Bulletproof (1988)

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Bulletproof (1988)

Bulletproof is a 1988 action film starring Gary Busey, Henry Silva and Darlanne Fluegel, directed by Steve Carver (Big Bad Mama, Lone Wolf McQuade).


The following weapons were used in the film Bulletproof (1988):

Contents


Handguns

Webley Mk VI

A Webley Mk VI is used by Frank "Bulletproof" McBain (Gary Busey).

Webley Mk. VI .455 Webley
McBain's arsenal in his car.
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McBain cocks his Webley.
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1911A1

McBain also uses a stainless M1911A1 throughout the film. Captain Devon Shepard (Darlanne Fluegel) tries to draw one during the ambush, but is dissuaded by CSM O'Rourke.

Satin Nickel M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP. Manufactured on license by Remington Rand.
McBain's arsenal in his car.
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McBain's M1911A1 locked open. This happens often in the film.
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Colt Python

McBain has a Colt Python, but is never seen using it. Montoya (Don Pike) is seen using it during the ice cream truck chase.

Colt Python with 4" Barrel and factory wood grips - .357 Magnum
McBain's arsenal in his car.
Montoya with his Python.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

McBain's partner, Billy Dunbar (Thalmus Rasulala) is armed with what appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 10.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 with three inch barrel
Billy tries to fire at the ice cream truck. McBain probably wouldn't appreciate a gun going off right next to his face.

Beretta 92SB

Tarpley (James Andronica) and Blackburn (R.G. Armstrong) are seen armed with Beretta 92SB pistols.

Beretta Model 92SB - 9x19mm (note rounded trigger guard and flat bottom magazine).
Tarpley and Blackburn draw their pistols after McBain puts a bullet through his own door.
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Luger P08

Colonel Kartiff (Henry Silva) and the Russian Major (William Smith) use Luger P08 pistols throughout the film.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is blank adapted movie gun.
The Russian Major in McBain's flashback.
Kartiff threatens Captain Shepard.
The Russian Major with Captain Shepard.

Single Action Army

General Maximiliano Brogado (René Enríquez) carries a pair of nickel-plated Single Action Army revolvers.

2nd Generation Colt Single Action Army w/ 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model - Nickel plated model - .45 LC
The SAAs at the General's hips.
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Shotguns

High Standard Model 10B

McBain uses a High Standard Model 10B when he goes down to Mexico.

High Standard Model 10B shotgun - 12 gauge. The Model 10B had a removable carry handle and bar to attach both a handle and a flashlight.
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McBain in front of an M75 APC.
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Submachine Guns

Micro Uzi

Pantaro (Juan Fernández) uses a Micro Uzi with a combination scope and laser throughout the film. McBain uses a plain Micro Uzi briefly.

IMI Micro Uzi with 32 round magazine - 9x19mm
Give him credit, at least Pantaro started the ambush by politely asking the Americans to surrender.
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The side by side scope and laser can be seen here.

Uzi Carbine

A government agent is seen with an Uzi Carbine. Hermano (Jorge Cervera Jr.) carries one as well.

Uzi semiautomatic Carbine with 16" barrel (IMI Model A) - 9x19mm
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Rifles

AKM

AKMs are seen throughout the film.

AKM, Stamped Steel Receiver w/ slant muzzle brake 7.62x39mm
One of the Montoya's henchmen fire on McBain.
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McBain shows the audience his war face. (Then again, with Busey, who can tell?)
Captain Shepard fires her AKM.
Camilo (Ramón Franco) with his AKM.

Valmet M71

Valmet M71s are seen throughout the film.

A Valmet M71S chambered in 5.56x45mm (.223). The Valmet was also offered in 7.62x39mm
A henchman with a slung M71.
CSM O'Rourke (L.Q. Jones) with a commandeered M71. Note: L.Q. Jones is credited as "Sergeant O'Rourke," and is addressed as such throughout the film, but he introduces himself earlier in the film as "Sergeant Major O'Rourke" while wearing the stripes of a Command Sergeant Major.

Valmet M76

A henchman is seen with a Valmet M76.

A Valmet M76 chambered in 5.56x45mm (.223). The Valmet was also offered in 7.62x39mm
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M16A1

M16A1s with A2-handguards are seen in the hands of the rebels and US troops.

