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The Peacemaker

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This page centers around the 1997 thriller. For similarily named pages, such as the 2022 TV show, visit Peacemaker (Disambiguation)

The Peacemaker
Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Mimi Leder
Release Date September 26, 1997
Language English
Studio Dreamworks
Distributor Dreamworks
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lt. Colonel Devoe George Clooney
Dr. Kelly Nicole Kidman
Dušan Gavrić Marcel Iures
General Aleksandr Kodoroff Aleksandr Baluev
Mark Appleton Holt McCallany
Captain Santiago Carlos Gomez
German backpacker Sebastian Roché
Lieutenant Beach Michael Patrick Boatman
F.B.I. HRT sniper Terry Serpico
NYPD officer Jay Acovone

The Peacemaker is a 1997 thriller starring George Clooney as a US Army Special Forces colonel and Nicole Kidman as a nuclear weapons expert who work together to locate a trainload of nuclear warheads that have gone missing following a nuclear detonation in Russia. The Peacemaker was the first feature film directed by Mimi Leder (Deep Impact) and the first feature to be released by Dreamworks Entertainment.

The following weapons were used in the film The Peacemaker:


Beretta 92FS

The Beretta 92FS is the sidearm of Lt. Colonel Tom Devoe (George Clooney), USAF pilots, NYC police officers, and several other characters.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
"Now, I'm only gonna shoot you if I have to, and if I have to, I'm gonna feel really bad about it."
Devoe holds the Beretta on Dietrich Schuhmacher.
Lt. Colonel Tom Devoe (George Clooney) attaches a suppressor to his Beretta as he threatens the accountant for the computer.
After firing his Beretta, Devoe gets yanked back into the cargo truck by Gen. Kodorof.
The USAF helicopter pilot (Thom Mathews) holds the Beretta.
Devoe and federal agents draw their Berettas.
Devoe holds his Beretta 92 on Gravich, showing a good two-handed grip.

Astra A-100

FBI agents are seen drawing Astra A-100 pistols during a confrontation at JFK airport. The Astra A-100 was most likely chosen due to its similarity to the SIG-Sauer P228, the actual FBI-issued sidearm.

Astra A-100 (.40 S&W version shown here)
FBI agents draw their Astra pistols on the far left and right.
The pistol is seen on the left.

CZ 75B

The CZ 75B is seen being used by several characters throughout the movie including Stevo (Slavko Juraga) and Dusan Gavrich (Marcel Iures).

CZ 75B - 9x19mm
Closeup of the suppressed CZ-75B aimed by Stevo (Slavko Juraga).
"Pre-B" CZ 75 - 9x19mm
Kodoroff (Aleksandr Baluev) chambers his pistol. Note the rounded trigger guard and stepped slide identifying it as a "Pre-B" Series CZ-75.
The hammer is not ring style like that of a CZ-75B either.
Dusan Gavrich (Marcel Iures) with the pistol.
Dusan Gavrich (Marcel Iures) puts the pistol to his head after being confronted by Devoe.

Glock 17

The Glock 17 is seen being used by a member of the security team chasing Devoe in Austria. Several law enforcement officers in New York are also seen armed with the Glock.

Glock 17 2nd Generation - 9x19mm
The Glock 17 is seen being used by a member of the security team chasing Devoe in Austria.

SIG-Sauer P228

The SIG-Sauer P228 is carried by various law enforcement officers in the film.

SIG-Sauer P228 - 9x19mm
An NYPD officer (Jay Acovone) draws his SIG on Dusan Gavrich (Marcel Iures).

Steyr GB

General Aleksandr Kodoroff (Aleksandr Baluev) uses a Steyr GB pistol after hijacking the nukes. When stopped at a checkpoint, Kodoroff pulls his GB and gives a very clear view of it from the side.

Steyr GB - 9x19mm
General Aleksandr Kodoroff (Aleksandr Baluev) uses a Steyr GB pistol after hijacking the nukes.
When stopped at a checkpoint, Kodoroff pulls his GB and gives a very clear view of it from the side.


Zastava M70AB2

M70AB2 rifles are seen in the hands of Russian soldiers as well as some of the terrorists.

Zastava M70AB2 - 7.62x39mm
The rifle is on the far right slung over the Russian VDV soldier's back. Is assumed that is a stand-in for the AKMS
Two terrorists have their rifles at the ready as they wait for the border guards to leave.

CAR-15 (with M203 Grenade Launcher)

The early (and outdated) Colt CAR-15 assault rifles (some mounted with M203 launcher attached) are the primary rifles used by the Special Ops Force soldiers that accompany Col. Devoe (George Clooney).

