Copper Angel (Medny angel)
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 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.
Sten Mk II
One of the gangsters was armed with M1928A1 Thompson.
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.
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.
Double Barreled Shotgun
- Soviet cinema factories lacked modern Western weapon so in movies where the plot take place in Western countries most weapons were of the WW2 era, either captured from the Germans or lend-leased from the UK and US. That's why Sturmgewehr 44, visually modified to resemble M16, are so widely in Soviet action movies of 1970s-80s (including Pirates of the XXth Century (Piraty XX veka), Solo Voyage, Mirage, Incident at Map Grid 36-80 (Sluchay v kvadrate 36-80) and others).