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The Man from Acapulco (Le Magnifique)

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Le Magnifique
Le magnifique.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Philippe de Broca
Release Date 1973
Language French
Studio Les Films Ariane
Rizzoli Film
Distributor Cine III
Main Cast
Character Actor
Bob Saint-Clair / François Merlin Jean-Paul Belmondo
Tatiana / Christine Jacqueline Bisset
Colonel Karpof / Charron Vittorio Caprioli
Colonel Collins Hans Meyer
General Pontaubert Raymond Gérôme
The electrician Jean Lefebvre
The plumber André Weber

The Man from Acapulco (Original title: Le Magnifique, "The Magnificent") is a 1973 French-Italian action espionage comedy film directed by Philippe de Broca. Bob Saint-Clair is the most sophisticated agent in the world- and the creation of an author, writer of trash novels Françoise Merlin. He always dreamed of writing a good book, but has just finished another novel about the adventures of the invincible agent. Unlike Bob, however, he is faced with everyday worries and a lack of money, despite the fact that his novels are devoured by millions of readers. François often casts people who bother him as enemies Saint-Clair deals with in his novels- like his miserly publisher Charron, who refuses to pay deposits, although François makes him a lot of money, as Saint-Clair's archenemy Colonel Karpof. The character of Tatiana has her basis in Francois' charming neighbor, Christine, a student of sociology. One day, she borrows some of François' books in order to write a study on the reasons for the popularity of such literature. François interpret this as Christine's interest in him. François embarks on a journey of self-discovery and tries to free himself from his fantasy world and the constrains of his life. Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo in the dual roles of writer François Merlin and agent Bob Saint-Clair, and Jacqueline Bisset as student of sociology Christine and agent Tatiana. In the role of greedy publisher Charron and Colonel Karpof is Vittorio Caprioli.

The following weapons were used in the film The Man from Acapulco (Le Magnifique):


Colt New Service

Bob Saint-Clair (Jean-Paul Belmondo) carries a Colt New Service revolver. Tatiana also (Jacqueline Bisset) used this gun.

Colt New Service M1917 - .45 ACP (in moon clips).
Bob Saint-Clair (Jean-Paul Belmondo) uses a suppressed revolver to down a sniper in a tree.
Tatiana (Jacqueline Bisset) is seen with this revolver during the shootout on a beach.
Bob Saint-Clair (Jean-Paul Belmondo) fires a Colt New Service at a frogman in a tree.

Mauser C96 "Red 9"

Various characters including Bob Saint-Clair (Jean-Paul Belmondo) are seen with a Mauser C96 "Red 9" pistol.

Mauser C96 "Red 9" - 9x19mm.
Bob Saint-Clair (Jean-Paul Belmondo) owns a special Mauser C96 "Red 9" pistol that can be used as a sniper rifle...
...and uses it to liquidate an assassin in the airport who is disguised as a bride.
One of Karpof's men who leads the prisoners into a Mexican pyramid is armed with a Mauser C96.

Luger P08

Inside the Mexican pyramid, the gun in the hand of Karpof's henchman turns into a Luger P08 pistol in a continuity error.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Karpof's bodyguard holds a Luger P08 in his hand.

M1911 pistol

Bob Saint-Clair (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and the Mexican army Major are seen with a M1911 pistol.

Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
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Unknown pistol

Agent Rodríguez and Bob Saint-Clair (Jean-Paul Belmondo) carry an unknown pistol.

Rodriguez in a phone booth fires the pistol at a shark.
Bob has this unknown pistol holstered among the arsenal he wears.
Close-up of the unknown gun.

Submachine guns

Madsen M50

Various characters, include Bob Saint-Clair (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and Tatiana (Jacqueline Bisset), use Madsen M50 submachine guns.

Madsen M50 - 9x19mm
Karpof's frogmen invade the beach equipped with Madsen M50s.
Tatiana and Bob mow down the frogmen together with their submachine guns.
Among the frogmen appears the electrician (Jean Lefebvre) with a machine gun in his hand.
Mexican soldiers are also armed with Madsen M50s.

Gevarm Type D4

Most of Karpof's men are armed with Gevarm Type D4 submachine guns.

Gevarm Type D4 SMG - 9x19mm Parabellum
Gevarm Type D4s are seen in the hands of all of Karpof's men in a Mexican pyramid.
Bob Saint-Clair (Jean-Paul Belmondo) picks up one of these submachine guns.
Of of Karpof's henchmen in the beach house puts his Gevarm Type D4 to Tatiana's neck.


Customized Enforcer M1 Carbine

The plumbers (left is Philippe de Broca, right André Weber) hold Customized Enforcer M1 Carbines.

Universal Enforcer M1 Carbine
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Unidentified Sniper Rifle

A sniper Bob takes out drops an unidentified scoped rifle while falling from his tree perch.



12 Gauge Double Barreled Sawed-Off Shotgun

Bob Saint-Clair (Jean-Paul Belmondo) uses a double barreled sawed-off shotgun.

Stoeger/IGA Coach imported side by side shotgun - 12 Gauge
Bob picks up a shotgun from one of Karpof's men and uses it to shoot a man above the staircase.
Then, he aims the shotgun at the man beside him.

High Standard FLITE KING shotgun

A High Standard FLITE KING shotgun is fired by the hero of another one of François Merlin's novels in his imagination.

High Standard FLITE KING K-1200 Riot Standard Model - 12 gauge
A trapper (Jean-Paul Belmondo) in Alaska fires his shotgun.


F-1 hand grednade

Bob Saint-Clair (Jean-Paul Belmondo) throws an F1 hand grenade at some thugs (the electrician on the beach, plumbers next to helicopter).

F1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade with Mle1935 fuse.
Bob primes a hand grenade.
The grenade turned out to be a dummy.

Mills Bomb

Karpof's men at the airport try to kill Bob Saint-Clair by using a Mills Bomb, he eliminates this threat with a tennis racket.

Mills Hand Grenade.
The first of the terrorists at the airport throws a grenade at Bob.
Another of Karpof's men responds to Bob's tennis serve with a golf club swing.

Fantasy Weapons

Crucifix Gun

The fake Greek Un-Orthodox priest (Michel Thomass) is equipped with a gun mounted in a crucifix.


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