Vengeance of the Winged Serpent (La vengeance du serpent à plumes), The

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The Vengeance of the Winged Serpent
(La vengeance du serpent à plumes)
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Original French Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
MEX.jpg Mexico
Directed by Gérard Oury
Release Date 1984
Language French
Studio AMLF
Conacite Uno
Renn Productions
Main Cast
Character Actor
Loulou Dupin Coluche
Laura Maruschka Detmers
Alvaro Luis Rego
Paco Rodolfo De Souza
Mustapha Farid Chopel
Ratoff Philippe Khorsand
Valerie Dominique Frot


The Vengeance of the Winged Serpent (La vengeance du serpent à plumes) is a 1984 French/Mexican adventure comedy directed by Gérard Oury and starring Coluche as Loulou Dupin, a middle-aged loser. He falls in love to a girl who appears to be a member of a leftist terrorist organisation, and this turnes Loulou's life upside down.


The following weapons were used in the film The Vengeance of the Winged Serpent (La vengeance du serpent à plumes):
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Revolvers

Colt New Service

Colt New Service revolvers are seen in hands of Mexican prison guards and guerrillas. In the final scene Colt New Service revolvers (maybe misidentified) are used by Mexican plainclothes police detectives.

Colt New Service Revolver - .45 ACP
A guard fires at guerrillas who attack the prison car.
One of the guerrillas fires at guards.
Another guard with revolver.
A driver of the car is shot.
Note the shape of the front sight.
A Mexican police comissioneer runs with a revolver in hand in the final scene.

Colt Single Action Army

Typical grips of Single Action Army revolvers are seen in holsters of several guerrillas.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model - .45 Long Colt
The guerrilla leader (Jorge Luke) carries an SAA with pearl grips.
A guerrillas with an SAA in holster.

Smith & Wesson Military & Police

Laura (Maruschka Detmers) is armed with a revolver in the scene in Chichen Itza. Later her revolver is hold by Pako (Rodolfo De Souza) and then by Alvaro (Luis Rego). The revolver appears to be Smith & Wesson Military & Police.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver - .38 Special
Laura aims her revolver at Loulou.
A side view of the revolver.
The revolver is seen from another side.
Alvaro holds the revolver in the final scene.

Unidentified revolvers

Various revolvers are seen in several scenes.

A revolver is seen in a holster of a policeman.
Valerie (Dominique Frot) is armed with a stainless steel revolver during the exchange of the kidnapped Alix Lefebure for Pako.
In the scene in Mexican church Loulou finds a revolver.
Ratoff (Philippe Khorsand) (at the left) and Mustapha (Farid Chopel) carry revolvers tucked at their belts.
Alvaro (Luis Rego) disarms Ratoff and Mustapha.
French police comissioneer Goretto (François Dunoyer) (at the right) fires his revolver in the final scene.
A Mexican police detective fires his revolver in the final scene.

Pistols

Walther PPK

While in Paris, Mustapha (Farid Chopel) carries a Walther PPK.

Walther PPK - 7.65 mm Browning aka .32 ACP
Mustapha takes his pistol from a drawer.
Mustapha holds his pistol.

M1911-style pistol

M1911A1-style pistols are seen in hands of Mexican Military police personnel in the final scene.

World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1
An MP fires his pistol (at the right).

Submachine Guns

MAT-49

MAT-49 SMGs are seen in hands of French police. Several MAT-49s are among the firearms hidden in Loulou's apartments.

MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
A MAT-49 is seen at the left.
A Japanese member of the terrorist group (Takashi Kawahara) carries a MAT-49 with folded magazine on sling.
MAT-49, M3 "Grease Gun" and MP40 are hidden on top of the cabinet.
Loulou finds a cache with MAT-49, M3 "Grease Gun" and three F1 hand grenades.
Loulou fires a MAT-49.

M3 "Grease Gun"

Several M3 "Grease Gun" are seen among the weapons hidden in Loulou's apartments. In the final scene a Mexican soldier fires an M3, fitted with perforated barrel shroud. It's hard to say if it's a pure movie prop (and what's the reason of such decoration) or if it's some Mexican-used version of M3.

M3 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP
An M3 is seen next to AR-10.
MAT-49, M3 and MP40 are hidden on top of the cabinet.
Loulou finds a cache with MAT-49, "Grease Gun" and three F1 hand grenades.
A Mexican soldier with an M3 with perforated barrel shroud.

MP40

An MP40 is seen among the weapons hidden in Loulou's apartments.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
MAT-49, M3 "Grease Gun" and MP40 are hidden on top of the cabinet.

