Resident Evil is the 2002 feature film adaptation of the Capcom video game series. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Death Race), the film stars Milla Jovovich as Alice, a young woman who wakes up with no knowledge of who she is and soon along with fellow survivors must find a way to escape a underground biofacility that is infested with zombies. The film would launch the Resident Evil film series.
The following weapons were used in the film Resident Evil:
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Springfield Armory Mil-Spec M1911A1
Rain Ocampo (Michelle Rodriguez) uses a Springfield Armory Mil-Spec M1911A1 with Pachmayr grips and an accessory rail as her sidearm. This weapon is also shared between the characters, specifically Alice (Milla Jovovich), when all of their other weapons run out of ammunition. Matt (Eric Mabius) can also be seen trying to draw a Springfield Armory M1911A1 on the commandos in the beginning of the movie before it is taken away from him. One (Colin Salmon) has a stainless M1911-type weapon holstered, possibly another Springfield.
Springfield Mil-Spec 1911A1 - .45 ACP
This picture shows how the strange accessory rail is simply combined to the sides of the frame. In the late 90s the first universal integrated rails on guns began to appear (for example on third-generation Glocks
). The addition of the rail could have been made to give modernity to the old 1911 design. Interestingly a stainless steel variant was chosen, a marked contrast to the dark style of the movie. Coincidentally, shortly after the film's release, many companies began offering tactical reissues of M1911A1 pistols, often with rails.
Another Screen Used M1911A1.
Rain holds her M1911A1 on Matt while another commando holds a Walther P99
Rain with her M1911A1 drawn.
Rain Ocampo (Michelle Rodriguez
) drops her M1911A1 after being bitten by zombie in the utility tunnels. Note the Pachmayr grips.
Alice with Rain's M1911A1.
Alice eyes Rain's M1911A1 on a lab bench.
Spencer holds the M1911A1 on Alice. Continuity errors are seen here when they make it clear they're using a different gun between shots, notice how the M1911A1 lacks the accessory rail in some shots, but has it again in others.
Spencer fires the M1911A1. The Springfield armory symbol is clearly visible.
Spencer (James Purefoy
) holds the M1911A1 on Alice before leaving to get back on the train.
Alice holds the M1911A1. This is a good shot of the accessory rail. Note also this is showing yet another continuity error with a different gun; This particular pistol has the SA logo on a different location on the slide compared with the one in the previous closeup.
Alice fires the M1911A1 into the licker's head on the train.
Alice with the Springfield.
Beretta 92FS Inox
Alice (Milla Jovovich) uses a Beretta 92FS Inox taken off the dead security guard to defend herself against zombified dogs.
Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm
Alice grabs a dead security guard's Beretta Inox.
Closeup of the Inox cycling a 9mm blank round.
Alice discards the empty Beretta Inox and kills the final dog with a swift kick.
The female medic (Liz May Brice) in the commando team carries a Walther P99 best seen when the commandos storm the mansion in the beginning of the movie. One of the commandos, Warner, also carries one in his holster, as seen when the Red Queen scans each of the members and displays their weaponry.
Taurus Model 431
Chad Kaplan (Martin Crewes) uses a stainless Taurus Model 431 five shot .44 special revolver as his weapon.
Taurus Model 431 - .44 Special
Kaplan checks the load on his Taurus Model 431.
"Well that's lucky."
Kaplan looks at his remaining rounds, there is only one shot left. Based on the remaining unfired round he appears to have been using Jacketed Flat Points.
Kaplan about to discard his now empty revolver after using the final round.
Smith & Wesson 5906
J.D. Salinas (Pasquale Aleardi) carries a Smith & Wesson 5906 with factory adjustable target sights as his sidearm. He also uses this weapon to shoot a zombie two times in the knee caps and three shots to the chest before Rain unloads her MP5K and sends it flying unrealistically.
Smith & Wesson 5906, late model with adjustable sights - 9x19mm
Rifles / Carbines
Heckler & Koch G36K
J.D. Salinas (Pasquale Aleardi) carries a Heckler & Koch G36K as his primary weapon. One (Colin Salmon) also carries a Heckler & Koch G36K with an attached AG36 grenade launcher and SEF trigger pack. One holds his by the launcher's grip and never by the rifle's grip, and in fact shoulders it and aims it in that way. All of the folding stocks have been removed. One discards his when he is faced with the laser hallway, and it is left abandoned there when he is killed, and JD's is lost when he is swarmed by zombies in an hallway he opened.
Heckler & Koch G36K - 5.56x45mm
Closeup of J.D's H&K G36K.
The Red Queen computer scan shows what weapons the team is carrying. The computer mistakenly says One is carrying a MP5K, not a G36K.
Heckler & Koch MP5KA4
The rest of the commandos, most notably Rain Ocampo (Michelle Rodriguez) use Heckler & Koch MP5KA4s with two 30-round magazines clamped together and Walther scopes as their primary weapons. The Red Queen misidentifies the weapon as an H&K G36, and also states it has "dual clips" attached, which is terminologically incorrect.
Heckler & Koch MP5KA4 with 15-round magazine - 9x19mm
Alice finds two MP5Ks with a Walther scope locked in her drawer in the beginning of the film.
Different view of the above scene.
Closeup of Rain's H&K MP5K.
High Standard K-1200 Riot Deluxe Shotgun
Alice (Milla Jovovich) grabs a High Standard K-1200 Riot Deluxe Shotgun out of a police car in the abandoned streets at the end of the film.
High Standard Model K-1200 Riot Deluxe
Model FLITE KING Shotgun - 12 gauge. The Riot Deluxe Model came with an 18 1/8th inch barrel and rifle sights.
Closeup of the High Standard K-1200 Riot Deluxe before Alice grabs it out of the police car, "Riot" and "High Sta" can clearly be seen on the barrel
Alice is ready to take the streets of Raccoon City with her High Standard K-1200 Riot Deluxe Shotgun.
Heckler & Koch AG36 Grenade Launcher
One (Colin Salmon), like J.D. Salinas (Pasquale Aleardi) also carries a Heckler & Koch G36K, but his assault rifle has an AG36 grenade launcher mounted under the barrel of the weapon. Alice (Milla Jovovich) is seen holding the G36K by the AG36 grenade launcher's pistol grip in the US theatrical poster. One is frequently seen shouldering his G36 with his shooting hand on the grenade launcher's grip when in a firing stance, a very tactically unsound way of using the weapon and making the weapon appear like a bullpup to the untrained eye. What use a grenade launcher would be in the cramped quarters seen in the movie is debatable. This is one of the earliest appearances of the AG36 grenade launcher in a film.
H&K G36K (5.56x45mm) with AG36 grenade launcher (40mm)
One (Colin Salmon
) carries his H&K G36K and AG36 grenade launcher.
One (Colin Salmon
) with his H&K G36K and AG36 grenade launcher. Note his holstered 1911, likely the aforementioned Springfield Mil-Spec being reused.
One (Colin Salmon
) shouldering his G36 by the AG36's pistol grip, a very unusual way to hold this kind of weapon.