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Gunfights and Films - Comedy Edition

Gunfights and Films - Comedy Edition

21 Jump Street is the 2012 feature film adaptation of the  television series of the same name. The film stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, with Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle and Ice Cube and unlike the original series, this was more of a comedy, and was the first live-action film directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Contrary to popular belief, the film is not a remake or a re imagining, but is rather a combination of homage and continuation of the original series, which allowed several members of the original cast to briefly reprise their roles from the original series. Tatum and Hill would return in the 2014 sequel 22 Jump Street.

To get a nice comedy premise set up in this buddy cop action film we start with the origin stories of our unlikely duo. In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko  was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs.

Morton Schmidt  and Greg Jenko  are former classmates who meet again at police academy. They end up becoming friends at the academy as they help with each others' weaknesses with Schmidt helping Jenko study and Jenko motivating Schmidt through physical activity. They graduate together as partners, but are assigned to park patrol. They catch a break when they spot a group of drug dealers and arrest their leader Domingo. However, the department is forced to release him as Jenko forgot to read the Miranda rights. The two are reassigned to a revived specialty division on 21 Jump Street.

They are introduced to Captain Dickson, who explains the division specializes in infiltrating high schools and that they were chosen because of their youthful and stereotypical appearances. Schmidt and Jenko are assigned to go back to their old high school to stop a new synthetic drug from spreading to other campuses by finding the supplier. They go undercover as brothers, living at Schmidt's parents' house, and experience being a millennial in high school in 2012. Jenko accidentally switches their identities and they get each others' classes. They learn the lead dealer of the drug is the popular Eric, but that  he is not the head supplier.

They go to the dealing room where Eric forces them to take the drug right there and not wait. They attempt to throw it up but are unsuccessful, and they undergo the phases of the drug while talking to their P.E. teacher, Mr. Walters, and also while running track and during band practice. The mistakes that happen at the track meet causes Eric to take a liking to Schmidt.

Schmidt manages to fit in with the popular kids and takes a romantic interest in Eric's friend Molly, while Jenko becomes friends with the nerds in his AP Chemistry class. Jenko discovers that his new friends secretly tap into other people's cell phones to listen into their conversations. Schmidt decides to throw a party at his house to gain Eric's complete trust and Jenko takes the opportunity to tap into Eric's phone. Despite Captain Dickson ordering them not to serve alcohol and drugs to minors, they nevertheless buy alcohol and steal confiscated marijuana. When Eric arrives with Molly and his other friends, Jenko steals Eric's phone for his friends to tap into while Schmidt fights off a rival of Eric's and earns Eric's trust.

Schmidt now pretends to sell the drug for Eric but is actually giving it to Captain Dickson to be confiscated. While at Eric's house, insults Jenko to Eric with Jenko listening. Schmidt and Jenko learn that Eric is making a deal soon. When Jenko spots Eric leaving school, he takes Schmidt to follow him. They see that Eric is dealing with Domingo and his gang and they follow them, but are forced to run away when Domingo spots them. Back at school, Jenko accuses Schmidt of his earlier insults, possibly ruining the case, and getting in too deep, but Schmidt brushes him off. Jenko and Schmidt get into a fight that results in them getting expelled and fired from Jump Street.

