Shining Through is a 1992 U.S. thriller film by David Seltzer, based on the novel of the same name by Susan Isaacs. 1940, young Linda Voss has Irish-German ancestry and is a passionate movie lover, especially when it comes to exciting spy and war films. Surprisingly, she gets a new job at an ominous New York company, with her new superiors seemingly taking a keen interest in her German past. After some time, Linda begins to question her new surroundings and she finds out that the company is just a cover and that she is now actually working for the secret service. She also begins a passionate love affair with her boss Ed Leland, which complicates the whole situation. When the U.S. officially declares war on Germany, Linda volunteers for a dangerous undercover mission behind enemy lines.
The following weapons were used in the film Shining Through:
Several German officers carry a Walther P38 in their holsters. At the end of the film, Ed Leland (Michael Douglas) uses a Walther P38 to kill a German officer and a German soldier when he runs towards the German border (he manages to fire 15 shots from his 8-shot Walther).
The MP40 is very briefly seen by some German soldiers, and is not as common in the film as the Mauser K98K.
Mauser Gewehr 1898M
Gewehr 98Ms are the most common German infantry weapon in the film. A German soldier uses a Mauser rifle to wound Leland in the knee and the shoulder at the end of the movie when he struggles to get to the Swiss-German border.
Some Karabiner 98k are also seen but switching between scenes to the longer G98M when the soldiers can be seen closer.
The straight-pull bolt action K31 Rifle is used by the Swiss border guards, notably at the end of the film when one justifiably shoots a German soldier with a K31 after he crosses over into Switzerland. This is actually an accurate weapon as the K31 was the standard-issue service rifle of the Swiss military at the time.