Street Kings

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Street Kings
StreetKingsPoster.jpg
Theatrical Poster
Country USA.jpg USA
Directed by David Ayer
Release Date 2008
Studio Regency Enterprises
3 Arts Entertainment
Dune Entertainment III LLC
Distributor Fox Searchlight Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Det. Tom Ludlow Keanu Reeves
Capt. Jack Wander Forest Whitaker
Det. Paul Diskant Chris Evans
Capt. James Biggs Hugh Laurie
Winston aka "Scribble" Cedric the Entertainer
Coates Common
Fremont Cle Shaheed Sloan
Sgt. Green Clifton Powell
Det. Terrence Washington Terry Crews


Street Kings is a 2008 crime thriller directed by David Ayer (the writer of Training Day and the director of Harsh Times) and stars Keanu Reeves as Tom Ludlow, a veteran LAPD Vice detective who finds himself questioning the actions he's had to take in the line of duty when he's involved in a shootout that led to the death of his former partner. The film was based on an original screenplay from James Ellroy (the author of L.A. Confidential) and co-stars Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Terry Crews, and Forest Whitaker. An unrelated sequel, Street Kings 2: Motor City, was released on video in 2011.


The following weapons were used in the film Street Kings:

Contents


Handguns

Smith & Wesson 4506-1

Detective Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) uses a Smith & Wesson 4506-1 as his on-duty sidearm in the film, but uses a customized Colt MK IV Series 80 for his off duty activities. He most notably uses it near the beginning of the film, when he single-handedly takes down four Korean slavers. Although it is not visible in the movie, the 4506 used in the movie has a pair of snake eyes dice and "Vice Special" printed on the right side of the slide between the ejection port and the muzzle. This 4506 was later re-used in several episodes of the TV series Dark Blue (which had the same armorer as this movie).

Smith & Wesson 4506 - .45 ACP
Ludlow cleans his stripped 4506.
Ludlow reloads his 4506 while in the Korean slavers house. Note the index finger on the top of the magazine.
Ludlow fires his Smith at the man taking a dump.
Ludlow fires his 4506.
Ludlow holding his 4506 at the ready after killing the last of the slavers.
Ludlow takes out his 4506 while at Captain Wander's (Forest Whitaker) house.

Custom Colt MK IV Series 80

Detective Tom Ludlow carries a Colt MK IV Series 80 .45 pistol as his off duty piece. The .45 is customized with raised adjustable sights, beaver tail grip safety, a combat hammer, extended ambidextrous slide stop safety, extended slide release, beveled magazine well, stainless barrel, and long type combat trigger. The magazines Ludlow uses, also have butt pads. The particular Series 80 from Street Kings would later be re-used in several other movies and TV series, carried by Dylan McDermott in Dark Blue and Cole Hauser in Chase. Special thanks to Terence Morgan, the armorer on all three productions, who provided the picture of the weapon (as seen below).

Colt MK IV Series 80 - .45 The weapon pictured here is the actual screen-used handgun used from the film Street Kings and also the TV series Dark Blue and Chase.
Keanu Reeves as Tom Ludlow poses with his Series 80 in a publicity still.
Ludlow checks his custom Colt after a long night of drinking.
Ludlow does a brass check on his Colt.
Ludlow puts his Colt down on the sink while he brushes his teeth.
Ludlow holds his Colt on Grill during the raid on his apartment.
Ludlow does a mag change during the shootout with Freemont and Coates.
Det. Demille (John Corbett) holds his 870 on Ludlow as Det. Santos (Amaury Nolasco) strips him of his Colt.
Ludlow's Colt lies on the floor.
Ludlow holds his Colt on Captain Wander (Forest Whitaker).
Ludlow holds his hands up after the climax.
Capt. Biggs' hands Ludlow back his Colt after the climax.

Glock 17

Detective Diskant (Chris Evans), or Disco as Ludlow calls him, carries a Glock 17 as his sidearm throughout the film. Scribble (Cedric the Entertainer) also uses Diskant's Glock, when he is forced to pick it up during the shootout at Freemont and Coates' apartment. Freemont (Cle Shaheed Sloan) also carries a Glock 17 as his sidearm in the film.

