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Taxi is a 1998 French action-comedy written and produced by Luc Besson and directed by Gérard Pirès. In Marseille, skilled scooter-driving pizza delivery boy Daniel finally has his dreams come true and gets a taxi license. Caught by the police for a huge speed infraction, he will help Emilien, a loser inspector who can't drive, on the track of German bank robbers. The film would spawn three sequels, a 2004 American feature film remake starring Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon, as well as a 2014 NBC television series adaptation Taxi Brooklyn.
The following weapons were used in the film Taxi (1998):
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Emilien (Frédéric Diefenthal), along with other policemen, carries a SIG-Sauer P228 as his main weapon. However, it is only seen fired once, and dual wielded, at Kruger's garage.
Emilien fires his P228 at Kruger's men. He will later draw another and fire them dual wielded.
Petra (Emma Sjöberg) keeps a silver SIG-Sauer P230 as her main weapon. She only fires it during the first heist gunfight, then the pistol stays in her shoulder holster for the rest of the movie.
SIG-Sauer P230 - Stainless Steel finish - .380 ACP (9mm kurz). Built between 1977-1996.
Petra takes cover with the P230.
Heckler & Koch P7M13
The "boss" (Richard Sammel) of the German gang uses a silenced Heckler & Koch P7M13 to commit heists. It is never seen fired.
Heckler & Koch P7M13 - 9x19mm
The way he holds the pistol is pretty unsafe, having nearly 2 fingers on the trigger.
Alain (Edouard Montoute) uses a Beretta 84FS during the first heist gunfight. However, it is seen very briefly.
Alain (Edouard Montoute) carries a silver Beretta 92F after the S.D.L.M. bank heist. A policeman is seen firing one during the gunfight after the first heist. However, these pistols could also be PAMAS G1, being in service in the late '90s in the French police.
A CRS policeman fires his Beretta. A SIG-Sauer P230 is seen in the background.
Two of the Minister's bodyguards and one of the G.I.G.N members are seen using French Manurhin F1 revolvers during the first heist gunfight.
Manurhin MR-F1 with three inch barrel - .357 Magnum
In this picture, the hammer was just going to hit the primer.
G.I.G.N member with his F1.
Commissaire Gibert (Bernard Farcy) carries a Jericho 941 as his main weapon. However, it is only seen in one scene, during the first heist gunfight.
Commissaire Gibert with his Jericho 941.
CZ 75 Compact
During the first heist gunfight, one of the Minister's bodyguard is seen firing a CZ 75 Compact.
CZ 75 Compact (w/ accessory rail) - .40SW
A Minister's bodyguard firing his CZ 75 Compact.
Some of the French Police officers are seen using Mossberg 500 shotguns. Some of them are fitted with wood or synthetic furniture.
Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 Gauge. Note the wood furniture.
Mossberg 500 "Persuader" with standard five-shot magazine tube - 12 Gauge.
Mossberg 500 Cruiser - 12 Gauge.
Note the Mossberg 590 Compact Cruiser in the background (second policeman)
A policeman fires his Mossberg 500.
Mossberg 590 Combat Cruiser
A policeman uses a Mossberg 590 Combat Cruiser during the first heist gunfight.
Mossberg 590 Combat Cruiser - 12 Gauge.
Mossberg 590 Compact Cruiser used by the second policeman in the background.
Several Remington 870 shotguns are seen on a weaponry.
Remington 870 Police Magnum Riot Shotgun - 12 Gauge.
A French officer distributes Remington 870 shotguns when preparing for the assault.
Heckler & Koch MP5K
Kruger (Grégory Knop) and his men are seen using Heckler & Koch MP5 "Kurz" submachine guns (fitted with SEF trigger groups) when Emilien (Frédéric Diefenthal) shows his police badge.
Heckler & Koch MP5K - version with SEF Plastic Trigger Pack - 9x19mm.
Kruger loads a mag in his MP5K. Note the SEF trigger pack.
Kruger fires his MP5K from the hip.
During the first heist gunfight, when the backup troops are called, a CRS policeman is seen holding a Beretta M12 submachine gun.
CRS policeman with his M12.
Two of the German bank robbers carry FN P90 submachine guns.
Fabrique Nationale P90 - 5.7x28mm
A P90 laying against a safe deposit box.
IMI Galil ARM
A IMI Galil ARM is used to shoot an emetor into the trunk of the robber's Mercedes. It has the bipod and the flash hider removed for an unknown reason. However, the rifle is never completely seen.
IMI Galil ARM with wood handguard - 5.56x45mm
Note the removed bipod and removed flash hider.
SIG SG 551
SIG SG 551 rifles are used by multiple policemen, along with a Minister's bodyguard.
"- No coffee, no toilets, no cigarettes... - and no babes !
Note the 30 rounds magazine.
Civilian dressed policeman with his SIG SG 551.
CRS policeman with his SIG SG 551 at the ready.
Two SIG SG 551 rifles in the middle.
SIG SG 540
A SIG SG 540 is seen in an armory.
SIG SG 540 with bipod - 5.56x45mm
The SIG SG 540 on the right.
SIG SG 543
Several SIG SG 543 are seen used by the policemen.
SIG SG 543 with folding stock - 5.56x45mm
CRS policeman with his SIG SG 543.
SIG SG 543 rifles on the left.
FN Minimi Paratrooper
One of the bank robber carries a FN Minimi Paratrooper machine gun. It is seen fired only one time.
FN Minimi Para with 100-round camo cloth ammo bag - 5.56x45mm.
Emilien watches a TV show where a man shoots an emetor into a car. This gave him the idea for the Galil.
Remington Model 700 (1970s Production) - .308 Winchester
The protagonist loads the custom cartridge into the Remington 700.