Firestarter

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Firestarter
Firestarter Poster.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Mark L. Lester
Release Date 1984
Studio Dino De Laurentiis Company
Universal Pictures
Distributor Universal Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
Andrew 'Andy' McGee David Keith
Charlene 'Charlie' McGee Drew Barrymore
John Rainbird George C. Scott
Captain Hollister Martin Sheen
Victoria 'Vicky' McGee Heather Locklear
Doctor Pynchot Moses Gunn
Irv Manders Art Carney
Norma Manders Louise Fletcher
Dr. Joseph Wanless Freddie Jones


Firestarter is a 1984 science fiction thriller, directed by Mark L. Lester, based on the eponymous novel by Stephen King. A married couple, Andy (David Keith) and Vicky (Heather Locklear), who both developed psychic abilities after a government experiment, produce a daughter, Charlie (Drew Barrymore), with pyrokinetic abilities that make her the target of "The Shop", the government agency that conducted the original experiment.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Firestarter:

Contents


Handguns

Colt Detective Special

Most of Department of Scientific Intelligence (DSI) agents carry Colt Detective Special revolvers.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen - .38 Special
DSI agents fire their revolvers during the encounter on the Irv Manders' farm. One of them is armed with a Colt Detective Special and the other one - with an unidentified revolver.
A close view at the Colt Detective Special revolver.
Captain Hollister (Martin Sheen) holds his revolver in the final scene.
DSI agents with various revolvers in the final scene. Several of them carry Colt DS revolvers and others are armed with unidentified revolvers and pistols.

Colt Python

In the final scene John Rainbird (George C. Scott) is armed with a Colt Python with 4" barrel.

Colt Python with 4" Barrel and factory wood grips - .357 Magnum
John Rainbird loads his Colt Python revolver.
Rainbird aims his revolver.
The shot is blurry due to motion but a vented rib still can be seen.
The grip of the revolver can be seen.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

Several of DSI agents carry Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB revolvers.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB (heavy barrel) revolver (Post 1950s Model) - .38 Special. Later incarnations of the Model 10 had a non-tapered heavy barrel, which leads it to be commonly mistaken for a .357 revolver.
A DSI agent at the background inspects his revolver.
A DSI agent (Robert Miano) aims his revolver at Andy McGee (David Keith).
Agent Bates (Curtis Credel) holds his revolver in the final scene.

Unidentified pistols

In the final scene several of DSI agents are armed with unidentified pistols.

Three DSI agents in fireproof suits are armed with pistols. These pistols can be M1911s but not for sure. Note that the man in the middle holds a pistol that is locked in back position.
One of the pistols of the trio can be seen better. It resembles some compact version of M1911.
DSI agents in the final scene. The one at the right carry an unidentified pistol.

Unidentified revolvers

A security guard in the airport carries a revolver with pearl or ivory grips in the holster.
DSI agents fire their revolvers during the encounter on the Irv Manders' farm. One of them is armed with a Colt Detective Special and the other one - with an unidentified revolver.
A DSI agent with an unidentified revolver.
DSI agents with various revolvers in the final scene. Several of them carry Colt Detective Special revolvers and others are armed with unidentified revolvers and pistols.

Submachine guns

Uzi Carbine

In the final scene one of DSI agents is armed with an Uzi Carbine with custom barrel shroud.

Uzi semiautomatic Carbine with 16" barrel (IMI Model A) - 9x19mm
An agent carries his Uzi Carbine.
The barrel shroud can be seen.
The Uzi Carbine is seen on the ground.

Rifles

Remington Model 700

Irv Manders (Art Carney) takes a Remington Model 700 rifle with sniper scope when the DSI agents appeared on his farm.

Remington Model 700 (1970s Production) - .308 Winchester
Irv Manders holds his rifle. Next to him is Charlie McGee (Drew Barrymore).
Irv Manders aims his rifle at DSI agents.
Manders' rifle is seen on the stairs.

Armalite AR-7

Armalite AR-7 with sniper scope is used by John Rainbird (George C. Scott) in one scene. It appears as a tranquilizer dart gun.

Armalite AR-7 rifle - .22 LR
Rainbird holds his rifle.
A stock can be seen.
Rainbird adjusts the sniper scope.
A close view at the trigger.

M16

Several guards of the DSI headquarters carry M16 assault rifles. They are never seen close enough to identify the model with sure but due to the year of filming (1984) these rifles are most likely M16A1s.

M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
A guard at the door is armed with an M16.
A guard with an M16 is seen in the final scene.



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