Rapid Fire is a 1992 martial arts action film starring Brandon Lee, Powers Boothe, Nick Mancuso, and Tzi Ma, directed by Dwight H. Little (Marked for Death, Murder At 1600). This was Brandon Lee's first film as fight choreographer, and his second to last starring role. Brandon Lee was reportedly in talks for a sequel right before his tragic death on the set of The Crow.
Trivia: When Brandon Lee was in Sweden doing promotion for Rapid Fire, he filmed a cameo as a favor to director Richard Holm. This cameo, in the Swedish film Sex, lögner & videovåld (Sex, Lies and Video Violence), released six years after his death, would be his final screen credit.
The following weapons were used in the film Rapid Fire:
Smith & Wesson 39
Jake Lo (Brandon Lee) takes away a henchman's Smith & Wesson 39 and uses it briefly in the shootout at Chang's.
Smith & Wesson Model 39-2 with plain hammer - 9x19mm
A henchman with the S&W 39 as Jake dives under the table.
Jake provides covering fire as Rosalyn escapes...
...before running out of ammo.
Agents Daniels (Quentin O'Brien) and Anderson (Jeff McCarthy) use suppressed Taurus PT99AFS pistols to try to kill Jake Lo. Jake later takes Anderson's. It is clear that these are PT99s and not PT92s because they have adjustable rear sights.
Taurus PT99AFS (nickel) - 9x19mm
Suppressors are screwed in; note adjustable rear sight, which distinguishes the PT99 from the PT92. It's clear in this shot that the suppressor is being INTO the barrel, not ONTO the barrel.(Apparently Anderson and Daniels were okay with performing a mob hit with their service weapons.)
Anderson's PT99AFS on the floor.
Daniels with his PT99AFS.
Jake Lo (Brandon Lee
) takes Withers hostage while holding a PT99AFS.
Now that he's with cops, Daniels has removed the suppressor. Maybe he can explain to them why the bullets in Agent Klein came from his service weapon.
Smith & Wesson 659
In two separate continuity errors, the Taurus PT92AFS's turns into Smith & Wesson 659.
Smith & Wesson 659 - 9x19mm. This is the Screen used Hero Gun held and fired by "Mister Pink" Steve Buscemi in the film Reservoir Dogs
Daniels' PT92AFS is now a S&W 659. This might have to do with the fact that Jake is able to kick the pistol out of Daniels' hands and onto the bed.
Jake fled the scene with Anderson's PT92AFS, but now it is a S&W 659. The Beretta 92F in his left hand he drew from the henchman's holster.
Jake Lo (Brandon Lee
) fires the S&W 659 and the 92F at a henchman. (Lee does a good job of not flinching while firing the pistols).
Smith & Wesson Model 36
Detective Karla Withers (Kate Hodge) draws a Smith & Wesson Model 36 when she encounters Jake for the first time.
Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Withers draws her S&W 36 when Jake runs up to her with Anderson's PT92AFS.
Withers aims her S&W 36 at Jake.
Beretta 92F pistols are seen at various times.
Beretta 92F - 9x19mm. The cosmetic differences are very slight and hard to see between this gun and the newer 92FS. Most of the changes are the inner workings of the gun.
A uniformed officer (Cedric Young
) aims his Beretta 92F at Jake. (Notice that his shoulder patch says "Metro Police" and not "Chicago Police.")
A Beretta 92F in Jake's left hand. He had just grabbed it from a henchman's holster.
Tau (Tzi Ma
) draws his Beretta 92F on Ryan.
Tau contemplates killing Ryan and Withers with his Beretta 92F.
Tau aims his Beretta 92F at Withers.
Lt. Mace Ryan (Powers Boothe
) dispatches Tau's henchman at extremely close range.
Det. Karla Withers (Kate Hodge
) fires the Beretta 92F at one of Tau's henchmen.
Lieutenant Mace Ryan (Powers Boothe) carries a nickel-plated SIG-Sauer P226 as his service weapon.
