Savage Beach

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Savage Beach
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Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Andy Sidaris
Release Date 1989
Main Cast
Character Actor
Donna Dona Speir
Taryn Hope Marie Carlton
Bruce Christian Bruce Penhall
Fu Al Leong
Martinez Rodrigo Obregón


Savage Beach is a 1989 action movie revolving around a gold treasure hidden on a Pacific island by a Japanese general in the last days of World War II. Forty years later, in his final moments he reveals the location to what he believes are Japanese secret agents.

This sets of a race for the gold between several gangs of criminals and two blond federal agents Donna (Dona Speir) and Taryn (Hope Marie Carlton) who are caught in between as they have to make an emergency landing on the Pacific island.

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 Savage Beach:

Contents


Handguns

Harrington & Richardson Model 733

Captain Andreas (John Aprea) carries a Harrington & Richardson Model 733 as his side arm. Martinez (Rodrigo Obregón) takes the Model 733 and uses it during his flight from the island.

Harrington & Richardson Model 733 - .32 S&W Long
Captain Andreas holding the Model 733, note the distinctive ribbed ejector rod and the massive frame.
Captain Andreas holding the Model 733 on Donna, cocked and finger on the trigger.
Martinez firing the Model 733 during his flight from the Pacific island.

Beretta 950BS Jetfire

The Beretta 950BS Jetfire is carried by federal agents Pattycakes (Patty Duffek) and Donna (Dona Speir). In the final scene at the Pacific island, Donna gives her Jetfire to Captain Andreas.

Beretta 950BS (Post 1968) Jetfire - .25 ACP
With her Jetfire in her hand, Pattycakes is struggling with a drug trafficker at the beginning of the movie.
Donna firing her Jetfire, allowing a view of the thumb safety, characteristic for the BS version.
Note the straight space between slide and trigger on the Jetfire, setting the gun apart from the Beretta 21 Bobcat.

Raven Arms MP-25

A Raven Arms MP-25 with pearl grips is carried by federal agents Rocky (Lisa London) and Taryn (Hope Marie Carlton).

Raven Arms MP-25, nickel plated with faux pearl grips - .25 ACP
”Release her right now or your church choir has a new soprano!”.
Taryn holding the MP-25 as she tries to free Donna from a trap. Note the typical shape of the slide.
Taryn with the MP-25 as she makes her way across the Pacific island, allowing a good view of the distinctive sights.

Orion Flare Gun

On several occasions, Donna uses a 12 Gauge Orion Flare Gun from the emergency kit of the plane she crashes on the Pacific island with.

Orion flare gun - 12 Gauge
Donna checking the surroundings of the crash site with the 12 Gauge Orion Flare Gun at the ready.
Donna firing the 12 Gauge Orion Flare Gun after she and her colleague Taryn come under attack from thugs.

Edison Giocattoli Sharkmatic

An pistol that appears to be a Edison Giocattoli Sharkmatic cap gun is used by Taryn, Bruce and Martinez.

Edison Giocattoli Sharkmatic cap gun
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Submachine Guns

Sterling Mk. IV (Blastech E-11 blaster)

Donny (uncredited actor) can be seen with a Sterling Mk. IV mocked up as the Blastech E-11 blaster from Star Wars. For some reason the movie armorer probably took a toy gun, explaining this most improbable gun placement.

Sterling Mk. IV - 9x19mm
BlasTech E-11 blaster
On the left, the ‘blaster’ is visible as Donny and the other criminals come ashore.
Yup, it really is a Star Wars Blastech E-11 blaster…

IMI Uzi

An IMI Uzi is used by Taryn during the drug bust at the beginning of the movie as well as by a thug (uncredited actor) on the Pacific island.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
Taryn with her Uzi as she sets off an explosive device to blow up a truck during the drug bust.
A thug holding an Uzi as he guards Bruce Christian and Captain Andreas after their capture on the Pacific island.

IMI Micro Uzi

In one scene, Bruce Christian uses a IMI Micro Uzi to take out a Marine officer. The submachine gun appears as being able to fire tranquilizer darts and is probably a non-gun.

IMI Micro Uzi with 15 round magazine - 9x19mm
Bruce packing the dart-firing Micro Uzi. Fortunately he appears to be practicing proper trigger discipline…
The distinctive shape of the back sight of the Micro Uzi is visible, it seems to be filled so this might be a non-gun.

Rifles

Steyr AUG A1

A Steyr AUG A1 is used by both federal agents Donna and Taryn as well as by Martinez. Interestingly, it has the distinctive duckbill flash hider of the Austrian Army version.

Steyr AUG - Austrian Army Version - 5.56x45mm
Taryn firing the AUG A1 as the camp that she and Donna have set up comes under attack.
Taryn cheerfully holding the AUG A1 as she and Donna prepare an evening meal at their beach camp.
Donna firing the AUG A1 at attackers. Note the ‘chicken wing’.
Donna discussing her next move with Taryn, note the good view of the distinctive duckbill flash hider.

Armalite AR-7

Thug Erik (Eric Chen) uses a two-toned Armalite AR-7 with customized barrel cover, a hand grip and a lightweight synthetic stock. In the final scene, it is taken from him and used by Fu (Al Leong).

Armalite AR-7 rifle - .22 LR
Erik holding the AR-7 on some prisoners. Note the barrel cover and the hand guard.
Fu holding the AR-7, giving a good view of the stock. His finger seems to be positioned behind (!) the trigger.
Another view of Fu's AR-7.

Shotguns

Colt Model 1878 (reproduction)

During the drug bust at the beginning of the movie, the main trafficker and one of his accomplices use what looks like a reproduction of a Colt Model 1878 against the federal agents.

Colt Model 1878 reproduction - 12 Gauge
A trafficker shooting at the federal agents with a replica of the Colt Model 1878, note the side-mounted hammers.

H. Koon Snake Charmer

During the same drug bust at the beginning of the movie, another trafficker uses what appears to be a H. Koon Snake Charmer shotgun, a very short single shot .410 in stainless steel with synthetic stocks and a buttstock with a thumb hole pistol grip.

Snake Charmer - .410
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Miscellaneous

Unidentified crossbow

An unidentified crossbow with pistol grip and scope, shooting supposedly explosive arrows, is used by federal agents Taryn, Donna and by Bruce. It might be a 80lb Mini Cobra crossbow but this cannot be confirmed conclusively.

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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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