M16A1 with A2 style handguards - 5.56x45mm. Putting the distinctive A2 handguards on the older rifle was a method used by Movie/TV armorers to simulate A2 rifles when M16A1s were the only ones available. The same thing has been done vice-versa, Using M16A2's with A1 handguards for Vietnam War B Movies.
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Heavy Weapons/Explosives

RPG-7

Montoya shows Sharkey (Danny Trejo) an RPG-7 during the beginning of the film. This appears to be the same mockup seen in the film Rambo: First Blood Part II.

RPG-7 40mm
Montoya shows off the RPG. Judging by the flip-up sights, the launcher appears to be the same mockup seen in the film Rambo: First Blood Part II.
Sharkey with the RPG.

M60E3

Montoya tells Sharkey to use "the 308" on the pursuing McBain. This turns out to be an M60E3 machine gun.

M60E3 machine gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
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Danny Trejo in a suit!

Browning M2 Aircraft

Jeeps with mounted Browning M2 Aircraft machine guns are seen throughout the film. It's possible it's all just the same jeep.

Browning M2 Aircraft, Flexible - .50 BMG
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McBain with the M2.

Hawk MM1 grenade launcher

The Russian Major uses a Hawk MM1 grenade launcher at the end of the film. This is most likely the same launcher seen in The Dogs of War and The A-Team television series.

MM1 grenade launcher - 40mm
The Russian Major loads the Hawk MM1.
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M2A1-7 Flamethrower

One of the rebels is armed with an M2A1-7 Flamethrower.

M2A1-7 Flamethrower.
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Mk 2 hand grenade

Sharkey tries to stop McBain with a Mk 2 hand grenade during the ice cream truck chase.

Mk 2 "Pineapple" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Hand grenades, in between the Oreo pieces and the sprinkles.
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M26 hand grenade

Captain Shepard frees McBain with an M26 hand grenade.

M26 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Captain Shepard picks up an M26.
Ouch, and such pretty teeth too...

Miscellanea

AR-15 parts

In a continuity error, the High Standard Model 10B morphs into a half assembled AR-15 with A1 handguards. This might be because the scene involved McBain beating up two guards with the weapon and they did not want to risk damage to the Model 10B.

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Faux T-72 and ZSU-23-4

This film reuses the faux T-72 and ZSU-23-4 from Red Dawn.

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M75 APC

This film also has a vintage M75 APC. The M75 was first fielded during the Korean War.

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BRDM-2

This film also has what appears to be a real BRDM-2.

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"Faux" Mil Mi-24 "Hind" Gunship

What is referred to in the film as an "Mi-24 Hind" helicopter is in reality a visually modified Sikorsky S-62, which has been fitted with wings, faux rocket pods and missiles, and a fake (and apparently non-functional) side-mounted cannon near the nose, making the aircraft superficially resemble the famous Russian attack helicopter. The same modified helicopter was used to represent the Hind in several other films from the period, including Braddock: Missing in Action III from the same year and (with slightly more convincing modifications) 1989's Red Scorpion.

The S-62 without modifications earlier in the film. It appears to be coated in primer, possibly in preparation to be painted black.
The modified S-62 begins to make a pass.
The "Hind" in flight.
The rather flimsy looking rocket pods.

"MBT-90 Thunderblast"

America's newest tank, with armor "thick enough to survive anything from a Stinger to a ten-foot SAM" (which doesn't really say much; anti-aircraft missiles generally have almost no armor-piercing capabilities and would be no match for even modest tank armor). As the production rented vehicles from the same one from Red Dawn, this is likely the same modified tank chassis used for the Abrams in that film.

The vehicle features additional parts including a secondary AA turret based on that of the German Flakpanzer Gepard self-propelled AA gun (albeit with shorter guns which appear to be rotary), and bulky additions to the main gun based on the outline of the ARES 75mm gun of the High Survivability Test Vehicle (Lightweight) (HSTV-L) tank prototype from the early eighties. As with the "Brawl" tank in Transformers, this appears to have unbalanced the fake main turret, to the point the main gun is fitted with a fixed "travel lock" whenever the vehicle is shown moving, presumably to stop it from falling off the vehicle.

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