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Frank Riva - Season 1

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Frank Riva - Season 1
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Country FRA.jpg France
Language French
Channel France 2
Genre Crime
Broadcast 2003
No. of Episodes 3
Main Cast
Character Actor
Frank Riva Alain Delon
Xavier Unger Jacques Perrin
Lydie Herzog Sophie von Kessel
Hervé Sebastian Cédric Chevalme
Catherine Sinclair Mireille Darc
Guy 'Guido' Buscema François Vincentelli
Maxime Loggia Luis Marquès
Norbert Loggia Philippe Leroy
Nina Rizzi Mélanie Maudran
Jean-Luc Roth Matthieu Rozé

The following weapons were used in Season 1 of the television series Frank Riva:



Smith & Wesson Model 36

A nickel plated Smith & Wesson Model 36 with Pachmayr grips is a personal sidearm of police Commissioner Lydie Herzog (Sophie von Kessel). During the shootout with Norbert Loggia's bodyguards her revolver switches to a Ruger SP101 (see below) and then back to S&W.

Nickel Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special. Unlike the sample, the screen gun has Pachmayr grips.
Commissioner Lydie Herzog holds her revolver.
A side view of the revolver.
A view from another side. The revolver looks too bright for stainless steel Smith & Wesson Model 60 or aluminum alloy frame Smith & Wesson Model 637 Airweight.
Lt. Jean-Luc Roth (Matthieu Rozé), exposed as a corrupt police officer, takes Lydie Herzog as hostage, threatening her with her own revolver.
A closer view of the revolver in hands of Lt. Roth.
The revolver on the ground. Pachmayr grips are seen.
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Lydie Herzog's revolver switches back to S&W Model 36 after the shootout with Loggia's bodyguards.
Commissioner Lydie Herzog with her nickel plated Smith & Wesson Model 36 and one of her men with an unknown revolver.

Ruger SP101

During the shootout with Norbert Loggia's bodyguards Commissioner Lydie Herzog (Sophie von Kessel) uses a Ruger SP101 that switches back to her usual nickel plated Smith & Wesson Model 36 after the shootout.

Ruger SP101 - .357 Magnum
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Lydie Herzog aims her revolver.

Manurhin F1

Capt. Hervé Sebastian (Cédric Chevalme), Lt. Guy "Guido" Buscema (François Vincentelli) and some other police personnel carry Manurhin F1 revolvers.

Note: see additional images on talk page.

Manurhin F1 - .357 Magnum
Sebastian threatens Riva during the confrontation between the two.
A good view of the revolver.
A closeup of Sebastian's revolver. Ruger-style cylinder release can be seen.
Lt. Buscema with a Manurhin F1.
Sebastian fires at Renaud Berson who aims his sniper rifle at Riva.
Buscema in shootout with Loggia's bodyguards.
A good view of the muzzle of Buscema's revolver.
Commissioner Lorneau (Patrice Juiff) holds a revolver that appears to be a Manurhin F1 with nickel finish.
Another view of Lorneau's revolver.
Another view of Lorneau's revolver.

Various Revolvers

Numerous police personnel carry revolvers in holsters. Some revolvers are also seen in action but they aren't seen clear enough for identification (though Manurhin F1 or MR-73 are most possible versions).

Several police officers carry revolvers in holsters during the funeral of Commissioner Rezzoni.
An officer of special police unit (at the left) carries a revolver in holster. The logo on the grip matches Manurhin production.
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Police officers of Commissioner Lydie Herzog's group fire their revolvers during the shootout with Loggia's bodyguards.
Commissioner Lydie Herzog with her nickel plated Smith & Wesson Model 36 and one of her men with an unknown revolver.


Colt M1911

When Frank Riva (Alain Delon) comes back in Paris, his old friend Xavier Unger (Jacques Perrin), now the director-general of the General Directorate of the National Police, hands back Riva's Colt M1911 that was kept by Unger for a quarter century. Riva uses this pistol throughout the season.

