PASKAL The Movie
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PASKAL The Movie is a 2018 Malaysian military film directed by Adrian Teh, produced by Asia Tropical Films, Golden Screen Cinemas, Multimedia Entertainment, Granatum Ventures, and Astro Shaw. Starring Hairul Azreen as Lieutenant Commander Arman Anuar, as he deals with trials and tribulations of being in one of the country's elite forces, the PASKAL (Pasukan Khas Laut). After a peacekeeping mission in Angola that results in one of his closest teammate dead and another dishonorably discharged, he is about to request for a transfer when he is needed one last time for a very dangerous mission - made worse by the return of a rival, and things soon turn personal. This movie also stars Tiger Chen Hu (John Wick 3, The Matrix Reloaded, Man of Tai Chi) as Chinese U.N Sgt Chen Han during mission in Angola.
Parts of the movie is inspired by the bravery and heroism of the Royal Malaysian Navy (TLDM) special ops, referencing the true story of PASKAL operatives during their duties as United Nations in Angola in 1998 and the success of recovering the seized MV Bunga Laurel's trade vessel in Gulf of Aden in 2011, dubbed Operation Dawn 8.
Filming cost RM10 million. Shooting was conducted at several locations within and outside the country, such as Lumut, Perak; Semporna, Sabah, and Istanbul, Turkey.
The following weapons were used in the film PASKAL The Movie:
The Glock 17 is the main sidearm of Lieutenant Arman Anuar and many other PASKAL operatives.
'Jeb' can be seen carrying a M1911A1 as his sidearm of choice after going rogue. He is seen taunting the PASKAL operatives with the pistol in his waistband during the market recon.
The Beretta 92FS is the sidearm of the UN personnel backing up Arman's group, from which Lieutenant 'Jeb' takes one during the shootout against Angolan militias.
A Ruger GP100 is seen in the hands of the Angolan food truck driver moments before his vehicle is ambushed by the Angolan militias. The poor driver didn't even manage to shoot back.
Heckler & Koch MP5-N
The Heckler & Koch MP5-N is used by PASKAL operatives as their primary weapon, fitted with the MP5's Knights Armament Company rail system, Aimpoint M68 Close Combat Optic, Oerlikon Contraves LLM01 Laser Light Module, and flash hider.
Heckler & Koch MP5A5
Along with the MP5-Ns, some the PASKAL team use the Heckler & Koch MP5A5 as their primary weapon. These MP5A5s are equipped with Aimpoint M68 CCO red dots, B&T flashlight handguards, and Vortex flash hiders. Some are also seen with QD suppressors and vertical grips attached.
Heckler & Koch MP7A1
The Heckler & Koch MP7A1 is Lt. Comm. Arman's signature weapon during the retaking of Bunga Laurel and the oil rig siege. It is always seen equipped with an Aimpoint Micro-T, Brügger & Thomet suppressor, and 40-round extended magazine.
An AK-47 without a stock used by a group of Angolan militiamen during Arman's UNIVEM mission.
During the film's opening raid, an AK-74 is used by a few Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden. The terrorist leader, Rudy (Amerul Affendi), is also seen with this rifle as his group captures the oil rig off the coast of Sulu, Sabah.
The Colt M4A1 is the standard assault rifle for the Malaysian Armed Forces, featured in the film as the weapon for PASKAL trainees during their selection course. Rudy's men are also seen using railed M4A1s without carry handles.
Heckler & Koch HK416
The standard service rifle for majority of PASKAL operatives is the Heckler & Koch HK416 carbine. The rifles are fitted with the Aimpoint M68 Collimated Combat Optic (CCO), Brügger & Thomet suppressor, Oerlikon Contraves LLM01 Laser Light Module, and M320 GLM. In the film's behind-the-scenes features, it is shown with a 14.5 inch barrel, Aimpoint M68 CCO, and Magpul MOE Carbine Stock.
Norinco Type 84S
Some Somali pirates during the Bunga Laurel hijacking carry Norinco Type 84S assualt rifles.
The terrorist leader, Rudy (Amerul Affendi), uses an unknown shotgun fitted with a pistol grip and no stock.
Accuracy International Arctic Warfare
Several PASKAL snipers are seen using Accuracy International Arctic Warfare sniper rifles fitted with Schmidt & Bender scopes and Harris bipods.
Cheyenne Tactical M-200 Intervention
The CheyTach M200 is used by Gagak to engage the Somalian pirate's mothership during the mission to reclaim the Bunga Laurel merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden, near the Arabian sea. It is possibly an airsoft replica.
A PASKAL drill instructor uses an FN Minimi during the obstacle course against the recruits.
During Rudy's escape, Yan and other PASKAL operators are seen using FN MAGs mounted on their RHIBs.
A different Royal Malaysian Navy combat boat features a mounted Vektor SS-77.
DM51 hand grenade
The DM51 hand grenade is used by the terrorists as a tripwire booby trap to prevent the PASKAL operators from rescuing the hostages.
One of Angolan militiamen during the flashback is seen using an RPG-7 in an attempt to take out the UN armored personal carrier reinforcement during the ambush.
Several weapons used for the film can be seen in the armory as well as a PASKAL weapons exhibition. Some are airsoft, and others are actual firearm.