Patriot Games is the 1992 feature film adaptation of the Tom Clancy bestseller of the same name. This film is a sequel to 1990's The Hunt for Red October, with Harrison Ford taking over the role of Jack Ryan, a now retired CIA analyst whose family becomes the target of a determined terrorist of an IRA splinter group who wants revenge for the death of his brother that Ryan unknowingly killed while thwarting their ambush in London. Ford would return as Jack Ryan in the 1994 sequel Clear and Present Danger.
The following weapons were used in the film Patriot Games:
Heckler & Koch P9S
During the attempted kidnapping of Lord Holmes, Sean Miller (Sean Bean) is seen using a Heckler & Koch P9S to shoot at the drivers of Holmes' car. John Patrick "Jack" Ryan (Harrison Ford) later takes this gun from Miller and uses it to stop the massacre. The P9Ss shown appear to be .45 ACP variants, judging by the rather large muzzles.
"Pre-B" CZ 75
The Beretta 92FS appears several times in the movie. During the scene in Libya, one of the IRA terrorists is seen firing one, and then Annette (Polly Walker) comes over and tells him to spread his feet further while he shoots. Another is wielded by one of the DSS Agents who goes into the basement in the climax. Annette is seen using one when Dr. Ryan takes her Uzi. The Beretta 92FS (as the M9) is the standard pistol of the US Marine Corps. A Marine Guard shoots dead an IRA assassin in Annapolis with his M9. Promotional material for the film (including as the above poster) shows Dr. Ryan brandishing a Beretta 92FS, but he never uses one on screen.
Geoffrey Watkins (Hugh Fraser) uses a suppressed Beretta M1934 at Dr. Ryan's home during his daughter's homecoming celebration. Ryan later takes the pistol and shoots Watkins in the leg with it to try and get him to talk, and then gives it to Lieutenant Commander Robby Jackson (Samuel L. Jackson), who uses it during the fight in Dr. Ryan's home. The pistol is a Model 1934 or 1935 Beretta (Italian Navy and other European military groups used them, cals .380ACP/9mm Corto and 7.65mm). The 'Cheetah' moniker is applied only to more recent commercial Beretta firearms, such as the 80-series (84,85,86, etc.).
Ned Clark (Keith Campbell), the IRA assassin who is sent to kill Jack Ryan at the Naval Academy wields a Browning Hi-Power fitted with a suppressor. Another Browning Hi-Power (without a suppressor) is wielded by Charlie Dugan (Andrew Connolly) one of the IRA hitmen sent to kill Kevin O'Donnell in his home, and yet another can be seen in the hands of a terrorist training in Libya.
Smith & Wesson Model 36
Some of the British SO-13 Officers who make their raid on the IRA safehouse are armed with Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolvers.
At the beginning of the film, soldiers of the Scots Guards at Buckingham Palace can be seen with their L85A1 service rifles fitted with bayonets and protective vinyl coverings over the SUSAT scopes and handguards (customary for Royal guards). During the scene in Belfast, members of the Parachute Regiment can also be seen wielding L85A1s.
The favorite weapons of the Provisional Irish Republican Army throughout the film is the AKMS assault rifle. One of the terrorists is seen using an AKMS during the attempted kidnapping earlier in the film, and more AKMS rifles are used by the group that frees Sean Miller from captivity.
Another weapon of the Provisional Irish Republican Army throughout the film is the AKM assault rifle. Many Provos are seen firing AKM (fixed stock) rifles while training at a terrorist camp in Libya. Later, Dennis Cooley (Alex Norton) attempts to fire one of these weapons but forgets to take the safety off, demonstrating his incompetence.
The PIRA terrorists also favor IMI Uzi submachine guns throughout the film. Sean Miller (Sean Bean) uses one to shoot at Jack Ryan's wife Cathy (Anne Archer) and daughter Sally (Thora Birch) during the attempted freeway killing. Miller can also be seen practicing with an Uzi in Libya. Later, all of the terrorists who attempt to kill Ryan in his house and capture Lord Holmes are seen using Uzis. Kevin O'Donnell (Patrick Bergin) and Annette (Polly Walker) both use Uzis. Ryan commandeers Annette's Uzi and uses it during the fight in his home.
Heckler & Koch MP5A2
When Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officers make their raid on an IRA bomb factory in Belfast, some of them can be seen carrying Heckler & Koch MP5A2 submachine guns. Theirs have "slimline" handguards and the old-style "waffle"-type straight magazines. DSS Agents outside Dr. Ryan's house and a Hostage Rescue Team responding to the IRA attack on Dr. Ryan's home can also be seen with MP5A2s, although theirs appear to have the wide-type forearms and curved magazines.
Remington 870 Folding Stock
When defending himself against the IRA hitmen sent to kill him for disobeying his Brigade Commander's orders and attacking Lord Holmes, Kevin O'Donnell (Patrick Bergin) can be seen using an Armsel Striker cylinder shotgun, killing all three of his would-be assassins.
During the terrorist attack on Dr. Ryan's home, Cathy Ryan (Anne Archer) retrieves a Over/Under Shotgun of unknown make and model, using it to club Annette when it's discovered the gun is unloaded. In the novel, this is a Remington 1100, and it's being unloaded is a major plot point, as Cathy refuses to allow Jack to keep the shotgun loaded in the house.
|Alec Baldwin||The Hunt for Red October (1990)|
|Harrison Ford||Patriot Games (1992) • Clear and Present Danger (1994)|
|Ben Affleck||The Sum of All Fears (2002)|
|Chris Pine||Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)|
|John Krasinski||Jack Ryan (2018-)|