A Time to Kill is the 1996 feature film adaptation of the John Grisham novel of the same name. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson as a black father who takes revenge on the two white men responsible for his daughter's rape, and subsequently hires a young white attorney (Matthew McConaughey) to defend him. The film's cast also includes Sandra Bullock, Kevin Spacey, Donald Sutherland, and Kiefer Sutherland. The film also was the second John Grisham novel to be adapted by director Joel Schumacher (the first being 1994's The Client).
The following weapons were used in the film A Time to Kill:
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Smith & Wesson 686
Sheriff Ozzie Walls (Charles Dutton) is seen pulling what appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 686 when Carl Lee opens fire in the courthouse.
Smith & Wesson 686, 6" barrel - .357 Magnum
The revolver is seen holstered.
Carl Lee Hailey (Samuel L. Jackson) uses an M16A1 to take revenge on the men who raped his daughter. In the book, it was explained that Hailey acquired the M16 from a friend who had served in Vietnam and smuggled the rifle illegally back to America after his tour ended. However, this background info was not included in the film.
Hailey opens fire with the M16A1.
While the rifle that Hailey uses in the shooting is an M16A1, the rifle shown by District Attorney Rufus Buckley (Kevin Spacey) in his closing argument is actually an original M16 (SP1).
M16 (AR-15 SP1) with A1 flash hider and 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
D.A. Rufus Buckley (Kevin Spacey
) holds the M16 SP1 rifle during his closing argument (the rifle actually seen used by Carl Lee was an M16A1, as shown above). Note the 'slickside' upper receiver devoid of forward assist and the 'slab-side' lower receiver devoid of magazine fencing, characteristic of an SP1.
National Guardsmen are seen holding M16A2s as they guard the courthouse.
National Guardsmen are seen holding M16A2 Rifles
as they guard the courthouse.
A National Guardsman is briefly seen riding on top of a humvee with an M16A2 fitted with an M203.
Winchester Model 70
Freddie Lee Cobb (Kiefer Sutherland) uses a scoped Winchester Model 70 rifle in the assassination attempt on Jake Brigance (Matthew McConaughey).
Pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 - .30-06
A National Guardsmen is seen manning a Humvee-mounted M60 machine gun.
M60 machine gun with bipod folded - 7.62x51mm NATO
A National Guard soldier mans his M60 as the crowd awaits the verdict. The weapon is unloaded, probably to avoid an accidental discharge.
M203 Grenade Launcher
A National Guardsman is briefly seen riding on top of a Humvee with an M203 grenade launcher underslung on his M16A2.
M16A2 Rifle (5.56x45mm) with M203 grenade launcher - 40mm
A National Guardsman is briefly seen riding on top of a humvee with an M16A2 and an M203 grenade launcher