Glock 17 - 9x19mm
Disco holds his Glock 17 at the ready, keeping a nice high grip for control.
Scribble lies next to Diskant's Glock.
Scribble picks up the Glock.
Freemont holds his Glock as Ludlow drops him with his 1911.

Charter Arms Off Duty

Det. Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) keeps a stainless Charter Arms Off Duty hammerless snub-nose revolver as his "burner" or BUG (back-up gun). He keeps the gun loaded with .38 hollow points. When Freemont and Coates attack Washington in the store, Ludlow draws his .38 and fires all five shots, one of which accidentally hits Washington in the right shoulder. Captain Wander (Forest Whitaker) handles the gun after the shootout, as he takes the casings from Ludlow's snub-nose.

Charter Arms Off Duty - .38 Special
Ludlow blind fires his Charter Arms Off Duty at the two shooters.
Ludlow accidentally hits Washington.
Ludlow checks the cylinder.
Captain Wander takes the casings from Ludlow's revolver after the shootout.

Kimber TLE II

Detective Dante Demille (John Corbett) and Detective Cosmo Santos (Amaury Nolasco) carry Kimber Custom TLE II pistols fitted with SureFire 310R flashlights as their sidearms in the film. Det. Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) also uses Demille's Kimber at one point in the film. Coincidentally, Keanu Reeves had used the early corresponding version of this LAPD SWAT issue pistol 14 years prior in 1994's Speed. Currently in Hollywood, he is the only actor to handle both these historical tactical pistols.

Kimber TLE II - .45 ACP
Demille aims his Kimber.
Demille fires his sidearm.
Santos fires his Kimber.
Ludlow holds Demille's empty Kimber.

Beretta 92FS

Several LAPD officers throughout the film, including Capt. Biggs' right-hand man Sergeant Greene (Clifton Powell), are seen armed with Beretta 92FS pistols. Capt. James Biggs (Hugh Laurie) also carries a Beretta 92FS as his sidearm in the film.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
A Beretta 92FS (with the safety off) is seen in Cpt. Biggs' holster.
Sergeant Greene with his holstered Beretta.
A LAPD officer enters the convenience store armed with a Beretta 92FS.

Beretta 92FS Inox

Terrence Washington (Terry Crews) carries a Beretta 92FS Inox as his sidearm in the film. Shortly before the Korean store is raided by the cop killers, Washington draws his Inox on a stunned Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves), who, in spite of his original intention of breaking his jaw, had entered the store to warn Washington of the impending robbery.

Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm
Washington holds his Beretta on Ludlow.

Colt Mark IV Series 80 Combat Commander

Det. Ludlow finds an engraved silver or nickel-plated Colt Mark IV Series 80 Combat Commander with gold plated hammer and thumb safety, after the shootout with the slavers at their house. He plants the Colt on the unarmed man in the bathroom.

Custom engraved nickel plated Colt MKIV Series 80 with pearl grips - .45 ACP
Ludlow finds a silver or nickel plated, engraved Colt Mark IV series 80 Combat Commander under the slavers' couch.
A closer shot of the Colt Combat Commander. Note the "IV" is visible on the slide. Note the Commander style hammer and slightly upswept factory grip safety.

SIG-Sauer P239

Coates (Common) carries a two-tone SIG-Sauer P239 as his sidearm in the film. He most notably uses it during the shootout with Ludlow.

SIG-Sauer P239 (two-tone) - 9x19mm
Coates fires his P239.
Coates with his P239.
Coates fires at Ludlow with his SIG.
Coates forces Scribble to pick up Det. Diskant's Glock.
Coates' SIG runs out of ammo.

Colt Anaconda

A stainless Colt Anaconda is used by the masked Korean slaver aka "Towel Man" (in the credits) (Victor Kobayashi) when Ludlow raids their house.

Colt Anaconda - .44 Magnum
Towel Man (Victor Kobayashi) enters the room with his Colt Anaconda.
Towel Man fires his Colt Anaconda at Ludlow.
Towel Man runs out of ammo.

