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Killer Elite (2011)

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Killer Elite
Killer Elite Movie Poster.jpg
Movie Poster
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
AUS.jpg Australia
Directed by Gary McKendry
Release Date 2011
Language English
Studio Omnilab Media
Agora Films
International Traders
Distributor Open Road Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Danny Bryce Jason Statham
Spike Logan Clive Owen
Hunter Robert De Niro
Davies Dominic Purcell
Meier Aden Young
Anne Frazier Yvonne Strahovski
Martin Ben Mendelsohn
Harris Lachy Hulme
Steven Cregg Grant Bowler
Jake Michael Dorman

Killer Elite is a 2011 action thriller starring Jason Statham as Danny Bryce, a former mercenary who discovers his mentor Hunter (Robert De Niro) has been held prisoner after he failed to complete a job. Bryce then is told that he must complete this job, which involves eliminating several SAS operatives involved in allegedly killing the sons of a wealthy Sheikh, or else Hunter will be killed. As Bryce attempts to complete the mission, he is pursued by Spike Logan (Clive Owen), an SAS operative tasked by a secret society to protect the targeted men. The film co-stars Yvonne Strahovski, Dominic Purcell, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Despite the similar name, this film is not a remake of the 1975 Sam Peckinpah film The Killer Elite, but instead is based on the 1991 novel "The Feather Men" by Sir Ranulph Fiennes (a former SAS operative and author who also is the cousin to the father of actors Ralph Fiennes and Joseph Fiennes).

The following weapons were used in the film Killer Elite (2011):


Browning Hi-Power

Spike Logan (Clive Owen) is seen threatening Danny Bryce (Jason Statham) with a Browning Hi-Power as well as other Feather Men.

Commercial Browning Hi-Power Mark III - 9x19mm
Clive Owen holds a Browning Hi-Power on Jason Statham in a promotional still.
The Browning is loaded.
Spike Logan (Clive Owen) holds the Browning.
Spike (Clive Owen) threatens Danny Bryce (Jason Statham) with a Browning Hi-Power.
Danny Bryce (Jason Statham) is threatened with the Browning.

Heckler & Koch P7

A Heckler & Koch P7 is carried by the MI6 man (David Whiteley) when he attempts to ambush Spike (Clive Owen) and Bryce (Jason Statham). The pistol is also used by Spike.

Heckler & Koch P7 - 9x19mm
The P7 is pulled as Bryce looks on.
Spike opens fire with the P7.
Spike fires the P7.
Spike (Clive Owen) holds the P7 outside the window.

Beretta 92SB

Danny Bryce (Jason Statham) uses a Beretta 92SB throughout the film, including the tunnel chase in Oman. The pistol is period correct as the film was set in the early 1980s.

Beretta 92SB - 9x19mm
Danny Bryce (Jason Statham) runs with a Beretta in his hand in a promotional still.
Danny holds the Beretta.
Closeup of the suppressor being attached to the Beretta.
Bryce with the Beretta.
Bryce takes aim with the suppressed Beretta.

Beretta 92FS

Danny Bryce (Jason Statham) is also seen with a Beretta 92FS in Mexico and in London (the 92FS was not widely available until after the film's setting). The film's poster shows Spike (Clive Owen) chambering one but he never used one in the film.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Danny Bryce (Jason Statham) holds the Beretta 92FS during the Mexico job. The 92FS model wasn't widely available at the film's beginning in 1980.
Danny clears the car with the Beretta 92FS.
Danny Bryce (Jason Statham) with the Beretta 92FS, as evidenced by the hooked trigger guard.

High Standard Sharpshooter M

Hunter (Robert De Niro) uses a High Standard Sharpshooter M while at a subway station in Paris.

High Standard Sharpshooter M - .22 LR
Hunter (Robert De Niro) aiming his HS Sharpshooter.
Hunter threatens the Agent (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) with the HS Sharpshooter.

Glock 17

Hunter uses a Glock 17 he took from his captors in Oman. The use of a Glock pistol would be anachronistic as the film at this point takes place in 1981 and the Glock would not widely available for another year.

Glock 17 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
Hunter (Robert De Niro) holds a Glock in a production still.
Closeup of the Glock.
The Glock on the ground.
Hunter fires the Glock.
Hunter holds the Glock.