Note: see additional images on talk page.

Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
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Frank Riva gets back his pistol. The gun has deep blue finish.
Riva's pistol in hands of Lt. Jean-Luc Roth (Matthieu Rozé).
A good view of the pistol.
Riva surprises a mafia sniper.
A good view of the pistol.
Riva holds at gunpoint a female driver of drug transporting van.
Frank Riva during the confrontation with Maxime Loggia, current drug boss.
Frank Riva with his Colt M1911.
Frank Riva holds his pistol on a promotion still.

Smith & Wesson 6906

Drug boss Maxime Loggia (Luis Marquès) uses a Smith & Wesson 6906 when he takes as hostage pregnant Nina Rizzi (Mélanie Maudran), Frank Riva's daughter. A female enforcer of Colombian drug mafia Minda Fierro (Carmela Ramos) uses same looking pistol, most likely same prop.

Smith & Wesson 6906 pistol - 9x19mm. This is the screen used gun in the movie The Usual Suspects.
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Maxime Loggia takes Nina Rizzi as hostage. Note the concealed hammer of the pistol.
Maxime aims at Frank Riva.
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Maxime holds the pistol at Riva's head.
Minda Fierro threatens Frank Riva and Catherine Sinclair (Mireille Darc). Again the concealed hammer can be seen.
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Minda Fierro holds the pistol.
She holds the gun at Riva's head.

M1911-style pistol

A stainless steel (or possibly but less credible nickel plated) M911-style pistol is used by Marie Forlo (Alice Taglioni) during her revenge on aged and retired criminals who killed Marie's father many years ago. The pistol has uncommon combination of classic 1911-style slide with vertical serration and angular trigger guard.

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Marie Forlo fires at ex-gangsters.

Another M1911-style pistol is seen in hands of Loggia's bodyguard (this character, armed with a Taurus PT908 (see below) was gunned by Commissioner Herzog but then he appears again, this time holding the M1911-style pistol). This pistol also has vertical slide serration and angular trigger guard, but differs in finish (blued) and has adjustable rear sight.

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The bodyguard fires.
Another view of the pistol.

One more M1911-style pistol is used by the enforcer of Colombian drug mafia Jimmy Esperanza aka Jefferson Villa (Eric Defosse).

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Jimmy Esperanza threates Frank Riva and Catherine Sinclair (Mireille Darc).
Another view of Esperanza's pistol.

Taurus PT908

During the killing of aged criminals Marie Forlo's (Alice Taglioni) gun switches from M1911-style pistol to a stainless Taurus PT908. Marie continues using this pistol until she is disarmed by a Loggia's bodyguard.

Taurus PT908 - 9x19mm
Marie's M1911-style pistol switches to a Taurus PT908.
Marie's pistol on the table.
Marie takes her pistol.
She holds Loggia's bodyguard at gunpoint.
Marie aims.
Another view of the same scene.
A side view of the pistol.
Loggia's bodyguard with Marie's pistol.
The bodyguard fires at police. He is then gunned by Commissioner Herzog but then this character is seen again, this time holding an M1911-style pistol (see above).

Beretta 92 style

A pistol, used for assassination of Commissioner Tony Rezzoni, is hidden by Jean-Luc Roth and later found by Frank Riva. Riva threatens Roth with this pistol. This is Beretta 92 style pistol but as the back of the slide together with the grip and trigger guard is wrapped in some soft cloth, it's impossible to identify the gun as Beretta, a Taurus PT92 or some other Beretta clone.

For comparison: Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Riva holds the pistol at Roth's head.
A closeup of the pistol. The lack of slide-mounted safety allows to differ this pistol from Beretta 92FS.
Another close view of the pistol.
Riva holds the pistol.
Riva threatens Roth.
Another view of the same scene.
Riva puts the pistol.
The pistol is seen on promotion still. The wrapping on the back of the pistol is seen better.