A nickel SIG-Sauer P226 pistol chambered in 9x19mm. This is another real movie gun and has been adapted to fire full flash motion picture blanks.
Ryan fulfills the fantasy of many frustrated bowlers by just shooting the last remaining pin for the spare.
A henchman reaches for a M1911A1 during the restaurant firefight.
World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
a henchman tries to reach for his M1911A1 before his is shot.
Chang's henchmen carry Cobray M11/9 submachine guns in underarm slings.
SWD M11/9 SMG with folding stock - 9x19mm
Chang henchman, played by veteran stuntman (Kenny Endoso
) open fire on Serrano's henchmen.
Chang's henchman fires his Cobray M11/9 at Serrano.
A close up of the Cobray M11/9 in action.
Heckler & Koch SP89
Serrano's henchmen carry Heckler & Koch SP89s converted to full auto. Some have MP5K foregrips.
Heckler & Koch SP89 Pistol with factory 15-round magazine - 9x19mm
A "faux" Heckler & Koch MP5K - this is an original SP89 pistol converted to full auto fire by a Class III armorer. Giveaways are the lack of a paddle magazine release. This version was also used in movies between 1989 and the late 1990s when factory original MP5Ks were not available - 9x19mm.
Another one of Serrano's henchmen with an SP89. This one has an MP5K foregrip.
Antonio Serrano (Nick Mancuso) uses a two-tone Micro Uzi for part of the film. (It appears to be the same customized Micro Uzi from Total Recall and Predator 2.) Jake later takes it away from him.
IMI Micro Uzi with 32 round magazine - 9x19mm
Serrano cocks the Micro Uzi. It appears to have some sort of flash suppressor attached.
Serrano fires his Micro Uzi.
Serrano aims his Micro Uzi at Jake.
A henchman (Carl Ciarfalio) is armed with an M1928 Thompson submachine gun.
M1928 "Tommy Gun" or "Chicago typewriter" with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP, made famous through countless classic gangster movies.
How long has the mob been using that restaurant?
A close up of the M1928 Thompson's barrel.
Like a good action movie henchman, this one goes down firing.
Heckler & Koch MP5
A Heckler & Koch MP5 is briefly seen in the restaurant weapons stash. It is impossible to determine the variant with the information available.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with "tropical" (wide) forearm and stock extended - 9x19mm
Heckler & Koch MP5K
Real Heckler & Koch MP5Ks are briefly seen, but with an SP89 forends.
Heckler & Koch MP5K - version with SEF Plastic Trigger Pack - 9x19mm. This is a very well worn Motion picture weapon
A henchman (Cole S. McKay
) fires and Ryan and Jake. The SEF receiver is seen here.
The paddle magazine release is visible here.
Lieutenant Ryan (Powers Boothe) uses a Franchi LAW-12 shotgun.
Franchi LAW-12 - 12 gauge
Ryan fires his shotgun at the car.
Mossberg 500 Cruiser Mariner
Serrano uses a Mossberg 500 Cruiser Mariner to shoot Chang (Michael Paul Chan).
Mossberg 500 Cruiser with extended magazine tube - 12 Gauge
Serrano loads his Mossberg 500 Cruiser.
Serrano holds his Mossberg 500 Cruiser.
Serrano takes cover. The tube cap of the Mossberg 500 Cruiser is clearly seen here.
Mossberg 500 Bullpup
Henchmen are seen with Mossberg 500 Bullpup shotguns.
Mossberg 500 Bullpup with 18.5" Barrel - 12 Gauge
A henchman with his Mossberg 500 Bullpup. The shotguns in this film do not appear to have the forward pistol grips.
A henchman fires his Mossberg 500 Bullpup at Ryan.
A henchman holds his Mossberg 500 Bullpup after being shot by Jake.
SWD/Cobray Street Sweeper
A henchman is seen with an SWD/Cobray Street Sweeper shotgun.