After running out of ammunition for the Glock, Hunter switches to a M1911A1-type pistol with blonde wood grips. One of the targets, Harris (Lachy Hulme), is later seen giving a M1911A1 for his girlfriend to fire during a party.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol Commercial - .45 ACP
After running out of ammunition for the Glock, Hunter switches to a M1911A1-type pistol with blonde wood grips.
Hunter fires the pistol.
Harris (Lachy Hulme), one of the targets, is later seen giving a M1911A1 for his girlfriend to fire during a party.

SIG-Sauer P226

The Agent (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) has a SIG-Sauer P226 in his waistband, which Danny takes when forcing him to divulge some information. Davies (Dominic Purcell) wields a P226 during the desert tunnel chase, and the Agent later drops a P226 in the subway station. The weapon is another anachronism, since the P226 was developed after 1980, the year in which the film is set.

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm
Danny aims a P226 that he took from the Agent (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje).
Danny holds the Agent's P226.
Davies (Dominic Purcell) holds the P226.
Davies (Dominic Purcell) holds the P226.
Closeup of the P226.
The P226 on the table. This is a definite anachronism, as the rounded trigger guard and magazine base pad partially covered by the grip panels are indicative of the SIG-Sauer P228.

Smith & Wesson Model 27

Meier (Aden Young) uses what appears to be a nickel-plated Smith & Wesson Model 27 snubnosed revolver throughout the film.

Smith & Wesson Model 27, 3.5" bl, nickel plate - .357 Magnum
On the left, Meier holds the revolver on Harris.
Meier holds the revolver.
Meier with the revolver.
Meier (Aden Young) pulls his revolver in a confrontation.
Jake (Michael Dorman) holds the revolver in close proximity to Meier, with disastrous result.


Remington 870

Anne (Yvonne Strahovski) is seen firing a Remington 870 into the air during a New Year's Eve celebration in Australia, based on the magazine tube cap that can be seen briefly in a close-up.

Remington 870 Police Magnum Riot Shotgun - 12 Gauge
Anne (Yvonne Strahovski) about to fire her Remington 870 into the air.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

One of the Sheikh's sons carries a Heckler & Koch MP5A3 in a flashback. While the use of the MP5 in the film wouldn't be anachronistic, the use of a curved magazine would.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with "tropical" (wide) forearm and stock extended - 9x19mm
One of the Sheikh's sons carries a Heckler & Koch MP5A3 in a flashback.


Colt M727

Hunter (Robert De Niro) uses a Colt Model 727 during the takedown in Mexico at the film's beginning. This setup might not be entirely anachronistic, but the A2 style rear sight most likely is.

Colt Model 727 - 5.56x45mm
Hunter (Robert De Niro) with the Colt Model 727.
Hunter (Robert De Niro) moves forward while armed with the Colt Model 727 at the beginning.

Norinco Type 56

Omani rebels fighting during the Dhofar Rebellion are seen with Norinco Type 56 rifles.

Type 56 assault rifle aka M22, early milled receiver model without under-folding ("pig sticker") bayonet - 7.62x39mm
Omani rebels fighting during the Dhofar Rebellion are seen with Norinco Type 56 rifles, a noted by the "closed" hooded front sight.


SAS commandos training in the Brecon Beacons, including Major Steven Cregg (Grant Bowler) carry L1A1 rifles.

British Inch Pattern L1A1 SLR (Self Loading Rifle) chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO - Variation of the FN FAL rifle. British & New Zealand SLRs were later fitted with black fibreglass furniture as seen here.
Bryce hands an L1A1.
Major Steven Cregg (Grant Bowler) carries the L1A1 rifle.
SAS commandos training in the Brecon Beacons carry L1A1 rifles.
The L1A1 is seen.


Hunter (Robert De Niro) can be seen carrying a scoped Galil SAR in the film. He took off the scope during the car chase.

IMI Galil SAR - 5.56x45mm
Hunter (Robert De Niro) takes aim with a scoped Galil SAR.
Hunter also uses the Galil with the scope removed.
Hunter disables a car with the Galil.
Closeup of the Galil's stock.
Hunter has the Galil slung.


One of the sheikh's guards in Oman carries an AKMSU.

AKMSU - 7.62x39mm
One of the sheikh's guards in Oman carries an AKMSU.
The AKMSU on the left.

.22 caliber rifle

During the desert tunnel chase, Martin (Ben Mendelsohn), one of the ex-SAS "Locals", can be seen wielding a .22 caliber rifle fitted with a wire stock.

Martin (Ben Mendelsohn) with his .22 caliber rifle.

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