You Don't Mess with the Zohan
You Don't Mess with the Zohan was a 2008 comedy starring Adam Sandler about an elite Israeli Commando who emigrates to the U.S. to become an elite hairdresser. Though the film and comedic elements are broad farce, the setup is actually based real life IDF Soldier Nezi Arbib, who left Israel to follow his calling - opening up his own salon and being a hairdresser in Southern California. Arbib was a technical consultant on the film, teaching Sandler on how to cut hair like a hairdresser, while Sandler modeled much of Zohan's mannerisms on the real life Arbib.
The following guns were used in the movie You Don't Mess with the Zohan:
Because The Zohan (Adam Sandler) is an Israeli Mossad operative, it should come as no surprise that most of the guns in the movie are designs manufactured by Israeli Military Industries (IMI). The most common weapon seen in the movie is the ubiquitous Uzi submachine gun, which is used in the film by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) personnel and Palestinian militants. Zohan can be seen loading an Uzi in his bedroom during the scene where he loads up his guns (all Israeli-made weapons) and then takes out his Paul Mitchell hair styles book. In another scene, The Zohan is confronted by a terrorist armed with an Uzi, and he disarms the terrorist by field-stripping the gun in the blink of an eye.
During one scene near the climax of the movie, when all of the Israeli immigrants in New York are loading up their weapons and preparing for the hacky-sack game between the Israelis and the Arabs, an Israeli working at a hot dog stand takes out and prepares an Uzi hidden in a soda fountain dispenser. The gun itself is hidden in the machine, while the magazine is hidden in a hot dog bun, and a sound suppressor is hidden in a hot dog cooker.
Jericho 941 RB Compact ("Baby Eagle")
One of The Zohan's other Israeli-made guns is a Jericho 941 RB Compact ("Baby Eagle"), which he takes out and sets down in the scene where he loads his guns and then looks at his Paul Mitchell hair style book.
The last of The Zohan's guns which he takes out and loads is a Micro Galil compact assault rifle, yet another Israeli design.
During the scene where The Zohan is on a CT mission in southern Lebanon, a Palestinian terrorist fires at him with a Desert Eagle .357 Magnum (the bore aperture is clearly too small to be any other caliber besides .357). He catches the bullets as they are fired at him (in one case, using his nostril) before knocking the terrorist out.
Although the Desert Eagle is of American origin (designed by Magnum Research, Inc.), it is manufactured by Israeli Weapons Industries, and thus its inclusion in this movie is appropriate. That makes it the fourth Israeli-manufactured gun which appears in this movie.
Norinco Type 69
A Chinese Type 69 copy of the RPG-7 is used by the The Phantom (John Turturro) to shoot at The Zohan during his mission in southern Lebanon. Of course, The Zohan does an aerial cartwheel and avoids the incoming rocket. The Type 69 in this movie seems to have had its folding front sight replaced with a cartoonish old-school sight (It should also be noted that this Type 69 RPG with the cartoonish ring sight is identical in appearance to the one used in Tropic Thunder). It is identified as a Type 69 based on the thicker heat shield, folding carry handle, and lack of an extra pistol grip.
Aside from the Mk II grenades (described below), this is the only weapon in the movie which is not manufactured in Israel.
Mk II Hand Grenade
When The Zohan confronts The Phantom on the beach in southern Lebanon, The Phantom takes out a Mk II hand grenade and they both take out table tennis rackets to play tennis with the grenade after the pin has been pulled. When the grenade explodes, Zohan fakes his death so that he can escape to New York to become a hair stylist. Later in the film, when all of the Israelis are getting out their weapons prior to attending the hacky-sack game, an Israeli working at a hamburger joint can be seen taking Mk II grenades from a deep fryer, and then placing them in a takeout box.
Aside from the Chinese Type 69 RPG (described above), this is the only weapon in the movie which is not manufactured in Israel.
The Israelis working at the electronics shop can be seen pulling out an M72 LAW from behind a flat-screen digital television before going to the hacky-sack game between the Israelis and the Arabs, thus bringing the total number of non-Israeli made weapons to three.