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Half Past Dead

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Half Past Dead
Cinema poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Don Michael Paul
Release Date 2002
Language English
Studio Franchise Pictures
Distributor Screen Gems
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sasha Petrosevitch Steven Seagal
49er One / Donald Robert Johnson Morris Chestnut
Nicolas 'Nick' Frazier Ja Rule
49er Six Nia Peeples
Warden El Fuego Tony Plana
Twitch Kurupt
Little Joe Michael Taliferro
Special Agent Ellen Williams Claudia Christian
Lester McKenna Bruce Weitz

The following weapons were used in the film Half Past Dead:


Stainless M1911

At the beginning of the film, Sasha Petrosevitch (Steven Seagal) is briefly seen wielding a stainless or nickel-plated 1911-type pistol of unknown make/model, as per the norm in Seagal's movies. It is never seen clearly enough to properly identify. It looks a little like a Kimber Stainless Target II, but this is probably not the right model.

Kimber Stainless Target II with target sights - .45 ACP
Sasha's 1911 sits on his bed stand.
Sasha wielding his 1911 in the opening scene.

Vektor SP1

The Vektor SP1, a South African service pistol that is little-known in the U.S., is the sidearm of choice for most of the 49er terrorists. Sasha Petrosevitch (Steven Seagal) takes one of these pistols from a 49er and uses it for a good part of the film. He also uses a pair of SP1s akimbo during the final shootout, firing them from the crashed helicopter. Nick Frazier (Ja Rule) also uses a Vektor SP1 in several scenes.

Vektor SP1 - 9x19mm
An extremely clear shot of a Vektor SP1 in Sasha's hand just before 49er Six kicks it away. The quality of the screenshot is relatively poor (given the resolution of the DVD), but it's just possible to see "SP1" on the slide above the trigger guard.
Nick holds a Vektor SP1 on 49er Six.
One of the Judge's bodyguards grabs a 49er's Vektor and holds it on him.
Nick loads up a pair of Vektor SP1s in the armory.
Sasha points his Vektor at 49er One after a misfire.

Heckler & Koch VP70

49er One (Morris Chestnut) carries a Heckler & Koch VP70 as his sidearm throughout the movie.

Heckler & Koch VP70 - 9x19mm
49er One holds his H&K VP70 on Lester McKenna.
49er One draws his VP70 on Sasha.

Beretta 92FS Inox

FBI Agent Williams (Claudia Christian) carries a Beretta 92FS Inox as her sidearm. She uses a pair of these pistols akimbo in the opening shootout at the chop shop.

Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm
Agent Williams dual-wielding a pair of Beretta 92FS Inox in the chop shoot shootout.
Williams fires her Beretta Inox in the climax.

Beretta 92FS

The prison guards, some of the mercenaries, and most of the FBI Agents carry the standard blued Beretta 92FS as sidearms. Nick Frazier (Ja Rule) uses a pair of these pistols in the chop shop shootout. Due to a continuity error, 49er Six (Nia Peeples) goes from using a pair of Vektor SP1s to using Beretta 92Fs in the final shootout.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
One of the 49ers cocks his Beretta 92FS before the group starts their assault.
A convict dual-wielding Beretta 92FS in the climax.
49er Six carrying a pair of Beretta 92FS (which were Vektor SP1s earlier).
El Fuego holds one of 49er Six's Berettas on her.

Taurus PT92

Several Taurus PT92s are also seen in the movie as stand-ins for the Beretta 92F (due to continuity errors, these pistols sometimes replace the Berettas in between cuts, even when being wielded by the same character).

Taurus PT92 9mm
49er One points a Taurus PT92 at Judge McPherson.
Sasha checks the load in a Taurus PT92 in the Alcatraz armory.
Nick rakes the slide on another Taurus PT92.
One of the 49ers points a Taurus PT92 at Twitch.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

The Heckler & Koch MP5A3 is one of the most commonly-seen weapons in the movie. It is used by the 49ers terrorist group during their assault on Alcatraz, and by many of the FBI agents. The MP5A3s are a mix of models with SEF and Navy-style lower receivers; most also have laser sights.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with "slimline" forearm - 9x19mm
An FBI agent with an H&K MP5A3 in the opening scene.
49er Six (Nia Peeples) fires her MP5A3 at Sasha while it's wedged into a door...
...and he kicks up the muzzle, spinning the gun around so that the barrel is pointed at her.
The MP5A3 lying on the floor. This one is a rubber prop (the gash on the bottom of the magazine is probably where Seagal kicked it).
49er Six (Nia Peeples) holds her MP5A3 on Sasha.
49er One (Morris Chestnut) with his MP5A3.
Another of the 49ers with his MP5A3.
49er One with his MP5 over his shoulder.

