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Water Thieves (Pohititeli vody)

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Water Thieves (Pohititeli vody)
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Movie Poster
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Vladimir Feoktistov
Mark Orlov
Release Date 1992
Language Russian
Studio Studio Ekran
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ivan Mukhin Sergei Rozhentsev
Masha Aleksandra Kolkunova
"Director" Algis Matulionis
Saraphanych Yuriy Gorobets
Ivan Ivanovich Viktor Pavlov
Dan Frederick Kouakou
Val Anton Yashin
Tim Roman Fainshtein

Water Thieves (Original title: Похитители воды, Pohititeli vody) is a 1992 Russian action comedy directed by Vladimir Feoktistov and Mark Orlov. Ivan Mukhin (Sergei Rozhentsev), a lifeguard on a beach in small town, counters mafia under the "Director" (Algis Matulionis) who plans to take control on local municipal services.

The following weapons were used in the film Water Thieves (Pohititeli vody):


Reck Python

A Colt Python style revolver is hold by mafia money keeper Saraphanych (Yuriy Gorobets). It appears to be a blank/gas firing Reck Python.

Reck Python - 9mm R.K. blank
Saraphanych draws his revolver.
He confronts "Director".
The confrontation ended badly for Saraphanych.


Makarov PM

Mafia boss "Director" (Algis Matulionis) and several of his men use Makarov PM pistols.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
A criminal (Fyodor Gavrilov) in center holds a PM.
A criminal, nicknamed "Maradona" (Pavel Abdalov), draws a PM on a cash courier.
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Another view of same scene.
A closeup of "Maradona"'s pistol when he kills a pair of innocent bystanders.
"Director" (at the right) holds a PM.
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Ivan Mukhin (Sergei Rozhentsev) disarms "Director" by a leg kick. "Maradona"'s AKS-74U is seen on the ground.

Tokarev TT-33

TT-33 pistols are briefly seen in several scenes.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Post-1947 version.
A TT is blurry seen on the table next to a corrupt official (Viktor Pavlovskiy).
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A trio of kids play with the guns they found in local catacombs. Tim (Roman Fainshtein) examines a TT at the left.
Ivan Mukhin (Sergei Rozhentsev), "Sensei" of the kids, holds confiscated TT.

Submachine Guns


A PPSh-41 is seen among the guns that a trio of kids - Dan, Val and Tim - find in local catacombs.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Val (Anton Yashin) plays with a PPSh (at the right).
PPSh and MP40, confiscated by Ivan Mukhin (Sergei Rozhentsev), are seen at the left.
Ivan picks up the PPSh.
Ivan with PPSh in hand and MP40 on sling.


A pair of criminals, Senik (V. Kolosov) and Zhorik (Yu. Kurganskiy), carry MP40s in one scene. MP40s are also seen in hands of a corrupt official (Anatoliy Obukhov) and among the guns, found by Dan, Val and Tim.

MP40 - 9x19mm
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Saraphanych's bodyguards Senik and Zhorik carry MP40s.
A corrupt official (Anatoliy Obukhov) with MP40.
Same MP40 on the table.
Dan (Frederick Kouakou) (in center) plays with MP40.
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This MP40 is confiscated by Ivan Mukhin. Note the lack of the plates on pistol grip. Same looking MP40 is seen in several movies (like Otryad osobogo naznacheniya) by Odessa Film Studio, where Pohititeli vody was filmed.

Assault Rifles


Members of "Director"'s gang carry AKS-74U in several scenes. In one scene Mukhin (Sergei Rozhentsev) captures an AKS-74U from a gangster "Maradona" (Pavel Abdalov). All these guns are fitted with blank firing adapters instead of muzzle compensators.

AKS-74U - 5.45x39mm
Gangsters, disguised as waiters, massacre the officials of city administration. All five gangsters (actors, from left to right: Aleksandr Borovikov, Oleg Rogachyov, Pavel Abdalov, Fyodor Gavrilov, Mikhail Burlakov) are armed with AKS-74U.
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Closeups of gangsters' guns.
"Maradona" with AKS-74U.
"Maradona" fires at Saraphanych.
"Maradona" stands over killed Saraphanych.
Ivan Mukhin disarms "Maradona".



Drunkard "Bukharik" (nickname meaning "Drunkard") (Igor Tiltikov), a dismissed lifeguard, holds an engraved TOZ-34 over and under shotgun until Ivan Mukhin (Sergei Rozhentsev) disarms him.

TOZ-34 - 12 gauge
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"Bukharik" aims at the kids.
A good side view of the shotgun.
Ivan disarms "Bukharik".
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Ivan discharges the shotgun.

Manufrance Rapid

The pump-action shotgun is unclearly seen on the table. This shotgun appears to be a French Manufrance Rapid, identifiable by unique shape of its extended magazine tube and position of forend.

Manufrance Rapid shotgun with extended magazine tube - 12 Gauge
A shotgun is seen on the table next to a corrupt official (Yuriy Dubrovin).

Other Weapons


RG-14/30 hand grenades (possibly mockups) are seen among the weapons, found by Dan, Val and Tim.

RG-14/30 Soviet hand grenade
Several grenades are seen.
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PPSh-41, MP40, TT-33, harpoon gun and several grenades are confiscated by Ivan from the kids.

RPO-2 Harpoon Gun

An RPO-2 compressed air harpoon gun is seen among the guns of the three kids.

Ivan holds the harpoon gun.


Ivan Mukhin attacks the gang base, using a T-34-85 tank.

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Ivan breaks on the gang base on a T-34, colored in pink with blue dots.
T-34 with the turret turned backwards.

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