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The Seven-Ups

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The Seven-Ups
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Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpgUnited States
Directed by Philip D'Antoni
Release Date 1973
Studio 20th Century Fox
Distributor 20th Century Fox
Main Cast
Character Actor
Buddy Roy Scheider
Vito Lucia Tony Lo Bianco
Moon Richard Lynch
Bo Bill Hickman
Barilli Victor Arnold

The Seven-Ups is a 1973 Crime-Drama starring Roy Scheider as the head of a unique unit of the NYPD called the Seven-Ups (Named so because all the criminals they catch get seven years or more in prison). The film is notable as being the only film directed by Philip D'Antoni, producer of Bullitt and The French Connection. Because Scheider played a detective named Buddy in this film as well, many have confused this film as a continuation of The French Connection, which it is not.

The following weapons were used in the film The Seven-Ups:


Smith & Wesson Model 36

Buddy Manucci's (Roy Scheider) main weapon in the film is a 5 shot Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver. In one scene, he unrealistically fires 8 shots from it. The grips appear to be the Herret Shooting Stars model. Herret was a semi-custom grip maker out of Twin Falls, Idaho for many decades and very popular with knowledgeable shooters.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Buddy holding his revolver, while Barilli (Victor Arnold) frisks a garage worker.
Buddy aims his revolver at Max Kalish (Larry Haines).
Another view of the scene.
Buddy holding the Model 36 after firing 8 shots at Moon (Richard Lynch).

Smith & Wesson Model 36 (Nickel)

Another Seven-Up, Barilli (Victor Arnold) keeps a nickel version of the Smith & Wesson Model 36.

Smith and Wesson Model 36 Nickel - .38 Special.
Barilli & Manucci hold their Model 36s while investigating the garage.

Smith & Wesson Model 27

Moon (Richard Lynch), a kidnapper, carries a snub nosed Smith & Wesson Model 27, using it to fatally shoot Carmine Cotello (Lou Polan).

Smith & Wesson Model 27-2 - .357 Magnum
Moon uses an (unloaded) Smith & Wesson to threaten Kalish.
Moon shoots Carmine Cotello.
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Although the other Seven-Ups use Smith & Wesson Model 36s, Mingo (Jerry Leon) uses a M1911A1 as his sidearm.

Colt 1911A1 - .45 ACP
Mingo's 1911A1 just visible as he and Manucci sneak into Max Kalish's house.

FN Model 1922

A kidnapper is briefly seen inspecting an FN Model 1922 outside Kalish's house.

FN Model 1910 - .32 ACP
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Smith & Wesson Escort

Ansell's (Ken Kercheval) sidearm is a nickel plated Smith & Wesson Escort with wood grips.

Smith & Wesson Escort - .22
Close up of Ansell's Escort.

Colt Detective Special

At the end of the movie during a climactic shootout Buddy's (Roy Scheider) Smith & Wesson Model 36 becomes a Colt Detective Special momentarily then changes back.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen - .38 Special
Buddy (Roy Scheider) advances with a Colt Detective Special. Note the exposed ejector rod.
Buddy (Roy Scheider) is once again equipped with his Smith & Wesson Model 36.


Double Barreled Shotgun (Sawn-Off)

The kidnapper Bo (Bill Hickman), best remembered for being the stunt driver in Bullitt and The French Connection, keeps a Sawn off Double Barreled Shotgun, which he most memorably uses to murder Ansell (Ken Kercheval), a seven-up.

This is the screen used Zabala short barreled shotgun used by Denzel Washington in the film Man on Fire.
Bo draws his shotgun from his coat.
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Bo shoots Ansell.

Double Barreled "Coach" Shotgun

In addition to his Model 36, Barilli (Victor Arnold) keeps a Double Barreled "Coach" Shotgun.

Stoeger/IGA Coach imported side by side shotgun - 12 Gauge
Close up of the shotgun.
Barilli (Victor Arnold) moves out with his shotgun.

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