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Redemption (2002)

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Redemption 2002 Poster.jpg
Theatrial Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Art Camacho
Release Date 2002
Main Cast
Character Actor
John Sato Collins Don "The Dragon" Wilson
Tony Leggio Chris Penn
Tom 'Snake' Sasso Richard Norton
Erin Murphy Cynthia Rothrock
Joey Lam Eddie Mui
Tara Carrie Stevens
Capt. Grill James Russo

Redemption is a direct to video 2002 action movie directed by Art Camacho. LAPD Detective John Sato Collins (Don "The Dragon" Wilson) is ignominiously dismissed from service after an operation under his command fails, and the members of his team blame him for this. Being in desperate need in money, Collins gets a job from a mob boss Tony Leggio (Chris Penn) who is in feud with Asian gang, lead by ruthless Joey Lam (Eddie Mui).

The following weapons were used in the film Redemption (2002):


Smith & Wesson Model 49

Tara (Carrie Stevens) owns a Smith & Wesson Model 49 revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 49 - .38 Special
The revolver in the drawer.
Tara holds her Smith & Wesson Model 49 revolver.

Taurus Model 689

In the final scene one of Lam's thugs holds a stainless steel Taurus Model 689 with 6" barrel.

Stainless Steel Taurus Model 689 - .357 Magnum.


Beretta 92FS

Beretta 92FS pistols are most widely seen handguns. They are used by the members of special unit, police officers and detectives, including Chief Phillips (Randy Brooks), and criminals, including Joey Lam (Eddie Mui), his thugs, and Tony Leggio's lieutenant Nick (Richard Beattie).

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Erin Murphy (Cynthia Rothrock) and John Collins (Don "The Dragon" Wilson) hold Beretta pistols in the opening scene.
A pair of Lam's thugs threaten Tony Leggio.
Joey Lam holds his pistol in the scene in Tony's office.
Lam threatens a hostage woman in the final scene.
Lam holds Collins at gunpoint.
Numerous uniformed and plainclothed police officers and detectives aims their pistols in the final scene.
A detective aims his pistol.
Collins dual-wields his own Taurus PT92 and a Beretta 92FS, taken from a thug.

Taurus PT92

A Taurus PT92 is used by John Collins (Don "The Dragon" Wilson) in the final scene.

Taurus PT92AF - 9x19mm
The pistol on the table.
Collins dual-wields his own Taurus PT92 and a Beretta 92FS, taken from a thug.
Collins fires his Taurus.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5SD

In the final scene one of Lam's thugs is armed with a Heckler & Koch MP5SD.

Heckler & Koch MP5SD2 - 9x19mm
The barrel of MP5SD is seen over Lam's shoulder.
A thug with MP5SD is seen at the background. The SMG has a solid buttstock.

Heckler & Koch MP5K

During the night shootout in port one of Lam's thugs is armed with a Heckler & Koch MP5K.

Heckler & Koch MP5K - version with SEF Plastic Trigger Pack - 9x19mm
A man with MP5K is seen at the background.

Heckler & Koch MP5K-PDW

Tom Sasso (Richard Norton) and several other officers are armed with Heckler & Koch MP5K-PDWs in the final scene. Due to continuity error Tom's MP5K switches to M16A2 later in the same scene.

MP5K with the PDW-style folding stock attached, commonly used in films to emulate the PDW - 9x19mm



A SPAS-12 is used by one of Lam's thugs in several scenes.

Franchi SPAS-12 with stock folded and butt-hook removed - 12 gauge
A thug fires his SPAS-12 during the night shootout.
The SPAS-12 is seen at the right.
The man with SPAS-12 in the final scene.

Sniper Rifles

Unidentified rifle

A sniper rifle is used by a sniper during the night shootout in port. It is possibly some version of M14, fitted with a pistol grip.

For comparison: Springfield Armory M1A - 7.62x51mm (.308 Winchester)
The sniper is seen at the left.
The sniper at the left.

Assault Rifles


Both members of special unit and Lam's thugs use M16A2 assault rifles.

Colt M16A2 Rifle - 5.56x45mm
One of Collins' men holds an M16 during the night shootout.
A thug aims his M16.
Tom Sasso (Richard Norton) is seen in the scope of enemy weapon. He holds an M16 instead of previously seen Heckler & Koch MP5K-PDW.

M16 Carbine

M16 carbines with fixed stock are also seen in hands of both members of special unit and Lam's thugs. AR-15A2 Sporter Lightweight looks similar to screen guns.

Colt Model R6530 "AR-15A2 Sporter Lightweight" - 5.56x45mm
One of Collins' men holds an M16 carbine during the night shootout.
One of Collins' men hits a criminal with the buttstock of his M16 during the night shootout.
An M16 carbine is briefly seen in hands of a thug in the final scene.

M16 Compact Carbine

In several scenes members of the special unit, including John Collins (Don "The Dragon" Wilson), carry M16 carbines with A1-receivers and the barrels cut down to about 10". Some of them retain carrying handle while others are fitted with sighting devices.

Colt Carbine with A1-style receiver, 10" barrel and 20-round magazine - 5.56x45mm
"The Brick" (Sam J. Jones) holds a compact M16 in the opening scene. It is fitted with some sighting device.
The barrel of "The Brick"'s gun is seen.
Tom Sasso (Richard Norton) holds a compact M16 during the night shootout.
John Collins (Don "The Dragon" Wilson) holds a compact M16 in the same scene.
A compact M16 with sighting device is seen in the final scene.
An officer fires his compact M16.
Another officer with a compact M16.
A good view of the barrel.

Other Weapons

Rocket Launcher 1

In the final scene one of Lam's thugs carries a rocket launcher. It bears some resemblance with M136 AT4.

M136 AT4 Anti-Tank recoilless launcher - 84mm
The thug carries the launcher.
The thug aims.
The thug is shot and drops his weapon.

Rocket Launcher 2

When the abovementioned character appears from the building, he holds a different launcher that has a Panzerschreck-style blast shield. When the thug fires, the weapon switches to the first model.


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