M1921A Thompson

A M1921A Thompson is used by one of the Mexican prison guards. In the final scene at least one Mexican soldier holds a Thompson.

Colt M1921A Thompson with 20-round magazine - .45 ACP
A Thompson is seen in hands of a guard.
Wounded guard with Thompson.
A bloodied guards fires.
A barrel of Tommy Gun is seen at the left.

Madsen M50

In the scene in Chichen Itza Pako (Rodolfo De Souza) is armed with a Madsen M50. Later it is used by Loulou Dupin (Coluche).

Madsen M50 - 9x19mm
Pako aims his Madsen.
A close view of the Madsen.
Loulou holds Pako, Valerie and Laura at gunpoint.
Loulou fires.
A folding stock is seen.

Uzi

In the scene of exchange the kidnapped Alix Lefebure (Ged Marlon) for Pako Laura (Maruschka Detmers) is armed with an Uzi.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
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Sa. Vz.61 Skorpion

In the abovementioned scene Ratoff (Philippe Khorsand) is armed with a Sa. Vz.61 Skorpion.

Sa. Vz. 61 Skorpion - .32 ACP
Ratoff holds Alix Lefebure at gunpoint.

Shotguns

Sawn-off Double Barreled Shotgun

A Sawn-off Double Barreled Shotgun is seen among the weapons hidden in Loulou's apartments.

A shotgun is seen next to M3 SMG.

Rifles

Ruger AC556

During the arrest of Pako, the leader of the terrorists, in Orly Airport several French policemen carry Ruger AC556 rifles.

Ruger AC556 Carbine - 5.56x45mm
AC556 is seen at the left. Note the distinctive barrel.

A Ruger AC556K is used by Norbert (uncredited), one of the terrorists, in the scene of exchange the kidnapped Alix Lefebure for Pako.

Ruger AC556K with 20-round magazine 5.56x45mm
Masked Norbert holds an AC556K.

Ruger Mini-14

Mexican soldiers of honor guard carry Ruger Mini-14 rifles.

Blued Ruger Mini-14 Standard Model Semiautomatic Rifle (Pre-2005) with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
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Winchester Model 1873

Most guerrillas are armed with lever action rifles, among which many Winchester Model 1873 rifles can be seen.

Uberti replica of a Winchester 1873 carbine
Guerrillas in attack.
A guerrillas fires.
The guerrilla leader (Jorge Luke) strikes the door of the prison car with the buttstock of his rifle.
Guerrillas after the shootout.

Winchester Rifles

Most guerrillas are armed with lever action rifles, supposedly various Winchester models.

A close view of the rifle.
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Unidentified rifles

Mexican soldiers fire bolt action rifles in the final scene.
A Mexican soldier fires a rifle (seen at the background next to muzzle of the revolver). The rifle seems to be a bolt-action due to the position of the soldier's hand.

Assault Rifles

Type 56

Several AK-47-style rifles (supposedly Type 56s) are seen among the weapons hidden in Loulou's apartments.

M22, early milled receiver model without under-folding ("pig sticker") bayonet - 7.62x39mm
Four AKs are seen behind Mustapha (Farid Chopel).
A Japanese member of the terrorist group (Takashi Kawahara) holds two more AKs.

Heckler & Koch G3

Two Heckler & Koch G3s are seen among the weapons hidden in Loulou's apartments.

Heckler & Koch G3A3 with wide handguard - 7.62x51mm NATO
Two G3s are seen next to Mustapha (Farid Chopel).

Armalite AR-10

An Armalite AR-10 is seen among the weapons hidden in Loulou's apartments.

Armalite AR-10, "Sudanese" model - 7.62x51mm NATO
An AR-10 is seen among other firearms.

Hang Grenades

F1

An F1 hand grenade is used by Laura (Maruschka Detmers) to destroy a lorry with newspapers. Some more F1s are seen among the weapons hidden in Loulou's apartments.

F1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade with Mle1935 fuse.
A grenade is thrown in the lorry.
Several grenades are seen among various explosives while Norbert makes a bomb.
Loulou finds a cache with MAT-49, M3 "Grease Gun" and three F1s.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Several Model 24 Stielhandgranate hand grenades are seen among the weapons hidden in Loulou's apartments.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
Mustapha (Farid Chopel) holds three "Potato Mashers".

Other Weapons

Rifle Grenade Launcher

In one scene a rifle, fitted with a rifle grenade launcher, is seen in hands of a policeman.

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