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The Man in the Brown Suit (1989)

The Man in the Brown Suit is a 1989 American adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel of the same name starring Rue McClanahan, Tony Randall, Edward Woodward, Stephanie Zimbalist and Ken Howard. The TV movie budget forced the setting to be changed to modern day, with many of the characters like Colonel Race/Gordon Race now American rather than British.

This was the final film in a series of eight Agatha Christie mysteries produced by Warner Brothers as TV movies in the 1980s, all set in the present. The series resulted in three Poirot mysteries (Thirteen at Dinner, Dead Man's Folly, Murder in Three Acts), two Miss Marple mysteries (A Caribbean Mystery, Murder with Mirrors), and three one-offs (Sparkling Cyanide, Murder is Easy, and this film.)

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The following weapons were used in the film The Man in the Brown Suit:

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Arminius HW 38

South African police officers armed with Arminius HW 38 revolvers arrest Harry Lucas and John Eardsley in the prologue. One of Gordon Race's (Ken Howard) men is also armed with one in the end.

Arminius HW 38 - .38 Special
A police officer with his HW 38.
One of Race's men with a HW 38 as Race looks on.

Astra A-50

Various characters are seen with Astra A-50s.

Astra A-50 - .380 ACP
Gordon Race (Ken Howard) with his A-50.
Race is supposed to be the same Colonel Race played by David Niven in Death on the Nile.
Sir Eustace Pedler (Edward Woodward) with the A-50.
Sir Eustace reaches for his dropped pistol...
... but Anne Beddingfeld (Stephanie Zimbalist) comes up with it first.

Walther P38

In a flashback, Sir Eustace Pedler (Edward Woodward) uses a Walther P38.

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
Sir Eustace fires the P38.
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IMI Uzi

An airport security officer is seen with an IMI Uzi. One of Gordon Race's men is seen with one as well.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
An airport security officer with an Uzi in a flashback.
One of Race's men with an Uzi.



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