Beretta 92FS

Inspector Serge Graves (Philippe Maymat) carries a Beretta 92FS pistol.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
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Graves aims.
Graves fires at escaping van, loaded with drugs.

SIG-Sauer P220 style

A SIG-Sauer P220 style pistol, fitted with weaponlight, is used by an officer of special police unit during the attack on drug dealer Eric Chaelle's hideout. Some holstered pistols, seen in this scene, may be of same model.

For comparison: SIG-Sauer P226R fitted with a weaponlight - 9x19mm
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A police officer, covering behing a ballistic shield, aims his pistol, fitted with weapolight. Strangely the pistol seems to lack any kind of front sight.
Two police officers break the door of Eric Chaelle's hideout, using a modern battering ram. The man at the right carries a pistol in holster. The shape of the grip allows to guess that it's also a SIG-Sauer.

Various pistols

Various pistols that are seen partially or in distance appear in the series.

A drug dealer at the right holds a pistol with long barrel. The general shape resembles small caliber target pistols.
The commander of special police unit holds a pistol with Beretta-style open-top slide but a different muzzle part. He also carries a Manurhin revolver in holster.
An ex-gangster Claude Lupo (Beppe Chierici) holds Hervé Sebastian (Cédric Chevalme) at gunpoint with a pistol that is possibly a compact Beretta, like Beretta 80 series.

Non-Gun Beretta 92F

In the opening scene corrupt police Lt. Jean-Luc Roth (Matthieu Rozé) murders Commissioner Tony Rezzoni (Philippe Baronnet), shooting him in the back. In this scene Roth's pistol appears to be a Non-Gun Beretta 92F.

Beretta 92F Non Gun
Roth aims at Rezzoni who is engaged in shootout with criminals.
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Roth "fires".

Mockup pistols

In several scenes real guns are substituted with mockups.

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When Frank Riva holds his M1911 at Jean-Luc Roth's head, the pistol switches to a mockup.
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A mockup Beretta 92 in hands of Loggia's bodyguard. Note that the trigger is connected with trigger guard.
What appears to be replica of Beretta 92FS (possibly airsoft, judging by the hole in the grip ) is a weapon of female driver (Candice Hugo) of van, loaded with drugs.
The driver tries to get the pistol.
She is disarmed by Frank Riva. Note the markings on the grip that doesn't match real Beretta pistols.

Submachine Guns

Mini Uzi

In the opening scene Commissioner Marc-Antoine "Tony" Rezzoni (Philippe Baronnet) and Lt. Jean-Luc Roth (Matthieu Rozé) use Mini Uzi submachine guns, fitted with tactical flashlights, mounted on the receivers. One of Norbert Loggia's bodyguards is armed with a Mini Uzi during the shootout with police.

IMI Mini Uzi - 9x19mm
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Roth with Mini Uzi.
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Rezzoni with Mini Uzi.
A Mini Uzi next to dead Rezzoni. This SMG lacks the flashlight due to continuity error.
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Loggia's bodyguard with Mini Uzi.
A close view of the submachine gun.
The said bodyguard surrenders to police.

Beretta M12

Beretta M12 submachine guns are used by police personnel in several scenes.

Beretta PM12S - 9x19mm
Two police officers, armed with Beretta M12 submachine guns, guard the house of Xavier Unger, the director-general of the General Directorate of the National Police.
One of the police officers of Commissioner Herzog's group fires a Beretta M12 during the shootout with Loggia's bodyguards.
Unfolded stock of Beretta M12 is seen at the right in the scene after the said shootout.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3/MP5F

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 submachine guns are seen in hands of police personnel in several scenes. Some of them, if not all, appear to be French police issued version MP5F.