Kahr M9098 Elite 2003

Thug Kim (Walter Wong), one of the Korean slavers, carries a Kahr M9098 Elite 2003. Only the Elite 2003 has the polished stainless frame. The Kahr M9098 Elite 2003 is the smallest of the Kahr 9mm pistols with a 3" barrel. After his raid on the Koreans house, Detective Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) takes Thug Kims' Kahr K9, which he had barely drawn before being gunned down, and uses the Korean's hand to fire two shots into the door to look like he shot first.

Kahr M9098 Elite 2003 - 9x19mm
Thug Kim (Walter Wong) shows off his Kahr to intimidate Ludlow during the sale of the fifty caliber machine gun.
Ludlow uses Thug Kim's hand to fire the Kahr into the door frame.
Ludlow fires the Kahr.

Smith & Wesson Model 66

Captain Wander (Forest Whitaker) carries a 2.5" barrel Smith & Wesson Model 66 as his sidearm in the film. The revolver is only seen very briefly once, during the confrontation between him and Ludlow.

Smith & Wesson Model 66 (2" barrel) - .357 Magnum
Wander draws his snub Smith & Wesson Model 66 during his fight with Ludlow.

Rohrbaugh R9

When Ludlow and Diskant chase down Quicks (Noel Gugliemi), Ludlow traps him in roof barbed wire and removes a Rohrbaugh R9 which Quicks had hidden in his waist.

Rohrbaugh R9 - 9x19mm
Ludlow removes Quicks' R9.
A closer shot of the R9.

Walther PPK/S

Det. Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) also carries a Walther PPK/S as a back-up gun to his customized Colt. The PPK/S can be seen only briefly, as Det. Santos (Amaury Nolasco) confiscates it from Ludlow as he and Det. Demille (John Corbett) arrest him.

Walther PPK/S - stainless with Pachmayr rubber grips and factory flat bottom magazine - .380 ACP
Det. Santos tucks Ludlow's Walther onto his belt.

Submachine guns

Smith & Wesson M76

Fremont (Cle Shaheed Sloan) uses a Smith & Wesson M76, with two magazines clipped together, during the shootout at the convenience store. He also uses it during the shootout with Ludlow and Diskant at their apartment. Fremont keeps the M76 loaded with 9mm FMJs or Full Metal Jackets, meaning simple ball ammo.

Smith & Wesson M76 - 9x19mm
Fremont empties a "clip" (as Diskant states) into Washington.
Fremont with his M76 in the convenience store.
Fremont and Coates fire at Washington.
Fremont holds his M76 on Ludlow in his apartment.
Close up of Freemont's M76 as he fires it at Ludlow.

M3A1 "Grease Gun"

Coates (Common) uses an M3A1 "Grease Gun" during the shootout at the convenience store. The magazines are held together with a metal clamp but when Coates reloads, the magazine is still on the same side. Coates keeps the M3A1 loaded with .45 full metal jackets, meaning .45 ACP ball ammo.

M3A1 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP
Coates fires his M3A1 "Grease Gun" at Washington.
Coates fires his Grease Gun.
Coates and Fremont fire at Washington.
Coates empties another magazine into Washington's body.

Shotguns

Remington 870

Boss Kim (Kenneth Choi) uses a Remington 870 with a sawed-off barrel when Det. Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) raids their hideout. He manages to hit the detective in the vest with it, before he is killed by Ludlow moments later. Detectives Santos (Amaury Nolasco) and Demille (John Corbett) also use synthetic stock Remington 870 Police shotguns, fitted with surefire grips, when they arrest Ludlow at Grace's house. Sergeant Greene (Clifton Powell) also uses a Remigton 870 Police shotgun after the climax, when he approaches Det. Ludlow.

Remington 870 - 12 Gauge
Boss Kim pops out form the corner as Ludlow searches the house.
Boss Kim fires the Remington 870 at Ludlow.
Boss Kim falls dead with the 870 in hand.
Remington 870 Police with extended magazine tube and Surefire dedicated forend weaponlight - 12 Gauge
Det. Santos holds his 870 on Ludlow.
Santos yells at Ludlow to get down on his knees.
Det. Demille holds his Remington at Grace.
Demille holds his 870 on Ludlow as Santos strips him of his weapons.
Sgt. Greene lowers his 870 after the climax.

Mossberg 500

Coates (Common) uses a Mossberg 500 fitted with a saddle shell holder and a heat shield during the confrontation with Ludlow.

