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Makarov is a 1993 Russian thriller directed by Vladimir Khotinenko (The Priest) and starring Sergey Makovetskiy as Aleksandr Makarov, a talented poet who illegally purchases a Makarov pistol. Soon, the poet finds out that the pistol has a strange power over his mind and behavior.
The following weapons were used in the film Makarov:
A Makarov PM pistol is a major plot device of the movie that sets the events into motion. It is seen in the hands of Aleksandr Makarov (Sergey Makovetskiy) and some other characters.
Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
An illegal gun dealer (Leonid Okunev) holds the pistol.
Makarov aims the pistol at a street hoodlum.
The pistol on Makarov's table.
Makarov assembles the pistol after cleaning it.
In the scene where Aleksandr Makarov (Sergey Makovetskiy) visits a militsia (police) shooting range, a Stechkin APS is used to fire at targets.
Stechkin APS - 9x18mm Makarov
Mikhail Yevgrafovich (Viktor Smirnov
), the chief of the local militsia
, shows an APS to Makarov. Note the trigger discipline.
The pistol is seen cycling when Makarov fires it in full-auto mode. He wisely decides to use a two-handed grip for the full-auto firing mode.
In one scene, Savely Funtov (Sergei Parshin) shows a snub nose revolver to Aleksandr Makarov. Funtov calls it as "a gun that can blow a head into pieces", but in reality the revolver appears to be a gas-firing Reck Agent. Such guns are often seen in Russian movies filmed in the 1990s.
Funtov draws the revolver.
The 5-shot cylinder can be seen.
AKS-74U assault rifles are seen in the hands of OMON (SWAT) officers during the arrest of a criminal.
An OMON officer holds his AKS-74U.
Another officer with an AKS-74U.