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Operation Corned Beef (L'opération Corned Beef)
Operation Corned Beef (L'opération Corned Beef) is a French 1991 action comedy directed by Jean-Marie Poiré. Capt. Boulier aka "Shark" (Jean Reno), a French intelligence (DGSE) officer, conducts an operation against Zargas, an illegal arms dealer from South America who is connected with some person in highest ranks of French officials. DGSE sets a covert listening device in a jewellery of Marie-Laurence Granianski, a secretary of a German consul Burger who is a contact to Zargas. When Marie-Laurence announces that she plans a vacation with her husband just in time of the negotiations of Burger and Zargas, the intelligence service tries to break these plans by provoking an adulter of Marie-Laurence's husband Jean-Jacques Granianski with beautiful Isabelle Fourreau who is a Lieutenant of DGSE and - to make things even more complicated - Boulier's bride (and Boulier is overjealous!).
The following weapons were used in the film Operation Corned Beef (L'opération Corned Beef):
Charter Arms Off Duty
In the opening scene in Colombia Capt. Philippe Boulier (Jean Reno) is armed with a snub nose revolver that appears to be a Charter Arms Off Duty or other in the Charter Arms .38/.357 series.
Smith & Wesson Model 19
During most of the story Capt. Philippe Boulier (Jean Reno) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 19 with 3" barrel and Smith & Wesson ergonomic rosewood grips.
Lt. Isabelle Fourreau's (Isabelle Renauld) personal handgun is a stainless steel Manurhin MR-88 revolver.
Smith & Wesson Model 27
Aspirant (NCO) Monique Garcia (Mireille Rufel) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 27 with 8" barrel, fitted with a sniper scope. The revolver is identified as .357 Model 27 rather than .44 Model 29 due to the large gap between the frame and the front of the cylinder. Similar revolver, except for the sniper scope, is used by one of Zargas' henchmen during the car chase.
What appears to be a Colt Python is seen in hands of Zargas' bodyguard in the climactic scene.
Various unidentified revolvers are briefly seen in several scenes.
Smith & Wesson 59
In the opening scene one of Zargas' henchmen uses a nickel plated Smith & Wesson 59 pistol to kill a bystander. It is a 1st Gen pistol as the slide stop pin is in front of the double stack frame step. Possibly the same movie prop is seen in the final scene in hands of a DGSE operative.
What appears to be a Walther P5 is seen in hands of a counterintellegence service (DGSI) operative in one scene.
M1911-style pistols are seen in hands of Zargas' henchmen in the opening scene in Bogota, Colombia.
When Zargas appears in Paris, his bodyguards are mostly armed with Micro Uzi SMGs.
In the climactic scene one of Zargas' bodyguards carries a Mini Uzi.
M3 / M3A1 "Grease Gun"
What appears to be a M3 / M3A1 "Grease Gun", fitted with some muzzle device (possibly M9 flash hider), is seen in hands of Zargas' henchman in the opening scene.
In the opening scene several of Zargas' henchmen are armed with Intratec TEC-9 machine pistols of both standard and Mini versions.
Guards inside the Élysée Palace carry MAT-49 SMGs.
A pair of Mossberg 500 shotguns are seen in Boulier's apartments in Paris.
A pump action shotgun with long barrel is briefly seen in Boulier's base in Colombia. It resembles Winchester Model 1200 or maybe its smaller caliber cousin Model 120 but as it is seen only partially, it's hard to say for sure.
Rifles and Assault Rifles
Some French gendarmes on Paris streets carry MAS-36 rifles.
MAS-49/56 rifles are seen in hands of honor guards at the gates of Élysée Palace in Paris.
In the climactic scene some gendarmes are armed with Ruger Mini-14 rifles.
M16A1 assault rifles are seen in hands of Zargas' henchmen in the opening scene that takes place in Bogota, Colombia.
Guards in a secret bunker of French government are armed with FAMAS F1 assault rifles.
Heckler & Koch HK69A1
One of Zargas' henchmen uses a Heckler & Koch HK69A1 grenade launcher to fire from a helicoper at Boulier's car.