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The Avengers (1998)

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The Avengers
Avengers98 poster.jpg
Cinema poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik
Release Date 1998
Language English
Studio Warner Bros.
Jerry Weintraub Productions
Distributor Warner Bros.
Main Cast
Character Actor
John Steed Ralph Fiennes
Emma Peel Uma Thurman
Sir August de Wynter Sean Connery
Invisible Jones Patrick Macnee
Mother Jim Broadbent
Father Fiona Shaw
Bailey Eddie Izzard
Alice Eileen Atkins

The Avengers is a 1998 feature film adaptation of the 1960's British spy series of the same name. The film was directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik (Tall Tale) and Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman take on the roles of John Steed and Mrs. Emma Peel, respectively, with Sean Connery co-starring as the villain Sir August de Wynter. Patrick Macnee, the original John Steed, "appears" in the film, playing an invisible character, but Diana Rigg, the original Emma Peel, turned down a cameo. The original cut of the film clocked in at 115 minutes, but the studio chopped it down to only 87 minutes after a disastrous test screening. The final cut was a disorganized mess, incoherent and full of plot holes, and the premiere was moved from June of 1998 to August, with no previews for critics. Although the film is largely forgotten today, it did force Disney to release the 2012 film The Avengers as Marvel Avengers Assemble in the UK market. (Although both films did feature a hot redhead beating people up in a black leather catsuit.)

The following weapons were used in the film The Avengers (1998):



Single Action Army

Clone Emma Peel (Uma Thurman) is armed with a pair of nickel-plated Single Action Army revolvers.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel, custom engraved with ivory - .32-20 Winchester
Clone Emma fires one of her SAAs.
The other SAA on her hip.

Smith & Wesson Model 19

Alice (Eileen Atkins) confronts Sir August de Wynter (Sean Connery) armed with a Smith & Wesson Model 19.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Combat Magnum - .357 Magnum
Alice sticks her S&W 19 in Sir August's face.
Alice searches Sir August's mansion just before Bailey (Eddie Izzard) ambushes her.

Beretta 21A Bobcat (Stainless)

"Mother" (Jim Broadbent) draws a stainless Beretta 21A Bobcat.

Beretta 21A Bobcat Stainless - .25 ACP
"Mother" with his Bobcat.

Submachine Guns


In some shots, John Steed's (Ralph Fiennes) fake minigun (see below) turns into an Uzi. Henchmen Bailey (Eddie Izzard) and Donavan (Shaun Ryder) are also armed with Uzis.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
Ralph Fiennes' stuntman, who doesn't really look like Ralph Fiennes, fires an unmodified Uzi from the back of Emma's Jaguar.
This time, it's actually Ralph Fiennes, but the Uzi has some fake barrels attached to look like the fake minigun.
Bailey and Donavan run from their crashed Mini.
Donavan with his Uzi.

M1928 Thompson

Alice (Eileen Atkins) uses an M1928 Thompson in one scene.

M1928 "Tommy Gun" or "Chicago typewriter" with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
Alice opens up with her Thompson as Steed and Peel take cover.
It should be noted that Eileen Atkins did not flinch or close her eyes at all when firing full auto.


Fake minigun

John Steed takes a mocked up minigun from a crashed mechanical bee.

Steed fires the fake minigun.
Steed fires the fake minigun at a bee on the roof.
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Despite having a pair of SAAs, Clone Emma starts out using a speargun.

Avengers98 spear 01.jpg

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