Later that night, both are confronted by Eric and his friends, who want to bring them on as security after hearing about what happened with Domingo. He tells them about a deal with Domingo happening during prom where they get to meet the supplier. At prom, they are surprised to see that the supplier is Mr. Walters. When Domingo and his gang arrive, he recognizes Schmidt and Jenko as police officers, and tells two of his men to kill them. However, the two men reveal themselves as DEA Agents Tom Hanson and Doug Penhall, who were a part of the Jump Street program when it began. Hanson casually talks to Schmidt and Jenko during the standoff which gives Domingo the opportunity to kill him and Penhall. A gunfight ensues between Schmidt and Jenko, Mr. Walters, and Domingo and his crew. Mr. Walters and Eric escape in a limo with Molly as a hostage, with Domingo and his crew in pursuit of them in another limo. Schmidt and Jenko pursue all of them in another limo where Jenko creates a homemade chemical bomb from his knowledge in AP Chemistry to kill Domingo and his crew. They then confront Mr. Walters, who shoots at Schmidt. Jenko jumps in front of Schmidt, saving his life and getting shot in the arm in the process. In response Schmidt shoots Mr. Walters in the groin, severing his penis. The duo successfully arrest him and Eric and make amends with each other. Schmidt makes amends with Molly and the two share a kiss. They are rehired into Jump Street where Dickson gives them a new assignment in a college setting, to Schmidt's excitement but to Jenko's dismay.

This movie is classic cheese but entertaining nonetheless. Featuring fun scenes filled with light hearted action it's great to watch on a casual Saturday.But for now let's take a look at some of the weapons used in this film.

Officers Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) wields Beretta 92FS pistols during a training exercise. One-Percenter #5 - Ed (Mike Seal) uses a Beretta at penthouse shootout.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm

   Jenko and Schmidt with Berettas during a training exercise.

 One-Percenter #5 - Ed with his empty Beretta.

Ed reloads his Beretta.

A Beretta 92FS during the montage during the end credits. According to the serial number, this is a Beretta 92FS with 3-dot sights manufactured in 1991. This footage appears to be recycled from the 2003 film Hollywood Homicide.

To watch the arrest scene in the park you can do so here:

Jenko and Schmidt have a few Springfield XDs at their disposal. Eric (Dave Franco) gives Jenko and Schmidt his father's Springfield XDs. He says they're chambered in .45.

 Springfield Armory XD - .45 ACP

Jenko and Schmidt with their equipment. Notice the Serbu Super Shorty and the two XDs.

  Eric shows Jenko and Schmidt his father's XDs.

Eric shows Jenko and Schmidt his father's XDs.

 Schmidt and Jenko with their XDs during the penthouse shootout.

     Jenko fires his XD while jumping through the air.

Tom Hanson (Johnny Depp) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 500 during the penthouse shootout.

  Smith & Wesson Model 500 (4" Barrel) - .500 S&W Magnum

 A disguised Tom Hanson with his S&W 500.

Hanson holds his weapon and a jar of peanut butter as Johnny Depp had suggested that his character Tom Hanson be obsessed with peanut butter in the original series.

 The duo is being threatened with the revolver aimed.

 Tom Hanson out of his disguise with his revolver in hand.

To see a scene from the hotel shootout you can go here:

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Mr. Walters (Rob Riggle) carries a two-tone SIG-Sauer P226. Eric carries one briefly during the limo chase.

Two-tone SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm

 Mr. Walters holding Molly (Brie Larson) hostage.

   Walters returns fire during the limo chase.

  Eric briefly with the P226.

To see some of the funniest scenes in the film you can watch here:

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Numerous cameos by award winning actors, catchy dialogue and action scenes make this a great example of the cop buddy film.  Grill up some burgers, grab some soda and enjoy some sill humor that features some great gunfights. Enjoy this one and it's sequel 22 Jump Street for the full Channing Tatum experience.

The Other Guys

Terry Hoitz's past mistakes in the line of duty and Allen Gamble's reluctance to take risks have landed them the roles of the "Other Guys", disgraced New York City police detectives relegated to filling out paperwork for cocky hero cops Danson and Highsmith. The mismatched duo must look past their differences when they take on a high-profile investigation of shady capitalist David Ershon and attempt to fill the shoes of the notoriously reckless officers they idolize. Written by The Massie Twins

Officers PK Highsmith and Chris Danson are the most bad ass cops that New York City has ever seen. The movie opens with them engaged in a high speed chase creating a wanton destruction path of every block that they cross. They do manage to capture the criminals at high speeds. However the infraction they picked them up for was very minor and they manage to do a lot of damage. They are also hailed as heroes and are given the key to the city by the mayor.