IMI Micro Uzi

Twitch (Kurupt) grabs a Micro Uzi from the Alcatraz armory and uses it in the final shootout. There is a continuity error regarding this weapon; in some shots, his Micro Uzi is a mil-spec model with the side-folding stock, while in other shots, it is a converted civilian Uzi Pistol with no folding stock. Some of Nick's thugs are also seen using Micro Uzis in the chop shop shootout.

Micro Uzi with 32-round magazine 9x19mm
Twitch points his Micro Uzi at the 49ers.
Twitch fires his Micro Uzi.
Twitch shouts to Little Joe. Notice that his Micro Uzi is suddenly missing its folding stock, which it clearly had earlier.
Another shot of Twitch with his Micro Uzi.
Twitch sets the Micro Uzi done after one of the 49ers catches him off-guard.

IMI Mini Uzi

In the opening shootout at the chop shop, at least one of Nick's thugs fires at the FBI with a Mini Uzi.

IMI Mini-Uzi - 9x19mm.
A thug fires a Mini Uzi in the chop shop.


Heckler & Koch G36

When the convicts are taking weapons from the armory, several Heckler & Koch G36 assault rifles fitted with bipod handguards can be seen sitting atop several of the weapons lockers.

Heckler & Koch G36 with a bipod handguard and Beta C-Mag drum magazine, visually identical to the canceled MG36 - 5.56x45mm NATO
The convicts enter the armory; the G36s are visible on top of the lockers.
Another view of the armory, with a G36 visible.

Heckler & Koch G36K

Several of the FBI Agents can be seen using Heckler & Koch G36K carbine assault rifles. When the Alcatraz prisoners break into the armory, they also acquire and use several G36Ks.

Heckler & Koch G36K - 5.56x45mm.
An FBI agent fires an H&K G36K in the chop shop shootout. Note that the extra magazine clipped to the right side of the gun is clearly empty!
A convict cocks a G36K in the Alcatraz armory.
One of the convicts aims his G36K in the final standoff.
The convict with the G36K fires at the 49ers.

M16A1 (with M16A2 handguards)

An M16A1 with M16A2 hand guards is used by an FBI Agent in the shootout at the chop shop early in the movie.

M16A1 with A2 hand guards - 5.56x45mm
An FBI agent fires an M16A1 with A2 hand guards in the opening scene. The weapon is not shown clearly, but the A1-style sight is just visible.


A rack of M16A2 rifles can be seen in the armory at Alcatraz when the prisoners are arming up to take on the 49ers.

M16A2 5.56x45mm
M16A2s in a storage locker in the armory.


Mossberg 590

Mossberg 590 shotguns with heat shields are used by many of the Alcatraz prison guards.

Mossberg 590 with heat shield and bead sight - 12-gauge
The guard in the background has a Mossberg 590.
A guard with a Mossberg 590 comes around a corner.

Machine Guns


When the convicts grab weapons from the Alcatraz armory to fight the 49ers, Little Joe (Michael Taliferro) grabs an FN MAG general-purpose machine gun with no heat shield (the U.S. military equivalent being designated M240G). Of course, in real life, it would be absurd for a prison to keep GPMGs in its armory.

FN MAG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Little Joe takes an FN MAG from the armory.
He hefts the FN MAG.
Little Joe wielding the FN MAG in the climax.
Little Joe firing the FN MAG crazily in the final shootout. Another convict with an H&K G36K is visible in the background.


An MG42 light machine gun is used as a remote-controlled turret gun on the crashed helicopter. Nick Frazier (Ja Rule) uses it to shoot down two RPGs fired from less than 50 feet below (in yet another example of this movie's absurdity).

MG42 with sling and bipod collapsed - 7.92mm Mauser
The barrel of the MG42 protrudes from the nose turret of the helicopter.

Browning M1919A4

A Browning M1919A4 is also visible in the Alcatraz armory atop one of the weapons lockers.

Browning M1919A4 .30-06 on M2 tripod
The Browning M1919 is visible on top of the locker at right.


Custom RPG launcher (modified M72 LAW?)

The 49ers bring several rocket launchers with them, which appear to be M72 LAWs fitted with fake RPG-7-style warheads, but this is not certain. In one scene, Twitch (Kurupt) fires one of these launchers at a door, and the movie grossly exaggerates the recoil of the launcher (and Twitch's small stature) by throwing him back several meters into a glass window.

M72 LAW 66mm
Twitch tries out the rocket launcher...
...which he points in a very bad direction (for Nick).
Sasha teaches him how to sight with the launcher.
He prepares to fire.

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