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The American is a 2010 thriller directed by Anton Corbijn and starring George Clooney as Jack, a weary and aging American assassin who goes to Italy for an assignment. While there he becomes entangled with a woman, and begins to wonder about his contract, his lover and his controller. The film is based on Martin Booth's novel A Very Private Gentleman, published in 1990.
The following weapons were used in the film The American:
Jack (George Clooney) uses a 7.65 mm Walther PPK as his personal sidearm, both suppressed and unsuppressed, throughout the whole film.
Mathilde (Thekla Reuten) pulls a SIG-Sauer P230 from her purse, when she meets with Jack (George Clooney). She never gets a chance to use it.
A Swedish assassin is briefly seen chambering a Beretta 92FS in Dalarna, Sweden in the beginning of the film. Another Swedish assassin is also seen with a suppressed Beretta 92FS in Rome.
Beretta 950 Jetfire
Jack finds a Beretta Jetfire from Clara's purse, which she keeps for self-defense.
Single Action Army
A Colt Single Action Army can also be seen during the scene in the bar when the tv is on. We can briefly see one of the main characters of Once Upon a Time in the West, Frank (Henry Fonda), fire a Single Action Army revolver.
Jack (George Clooney) spends much of the film customizing and sighting a Ruger Mini-14 with a hand-made suppressor he manufactures from various car parts. He also makes a custom case for it. He refers to the gun as a Ruger M14, which is a slight goof since the M14 is a completely different gun. Mathilde (Thekla Reuten), the customer, also asks the gun's muzzle velocity, to which Jack states "about 360 miles an hour". This is a goof since muzzle velocities are measured in feet, or meters, per second. It wouldn't be that bad if his statement didn't translate into 528 feet per second; not even near the muzzle velocity of a real .223 round.
A Swedish assassin uses an unknown rifle in the beginning of the film in Dalarna, Sweden. He uses it to fire at Jack and Ingrid, his lover. The rifle is never fully seen, but it has a custom winter camouflage on it. We can see a glimpse of it when the assassin goes down as Jack shoots him with his Walther PPK. Perhaps this is a Remington 700?