Blastfighter

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Blastfighter
Blastfighter Poster.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Lamberto Bava
(credited as John Old, Jr.)
Release Date 1984
Studio Les Films Jacques Leitienne
Medusa Produzione
National Cinematografica
Nuova Dania Cinematografica
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jake 'Tiger' Sharp Michael Sopkiw
Wally Stefano Mingardo (credited as Mike Miller)
Tom George Eastman
Connie Valentina Forte (credited as Valerie Blake)


Blastfighter is a 1984 Italian action movie directed by Lamberto Bava (credited as John Old, Jr.). The main character, Jake "Tiger" Sharp (Michael Sopkiw) is a former policeman. When his wife is murdered, Sharp himself killed the murderer and was sentenced to many years in prison. Now he is ready to wreak vengeance with his "Blastfighter" - SPAS-12 shotgun.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Blastfighter:

Contents


Handguns

Colt Trooper Mk III

During the flashback scene Sharp (Michael Sopkiw) uses Colt Trooper Mk III revolver to kill the murderer (Giancarlo Prati). In the final scene Sharp again uses this revolver.

Colt Trooper Mark III with 4" barrel - .357 Magnum.
Sharp (Michael Sopkiw) aims his Colt Trooper at the murderer (Giancarlo Prati) in the flashback scene.
A view on the business end of the revolver.
A grip of the revolver is seen in the opening scene.
Sharp opens his revolver in the final scene.

Beretta pistol

The murderer (Giancarlo Prati) is briefly seen with a pistol in hand. It has the characteristic shape of Beretta pistols.

Blastfighter-Pistol-1.jpg

Shotguns

SPAS-12

Sharp's main weapon during the movie is "Blastfighter" - Franchi SPAS-12 with a telescopic sight and night vision device. In the opening scene this combat shotgun is described as "weapon of future", capable to fire not only standard buckshot, but also flechette rounds, high explosive rounds, rifle grenades and many other types of projectiles. In 1984 when the movie was filmed SPAS-12 really had a futuristic view. For some reason the English poster shows a different shotgun; the SPAS-12 can be seen on French poster (see Trivia section on the page).

Franchi SPAS-12 with butt hook attached to stock - 12 Gauge.
In the opening scene SPAS-12 is shown very close: the muzzle...
...the pump...
...the breech and the folded stock.
Jake "Tiger" Sharp (Michael Sopkiw) with his SPAS-12 in the beginning of the movie.
A good view of the "Blastfighter".
Sharp with his SPAS-12 appears during the final firefight.
Sharp's SPAS-12 is used to fire a rifle grenade.

Winchester Model 1200 Ranger

One of Wally's men is armed with what may be a Winchester Model 1200 Ranger.

Winchester Model 1200 Ranger - 12 gauge
The blue-coated man fires at Sharp. His shotgun looks similar to the Winchester Model 1200 Ranger, though it lacks the barrel rib.
The man in blue holds his shotgun.

Mossberg 500AT

One of Wally's men is armed with a Mossberg 500AT.

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 Gauge. Note the wood furniture.
Loading the shotgun.

Unidentified pump action shotguns

Several of Wally's men are seen with pump action shotguns of unidentified models.

A shotgun is seen in the car.
Two of Wally's men with different shotguns. The one in hands of the man in blue coat is supposedly Winchester Model 1200 Ranger. The other is unidentified. It can be seen on the lower screenshot.
One of Wally's men fires his shotgun at Sharp.
Tom (George Eastman), Wally's elder brother, with his shotgun in the final scene.

Rifles

Marlin Model 336

Wally (Stefano Mingardo, credited as Mike Miller) is armed with Marlin Model 336 rifle with a telescopic sight.

Marlin 336A Carbine - .30-30 Carbine.
Wally (Stefano Mingardo) with his rifle in hand.
Wally with his rifle.
A close view on Wally's rifle.
Wally fires his rifle at Sharp from the helicopter.

Winchester Model 1892

One of Wally's men is armed with Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine. Later Sharp captured this rifle and used it.

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
One of Wally's men with Winchester in hands.
Sharp (Michael Sopkiw) fires at the helicopter.

M1903A1 Springfield

One of Wally's men is armed with a bolt action rifle that appears to be some version of M1903 Springfield, most likely M1903A1 as it has pistol-grip stock.

M1903A1 Springfield - .30-06
Blastfighter-Rifle-1.jpg

Trivia

Blastfighter French poster with a magnificent view of SPAS-12 and ammunition.


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