Weather Is Good on Deribasovskaya, It Rains Again on Brighton Beach

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Weather Is Good on Deribasovskaya,
It Rains Again on Brighton Beach
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Country RUS.jpg Russia
Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Leonid Gaidai
Release Date 1992
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
RSM Trading Corp.
Main Cast
Character Actor
Fyodor Sokolov Dmitry Kharatyan
Mary Star Kelly McGrill
Artist Andrey Myagkov
Kravchuk Mikhail Kokshenov
Katz Armen Dzhigarkhanyan


Weather Is Good on Deribasovskaya, It Rains Again on Brighton Beach (Russian title Na Deribasovskoy khoroshaya pogoda, ili na Brayton Bich opyat idut dozhdi) is a Russian-American 1992 comedy detective movie directed by Leonid Gaidai. Russian special agent Fyodor Sokolov (Dmitry Kharatyan) and American special agent Mary Star (Kelly McGrill) hunt together for the the mysterious boss of the Russian mafia in New York known only as Artist (Andrey Myagkov) (Artist is Russian for Actor). Artist never reveals his true identity and always appeares disguised as one of former leaders of the USSR - Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev or Brezhnev.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Weather Is Good on Deribasovskaya, It Rains Again on Brighton Beach:

Contents


Revolvers

Nagant M1895

Agent Mary Star (Kelly McGrill) is armed with a Nagant M1895. In the final scene Fyodor Sokolov (Dmitry Kharatyan) also uses this revolver.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo). This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a War time Issued weapon. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Mary Star aims her revolver at kidnapped Arabian Sheikh (this role is also performed by Dmitry Kharatyan).
Mary Star fires her revolver in the final scene.
Fyodor Sokolov holds a discharged revolver in the final scene.

In one scene Mary Star (Kelly McGrill) is armed with a Nagant M1895 revolver with 3.3" barrel.

Nagant M1895 Revolver with 3.3inch (85mm) barrel - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo). This version was produced in 1924-1932 and used by NKVD and customs service. Note the rounded front sight which was used before 1930s.
Mary Star fires her snub nose Nagant.
A close view at the revolver.

Reichsrevolver M1883

One of mobsters in casino (Vladimir Episkoposyan) is armed with a 1883 Reichs Revolver.

Reichs Revolver M1883 - 10.6x25R
The mobster at the left holds Reichsrevolver M1883. The other one is armed with a percussion cap pistol.
The mobsters holds Reichsrevolver M1883, M1911A1 and percussion cap pistol.

Pistols

Makarov PM

Makarov PM is Fyodor Sokolov's (Dmitry Kharatyan) personal weapon. It is seen only in one scene and very briefly.

Russian Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Sokolov holds his PM.

M1911A1

In the scene in casino mobster Tsuladze (Mamuka Kikaleishvili) is seen with a M1911A1 pistol.

World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Tsuladze holds his pistol.
The mobsters holds Reichsrevolver M1883, M1911A1 and percussion cap pistol.

Mauser C96

In the scene where Artist (Andrey Myagkov) is disguised as Lenin, his hitman Kravchuk (Mikhail Kokshenov), dressed as a Red sailor of Russian Civil war, carries a Mauser C96.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Kravchuk holds his Mauser C96.

Percussion cap pistol

One of mobsters in casino (Vladimir Maisuradze) is armed with a Percussion Cap Pistol.

Percussion cap pistol
The mobster at the right holds a percussion cap pistol. The other one is armed with a Reichsrevolver M1883.
The mobsters holds Reichsrevolver M1883, M1911A1 and percussion cap pistol. The nipple for the cap can be seen under the hammer.

Rifles

Simonov SKS

During the scene in Moscow the honor guards of Kremlin Regiment carry Simonov SKS carbines.

Russian Simonov Type 45 aka the Russian SKS rifle - 7.62x39mm. The Russian SKS has a milled receiver and a blade bayonet. The rifles were issued with hardwood or laminated stocks. This example has a hardwood stock.
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Machine Guns

PK Machine Gun

During the car chase Kravchuk (Mikhail Kokshenov) fires a PK Machine Gun.

PK Machine Gun, note the larger curved gas block and the thicker fluted barrel that was found on the original weapon - 7.62x54mm R
Kravchuk fires PK at pursuing Sokolov and Star.

Other Weapon

M20A1 "Super Bazooka"

In one scene Kravchuk (Mikhail Kokshenov) fires an M20A1 "Super Bazooka".

M20A1 "Super Bazooka" - 3.5" Rocket
Kravchuk aims his Bazooka.
A close view at the grip.
Pleased Kravchuk holds the Bazooka after the shot.

RGD-33 Hand Grenade

In the scene where Artist (Andrey Myagkov) is disguised as Lenin, Kravchuk (Mikhail Kokshenov), dressed as a Red sailor of Russian Civil war, carries an RGD-33 hand grenade. This grenade lacks a common fragmentation sleeve. In the final scene Fyodor Sokolov (Dmitry Kharatyan) uses a bundle of RGD-33 grenades.

RGD-33 high-explosive fragmentation stick grenade, shown with the diamond-patterned fragmentation sleeve.
A grenade lies on the floor.
"Don't be afraid of this grenade - it's a hand one!" The Russian "ruchnaya granata" means "hand grenade" but the word "ruchnaya" also is used when speaking about pet animals, so Kravchuk jokes about his "pet grenade".
Sokolov holds a bundle of grenades in the final scene.

URG Training Hand Grenade

In the final scene Artist (Andrey Myagkov) throws a hand grenade that appeares to be URG training grenade. URG is widely used in Soviet/Russian army as an imitator for F-1 hand grenade.

URG F-1 practice grenade
Artist holds a grenade.

Fake Gas Grenade

In the final scene Artist (Andrey Myagkov) and Kravchuk (Mikhail Kokshenov) use fake gas grenades.

Artist and Kravchuk in gas masks prepare to throw gas grenades.

Trivia

Armour

Russian BTR-70. Note that is lacks its standard KPVT machine gun.
Fake M41 Walker Bulldog tank. The mockup is build on T-44 chassis, purposely for the 1979 film The Centaurs (Kentavry) about the 1973 Chilean coup d'├ętat (screenshot). Later this tank appeared in several other Soviet movies and currently can be seen in Mosfilm museum.

Unknown Smith & Wesson Revolver

On some of the video covers of the film Fyodor Sokolov (Dmitry Kharatyan) can be seen holding a revolver which is similar to both Smith & Wesson Model 36 Chief's Special and Smith & Wesson Model 37 Airweight. It may be hand-drawn (or, perhaps, salvaged from an unrelated photo) into the picture, so it may be an unclear depiction of one of those revolvers.

Fyodor Sokolov holds a revolver on the video cover.



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