The Preacher (original title: De Dominee) is a 2004 Dutch crime movie based on the life of Dutch drug lord Klaas Bruinsma who is said to have been one of the biggest drug lords in Europe in the late 1980s. He was given the nickname ‘The Preacher’ because of his apparent habit to always dress in black and hold speeches to his accomplices.
The movie follows his rise and fall in the 1980s as Klaas, who has a strong desire to become more successful than his rich but heartless father, builds an drug trafficking empire. In the process, increasing violence gets ahold of his organization, his best friends and eventually himself.
The following guns were used in the film The Preacher:
For most of the movie, Klaas (Peter Paul Muller) is carrying a Glock 17 as his personal side-arm. He uses it to threaten ‘business partners’ but also to defend himself when a kidnapping attempt is made. In one scene, Serbian arms dealer and hitman Jutka (Christian Kmiotek) grabs it from Klaas.
3rd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
Note the accessory rail on the frame, giving this Glock 17
away as a 3rd generation model which is anachronistic as most events are set in the 1980’s ~ 1991 and this version was not introduced until the late-1990s.
Klaas putting his Glock 17
on the table during a meeting in order to make his point.
During the attempted kidnapping, Klaas draws his Glock 17
to fight off his would-be kidnappers.
Klaas, coming to understand that his empire is coming apart, shoots a traitor from his own ranks with his Glock 17
Adri (Frank Lammers) is Klaas’ closest friend and a local karate champion, from the start acting as his bodyguard. In the beginning of the movie he is given a Walther P5 that he initially refuses but uses later on to deadly effect. The gun was standard issue for Dutch police forces at the time so this is an accurate portrayal.
Adri with the Walther P5
in his hands, protesting that he does not need a gun because he claims he can take care of anything with his bare hands.
With a determined look on his face, Adri is about to fire his Walther P5
on Jutka as the latter tries to escape from the scene of the ambush on Klaas and his men. Note the distinctive shape of the business end of this gun.
One of Klaas’ thugs with a Walther P5
put under his belt, obviously making no effort whatsoever to conceal his weapon while he opens up the door to Klaas’ office.
Desert Eagle Mark VII
One of Klaas’ most trusted men, Pim (Mike Reus), carries a Desert Eagle Mark VII that he draws (but never fires) on several occasions. It is also used by a hitman during an attempt to assassinate Klaas in front of the hotel. This weapon, as well, is pretty much anachronistic as most events are set in the 1980’s ~ 1991 and the Desert Eagle Mark VII was not introduced until 1990.
Desert Eagle MK VII - .357 Magnum
One of the bodyguards to drug lord Broer Hansen carries a Desert Eagle Mark VII
while he sees off his boss in his all-white garage.
A CZ 70 is carried by Piet (Tygo Gernandt), the leader of the members of Klaas’ gang who make an attempt to kidnap Klaas and enter into a criminal business venture by themselves.
Piet, put-down by Klaas as ‘Pietje’ (‘Little Piet’), holds Klaas at gunpoint with his CZ 70
explaining his intention to kidnap him and use the ransom money to start his own business venture.
Piet, his finger now on the trigger of the CZ 70
, with a nervous look on his face as he realises that his plans are going nowhere.
CZ 75 “Pre-B”
When the kidnapping attempt does not go according to plan, Piet calls a few henchmen to finish off Klaas. One of them carries a CZ 75 "Pre-B" as he enters the room and manages to fire a few shots.
A good shot of the CZ 75 "Pre-B"
showing the recognizable shape of this model.
A view of the other side of the CZ 75 "Pre-B"
as the henchman looks around wondering what mess he has found himself in.
Another henchman is carrying a CZ 83 during the kidnapping attempt but he does not get to use it.
One of the revolting gang members storms into the room where Klaas is held, CZ 83
in hand, only to meet an untimely by shots fired from Klaas’ Glock 17
Umarex Colt Government 1911 A1
Klaas carries a Umarex Colt Government 1911 A1 as his side arm for the first few scenes of the movie. He ‘inherits’ it from his predecessor Hugo when he takes over his criminal organization. In later scenes, Klaas’ side arm switches to a Glock 17.
Umarex Colt Government 1911 A1 with nickel finish - 9mm P.A.K. blanks
Beretta 92FS Brigadier
A hitman carries a Beretta 92FS Brigadier with a silencer. The gun can be easily identified by the typical slide.
Beretta 92FS Brigadier - 9x19mm
A nice shot of the Beretta 92FS Brigadier
with a well-worn silencer attached. The typical slide is well visible.
The hitman walking around in the hide-out with his Beretta 92FS Brigadier
in hand, rightfully suspecting that unwelcome visitors may knock on the door.
AKS-47 assault rifle
The AKS-47 is seen used in several scenes by members of Klaas’ gang, most notably by Pim and also by Serbian hitmen who are send to eliminate Klaas.
Type III AKS-47 - 7.62x39mm
An assassination attempt is made in the garage of Klaas’ headquarters, when a hitman jumps from behind a car with an AKS-47
A good view of the business end of the AKS-47
when it is fired during the assassination attempt. The open front sight and the under-folding stock are clearly visible.
Pim and another member of Klaas’ gang mean business when they enter a bar with their AKS-47
’s to take revenge on Serbian hitmen for a botched drug deal.
RPK light machine gun
Serbian hitman and arms dealer Jutka is showing off an RPK during a meeting on a parking lot with Klaas and Adri. Even though he waives it around quite prominently, it does not see any firing action in the movie.
RPK Light Machine Gun with 40 round magazine - 7.62x39mm
Jutka and an accomplice making a convincing sales pitch with Jutka making his point by showing off the RPK
and his accomplice holding what looks like a landmine in his hands.
In this shot the recognizable contours of the RPK
are visible. Not a wise thing to do as the meeting takes place by the roadside of a major national highway.
UZI submachine gun
Next to the AKS-47, the preferred side-arm for criminals hostile to Klaas seems to be the Uzi submachine gun. For many years this gun has been in service with Dutch army and police forces so criminal elements may possibly have ´liberated´ them from official stock.
IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
While his men are loading their Uzi
´s, Jutka is instructing them for an ambush on Klaas and his partners in an Amsterdam downtown bar.
A bodyguard to rivalling drug lord Broer Hansen is told to lower his Uzi
by his employer as Klaas pays a nigh-time visit to settle a ‘commercial misunderstanding’.
When Klaas and Adri are meeting with Jutka to discuss a hit on a competing crime ring, Jutka is showing a gun stash that he keeps in the trunk of his Mercedes. Staying in line with Jutka’s Serbian descent, most weapons originate from Eastern-European.
The following weapons can be identified in the trunk: (1) a pair of AKS-47
’s, (2) two RPK
’s, (3) a Beretta M12
and (4) a pair of Czech SA.25
’s. In addition, lots of high-calibre ammunition is seen on the left side, while on the right side of the trunk what looks like an unidentified landmine plus a crate with hand grenades can be seen. The cardboard box in the middle also appears to be containing ammo but this cannot be confirmed.