SWD/Cobray Street Sweeper with short barrel and top folding stock - 12 Gauge. Visible is the Cobray logo on the side, no visible drum advance lever like on the Striker and the recognizable 'key' in the front of the drum for winding up the rotary cylinder.
Henchmen try to roust Jake from his hiding place.
The henchman firing his Street Sweeper.
Various Remington 870s of various type are seen throughout the film.
Remington 870 with sawed off barrel and stock - 12 gauge
Remington 870 Police Magnum customized with extended magazine tube - 12 Gauge
Remington 870 Police Magnum Riot Shotgun - 12 Gauge
A detective with a sawn-off Remington 870.
A henchman with a full sized 870, with extended magazine.
Another henchman aims at Jake.
Jake Lo (Brandon Lee
) fires back. This one has the regular four round magazine.
Jake holds the shotgun after firing it.
Sawn-off Double Barrel Shotgun
A henchman is briefly seen with a sawn-off double barreled shotgun during the restaurant firefight.
Remington Spartan Sawed Off shotgun - 12 gauge
A henchman holds a sawn-off double barrel shotgun.
Tau's guards are seen with M16A1 rifles.
M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm. What distinguishes it from the original M16 was the addition of a raised rib around the magazine release button, changing of the forward Receiver pins, and the addition of the forward assist button on the upper receiver.
One of Tau's guards holds his M16A1.
Another one of Tau's guards holds a M16A1.
Norinco Type 56
Tau's guards are seen with Norinco Type 56 rifles as well. PLA troops are seen with them during Jake's Tiananmen Square flashback.
Norinco Type 56, early model with milled receiver - 7.62x39mm
One of Tau's guards holds his Norinco Type 56 rifle.
Detective Farris (François Chau) is armed with an M16A2 during the restaurant firefight.
Colt Government Model HBAR, the A2 version of the AR-15 Civilian Rifle - 5.56x45mm (note the lack of a third position for burst mode for the selector switch)
A detective (Linda Perlin) is armed with an original slab-sided M16 with A2 handguards during the restaurant firefight.
M16 aka SP1 (flat "slab side receiver") with A2 style handguards used to impersonate the M16A2 - 5.56x45mm
FN FAL 50.00
Lieutenant Mace Ryan (Powers Boothe) uses an FN FAL 50.00 rifle during the restaurant firefight.
FN FAL 50.00 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Ryan firing at the mobsters. Note the folded carrying handle.
Ryan takes cover while holding his FN FAL.
Not sure if this is the most convenient way to aim. His right arm is out too far, known as chicken wing.
Lowered hand clearly reveals FN FAL 50.00 7.62x51mm NATO.
Steyr SSG 69
A police sniper (D.J. Howard) is armed with a Steyr SSG 69 rifle.
Steyr SSG 69 PI with 10-round magazine - 7.62x51mm NATO
The police sniper aims his Steyr SSG 69 rifle.
Detectives fire tear gas into the restaurant with DefTech 1315 launchers.
A detective (Linda Perlin
) fires her DefTech 1315. Notice that the M16 over her shoulder has a different flash suppressor than the one she's shown firing later. (See above)
Another detective with a DefTech 1315. Notice that in addition to the launcher, he has a sawn-off Remington 870 (see above) and an M16. Assuming he's also packing a sidearm, that's FOUR weapons.
The detective fires the DefTech 1315.
A close up of the DefTech 1315's barrel.
Serrano's henchmen break out a pair of mounted Browning AN/M2 machine guns.
Browning AN/M2 .30-06 Flexible Gun
The blank rounds in the belt are obvious in this shot.
Serrano's henchmen fires the Browning AN/M2.
Serrano's henchmen aims the Browning AN/M2 at Lt. Mace Ryan.
Faux T-72's are seen during Jake's Tiananmen Square flashback. These are likely the same mockups used in the films Red Dawn (1984) and Rambo III.
Faux T-72's are seen during Jake's Tiananmen Square flashback.