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Ripley's Game

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Ripley's Game
Ripleys Game Poster.jpg
Theatrical Poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Flag of the United States.jpg USA
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Directed by Liliana Cavani
Release Date 2002
Language English
Studio Mr. Mudd
Main Cast
Character Actor
Tom Ripley John Malkovich
Jonathan Trevanny Dougray Scott
Reeves Ray Winstone
Sarah Trevanny Lena Headey
Luisa Harari Chiara Caselli

Ripley's Game is a 2002 Italian-American-British crime thriller directed by Liliana Cavani and based on the 1974 novel by Patricia Highsmith about the adventures of the con artist and murderer Tom Ripley. The movie stars John Malkovich, Dougray Scott and Ray Winstone.

The movie is the second screen adaptation of the original novel after The American Friend (1977) starring Dennis Hopper and Bruno Ganz.

The following weapons were used in the film Ripley's Game:


Smith & Wesson Model 64 or Model 65

One of the four gangsters (Sönke Korries) is armed with a stainless steel (not bright enough for nickel finish) revolver. This is a Smith & Wesson style model with unshrouded extractor rod and heavy barrel with ramp front sight. Possible versions are Smith & Wesson Model 64 or Model 65 with 3" barrel.

For comparison: Smith & Wesson Model 64 with 3" heavy barrel - .38 Special
For comparison: Smith & Wesson Model 65 with 3" barrel - .357 Magnum
A gangster holds his revolver during the raid on Reeves' house.
The gangster aims his revolver at Reeves' boyfriend.
Another view of the revolver in the same scene.
Same gangster holds his revolver during the final scene in Trevanny's house.
He aims at Jonathan Trevanny.
Another view of the same scene.
The frame of the revolver is Smith & Wesson style.

Unidentified revolver

During the final scene another gangster is armed with a blued snub nose revolver that is seen too briefly for proper identification.

The gangster's revolver is seen briefly and unclear.
The gangster fires.


Star Model 30P

Due to a continuity error, in the opening scene the pistol that Tom Ripley (John Malkovich) takes from Terry switches from a Bernardelli P-018 Compact (see below) to a Star Model 30P.

Star Model 30P Pistol - 9x19mm (Steel frame)
Ripley picks up the pistol. The grip is seen.
Another view of the pistol in Ripley's hands.
Ripley aims the acquired pistol at the art dealer.
Another view of the pistol.
One more view of the pistol.

Glock 26

Jonathan Trevanny (Dougray Scott) uses a subcompact Glock, most likely a Glock 26 for the first assassination. The pistol is fitted with an obviously fake sound suppressor that is screwed inside the barrel.

Glock 26 (3rd Generation) - 9x19mm
Jonathan holds the Glock and the suppressor, handed to him by Reeves.
Jonathan attaches the suppressor.
Another view of the same scene.
Jonathan holds the pistol when he prepares for the assassination in Berlin zoological museum.
Jonathan fires at crime boss Belinsky (Wilfried Zander).

Bernardelli P-018

During the encounter on the villa, Jonathan is armed with a Bernardelli P-018 pistol.

Bernardelli P-018 - 9x19mm
Jonathan holds his pistol when he tries to ambush the gangsters.
Another view of the same scene.
The rear part of the pistol is seen when Jonathan holds his gun at Gregor's head.
Jonathan holds Gregor at gunpoint.
A close-up of Jonathan's pistol.

Bernardelli P-018 Compact

In the opening scene Terry (Uwe Mansshardt), the bodyguard of the art forgery dealer, carries a pistol that appears to be a Bernardelli P-018 Compact. When Ripley takes the pistol from Terry, it switches to a Star Model 30 (see above) due to a continuity error.

Bernardelli P-018 Compact - 9x19mm
Terry, who was knocked down by Ripley, grabs the pistol from under his jacket.
The pistol is seen from the right side.
The pistol can be seen from another side.


Gregor (Ronnie Paul), the leader of four gangsters, is armed with a nickel plated M1911A1 pistol fitted with a fake sound suppressor.

Satin Nickel M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Gregor aims his pistol at Reeves' boyfriend.
Another view of the pistol.
Gregor fires.
Gregor holds his pistol during the raid on Ripley's villa. In this scene the pistol is fitted with a different prop suppressor.
Gregor makes his way down the dark corridor.

Due to a continuity error, Gregor's pistol temporary switches from M1911A1 to a different M1911-style gun when he approaches to Ripley's villa. This pistol is also nickel plated (or stainless steel) but it has adjustable sights.

For reference: Colt Gold Cup Trophy - .45 ACP. Used here as an example of M1911-style pistol with similar finish and ajustable sights.
The adjustable front sight is seen.
A general view of the pistol. The adjustable rear sight is seen.

Beretta Cougar

One more gangster (René Lay) is armed with a Beretta Cougar, also with a fake suppressor.

Beretta 8000 Cougar F - 9x19mm
The gangster approaches to Ripley's villa.
Another view of the pistol.
The gangster holds Jonathan at gunpoint.

Star Model SI

During the second assassination, Jonathan Trevanny (Dougray Scott) is armed with a suppressed M1911-style pistol. This gun appears to be a Star Model SI .32ACP pistol based on it's smaller size, grip angle and rounded trigger guard.

Jonathan holds the pistol in the train from Berlin to Dusseldorf.
Another view of the pistol.
Jonathan prepares to break into WC with the pistol in hand.
Jonathan fires at crime boss Guleghin's bodyguard.
The pistol in action. The external extractor is seen.

Star Model BM

During the encounter on the villa, Jonathan's pistol switches from a Bernardelli P-018 pistol to another, what appears to be a Star Model BM 9mm pistol.

Jonathan's pistol is seen.


Over and Under Shotgun

When Ripley prepares to repel gangsters' attack on his villa, he is briefly seen with an Over and Under Shotgun in hands. He doesn't use this gun in action.

Ripley holds the shotgun.
Another view of the shotgun.

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