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Copper Angel (Medny angel)

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Copper Angel (Medny angel)
Copper Angel DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Veniamyn Dorman
Release Date 1984
Language Russian
Studio Gorky Film Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Anton Kurmayev Anatoly Kuznetsov
Marina Gromova Irina Shevchuk
Maurice Barrault Leonid Yarmolnik
Ladislav Ilek Valentin Smirnitskiy
Santillana Aleksandr Filippenko
Sebastian Valdes Nikolai Yeryomenko, Jr.
Vaqueros Aleksandr Yakovlev
Professor Larsen Leonid Kuravlyov
Rosita Liya Akhedzhakova

Copper Angel (Medny angel) is a 1984 Soviet adventure movie directed by Veniamyn Dorman.

The plot of the movie covers the adventures of the international (Soviet-Czechoslovak-French) geological expedition in one of the Latin American countries. The drug boss Antonio Valdes is arrested by police, and his brother Sebastian (Nikolai Yeryomenko, Jr.) decides to capture the geologists as hostages and exchange them for his brother. Meanwhile police commissioner Santillana (Aleksandr Filippenko) has his own plan which can be deadly for both Valdes brothers and for the geologists...

The following weapons were used in the film Copper Angel (Medny angel):


Colt M1911A1

Colt M1911A1 pistols are carried by many characters including Police Commissioner Santillana (Aleksandr Filippenko), gangster boss Sebastian Valdes (Nikolai Yeryomenko, Jr.) and his second-in-command Vaqueros (Aleksandr Yakovlev). They are also seen in hands of police officers and gangsters.

World War 2 issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP.
Sebastian Valdes (Nikolai Yeryomenko, Jr.) fires at police machine from his car.
Commissioner Santillana (Aleksandr Filippenko) with his M1911A1 during the pursuit of Valdes' car.
Gangster with M1911A1 threatens Anton Kurmayev (Anatoly Kuznetsov), the chief of expedition.
Vaqueros (Aleksandr Yakovlev) fires his M1911A1.
Valdes threatens Rosita (Liya Akhedzhakova).

Walther P38

Walther P38 is used by one of the gangsters. After he is killed, his Walther is taken by Marina Gromova (Irina Shevchuk) and later it was used by Maurice Barrault (Leonid Yarmolnik).

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War Two dated - 9x19mm
A blurry view on P38 in hand of Marina Gromova (Irina Shevchuk).
Maurice Barrault (Leonid Yarmolnik) is firing P38 at gangsters.

Submachine Guns

Sten Mk II

Sten Mk II submachine guns are used by several gangsters including Sebastian Valdes (Nikolai Yeryomenko, Jr.).

Sten Mk II Submachine gun - 9x19mm
Sebastian Valdes (Nikolai Yeryomenko, Jr.) fires his Sten (holding it incorrectly).
Young gangster with Sten SMG.

M1928A1 Thompson

One of the gangsters was armed with M1928A1 Thompson.

M1928A1 Thompson with a Stick Magazine - .45 ACP
Gangster with Thompson cautiously enters the tent.
The native guide of the expedition is disarming the gangster with Thompson...
...but next moment he is mortally wounded.


Several gangsters are armed with MP38 SMG. One of the SMGs is later used by Professor Larsen (Leonid Kuravlyov).

MP38 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Gangster with MP38.
Close view on MP38.
Larsen (Leonid Kuravlyov) with MP38.

Rifles and Assault Rifles

Sturmgewehr 44 (modified to resemble M16)

One of the weapons used in the movie by both police and gangsters are Sturmgewehr 44 automatic rifles, visually modified with the addition of a carrying handle, a modified front sight and shorter magazines to resemble M16 rifle.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm
Sturmgewehr 44, visually modified to resemble M16 - 7.62x39 blank
Policeman fires fake M16, eyes closed.
One of the gangsters (Nartai Begalin) is armed with fake M16.
Gangster with fake M16.

Sniper Rifle

In the final scene of the movie Commissioner Santillana (Aleksandr Filippenko) is seen with a sniper rifle. It's most likely some hunting carbine of Soviet origin.

Santillana aims his sniper rifle.
Santillana with his sniper rifle.


Double Barreled Shotgun

Professor Larsen (Leonid Kuravlyov) and Rosita (Liya Akhedzhakova) both use double barreled shotguns.

Larsen (Leonid Kuravlyov) with double barreled shotgun.
Rosita (Liya Akhedzhakova) with double barreled shotgun in final scene.


Original cinema poster of Copper Angel

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