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Body of Lies

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Body of Lies
Teaser Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Ridley Scott
Release Date 2008
Language English
Studio Warner Bros.
Scott Free Productions
Distributor Warner Bros.
Main Cast
Character Actor
Roger Ferris Leonardo DiCaprio
Ed Hoffman Russell Crowe
Hani Mark Strong
Aisha Golshifteh Farahani
Bassam Oscar Isaac
Omar Sadiki Ali Suliman
Skip Vince Colosimo
Holiday Michael Gaston

Body of Lies is the 2008 feature film adaptation of the novel of the same name written by David Ignatius, an American journalist and author. The espionage thriller was directed by Ridley Scott and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Roger Ferris, a CIA operative working in the Middle East who is determined to locate the leader of a terrorist organization responsible for a series of bombings in Europe. During his search, Ferris is continually under the watchful eye of his ambitious CIA boss Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe, whose role in the film would mark the fourth of five collaborations with the director).

The following weapons were used in the film Body of Lies:



Glock 19

CIA officer Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) uses a Glock 19 as his main sidearm throughout the film. It is most notably seen when he threatens a Jihadist in the Desert.

Glock 19 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
Ferris loads his Glock 19 as he watches the terrorist events on the television.
Ferris draws his Glock 19 in the desert.
Ferris keeps his Glock on Basaam's asset Nazir.
Ferris keeps a nice high grip on his Glock.
Ferris opens fire with his Glock at the car that kidnaps his terrorist decoy Omar.
A reverse shot of Ferris firing on the car.
Ferris continues to fire his Glock.
He does a pretty good job of not flinching while firing.


The M1911A1 is briefly seen in the the hands of Ferris' CIA operative Bassam (Oscar Isaac) briefly during the first desert fight. CIA operative Skip (Vince Colosimo) also carries a 1911.

World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Bassam carries a 1911A1 as he goes to get Ferris out of Al-Saleem safehouse.
Skip fires his 1911A1 from the passenger side.

Heckler & Koch USP Compact

In a deleted scene, Ferris can be seen loading a Heckler & Koch USP Compact in his car. He later draws it on some men who attack him in a bar, thinking he has come 'to spy on Muslim people'.

H&K USP Compact 9x19mm
Closeup as Ferris checks the load in his USP Compact. The USP Compact can clearly be read on the slide.
Ferris threatens one of his assailants with the USP Compact.
Ferris holds the USP Compact.

Browning Hi-Power

One of Hani's men is seen holding a Browning Hi-Power fitted with a suppressor at the trash deposit when Hani thinks that Ferris is lying to him.

Browning Hi-Power - 9x19mm.
One of Hani's men is seen holding a Browning Hi-Power fitted with a suppressor at the trash deposit when Hani thinks that Ferris is lying to him.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

The British Specialist Firearms Officers (SFO) who raid the terrorist hideout in Manchester carry Heckler & Koch MP5A3s fitted with tactical flashlights and red dot sights. Some are seen with the Navy trigger group.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 9mm
British police SFOs prepare to assault the terrorist apartment carrying their MP5A3s. Note the Navy trigger group on the assaulter on the right.
British police SFOs armed with MP5A3s.
British police SFOs carry MP5A3s as they prepare to breach.
A British police SFO on the left carries an MP5A3 as his team prepares to raid a suspected terrorist hideout.

Sa vz. 61 Skorpion

Ferris uses a Sa vz. 61 Skorpion with a 20-round magazine during the Al-Saleem safehouse shootout. Ferris also uses his Skorpion to eliminate one of his assets in the city. During this scene, the Skorpion sounded suppressed without a suppressor fitted.

Sa vz. 61 Skorpion - .32 ACP
After Bassam takes out one of the terrorist, Ferris pulls his Skorpion and opens fire.
Ferris fires his Skorpion one-handed on the terrorists.
Ferris enters the terrorist safehouse with his Skorpion at the ready.
When one of his CIA assets is shot and being loaded into a van, Ferris gets ready to take him out with his concealed Skorpion.

Heckler & Koch MP5K

The Heckler & Koch MP5K is seen used by Hani's men at the end of the movie very briefly.

MP5K-PDW with extended barrel (with 3 lugs & folding stock
One of Hani's special forces carries an MP5K as they breach the room.

Assault Rifles

Heckler & Koch G36

The Heckler & Koch G36 is seen briefly in the opening scene where British policemen move into a building in the UK where a terrorist is making a bomb. The rifles have RIS rails on the top of the receiver and have EOtech Holographic sights mounted and flashlights mounted to the side of the barrel. Because the rest of the barrels weren't exposed to light, it is hard to tell if they were full size G36 or Ks. Though the scene was set in the UK, it was actually filmed in the US state of Maryland.

