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Grosse Pointe Blank

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Grosse Pointe Blank
Cinema poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by George Armitage
Release Date 1997
Language English
Studio Hollywood Pictures
Distributor Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Main Cast
Character Actor
Martin Q. Blank John Cusack
Debi Newberry Minnie Driver
Dr. Oatman Alan Arkin
Marcella Joan Cusack
Grocer Dan Aykroyd
Steven Lardner Hank Azaria
Kenneth McCullers K. Todd Freeman
Felix La PuBelle Benny "The Jet" Urquidez
Mr. Bart Newberry Mitchell Ryan
Terry Rostand Steve Pink

Grosse Pointe Blank is a 1997 action-comedy directed by George Armitage (Miami Blues), starring John Cusack as Martin Blank, a hit man whose latest job takes him to his hometown of Detroit at the same time as his high school reunion. The film was co-written by Cusack, Tom Jankiewicz, D.V. DeVincentis, and Steve Pink (who later directed both Hot Tub Time Machine films). DeVincentis and Pink both have cameo appearance in the film, and would later team up again with Cusack to write High Fidelity (2000). The film also spawned a "spiritual sequel", War, Inc. (2008) in which Cusack again plays a professional assassin.

N.B. The film's title is a pastiche of the real-life Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe, and the 1967 Lee Marvin film Point Blank.

The following weapons were used in the film Grosse Pointe Blank:


Glock 17

The pistol of choice for hitman Martin Blank (John Cusack) is a Glock 17. Martin also dual-wields his Glock 17s, most notably during the convenience store shootout and final gunfight. One of Martin's old high school classmates, security guard Terry Rostand (Steve Pink) shows his Glock off to Martin briefly to impress him. NSA agents Steven Lardner (Hank Azaria) and Kenneth McCullers (K. Todd Freeman) also use Glock 17s. (Actually they are Glock 19s with Glock 17 magazines in them. The space between the end of the grip and beginning of the 17 round Glock 17 magazine base plate is visible.)

Glock 17 - 9mm (2nd generation).
Martin bursts into a Miami hotel room during a hit.
Martin assures one of his victims that the hit is not personal.
Martin reloads one of his Glocks in the convenience store.
Martin waits for his attacker to show himself.
Martin brandishes his Glocks akimbo.
Terry shows Martin his own Glock.
One of Grocer's thugs (Bobby Bass) with a Glock.
Martin hides in a corner with his Glocks.
An extended magazine is seen in Martin's Glock.
Lardner and McCullers enter, firing Glocks... with their eyes closed.
One of Martin's Glocks locks back empty.

Glock 19

A bodyguard during the opening hit in the film carries a Glock 19.

Glock 19 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
A bodyguard with his Glock drawn.

Beretta 92

In the cover art above, Martin appears to be holding some variant of a Beretta 92 (or possibly a Taurus PT92) behind his back.

Colt Mustang

Blank's rival hitman Grocer (Dan Aykroyd) fires two Colt Mustangs akimbo during the final shootout. The advantage of using such small pistols is that it allows him to carry eight to ten at once, since he prefers to toss away his empties and draw fresh ones instead of reloading.

Colt Mustang .380 ACP
Grocer fires his Mustangs at Lardner and McCullers, gleefully forgetting that they are technically on his side.
Grocer takes cover, holding his fifth or sixth Mustang at the ready.

Desert Eagle

One of the guns inside Martin Blank's (John Cusack) weapons case is a Desert Eagle, which he briefly uses during the final shootout.

Desert Eagle - .50 AE
Martin opens his case to reveal a Desert Eagle among other weapons.
Martin fires the Desert Eagle at Grocer's men.

Ruger KP94

Debi Newberry (Minnie Driver) borrows a customized .40 S&W Ruger KP94 from Martin's gun case to defend herself and her father Bart (Mitchell Ryan) during the final shootout.

Ruger KP94DC - 9x19mm
Martin: "I know that what I do isn't, you know, moral per se--"
Debi: "Make this gun work."
Martin: "Sure."
Martin chambers a round for Debi, before handing the gun back to her.
Martin leaves Debi with the pistol.
Debi looks up in shock after firing at the door.

Smith & Wesson Model 629 Performance Center

Blank's rival hitman Grocer (Dan Aykroyd) fires two customized Smith & Wesson Model 629 Performance Center revolvers during the opening hit, while dressed as a doorman. Interestingly, Grocer fires approximately 27 rounds without reloading, obviously far more shots than both pistols can hold together.

Smith & Wesson Model 629 "Performance Center" with custom weighted barrel and scope rails .44 Magnum
Grocer pulls out his S&Ws.
Grocer fires his revolvers.
Grocer's hands as he empties his revolvers into a target.
Grocer finishes off his hit.


Unknown Sniper Rifle

Martin Blank (John Cusack) uses an unknown Sniper Rifle during his opening hit.

Martin takes aim at the cyclist through a window.
Martin tracks the cyclist across the wall from one window to the next.

Submachine Guns

Ingram MAC-10

Felix LaPoubelle (Benny "The Jet" Urquidez) fires two MAC-10 submachine guns akimbo at Martin during the convenience store shootout.

Ingram MAC 10 - .45 ACP

Felix fires his MAC-10s at Martin.


Martin's Gun Case

Martin opens his case.

The case appears to include, from left to right:

Also visible in the upper case is what is possibly a Walther PPK.

See also

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