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Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpgUnited States
Directed by John Guillermin
Release Date 1968
Studio Universal Pictures
Distributor Universal Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
P.J. Detweiler George Peppard
Maureen Preble Gayle Hunnicutt
William Orbison Raymond Burr

P.J. is a 1968 American crime neo-noir that stars George Peppard, Gayle Hunnicutt and Raymond Burr in a villainous role after playing good guy Perry Mason on television for the previous nine years (1957-1966).George Peppard plays New York City Private eye P.J. Detweiler. He is hired by millionaire William Orbinson (Raymond Burr) to protect his mistress, Maureen Preble (Gayle Hunnicutt). As the story progresses it turns out things aren't as simple as they initially seem and P.J. finds himself set up as the fall-guy in a criminal conspiracy.

NOTE:The screenshots have come from various locations on the Internet. I have ordered the DVD and I plan on completing this page with better screencaps in the near future.

The following weapons were used in the film P.J.:


Smith & Wesson Model 10

P.J. Detweiler (George Peppard) uses a square butt Smith & Wesson Model 10 snubnose as his primary sidearm, as befitting any classic tough-guy private eye.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub nose revolver - .38 Special.
Publicity shot taken during the filming of the movie's climax. Provides a good look at both the Model 10 and the shotgun.
Publicity shot from the movie. Giving a good look at both Detweiler's Model 10 and Gayle Hunnicutt.

Walther PPK

Maureen (Gayle Hunnicutt) and Detweiler (George Peppard) use a Walther PPK at various points in the movie.

Walther PPK - .380 ACP. Note the ring just behind the magazine.
Maureen (Gayle Hunnicutt) makes her play looking very stylish in 1967 fashion and a Walther PPK for an accouterment.
P.J. (George Peppard) uses the Walther during the film's denouncement.

Double Barrel Shotgun

In the film's climax Orbinson (Raymond Burr) uses a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun in a violent confrontation with Maureen (Gayle Hunnicutt) and Detweiler (George Peppard).

Winchester Model 21 hammerless - 12 Gauge
Publicity shot taken during the filming of the movie's climax. Provides a good look at both the Model 10 and the shotgun


Orbinson(Raymond Burr) getting in some skeet practice before things come together


Time to get a new mistress. Note how far fake blood has come over the past 55 years.

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