Jackpot! (La Totale!), The

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The Jackpot! (La Totale!)
La Totale Poster.jpg
Original French Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Claude Zidi
Release Date 1991
Language French
Main Cast
Character Actor
François Voisin Thierry Lhermitte
Hélène Voisin Miou-Miou
Albert "Einstein" Grelleau Eddy Mitchell
Simon Michel Boujenah
Sarkis Jean Benguigui


The Jackpot! (original title La Totale!) is a 1991 French action comedy movie directed by Claude Zidi. François Voisin (Thierry Lhermitte) is a super agent of a secret service but his family is convinced that he is a humble employee in telecommunication company. Suddenly François finds out that his wife Hélène (Miou-Miou), bored with monotonous life, meets a mysterious man who poses himself as a secret agent...

In 1994 the film was remade as True Lies. The remake is a much more known movie than the original one.


The following weapons were used in the film Jackpot! (La Totale!), The:

Contents


Revolvers

Manurhin MR-73

During the kidnapping of Hélène Voisin a Manurhin MR-73 revolver is used by Albert Grelleau (Eddy Mitchell).

Manurhin MR-73 Gendarmerie with three inch barrel, rubber grips and adjustable sights - .357 Magnum
Albert fires.
Another view of the revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

A snub nose revolver is seen in hands of Hélène Voisin (Miou-Miou) in the final scene. It isn't seen very clear but looks most likely a Smith & Wesson Model 36.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Hélène aims her revolver.
Another view of the revolver.

Pistols

Smith & Wesson 6906

François Voisin's (Thierry Lhermitte) personal sidearm is a compact pistol that appears to be a Smith & Wesson 6906.

Smith & Wesson 6906 - 9x19mm
François aims his pistol at a hoodlum with knife.
François threatens two petty criminals.
A rear part of the pistol is seen. Its shape allows to identify this pistol as 6906, unlike a Smith & Wesson 669 which looks very similar.

Desert Eagle

In the scene in Simon's caravan François Voisin's (Thierry Lhermitte), Albert Grelleau (Eddy Mitchell) and several operatives are armed with Desert Eagle pistols (supposedly Mark I).

A matte stainless Desert Eagle MK I - .357 Magnum
A grip of Desert Eagle is seen tucked at the belt of an operative in the middle.
François Voisin holds his Desert Eagle.
A close view of François' pistol. Here it appears to be stainless rather then blued.
Another view of François' pistol.
François threatens Simon (Michel Boujenah).
The pistol is seen from behind.
A production still of Eddy Mitchell with a Desert Eagle in holster.

Walther PPK

A Walther PPK is seen in Simon's suitcase.

Walther PPK - 7.65 mm Browning aka .32 ACP
A Walther PPK is seen in the suitcase together with an Aitor Jungle King II survival knife and various electronic devices.

Beretta 93R

During the kidnapping of Hélène Voisin and later two Sarkis' henchmen are armed with Beretta 93R pistols.

Beretta 93R with wooden grips - 9x19mm
The henchmen enter the apartments (Guy Di Rigo as the one with grey hair and Jacky Chalard as his parthner).
Another view of the pistols.
A Beretta 93R is seen behind Mini Uzi in the night scene.
A henchman is shot while aiming his pistol during the climactic scene.

Beretta 92FS

In the final scene one of the operatives is armed with a Beretta 92FS (or its French version PAMAS G1).

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Operatives aim Mini Uzi, Mossberg 500 and Beretta 92 at Simon.

Unidentified Beretta Pistol

A pistol with typical Beretta features is seen among other firearms in the van used as a base of operations by François Voisin and Albert Grelleau. It can be some version of Beretta 92 or Beretta 81/84/85.

The pistol with wooden grips is seen below three Uzi SMGs.

Submachine Guns

Mini Uzi

Mini Uzi SMGs are widely used by various characters, including François Voisin (Thierry Lhermitte).

IMI Mini Uzi with stock folded - 9x19mm
A Mini Uzi (on top) and two Micro Uzi are seen in the van used as a base of operations by François Voisin and Albert Grelleau.
A henchman (Jean-Pierre Brulois) aims his Mini Uzi at François Voisin in the opening scene.
Another henchman (Pascal Riccieri) with Mini Uzi in the opening scene.
A henchman holds a Mini Uzi in the night scene.
François Voisin holds a Mini Uzi, taken from a Sarkis' henchman.
A henchman is shot while firing his own Mini Uzi.
An operative aims his Mini Uzi at Simon in the final scene.

Mini Uzi with fixed pastic stock

One of the Mini Uzi, seen in the film, is fitted with a fixed plastic buttstock. It is seen in hands of Sarkis (Jean Benguigui), than taken from him by François Voisin (Thierry Lhermitte) and handed to Hélène Voisin (Miou-Miou). While firing, Hélène drops the gun, and it falls down, firing widely and scoring several hits. This scene was repeared in True Lies, using a MAC-10. The plastic stock is supposed to be a cover for a device that makes the SMG to fire while falling down.

Sarkis holds his Minu Uzi.
Hélène takes Sarkis' Mini Uzi.
François checks the gun and gives it back to Hélène. A good view of the plastic stock.
Hélène fires, eyes closed. Then she drops the gun...
...and it falls down, firing widely...
...and scoring several hits.

Micro Uzi

Micro Uzi SMGs are used by secret service operatives.

IMI Micro Uzi with folding stock - 9x19mm
A Mini Uzi (on top) and two Micro Uzi are seen in the van used as a base of operations by François Voisin and Albert Grelleau.
Albert Grelleau (Eddy Mitchell) holds a Micro Uzi in the opening scene.

Shotguns

Mossberg 500

Mossberg 500 pump action shotguns are seen in hands of secret service operatives in several scenes.

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 gauge. Note the wood furniture.
Two Mossberg 500 shotguns are seen in the van used as a base of operations by François Voisin and Albert Grelleau.
An operative holds a Mossberg 500 in the final scene.
Another view of the same scene.
A close view of the shotgun.

Assault Rifles

M16

Two M16 (supposedly M16A1s) are seen in the van used as a base of operations by François Voisin and Albert Grelleau.

M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Two M16s are partially seen at the left.

Galil 7.62 ARM

In the final scene one of the operatives is armed with a Galil 7.62 ARM with sniper scope.

IMI Galil ARM chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO. Note the thicker, straight box magazine.
La Totale-Galil-1.jpg

Other Weapons

M67 Hand Grenade

An M67 hand grenade is used by Sarkis' henchmen in one scene.

M67 fragmentation grenade
A henchman hands a grenade to his partner.
Another view of the grenade.

Trivia

Guns on Poster

The most widespread poster shows the four main characters holding various guns: François Voisin with sniper Galil 7.62 ARM and Desert Eagle; Hélène Voisin with Beretta 92FS-style pistol; Albert Grelleau with Mossberg 500 and Simon with a revolver and a suppressed suppressed Sterling L34A1 with Imatronic LS45 Laser.

From left to right: Simon, Albert, Hélène and François.



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