Firepower

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Firepower
Firepower-poster.jpg
Movie Poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Michael Winner
Release Date 1979
Language English
Studio Incorporated Television Company (ITC)
Distributor Associated Film Distribution (AFD)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jerry Fanon / Eddie James Coburn
Adele Tasca Sophia Loren
Catlett O.J. Simpson
Leo Gelhorn George Grizzard
Dr. Charles Félix Anthony Franciosa
Halpin Fred Stuthman



Firepower is a British action adventure film made by Michael Winner in 1979. The main witness of the planned process against drug underworlds king is murdered. His wife Adele Tasca (Sophia Loren), to reunite with his former lover Jerry Fanon (James Coburn), a professional killer and together with another adventurer of occupation Catlett (O.J. Simpson) decides to lead a ruthless war against the Mafia´s seemingly impregnable fortress.


The following weapons can be seen in the film Firepower:

Contents



Walther P38

Walther P38K - 9x19mm
Jerry Fanon (James Coburn) with suppressed Walther P38 pistol.
Catlett (O.J. Simpson) got a gun with a silencer from Fanon.

Smith & Wesson 39

Halpin (Fred Stuthman) used Smith & Wesson 39 pistol.

Smith & Wesson Model 39-2 - 9x19mm
Fred Stuthman-M1911 pistol-detail.jpg
Fred Stuthman-M1911 pistol.jpg

Smith & Wesson Model 10

Smith & Wesson model M & P Revolver - .38 Special
Catlett (O.J. Simpson) uses a Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver.


Smith & Wesson Model 19 Stub

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose (right side) - .357 Magnum.
Jerry Fanon (James Coburn) used a Smith & Wesson Model 19 Stub.
James Coburn-Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub.jpg
Fanon´s revolver came into the hands of Tasca (Sophia Loren) and ended up in the hands of Dr. Felix (Anthony Franciosa).
Anthony Franciosa-Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub-detail.jpg

Uzi

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
A Mafia hitman machineguns a witnesses's bodyguards with an Uzi.

MAT-49

MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
Leo Gelhorn (George Grizzard) with a MAT-49.

M1 Carbine

Post-war M1 Carbine with 30 round magazine and metal barrel shroud - .30 Carbine
Catlett (O.J. Simpson) with M1 Carbine.
Catlett fires at a helicopter.
Mafia hitman kills the witness with his M1 Carbine.

Modified L1A1

Leo Gelhorn (George Grizzard) uses a custom shortened L1A1 SLR. The rifle is similar to the South African R1 "Battle Carbine" although it has an L1A1 front sight and carry handle (it also features "sand cuts" on the bolt carrier, which are zig-zag grooves typically only found on commonwealth rifles that were designed as a self cleaning measure for removing dust and sand from the action). The rifles appears to be the same one that was used by Ian Yule in The Wild Geese

Custom shortened L1A1 SLR (Self Loading Rifle) as used in The Wild Geese (photoshopped image) - 7.62x51mm
Leo Gelhorn (George Grizzard) armed by L1A1 SLR Battle Carbine.
Jerry Fanon (James Coburn) loos Gelhorn´s weapon.

25mm Olin Flare Gun

An 25mm Orion flare gun is used by Jerry Fanon to ignite some fuel. The gun used is based on an older model that was commercially available under the Winchester "Olin" brand before it became Orion. These flare pistols had a black satin finish and bright orange grips, which are the inverse colours of the current Orion models with white and blue colours.

Olin flare gun - 25mm
Jerry Fanon (James Coburn) uses a flare pistol to ignite some fuel.


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