Back at the station they're also greeted as heroes and treated like celebrities. There's several pairs of officers including Martin and Fosse, and officer Bob, who makes announcements about banal activities at inappropriate times as well as the other guys - Alan Gamble and Terry Hoitz. They're admired quite a bit by Alan Gamble who we are to believe is  a by the numbers forensic accountant who is very straight laced and doesn't take any risks. Gamble's partner Terry Hoitz doesn't feel the same way about the superstar officers and he's grown tired of his desk job and wants to see some real hard core action. In continued attempts to shame the unlikely pair,  Gamble is duped into a prank by fellow officers Martin and Fosse by firing his gun randomly in the air and he has it taken away. The prank is known as the "desk pop". Hoitz also had his gun taken away thanks to a past incident involving working security at game 7 of the World Series and shooting Derek Jeter in the process. Due to the unfortunate incident he has unwittingly earned the nickname "The Yankee Clipper". Gamble also has earned an unflattering nickname around the office: "Paper Bitch". At a support group for gun abuse Hoitz and Gamble don't know why they're there and Hoitz doesn't want to be there. The two men are clearly the underdog in this story.

The next day Highsmith and Danson are called into the field. This case has them chasing suspects in a jewelry store robbery. Once again they're chasing a suspect robbing a jewelry store up a high rise. The robber manages to escape using a zip line, and to follow him, they're planning to jump off a high rise and into the bushes. Unfortunately they miss and hit the pavement instead. No one really knows why they decided to jump. They're given a heroes' funeral by the city of New York. Without their hottest officers, the department turns to Hoitz and Gamble instead. At the funeral Hoitz and Gamble nearly start a brawl with some of the other detectives while the Captain. Hoitz decides that the void left by Highsmith and Danson needs to be filled and that someone is them.

Hoitz desperately wants a taste of action. But unfortunately as he's paired with Gamble, Gamble is obsessed with a case involving faulty scaffolding being installed at a construction site. But then they get a call about shots being fired and cocaine at the scene. Hoitz forces Gamble out of the office to take to the case. As they finally get some field work, Hoitz discovers that Gamble is even lamer than he originally thought. Their first taste of action ends incredibly poorly when Gamble floors the accelerator on his red Prius and crashes into the crime scene.

We are then introduced to billionaire investor David Ershon. Hoitz is still demeaning Gamble about everything he does isn't manly enough. They also berate officer Bob about the company picnic next week. They then meet Ershon at the construction site. Gamble arrests Ershon but fails to read his Miranda Rights properly. While transporting Ershon back to the station, Gamble has an accident with some very suspicious people who then steal Gamble's Prius and kidnap Ershon.

Gamble and Hoitz decide that they need a fresh start while wandering the streets of New York City. Back at the station, they have a new case and that's to find out who kidnapped Ershon. Hoitz goes over to Gamble's house where he learns more about Gamble including the fact that Gamble has a super model wife named Sheila (Eva Mendes) who also happens to be a well respected doctor. Gamble acts like it's no big deal. Gamble learns who stole his Prius and it turns out that when it was stolen some homeless people performed some very unspeakable acts in the back seat. They also find Gamble's lost iPhone. The group of homeless people is known as "Dirty Mike & The Boys". The bad news about Gamble's car just keeps coming.

The next day at a restaurant Gamble is showing off the smart phone app that he created that shows what a person's face looks like if you take a picture of the back of their head. Gamble and Hoitz then go to interview the next witness who also happens to be a former ex-girlfriend of Gamble's - another unbelievably attractive woman. However she is married and Hoitz manages to offend the woman by mispronouncing her name.

