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Isle of Man Film
Wild Target is a 2009 British romantic comedy directed by Jonathan Lynn (Clue, The Whole Nine Yards) starring Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, Martin Freeman and Rupert Everett. It is a remake of the 1993 French film Cible Emouvante starring Jean Rochefort.
The following weapons were used in the film Wild Target:
A Beretta 92FS is used by Victor Maynard (Bill Nighy) in several hits. He owns at least two, with one of them equipped with a LAM and suppressor. His mother Louisa (Eileen Atkins) calls the Beretta the "Pistol of Princes," reminding Victor that she gave him one for his seventh birthday (although it probably wasn't a modern 92FS).
"Would you like a little coffee?"
Victor Maynard practices his French language skills while screwing on a suppressor.
Victor takes aim at a parrot that has learned his name, but can't quite bring himself to shoot it.
Victor with his second Beretta. This one does not have the LAM attached.
Victor assembles his Beretta blindfolded.
Tony (Rupert Grint
) assembles the second Beretta blindfolded as well.
Tony fires the Beretta in Victor's range.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
Victor Maynard (Bill Nighy) uses an Heckler & Koch MP5A3 as his preferred "sniper" weapon, which he carries in a briefcase. His mother Louisa (Eileen Atkins) uses one as well.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with "tropical" (wide) forearm and stock extended - 9x19mm
Victor opens his briefcase to reveal his MP5, scope, suppressor, and surprisingly, only ONE 15-round magazine.
Notice the markings on the trigger assembly. U-J-R?
Victor with his assembled sniper... submachine gun?
Heckler & Koch MP5A5
In a continuity error, an insert shot of Victor's (or someone's hand) flicking off the safety reveals the trigger group of a Heckler & Koch MP5A5.
Heckler and Koch MP5A5 - 9x19mm - Same as the MP5A4 but with a telescoping stock. Both the A4 & A5 variants have the additional option for '3 round burst' on the selector.
The burst and full auto options appear to have been scratched out.
Smith & Wesson 686
Barney (James O'Donnell) is armed with a Smith & Wesson Model 686, which Tony and Victor later pick up.
Smith & Wesson Model 686 4" Barrel - .357 Magnum
Barney draws his S&W 686.
Barney takes aim with his S&W 686.
Tony with Barney's S&W 686.
Mike (Gregor Fisher) is armed with a Taurus PT92AFS, which Tony later uses.
Stainless steel Taurus PT92AFS (modern production model without accessory rails) - 9x19mm
Mike surprises Victor and Rose with his Taurus (N.B. Nighy and Fisher played best friends in the romantic comedy Love Actually
, in which Martin Freeman
A good shot of Mike's cocked PT92AFS. The Taurus markings are clearly seen.
Tony with Mike's PT92AFS.
Heckler & Koch P7M8
Fabian (Geoff Bell) carries a Heckler & Koch P7M8.
Heckler & Koch P7M8 - 9x19mm
"Don't make me shoot first and ask questions later." Fabian draws his P7.
Fabian holds his P7 on Rose.
Heckler and Koch USP
Dixon (Martin Freeman) uses a Heckler and Koch USP with and without a suppressor. Tony later gets his hands on it.
Heckler & Koch USP - 9x19mm
Dixon with his suppressed USP.
Dixon with his USP, now sans suppressor.
The markings on the bottom of the magazine clearly identify this weapon as a USP.
Sawn-off Double Barreled Shotgun
Victor's mother, Louisa Maynard (Eileen Atkins) uses and holds a Sawn-off Double Barreled Shotgun.
A Stevens 1960s SBS with the barrels sawed-off - 12 Gauge (Photoshopped)
Louisa Maynard holds a sawn down double barreled shotgun.
Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer
Rose (Emily Blunt) finds Victor's father's Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer. Dixon (Martin Freeman) later gets his hands on it.
Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Rose finds the M712. The note around the barrel identify it as formerly belonging to Victor's father. It's clearly seen better days.
A good look at the M712. Note the selector switch unique to the M712.
Trivia - Bill Nighy's hand
Bill Nighy suffers from Dupuytren's contracture, which prevents him from straightening the ring and little fingers on each hand. This leads to him gripping his weapons in odd ways.
A good shot of Nighy's hand.
It's not just guns either.