uzi

Hondo (Bruce Penhall) uses a suppressed Micro Uzi during the night time attack on agents at the beach.

IMI Micro Uzi with folding stock - 9x19mm
Hondo screwing a suppressor on his Micro Uzi before firing at the agents.

Sterling Mk. IV (Blastech E-11 blaster)

Edy (Cynthia Brimhall) can be seen with a Sterling Mk. IV mocked up as the Blastech E-11 blaster from Star Wars. The movie armorer probably took a toy gun, explaining this most improbable gun placement.

Sterling Mk. IV - 9x19mm
BlasTech E-11 blaster
With her best ‘war face’, Edy bursts through a wall with the ‘blaster’.
Yup, it really is a Star Wars Blastech E-11 blaster…

Rifles

Armalite AR-7

Pantera (Roberta Vasquez) uses an Armalite AR-7) to take out several thugs. She can be seen assembling the rifle in every detail.

Armalite AR-7 rifle - .22 LR
Pantera taking the receiver from the hollow stock.
A good view of the AR-7 receiver with a screw-on provision for the barrel.
Probably not the most logical thing to do, Pantera inserts a magazine before she attaches the barrel.
Fortunately with a certain degree of trigger discipline, Pantera screws the barrel on the AR-7.
Pantera cocks the AR-7.
Pantera taking aim at thugs, allowing a good look of the AR-7 receiver.

Karabiner 98k

Salazar’s butler (uncredited actor) uses a Karabiner 98k during an assassination attempt at a cocktail party.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The butler readying his Karabiner 98k before the assassination.
A good view of the distinctive bolt handle as the butler takes aim with his Karabiner 98k.

Ruger 10/22

Taryn (Hope Marie Carlton) carries a customized Ruger 10/22 with a scope and folded stock on her motorcycle while in Hawaii.

Customized Ruger 10/22 with black polymer stock - .22 LR
Taryn leaving the agents’ compound with the Ruger 10/22 fixed to the front of her motorcycle.
A second later in the same scene, the magazine has seems to have mysteriously disappeared…
Taryn taking aim with her Ruger 10/22 during a beachside ambush.

Shotguns

Colt Model 1878 Reproduction

Hondo (Bruce Penhall) and several thugs can be seen with what appears to be a replica of a Colt Model 1878 on several occasions.

Colt Model 1878 reproduction - 12 Gauge
A karate guard (right) holding the Colt 1878 replica as Edy and another agent, disguised as a construction workers, ask for assistance.
Hondo defending himself from Taryn with the Colt 1878 replica at the beach.
A guard holding a Colt 1878 replica falls through a wind screen after getting shot.

Winchester Model 1300

Several thugs can be seen with a black Winchester Model 1300 with extended tube and pistol grip.

Winchester Model 1300 with extended tube and pistol grip - 12 Gauge
A thug firing his Winchester Model 1300 at agents during the swamp boat chase.
A good view of the typical front section of the Winchester Model 1300 as thugs chase agents.
A thug at the beach house holding his Winchester Model 1300.
After being knocked down by a grenade, the same thug appears with his Winchester Model 1300.

H. Koon Snake Charmer

During the cabaret act scene, Kym (Kym Malin) takes out a white-sprayed H. Koon Snake Charmer to apprehend a couple of thugs.

H. Koon Snake Charmer – .410
Kym taking out her Snake Charmer making it look like it is part of the act.
Kym aiming her Snake Charmer, wisely holding the stock under her elbow.

Miscellaneous

CCTV Missile Launcher

Salazar’s beach house is equipped with a CCTV system that has rocket launchers attached to the cameras.

A rocket being fired as agents enter Salazar’s beach house.

Crutch Weapon System

Travis Abilene is given a weapon system mounted inside a crutch that can fire shot shell and guided missiles.

Travis loading shotgun shells into the crutch weapon system.
Travis firing the crutch weapon system at Salazar.
Travis loading a small rocket into the crutch weapon system.
What looks like a control panel for the crutch weapon system can easily be identified as a calculator.

Explosive Boomerang

Donna (Dona Speir) receives a boomerang fitted with explosives as part of her equipment for the final scene.

The agents’ armorer explains the usage of the explosive boomerang.
Donna throwing the explosive boomerang allowing a good view of the two attached grenades.

Explosive Toy Buggy

Taryn (Hope Marie Carlton) uses a remote-controlled toy buggy, fitted with explosives, to blow up part of Salazar’s beach house.

The agents’ armorer showing the explosives fitted on the buggy.
Taryn setting off the toy buggy in the direction of the beach house from her hide-out.

Harpoon Gun

Donna (Dona Speir) wields a harpoon gun with explosives added on the harpoon against attackers on motor bikes.

Donna using tape to strap the explosives onto the harpoon.
In a heroic pose, Donna gets ready to fire the explosive-laden harpoon.

Rocket Launcher

The agents are attacked by Glen (Rustam Branaman) firing what should represent a rocket launcher from a helicopter (!). This scene would be used as a flashback scene in Guns.

Glen firing the rocket launcher, visual examination revealing an electrical wire intended to ignite the charge in the barrel.

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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