Hoitz really wants to know what Gamble's deal with hot ladies is. While sitting in the Prius, they get a message from Ershon. The next day while at a local bar singing about their woes, Gamble and Hoitz discover that Ershon is up to something involving the state Lottery and some suspicious activity. Hoitz then goes to meet with his girlfriend, a dance instructor, who it turns out he has some issues with. Unfortunately Gamble awkwardly shows up and makes things worse than they were.

The next day driving into the city, Gamble and Hoitz have an incredibly awkward moment which ends with another fight and Gamble playing his favorite music - the Little River Band. They go to the next stop on their list - another accounting firm - which ends with the store front they're going to exploding. Gamble is tired of the explosions and gun fights and wants to go back to his desk. Hoitz on the other hand disagrees and tells Gamble that life is loud and has incidents like this. Gamble then reveals about his past in college - he was essentially a glorified pimp. He made money working security for the college's attractive women and was very well paid. He attracted a huge group of women to his flock and earned the real nickname of "Gator". He decided to leave that life behind after an incident where he went to the emergency room and met Shelia, who he would later go on to marry and that's why he's as straight laced as he is.

After that they go to meet Ershon, back at his accounting firm. They confront Ershon about his penny pinching and they don't know what he's up to with the state Lottery but they definitely suspect that he's up to something, they just can't quite put their finger on it. Ershon offers them a bribe of court side seats to the latest Knicks game, but they don't know that it's actually a bribe. The next day Ershon ups the ante by offering them tickets to the musical "Jersey Boys".

Hoitz and Gamble learn that Ershon has employed some incredibly shady losses to cover his tracks on some bad investments. But Hoitz's aggressive tactics don't exactly earn him points. While at Ershon's offices they're confronted by some incredibly shady people in the parking lot. Hoitz and Gamble are then kidnapped and are being transported on a train in Gamble's Prius. They call the station and their captain where they tell them that they're in Las Vegas and were transported by train there. The captain then grills them about laying off Ershon despite that he's committed some criminal activity.

Back at the station, the captain is grilling Hoitz and Gamble about their investigation into Ershon Construction and Ershon's shady business practices. The captain has a change of heart and removes Gamble's wooden gun but gives him a whistle as a replacement. The captain then orders all the evidence they have on Ershon turned over to the FBI. Later they're given orders about the police pension fund and that there's a vote being held on it next week.

Hoitz then goes to his girlfriend's art gallery which ends extremely poorly when he manages to trash a piece of very expensive modern art - which he doesn't know is modern art. Meanwhile at Gamble's house, he is discussing the case with Shelia and that he's essentially done with that. Shelia reveals that she's pregnant and that causes Gamble to get in a fight, which she then kicks him out of the house. Later the next night, Gamble and Hoitz decide that they're both depressed about their troubles with their women and don't know what to do next. They're also confronted by Dirty Mike & The Boys. After that they decide to go on a bender to end all benders.

Hoitz and Gamble then go to interview the next witness - who happens to be Ershon's lawyer. Unfortunately they accidentally hand all of the evidence they've gathered against Ershon over to him. Back at the station, Hoitz is extremely angry about the fact that they just handed over all the evidence. They then get a call over the police banner about a possible jumper from a high rise. Gamble tells Hoitz that he has previous experience about hostage negotiation. But it ends rather poorly when Gamble gets on the PA and has an extremely poor choice of words that has the jumper jumping. The jumper also happened to work for Ershon.

The incident has Gamble and Hoitz losing their partnership and they're then demoted. We hear a monologue from Highsmith about what a man has to do to pick himself up once he gets his ass kicked. Gamble is still obsessed about the conspiracy theory involving Ershon and the lottery. Gamble thinks that the jewelry heist that Danson and Highsmith were chasing was actually a distraction for an even bigger robbery taking place behind the scenes. He investigates exactly what the thieves were doing when they took such a small amount of diamonds and escaped using a 20 story military grade zip line. They're them demoted and reassigned to traffic duty while other officers are glad to be taking over the case. While on the beat, Hoitz and Gamble both discover that there's other links to the case. Hoitz and Gamble then reunite and decide that to get back on the boss's good graces that they really need to go after Ershon. Gamble reveals that Ershon is covering his tracks by using two accounting firms and that he needs to be arrested for grand larceny. Hoitz tells Gamble that he's no longer interested in the case and that he enjoys working traffic. Gamble then forces Hoitz at gun point that he needs his partner to be on his case.