Mossberg 500 - 12 Gauge
Coates fires his Mossberg 500 at Ludlow.
Coates racks the action of the shotgun.
Coates approaches Ludlow with the Mossberg at the ready.

Benelli M1 Super 90

Detective "Disco" Diskant (Chris Evans) carries and uses a Benelli M1 Super 90 fitted with asaddle mount shell holder and a tactical flashlight during several busts as he aids Ludlow. Several police officers throughout the film are also seen armed with Benelli M1 Super 90 shotguns.

Benelli M1 Super 90 - 12 Gauge
A police officer enters the convenience store armed with a Benelli M1 Super 90.
The officer holds his Benelli on Ludlow, before realizing he's a cop.
Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) checks the chamber of a Benelli M1 Super 90 and gives it to Diskant.
Disco with the Benelli.
Diskant holds his Benelli as Ludlow and him raid Grill's apartment.
Disco with the Benelli at Grill's apartment.

Rifles

M1 Garand

An LAPD honor guard at Washington's funeral perform a rifle volley with M1 Garand rifles.

M1 Garand - .30-06
The LAPD honor guard behind the Chief of Police with their M1 Garand rifles. The Chief of Police in the film was portrayed by the late Daryl Gates, who served as the LAPD's Chief of Police from 1978 to 1992.
The LAPD honor guard at Washington's funeral with M1 Garand rifles.

Romanian AIMS (AKMS)

When Ludlow and Diskant raid Grill's (Jayceon "Game" Taylor) house, he reaches for an AKMS which based on the stock configuration and furniture, is a Romanian AIMS.

Romanian AIMS - 7.62x39mm
A Romanian AIMS is seen when Grill goes to answer his door.
Grill picks up his AIMS before Ludlow and Diskant burst in.

Heavy Weapons

Browning M2

Ludlow pretends to sell a Browning M2 heavy machine gun to two of the Korean slavers in order to provoke them into stealing his car and the gun, thus allowing him to track them to their final location. When they first see the gun, they complain how they wanted a machine gun they could carry, not a 120lb machine gun to scratch up his car with.

Browning M2 - .50 BMG
Ludlow shows off the Browning M2 in his trunk.
The Browning .50 cal is seen on the Koreans' bed when Ludlow raids their house.

Other

Police Armory

Several firearms can be seen in the armory:

Benelli M4 Super 90

A Benelli M4 Super 90 is seen on the wall rack in the police armory when Ludlow and Diskant load up to face Freemont and Coates.

Benelli M4 Super 90 - 12 Gauge
A Benelli M4 is seen on the wall rack top left.

M4A1 Carbine

M4A1 carbine assault rifles can be seen on the rack in the armory when Ludlow and Diskant are suiting up to face Freemont and Coates.

Colt M4A1 Carbine - 5.56x45mm
A number of M4A1s are visible to Ludlow's left in the armory.

M16A4

A rack of M16A4 rifles (or possibly AR15 A2s) is also visible in the armory when Ludlow and Diskant are loading up. Based on the shape of the carry handle, they are M16A4s, the carry handles look removable.

M16A4 Rifle - 5.56x45mm
A rack of M16A2s/AR15 A2s is visible in the foreground, next to the riot shield that reads "Police".

Unknown AK variant

On the rack, next to the Mossbergs, you can see the distinct wooden forearm and buttstock of an AK Variant.

SK-M16s-1.jpg

Heckler & Koch MP5SD6

A Heckler & Koch MP5SD6 is seen on the wall rack in the police armory when Ludlow and Diskant arm up to face Freemont and Coates. In further shots, the integral suppressor is visible.

Heckler & Koch MP5SD6 - 9x19mm
An H&K MP5SD5 is seen behind Ludlow lowest on rack. Note 4-position trigger group for safe-semi-burst-auto.

CAW 40mm Launcher

A Craft Apple Works CAW 40mm Grenade Launcher is seen on the wall rack in the police armory when Ludlow and Diskant arm up to face Freemont and Coates. The launcher is actually an airsoft weapon.

CAW Airsoft Launcher - (fake) 40mm
A CAW launcher is seen behind Ludlow highest on rack.


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