Bullet in the Head
Bullet in the Head (Chinese title: Die xue jie tou) is the 1990 historical drama/action film directed by John Woo. Set in 1967 with the effects of the Vietnam War in the background, the film tells the story of three friends who flee from Hong Kong to Vietnam, with dramatic and ultimately tragic consequences.
The following weapons were used in the film Bullet in the Head:
Smith & Wesson Model 15
A pivotal weapon in the film, the Smith & Wesson Model 15 used at different points in the film by Wing (Waise Lee), Fai (Jacky Cheung) and Ah Bee (Tony Leung Chiu Wai). Most notably, the weapon is used when the three protagonists are held at a Việt Cộng camp, where they are coerced into executing fellow prisoners.
Y.S Leong (Lam Chung), a Saigon crime boss, uses a Llama revolver to hold Yan Sau Ching (Yolinda Yam) hostage after Wing, Fai and Bee attack his club.
Actually that's a LLAMA marking, not a Taurus symbol; IMHO that's either a Llama mod. "Martial" or "Comanche"
M1911A1 pistols are among the most common weapons in the film, and are used by the protagonists, Vietnamese gangsters and ARVN soldiers.
Auto Ordnance M1911A1
The Auto Ordnance M1911A1 is also occasionally seen in the film, most noticeably during the final scene.
Some of Mr. Leong's thugs are armed with Browning Hi-Power pistols. Ah Bee also uses a Hi-Power as one of his weapons when he confronts Wing at the conclusion of the film.
Norinco Model 54
A Norinco Model 54 pistol is used by Fai during the shootout at the Y.S Leong's club.
A Beretta M12 submachine gun, concealed under a piano, is used by Wing during the gunfight at the Leong's club.
One of Leong's thugs is briefly seen firing a Sten submachine gun before being shot by Wing.
Wing uses an Uzi submachine gun when he confronts Bee in the conclusion.
Remington 870 Shotgun
Ah Bee uses a pistol-gripped Remington 870 shotgun with a sawed-off barrel during the gunfight at the crime lord's club. The cap on the magazine tube is the giveaway that it's an 870.
An M1 Carbine is used by a shopkeeper in an attempt to defend his store from robbery. Later, another M1 Carbine appears in the hands of a gangster working for a local crime boss.
M16A1 rifles are used by South Vietnamese (ARVN) and U.S. ARMY soldiers, as well as Việt Cộng rebels throughout the film. Ah Lok (Simon Yam) is armed with an M16A1 when he attacks the Việt Cộng camp with American soldiers, and Fai (Jacky Cheung) attacks his Việt Cộng captors with a captured M16A1.
Colt Model 653 Carbine
When the main characters attempt to flee pursuing ARVN forces, Ah Lok (Simon Yam) and Fai (Jacky Cheung) use Colt Model 653 carbines with two 20-round magazines taped "jungle style" to defend themselves. It is also used by US Army soldiers during the battle scene. Note: In the real world, these variants by Colt were only available after 1973 so any depiction during the time frame between 1964-1973 is anachronistic.
Norinco Type 56
Norinco Type 56 assault rifles are used by the Việt Cộng and North Vietnamese soldiers who capture Ah Bee, Fai and Wing. Wing later uses a captured Type 56 to massacre an innocent family when he steals their boat.
Scoped Springfiled M1A
An Springfield M1A is used by U.S. special forces to kill Việt Cộng guards in the watch towers during their assault on an enemy encampment.
M60 Machine Gun
M60 machine guns appears in two instances. It first is shown as a Jeep mounted weapon when ARVN soldiers rob a jewelery store and later in the hands of Việt Cộng at their encampment. US Army soldiers are also seen using them during the battle scene.
M60D Machine Gun
A helicopter mounted M60D machine gun is shown when U.S. special forces attack the Việt Cộng encampment.
Browning M2 HB
Browning M2 HB machine guns are seen on ARVN tanks and positions throughout the film, as well as at a Việt Cộng bunker in their encampment.
Federal Gas Riot Gun
M79 Grenade Launcher
The M79 grenade launcher is carried by ARVN soldiers, who use use them to fire tear gas grenades at anti-war protesters. American soldiers fighting off a Viet Cong ambush are also briefly shown using them.
M18A1 Claymore Mine
Viet Cong terrorists use a M18A1 Claymore to assassinate an ARVN officer, while Lok and Fai later lay several Claymores in anticipation of an attack by corrupt ARVN soldiers.
M16A1 with M203
South Vietnamese soldiers carry M16A1 rifles with M203 grenade launchers when they chase the three protagonists along a river. The weapon is anachronistic since the movie is set roughly between 1967 and 1968, while the M203 did not enter American service until 1969.
Corrupt ARVN officers use a M72 LAW to destroy the boat that the protagonists are riding in.