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Death Warrant

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Death Warrant
Death Warrant Poster.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
CAN.jpg Canada
Directed by Deran Sarafian
Release Date 1990
Studio Cannon Films
Pathe Pictures International
Main Cast
Character Actor
Louis Burke Jean-Claude Van Damme
Hawkins Robert Guillaume
Christian "The Sandman" Naylor Patrick Kilpatrick
Amanda Beckett Cynthia Gibb
Tom Vogler George Dickerson
Sergeant DeGraf Art LaFleur
"Priest" Abdul Salaam El Razzac
Konefke Conrad Dunn

Death Warrant is a 1990 Canadian-American action film directed by Deran Sarafian (Terminal Velocity) and stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as Louis Burke, a detective who goes undercover as a convict in a state prison in order to investigate numerous unexplained deaths of inmates. The screenplay was written by David Goyer.

The following weapons were used in the film Death Warrant:


Smith & Wesson Model 19

In the opening scene Det. Burke (Jean-Claude Van Damme) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose - .357 Magnum
Burke readies his revolver.
Burke enters "Sandman"'s hideout.
A close view of the revolver.
The revolver on the floor.

Walther PP

In one scene State's Attorney General Tom Vogler (George Dickerson) draws a nickel plated Walther PP.

Walther PP Pistol in nickel finish - .32 ACP
Vogler draws a PP.
Volgler holds his pistol.

Unidentified revolvers

In several scenes prison guards are seen with various revolvers.

A prison guard carries a revolver in holster. Only the grip is seen.
A police officer at the right holds a revolver (possibly a Colt Python with 4" barrel) in the final scene.


Ithaca Model 37 Deer Slayer Police Special

Ithaca Model 37 Deer Slayer Police Special shotguns are used by prison guards. In the climactic scene Burke (Jean-Claude Van Damme) disarms Sergeant DeGraf (Art LaFleur) and then gives the shotgun to Hawkins (Robert Guillaume) who it turn passes the gun to "Priest" (Abdul Salaam El Razzac).

Ithaca Model 37 Deer Slayer Police Special (note the rifle sights and riot-length barrel) - 12 Gauge
A prison guard holds an Ithaca 37 shotgun.
A prison guard with Ithaca 37. Next to him is Sergeant DeGraf.
A guard aims his shotgun at Burke.
Now the shotgun is in Burke's hands.
Priest takes the shotgun from wounded Hawkins.
DeGraf aims.

Remington Model 31

A Remington Model 31 shotgun is seen in hands of a prison guard in one scene.

Remington Model 31 - 12 gauge
A guard with shotgun is seen at the background.

Assault Rifles


In several scenes prison guards carry M16A1 assault rifles.

M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Guards with M16 rifles.
A guard holds an M16 at the left.
Anti-riot squad troopers with M16s in the final scene.

Other Weapons

Zip Gun

In several scenes convicts, including "Priest" (Abdul Salaam El Razzac), use various Zip Guns.

Hawkins' pal holds a zip gun at the left.
Priest reloads a zip gun.
A zip gun is seen in hands of Priest.
A convict (Carl Ciarfalio) fires a zip gun during the riot.


A poster with various handguns is seen in prison office.

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