Heckler & Koch MP5F (a specially modified version of MP5A3 for the French police) without magazine -9x19mm
A closeup of an MP5F (note the shape of the handguard with foregrip) during the storming of the hideout of drug dealer Eric Chaelle.
Another police officer holds an MP5 in same scene. This SMG lacks the foregrip but the handguard seems to be that same that on MP5F.
An MP5 with underbarrel flashlight in hands of a police officer.
A plainclothes police officer of Commissioner Lorneau's unit appears from a car with an MP5F in hands.
Same character holds his MP5F.

Assault Rifles

SIG SG 552

Several police officers carry SIG SG 552 compact assault rifles during the storming of the hideout of drug dealer Eric Chaelle.

SIG SG 552 - 5.56x45mm
Two officers of a special police unit with SG 552 rifles.

Sniper Rifles


A SIG SG 550 SR sniper rifle (probably a single prop reused) is seen in hands of a police sniper and of a drug mafia hitman, hunting for Marie Forlo.

SIG SG 550 SR - 5.56x45mm
A police sniper (in center) holds an SG 550 SR sniper rifle.
The sniper on position.
Another view of the sniper rifle.
A drug mafia hitman aims his SG 550 SR.
The hitman is surprised by Frank Riva.
The abandoned sniper rifle is seen at the left.

Bolt action sniper rifle

A bolt action sniper rifle of unidentified model is used by Maxime Loggia's lieutenant Renaud Berson (Jean-Claude Dauphin).

For comparison: Remington 700 BDL rifle with no iron sights and scope (current production) - .308 Winchester
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Berson aims at Frank Riva from a window. Note the heavy barrel.


Remington 870

In the opening scene Capt. Hervé Sebastian (Cédric Chevalme) and Lt. Guy "Guido" Buscema (François Vincentelli) are armed with Remington 870 shotguns with pistol grips. Buscema's shotgun is fitted with Choate folding stock, Sebastian's shotgun has a rail system and raised vented rib, and both guns are fitted with underbarrel flashlights. A Remington 870 with Choate folding stock is also used by an officer of special police unit.

Short barreled Remington 870 with raised vented sight rib, Hogue Tamer pistol grip, and Pachmayr Vindicator foregrip - 12 gauge
Sebastian at the right, Buscema at the left aims their shotguns.
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A close view of Sebastian's shotgun.
Buscema holds his shotgun at the right.
Both shotguns are seen.
The flashlight on Buscema's shotgun is seen.
Sebastian aims. The pistol grip of Buscema's shotgun is also seen.
Another view of Sebastian, aiming his shotgun.
An officer of special police unit holds a Remington 870 with Choate stock and flashlight; possibly it's the same prop that was used by Buscema in the opening scene.

Mossberg 500

A police officer of Commissioner Lorneau's group is armed with a Mossberg 500 shotgun.

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 gauge. Note the wood furniture.
A plainclothes police officer holds a Mossberg 500 with wooden furniture.
A full view of this shotgun.

Winchester Model 1300

What appears to be a Winchester Model 1300 is seen in hands of another police officer of Commissioner Lorneau's group.

Winchester Model 1300 with extended tube & rubber butt pad - 12 gauge
A police officer at the right holds a Winchester Model 1300 with extended magazine.

Unidentified pump action shotguns

Two officers of special police unit hold pump action shotguns. The man in center has a shotgun with extended magazine tube; it's hard to say if this shotgun is fitted with a buttstock or a pistol grip. The man at the right holds a shotgun with pistol grip and seemingly also with extended magazine.
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One of the police officers of Commissioner Herzog's group aims a shotgun. It seems to have a shortened barrel.
Another police officer holds a shotgun with extended magazine.
A pump shotgun is seen in hands of a police officer at the left.

Double Barreled Coach Gun

A kind of Coach Gun is used by Eric Chaelle's henchman.

For comparison: Stoeger/IGA Coach side by side shotgun - 12 gauge
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Other Weapons

Hand Grenade

An officer of special police unit has a hand grenade, most likely some smoke or flashbang model.

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