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Have a Nice Night (Passez une bonne nuit)

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Have a Nice Night (Passez une bonne nuit)
Passez une bonne nuit Poster.jpg
Original French Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc
Release Date 1990
Language French
Studio Candice Productions
Main Cast
Character Actor
Tom Lepski Michael Brandon
Barbara Jenkins Marisa Berenson
Inspector Marcel Ottavioni Guy Marchand
Inspector Jacobi Stéphane Bonnet
Bradley Marc de Jonge
Anaide Sophie Renoir

Have a Nice Night (original title Passez une bonne nuit) is a 1990 French crime movie directed by Jeannot Szwarc and loosely based on the novel "Have a Nice Night" by James Hadley Chase. It is the second in a series of French screen adaptations of the works of J.H. Chase, preceded by Try This One for Size (1989), and followed by Want to Stay Alive and Believed Violent (both 1990). The series is united by the person of the insurance investigator Tom Lepski (Michael Brandon) (in the original novels Tom Lepski is a police detective in Paradise City, Florida). In Have a Nice Night Lepski provides the security of famous actress Barbara Jenkins and of her priceless emerald when Barbara stays in a hotel on French Riviera.

The following weapons were used in the film Have a Nice Night (Passez une bonne nuit):


Röhm RG 79

Anaide (Sophie Renoir) uses a 5-shot snub nose nickel plated revolver with pearl grips. It appears to be a blank-firing Röhm RG 79 revolver, a late version with shrouded ejector rod and flat top of the frame.

Röhm RG 79, late version - 9 mm P.A. Knall. The early version of this gas-firing revolver had an exposed ejector rod.
The revolver is seen when Anaide and Daniel (Martin Provost) break in Barbara's apartments.
The grips of the revolver are seen.
Anaide's revolver is seen at the right.
Anaide, Lepski and Barbara grapple for the revolver in the climactic scene.
Anaide pulls the trigger.

Colt Python

Inspector Jacobi (Stéphane Bonnet) carries a revolver that appears to be a Colt Python (or maybe a blank-firing Bruni Magnum).

Colt Python with 4" Barrel and factory wood grips - .357 Magnum
Jacobi holds his revolver. The vent rib can be seen.

Arminius HW-1

In one scene a police officer holds a revolver that appears to be a blank-firing Arminius HW-1.

Arminius HW-1 starter revolver
The revolver is seen in center.

Manurhin MR-73

Police officers carry revolvers in holsters. Due to typical position of the logo on the grip, these revolvers can be identified as Manurhin MR-73s.

Manurhin MR-73 Gendarmerie with 3 inch barrel
A police officer at the left carries a revolver in holster.

Beretta 92FS

Daniel (Martin Provost), one of Cleaners, carries a nickel plated Beretta 92FS pistol (not a Beretta 92FS Inox that didn't exist in 1989 when the movie was filmed).

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Daniel aims his pistol on the shooting range on the base of Cleaners.
A side view of Daniel's pistol.
The pistol is seen when Anaide (Sophie Renoir) and Daniel break in Barbara's apartments.
Daniel holds Lepski at gunpoint.

Submachine Guns


MP40s are seen in hands of Cleaners and police.

MP40 - 9x19mm
A bald Cleaner takes two MP40s from the trunk of the car.
A blond Cleaner holds an Armi-Jager AP-15 and an MP40.
A gendarme at the left holds an MP40.
Two gendarmed with MP40s stand next to Inspector Ottavioni (Guy Marchand).


MAT-49 SMGs are also seen in hands of Cleaners and police.

MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
A MAT-49 with folded magazine is seen among the arms, hold by Cleaners.
A gendarme carries a MAT-49.
Two gendarmes with MAT-49s search a car.

Rifles and Assault Rifles

Armi-Jager AP-15

A compact Armi-Jager AP-15 is seen in hands of several Cleaners, including Daniel (Martin Provost). These are also seen in La Femme Nikita, filmed in France in the same year.

Compact Armi-Jager AP-15 - .22 LR
A blond Cleaner holds an AP-15. Note the protrusion at the bottom of the dummy magazine.
A blond Cleaner with an AP-15 is seen at the left.
The lack of the buttstock is seen.
A view from the muzzle.
Daniel holds an AP-15 in the climactic scene.


During the hostage crisis one of the police snipers is armed with a rifle that appears to be a MAS-49/56.

MAS-49/56 - 7.5x54mm French
A police sniper is seen at the right. Note the position of the front sight in the middle of the barrel.

Unidentified sniper rifles

During the hostage crisis several police snipers are seen with various rifles.

Two police snipers are seen in center.

Other Weapons

Mk 2 Hand Grenade

Anaide (Sophie Renoir) uses a Mk 2 hand grenade during the kidnapping.

Mk 2 "Pineapple" World War II-made High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Anaide carries a grenade on her belt.
A close view of the grenade.

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