Hoitz and Gamble then go to confront the captain while working at his alternate job at Bed, Bath, & Beyond, the captain is working the second job to pay his son's obscene college tuition. Hoitz and Gamble formulate a plan to take down Ershon by confronting him at his construction company. At Ershon's company he is having a meeting with his stock holders about the company's future. One of the investors happens to be fellow officer Bob, who they berated earlier about a proxy vote. Hoitz has come to a revelation that they're targeting the police pension fund. It turns out that Gamble was right with his theory that the jewelry heist that Danson and Highsmith were chasing was just a distraction for an even bigger robbery that was taking place behind the scenes involving Ershon. At the vote, Hoitz is stunned to learn that fellow Officer Bob is a part of the vote. Hoitz then comes to a shocking revelation that Lendel Global is targeting the police pension fund and that they stand to profit handsomely if the vote goes in their favor. A massive shoot out ensues. They get in a car chase involving Ershon and Gamble's completely destroyed Prius while his lame taste in easy listening music prevails.

Ershon then reveals his involvement in some incredibly shady activity. They then take Ershon to his very small apartment. Ershon reveals that a money transfer is going to be involved and that the money involved goes directly to the police pension fund. Gamble then goes to reconcile his differences with Shelia, while Hoitz goes to reconcile his differences with his girlfriend. Hoitz desperately tries to pick up Gamble's girlfriend while they decide that either of them doesn't know what is going to happen the next day. Gamble then goes to his house and reconciles with Shelia. Meanwhile officers Martin and Fosse are lecturing a class of school children about poor decisions they will make in their lives and follows the call from Gamble and Hoitz.

The next morning it's time for the bank transfer. Gamble of course has the proper sound track and his lame taste in easy listening music once again prevails. Gamble then shocks everyone with some high speed driving in his Prius. But it ends badly when they get into a horrific accident. They manage to survive thanks to Gamble's jack knifing abilities. Meanwhile some of the other officers are giving a lecture to some school kids about how police work isn't proper action and decide to bring one of them along. It ends rather poorly when a helicopter starts shooting at the Prius and the ride along gets in an accident following Hoitz and Gamble. They're followed by a huge flock of police cars but manage to escape by hiding in a double level parking lot. Ershon is then pursued by another group of shady people. The chase ends with them on a golf course driving range and they manage to destroy the helicopter, but unfortunately it also destroys Gamble's Prius. The other officers are also in pursuit of Ershon and manage to get to the transfer before it happens. They hold the investors at gun point and manage to arrest everyone involved.

Ershon is arrested and taken into custody. It's revealed that he is using his time in prison to make investments and further his shady accounting practices. Hoitz and Gamble are hailed as heroes for their ability to bring Ershon to justice. Thankfully Gamble's smart phone app was able to nail most of the criminals involved in the transfer. Hoitz manages to marry his girlfriend and wanted Shelia to be his best man, but she declines for very obvious reasons. While getting food at Nathan's on Coney Island, Gamble and Hoitz are greeted by none other than Derek Jeter. Jeter tells Hoitz that he was setup the night he was shot, and gives them their next assignment. Their next case involves the biggest shady investment firm in the world - Goldman Sachs - and where Gamble once again manages to attract another hot woman. While leaving Hoitz very badly wants to know what Gamble's secret is, and Gamble reveals who he lost his virginity to - none other than supermodel Heather Locklear. The film ends with a monologue from Highsmith about how every police department is the same - you have your star officers. You have your 9 to 5 officers. And then there's these guys - the other guys. During the credits we are shown a slide show presentation set to the tune of Cee Lo Green's "Pimps Don't Cry" about billionaires, income inequality, stock swindlers and Bernie Madoff.