Colt Model 653 with M203 grenade launcher - 5.56x45mm/40x46mm
The soldier next to Devoe (George Clooney) holds a CAR-15.
The guys disembark the helicopter, one with a CAR-15 and an M203.


An FBI agent is briefly seen in the elevator is armed with a Colt CAR-15 that's fitted with a Laser Products (now SureFire) 9P flashlight.

Civilian Commercial CAR-15 - 5.56x45mm
The FBI agents reveal a 9mm Colt, a CAR-15, and a Ithaca M37 in the elevator. The CAR-15 in this shot appears to have a SureFire flashlight mounted on it.


Several New York National Guard troops show up to aid in the finding of the bomb, carrying the older M16A1s. This is a correct prop for the National Guard Troops given the time this movie was made. M16A1s were being issued to National Guard Infantry units as late as 2002. There are probably some Guard units that still have them today.

M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
National Guard troops disembark their cargo truck, M16A1s in hand.
PMM16A1 2.jpg


After Devoe gets 8 of the nukes, an SOF soldier is seen slinging his M16A2.

M16A2 - 5.56x45mm
An SOF soldier on the right slings his M16A2. (Also a pretty good shot of an MP5A3 too).


A Special Forces sniper is armed with the M24 sniper rifle. The weapon also has a custom camo paintjob (albeit fading) and a fluted barrel.

M24 SWS with Harris bipod - 7.62x51mm NATO
The SOF sniper provides cover with the M24 rifle. The rifle's paintjob and fluted barrel is seen here.
Ten points for holding the rifle correctly, ten more points for being in the Army's sitting position.
The Sniper sits with his M24 at-the-ready.

Remington 700PSS

FBI snipers utilize the Remington 700PSS sniper rifles to try to take down the terrorist before he gets to the UN.

Remington Model 700PSS with Harris bipod - 7.62x51mm NATO
FBI snipers move into position, Remington 700PSS rifles in-tow.
A sniper surveys his area.
The FBI sniper (Terry Serpico) gives Devoe a situation report.

Sa vz. 58

The Russian soldiers at the beginning of the film use Sa vz. 58 assault rifles, which are incorrect as they should be using the standard weapon AK-74M. Polish IFOR soldiers who raid the home of Gravich are also incorrectly armed with the rifle instead of the more correct kbk. AKMS.

Sa vz. 58 - 7.62x39mm
The barrels of said rifles are visible over the officer's shoulder.
Polish IFOR soldiers who raid the home of Gravich are also armed with the rifle. Notice the wz.93 Pantera camoflauge.


Two Russian border soldiers are shot down, SKS Carbine rifles in hand.

Simonov SKS Type 45 - 7.62x39mm

Machine Guns


M60D machine guns are seen door-mounted on Devoe's USAF helicopter.

M60D - 7.62x51mm NATO
The USAF door gunner mans the M60D as Devoe screams as he rappels down to the cargo truck.


Ithaca 37

The full-sized Ithaca 37 shotgun is seen being held by a FBI agent when the team goes to the terrorist’s hotel room.

Ithaca 37 - 12 gauge
The last of the 'elevator trio' is an Ithaca Model 37 on the right.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

The Heckler & Koch MP5A3 fitted with weapon lights and laser sights is primarily seen in the hands of the US Special Forces, notably Santiago (Carlos Gomez).

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 - 9x19mm with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight and safe-semi-two round burst trigger group
Special Ops Soldier Santiago (Carlos Gomez) is armed with a MP5A3 fitted with a weaponlight and laser sight.
Santiago with an MP5A3.

Heckler & Koch MP5A5

The Heckler & Koch MP5A5 fitted with weapon lights and lasers, a Special Forces favorite at the time, is seen being used by rogue Russian Spetsnaz.

Heckler & Koch MP5A5 - 9x19mm with Surefire dedicated forend weaponlight.
A Spetsnaz soldier readies his MP5A5.
A Spetsnaz stands with his MP5A5 (note the four position trigger group) slung over his back.

Colt Model RO635 9mm SMG

The Colt Model RO635 9mm SMG equipped with Surefire 9P Weaponlight is seen in the hands of a FBI agent, which is correct for him to be carrying.

Colt 9mm SMG aka (Colt Model R0635) - 9x19mm
An FBI agent reveals a Colt Model RO635 9mm SMG (short barrel) in the elevator scene.


Schermuly Multi-Purpose Gun

A Schermuly Multi-Purpose Gun with the stock removed is seen being used by Kodroff's driver (Dejan Acimovic). He uses it twice, once to blow up a Russian Border Patrol, the again to shoot at Devoe’s chopper, but he shoots the floor of his truck, which blows up, killing him.

Schermuly Multi-Purpose Gun - 37mm
Kodoroff's driver (Dejan Acimovic) aims the launcher.

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