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Rookies Run Amok 2 (Le retour des bidasses en folie)
Rookies Run Amok 2 (original title Le retour des bidasses en folie, "The Return of the Mad Sadsacks") is a 1983 French comedy directed by Michel Vocoret and starring a popular French comedy group Les Charlots. In the opening scene three of the Charlots visit their fathers (played by the same actors) in the day when the veterans are awarded for their World War II service. The fathers tell their sons a story that happened to them in 1944, and soon it appears that the adventure has a continuation in more modern days...
Note: despite the title, this movie is unrelated to 1971 Les Charlots movie Les Bidasses en folie (English release titles Rookies Run Amok or Five Crazy Boys).
The following weapons were used in the film Rookies Run Amok 2 (Le retour des bidasses en folie):
Mle 1892 Revolver
Adjutant (Warrant Officer) Cossade (Franck-Olivier Bonnet) carries a sidearm in holster. The shape of the grip with the lanyard ring allows to identify the gun as Mle 1892 Revolver.
Luger P08 pistols are used by German officers. In one scene Alfred (Gérard Rinaldi), disguised as a German officer, holds a P08.
Many German soldiers are seen with MP40 SMGs.
Sten Mk II
Some French soldiers are armed with Sten Mk II SMGs.
Sten Mk III
French soldiers also use Sten Mk III SMGs.
Double Barreled Side by Side Shotguns
In the final scene veterans Alfred (Gérard Rinaldi) and Marcel (Gérard Filipelli) are seen with double barreled shotguns.
Double Barreled O/U Shotgun
In the same scene Emile (Jean Sarrus) carries an Over and Under Shotgun.
Most French soldiers, including Alfred (Gérard Rinaldi), Emile (Jean Sarrus) and Marcel (Gérard Filipelli), use MAS-36 rifles.
Mauser Gewehr 98M
In the scene when Alfred (Gérard Rinaldi), Emile (Jean Sarrus) and Marcel (Gérard Filipelli) return to their unit on a captured German tank, Mauser Gewehr 98M rifles are seen in hands of all three instead of their MAS-36s (later they use MAS-36s again). Gewehr 98M rifles are also used by German soldiers. These rifles have tangent-leaf sights rather than Lange sights so they appear to be of 1920s version.
In the opening scene veterans Alfred (Gérard Rinaldi), Emile (Jean Sarrus) and Marcel (Gérard Filipelli) have a good time, firing small caliber rifles in the shooting gallery on the village fair. FN Trombone seems to be a good guess.
In one scene an M24 Chaffee tank appears as a German tank. In addition to its main 76-mm gun it is armed with two machine guns, a front-mounted Browning M1919A4E1 and a top-mounted Browning M1919A4.
The abovementioned M24 Chaffee has a front-mounted Browning M1919A4E1 machine gun.
M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle
In the same scene a German officer fires a machine gun, mounted on the cupola of M8 Greyhound that appears as a German armoured car. It appears to be a M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle with removed bipod. Similar machine gun, this time on a bipod, is used by French soldiers in one scene. It, again without a bipod, also is visible in the middle of the rifles rack.
M24 Chaffee Light Tank
In one scene Alfred, Emile and Marcel encounter a German tank that appears to be an M24 Chaffee. The tank gun is fitted with a muzzle brake that makes the tank look similar to M41 Walker Bulldog but the chassis allows to tell for sure that it's an M24.
M8 Greyhound Armoured Car
In the abovementioned scene the tank is supported with an armoured car that appears to be an M8 Greyhound.