Heckler & Koch G36K with Rail top - 5.56mm
British policemen move into position during a terrorist hideout raid. H&K G36 rifles are clearly visible - 5.56mm

Heckler & Koch G36C

CIA officer Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) uses the Heckler & Koch G36C when he and Bassam are being chased in the desert. The rifle is fitted with the dual optics carrying handle usually seen on the G36K.

Heckler & Koch G36C with an attached G36K-type carry handle - 5.56x45mm
As they are being chased in the desert, Ferris pulls out a G36C.
Ferris fires his G36C out the side window at pursuing terrorists.
Ferris continues to fire his G36C. Note the dual optics handle.
Ferris reloads his G36C.
As the assault helicopters follow, Ferris fires on the terrorist vehicle.


The M16A2 is seen briefly held by a border station guard.

The M16A2 is seen briefly held by a border station guard.


An M4 was briefly seen in the opening scene in the hands of one of the British police Specialist Firearms Officers who raid a terrorist hideout. During the battle scenes in Iraq, US Marines are seen on patrol armed with M4A1s mounted with ACOG and EOTech sights. One of the US Marines has his EOTech sight mounted backwards, apparently mistaken for a reflex sight. US Army soldiers at a checkpoint in Samarra are also armed with the M4A1.

Colt M4
The British policeman in the middle carries an M4A1 as his team prepares to enter a suspected terrorist hideout in the UK.
A US Marine holds an M4A1 mounted with an ACOG sight as his squad is ambushed.
A US Marine armed with an M4A1 gets under attacked. Note that the EOTech sight is mounted backwards.
US Army soldiers at a checkpoint are also armed with the M4A1.


The AKM is seen carried by terrorists.

AKM, Stamped Steel Receiver w/ slant muzzle brake 7.62x39mm
Terrorist carries an AK-47 rifle when capturing Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) - 7.62x39mm

Norinco Type 56-1

The Norinco Type 56-1 is seen being used by the terrorists that try to take out Ferris and Bassam in the desert.

Norinco Type 56-1 (under-folding stock variant) - 7.62x39mm
Screenshot 09Bol56.jpg
Screenshot BOL56.jpg
Screenshot Norinco.jpg


Terrorists are seen firing AKS-74U rifles at Nazir as he tries to ride away on his bicycle.

AKS-74U 5.45x39mm
Terrorists fire their AKS-74U's at Nazir's bike as Ferris watches.

Battle Rifles

M14 Rifle

The M14 is used by Bassam to cover Ferris' entrance to the safehouse. It has synthetic furniture instead of wood.

Hudson M14 with riflescope. The M14 in the movie is the same, except with synthetic furniture.
Bassam takes out his scoped M14 to cover Ferris as he approaches the terrorist hideout.
Bassam takes aim with the M14 as he covers Ferris' approach.
After he takes out one of the terrorists, Bassam provides covering fire with the M14.

Sniper Rifles

Accuracy International Arctic Warfare (Airsoft Replica)

A British police sniper provides cover with what appears to be an Accuracy International Arctic Warfare sniper rifle. The weapon appears to actually be an airsoft replica based on the bright silver ejection port, bull barrel with no muzzle brake, lack of a finger cut-out in the magazine well, and the fact that it is never shown firing.

Accuracy International Arctic Warfare, airsoft replica
A British police sniper provides cover with the rifle. Note that the bolt is not fully locked meaning that it would not be able to fire.

Machine Guns


FN MAG machine guns are seen mounted on the doors of a helicopter gunship that lands to rescue Ferris.

M240G 7.62x51mm NATO - USMC style with no heat shield.
Helicopter crews have FN-MAG 58 machine guns mounted as door gunners - 7.62x51mm

M249 SAW

During the battle scenes in Iraq, one of the US Marines is seen carrying an M249 SAW. US Army soldiers are also seen carrying the SAW.

A US Marine carries his M249 as he tries to drag his comrade to safety.
The US Army soldier on the left is armed with the SAW.


A PKM is seen in the background of the Al-Saleem's video.

PKM with classic (most seen) version of the flash hider - 7.62x54mm R

Browning M2HB

A Browning M2 is seen mounted atop a USMC HMMWV out on patrol.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
A Browning M2 is seen mounted on the USMC HMMWV on the right.



Terrorists uses RPG-7's during the desert chase to try and take out the attack helicopter. While they miss the helicopter, one of the RPG's is able to hit the car carrying Ferris and Bassam.

RPG-7 - 40mm
A terrorist fires an RPG-7 at one of the attack helicopters. The rocket head appears to be the V model or later variant.
Another terrorist aims his RPG at Ferris' SUV.

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