The Glock 19 is the sidearm of the majority of the NYPD detectives in the film including Detective Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) and Detective Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell). Gamble is also seen being forced by Capt. Mauch (Michael Keaton) to carry a wooden version of a Glock as a "holster stuffer" replacement of his service gun after he is talked into, by Det. Fosse (Damon Wayans Jr.) and Det. Martin (Rob Riggle), doing a "desk pop". Gamble shoots his Glock into the ceiling of the police station as a brave stunt, prompting all the other officers in the room to draw their weapons on him, Gamble proudly saying "Hey, guys! I did my first desk pop!" Glock 19s are also seen in the hands of a couple of criminals. Throughout the film, the actors have fairly good trigger discipline, despite being, in Will Ferrell's case, very little weapon studded films.(IMFDB thanks The Golden Closet for providing the documentation on this gun; also see their sales page for Mark Wahlberg's weapon, here.)

   Glock 19 (3rd Generation) - 9x19mm


World IMFDB Exclusive: Screen used Glock 19. This non-firing prop weapon is verified as screen used from the film The Other Guys, and was carried by Will Ferrell in the film. The gun is accompanied by the Galco belt holster also used in numerous scenes throughout the film.

World IMFDB Exclusive: Screen used Glock 19. This non-firing prop weapon is verified as screen used from the film The Other Guys, and was carried by Mark Wahlberg in the film. The gun is accompanied by the Galco belt holster also used in numerous scenes throughout the film. This item is currently being sold by The Golden Closet; see here.

"You have the right to remain silent! But I want you to scream!" Det. Highsmith fires his Python and his back-up Glock as he flies through the air in his muscle car.

Captain Mauch confiscates Det. Gamble's Glock. "You get this back when I feel you know how to handle it." Note that despite scolding Gamble on safe weapons handling, Mauch has his finger on the trigger. Also not the trigger in the fired position, even though Gamble never cleared the chamber and dry fired to put it in that configuration.

Gamble proves to Terry that his sidearm is no longer made of oak by performing an "Apartment pop". He then comments, "Well, to be honest, that's only the second time I've fired this thing."

Hoitz fires his Glock (with excellent accuracy) at a clip holding up a banner to entangle the motorcyclists following them.

Jimmy (Bobby Cannavale), Bob (Michael Delaney), Det. Fosse (Damon Wayans Jr.) and Det. Martin (Rob Riggle) all hold their Glocks during the climax, the latter two holding them "gangsta' style."

To watch the opening sequence with The Rock & Samuel L. Jackson you can watch here:

Wesley's accomplice, simply billed as the "Brazilian Woman" (Tess Kartel) uses a two-tone SIG-Sauer P232 as her sidearm in the film. She most notably uses it in the boardroom shootout.

     SIG-Sauer P232 SL Two-Tone - .380 ACP (aka 9x17mm aka '9mm kurz')

 Actress Tess Kartel in a photo on the set.

The Brazilian Woman fires her P232 during the shootout. Notice how the gun has sustained a stovepipe malfunction.

                                              The woman puts her SIG to Hoitz's head.

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Det. Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) keeps a Charter Arms Undercover with pearl grips as his back-up gun. He is most notably seen wielding it during the boardroom shootout. Mark Wahlberg seems to have a personal affinity for this gun, as he also uses it in the film Max Payne.

                                                      Charter Arms Undercover - .38 Special


        Det. Hoitz pulls out his secondary backup pistol.


 Hoitz slides across the boardroom table firing both his Glock and his back-up revolver.

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Grab some popcorn and frosty beer for this film that delivers lots of action and lots of laughs. Enjoy!

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