Sheriff's Star (Zvezda sherifa)

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Zvezda sherifa
Movie Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Nikolai Litus
Release Date 1992
Language Russian
Studio Studio Slavutych
Dovzhenko Film Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
Anne Blake Irina Alfyorova
Judd Stevens Sergei Martynov
Andrew McGreavy Arnis Licitis
Frank Angeli Anatoliy Kotenyov
Norman Z. Moody Lev Durov
Anthony DeMarco Aleksandr Martynov
Sheriff Nikolai Litus

Sheriff's Star (Russian: Звезда шерифа; Zvezda sherifa) is a 1992 (filmed 1991) Soviet (Ukrainian) detective (at Ukrainian language it also known as Зiрка шерифа; Zirka Sheryfa), based on the novel "The Naked Face" by Sidney Sheldon.

In contrast to the more famous earliest 1984 movie adaptation by Menahem Golan, the plot of this film is a very close to the original book, with the only difference that the action is also rescheduled at the present time.

The following weapons were used in the film Sheriff's Star (Zvezda sherifa):



Makarov PM

Corrupt policeman Frank Angeli (Anatoliy Kotenyov) carries Makarov PM as their weapons.

Russian Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Angeli with his PM. Strange choice for the American cop, are not you?

Suppressed Makarov PM

One of the killers (Nikolai Gudz) sent by DeMarco, has silenced Makarov PM.

Silenced Makarov PM.
DeMarco's thug (Nikolai Gudz) with silenced PM (left).

Colt M1911A1

One man of DeMarco, sent to kill Judd, has Colt M1911A1. In the final battle in the incinerator, Judd Stevens (Sergei Martynov) kills one of the bandits and take his Colt pistol.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP. This has a deep Colt factory blued finish, common for commercial variants before and after the war.
DeMarco's man with M1911A1 (left).
Judd with trophy Colt M1911A1.


Nagant M1895 (visually modified)

Heavily visually modified Nagant M1895 revolver is seen in Sheriff's (Nikolai Litus) holster. It was mocked-up to look like as modern Colt revolvers, especially the Trooper MK V. Anthony DeMarco (Aleksandr Martynov) uses at the end of the movie a analogous revolver (previously, he took it from Frank Angeli, before killing him). It is the same gun which several times passed from hand to hand.

This is the exact same modified Nagant revolver that was previously used in the 1988 film New Adventures of a Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and later used in the 1992 film Four Sheets of Plywood and 1993 film Killer's Wedge (because all films had the same armorers).

Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s - 7.62x38R Nagant
For comparision: Colt Trooper MK V with straight wood grips and a 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
A revolver is seen in Sheriff's holster
Anthony DeMarco holds a revolver, which he took from Frank Angeli
DeMarco in the final shoot-out with Judd.
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Bruni Olympic 5

Andrew McGreavy (Arnis Licitis) and Frank Angeli (Anatoliy Kotenyov) in several scenes used a Bruni Olympic 5 revolvers.

Bruni Olympic 5 - .380 blanks
Andrew McGreavy holds Röhm RG-14S revolver.
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Submachine Guns

Thompson M1928A1

One of the police officers arrived in the final battle, bears Thompson M1928A1 with a drum magazine.

M1928A1 Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
One of the police officers (left) armed M1928A1.

Suppressed PPS-43

DeMarco's thugs uses PPS-43 submachine guns with integral suppressors (probably fake) to shoot the Sheriff (Nikolai Litus). One of the arrivals police officers in the final battle, if not strange, also carries a similar submachine gun. It is the same weapon which several times passed from hand to hand.

Soviet PPS-43 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
DeMarco's man shoot from PPS-43 in Sheriff.
Another DeMarco's man (Nikolai Gudz) shooting Sheriff in the tunnel. Note the integral suppressor (probably fake), similar to the one that was installed on the Sten Mk IIS.
The police officer on the right carries suppressed PPS-43.



S.W.A.T. at the end of the battle in the incinerator is armed with the KS-23 shotguns.

KS-23 with a fixed wooden stock - 23mm
S.W.A.T. with pump-action shotguns.
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In the scene on incinerator one police officer are seen with rifle, that appears to be the same StG 44 with scope and custom compensator, will later be used in The Plane flies to Russia (wich also was filmed in Crimea).

Sturmgewehr 44 with ZF4 scope - 7.92x33mm Kurz
The characteristic compensator are seen.
Rifle is seen at the middle.

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