Theatrical Release Poster
|| United States
||Buena Vista Pictures
G.I. Jane is a 1997 military drama directed by Ridley Scott and stars Demi Moore as a US Navy Intelligence officer who is recruited by an ambitious US senator to become the first woman to complete an elite training program for a special combined reconnaissance unit for the US military. The cast included Viggo Mortensen, Jim Caviezel, and Scott Wilson.
N.B. Historically, the U.S. military did not allow women to serve in combat roles until January 2016, and the first female candidates to the Navy SEALS did not apply until July 2017.
The following weapons were used in the film G.I. Jane:
XM177-type carbines are the main weapons carried by LT Jordan O'Neill (Demi Moore) and the majority of the applicants in the SEAL CRT program. During the Libyan mission, the weapon is carried by Master Chief Urgayle (Viggo Mortensen) and other members of the team. The XM177s in the movie all have M16A2 or Model 715-style receivers, while the real XM177 variants only had M16A1 or SP1-type receivers. Rifles similar to these have appeared in many other movies and TV shows, such as The Rock and Seven Days. During the training, a weapons instructor describes the gun as a "CAR-15, military designation M4", but the guns shown in the movie are quite clearly not M4s.
O'Neill starts the obstacle course carrying her CAR-15.
Silhouette of O'Neill and her CAR-15.
O'Neill carries a CAR-15 during the SERE mission. Note the condom that's been placed over the muzzle to keep out moisture.
McCool (Morris Chestnut
) readies his CAR-15 as the team lays an ambush for the enemy soldiers.
Newberry (Angel David
) lays down covering fire with his CAR-15 to protect the Master Chief's escape.
McCool checks his CAR-15 before the team goes out to rescue the Master Chief. Note A2 upper receiver.
An M16A2 rifle is carried by Slovnik (James Caviezel) and several other SEALs.
Slovnik (James Caviezel
) opens fire with his M16A2 during the Libyan mission.
M16A1 (with M16A2 hand guards)
M16A1 rifles fitted with M16A2 handguards were carried by the U.S. SEALs and US Army Rangers during the Libyan mission.
M16A1 with A2 handguards - 5.56x45mm
As the satellite recovery mission begins, one of the US Rangers provides cover with an M16A1 fitted with A2 handguards.
An Army Ranger is seen carrying what appears to be an FN FAL rifle during the recovery of the fallen satellite.
FN FAL 50.00 - 7.62x51mm NATO
The Ranger on the left with the rifle during the recovery mission.
Norinco Type 56
The Norinco Type 56 is used by the Libyan forces that engage O'Neill and the team.
Norinco Type 56 (Imported into the U.S. as the Norinco AKS-47 or AKS-47 Sporter) - 7.62x39mm
Libyan soldier holds a Type 56 as he examines Urgayle's abandoned rifle.
Libyan forces fire on the team with their Norinco Type 56 rifles.
Heckler & Koch MP5SD3
The Heckler & Koch MP5SD3 is the chief weapon carried by Lt. Wickwire (Boyd Kestner) during the Libyan mission. The weapon is also seen carried by a US Army Ranger during the recovery mission.
Heckler & Koch MP5SD3 (9x19mm) with S-E-F trigger group and stock extended.
Wickwire (Boyd Kestner
) with his MP5SD as the team contemplates their next move in Libya.
Wickwire (Boyd Kestner
) provides cover with his MP5SD during the Libyan mission. Note when he is shooting, the sound is not silenced, which is incorrect since the MP5SD3 has an built-in suppressor.
As the satellite recovery mission begins, the US Army Ranger on the far right provides cover with an Heckler & Koch MP5SD3
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
One of the CRT applicants is seen armed with a Heckler & Koch MP5A3 before entering the SEAL obstacle course.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Navy trigger group (non-colored marking) - 9x19mm
One of the CRT applicants (on the right) is seen armed with a Heckler & Koch MP5A3
before entering the SEAL obstacle course.
M203 Grenade Launcher
An M203 Grenade Launcher is seen attached underneath O'Neill's XM177 during the Libyan mission as well as carried by the SEAL applicants during the obstacle course.
M203 grenade launcher - 40mm
A SEAL applicant prepares to enter the obstacle course with CAR-15 and M203 launcher.
LT Jordan O'Neill (Demi Moore
) carries the CAR-15 with the M203.
O'Neill with her CAR-15 and M203.
An M60 general-purpose machine gun is seen being fired by instructors as the applicants navigate the SEAL obstacle course.
M60 machine gun with bipod folded - 7.62x51mm NATO
The M60 is fired by the instructors, with Johns (David Warshofsky
) in the foreground.
The M60E3 is seen being assembled by O'Neill and other members of her team during the SEAL training. It is also the chief weapon of Cortez (David Vadim) during the Libyan mission.
M60E3 machine gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
LT Jordan O'Neill (Demi Moore
) is the first to assemble her M60E3 during the SEAL training.
Cortez (David Vadim
) engages Libyan forces with his M60E3.
An FN Minimi is seen being fired by an instructor as the applicants navigate the SEAL obstacle course. In a deleted scene, Jordan is seen firing the weapon on a firing range.
FN Minimi with 200-round ammo drum - 5.56x45mm
An FN Minimi
is seen being fired by an instructor as the applicants navigate the SEAL obstacle course.
In a deleted scene, Jordan is seen firing the weapon on a firing range.
DShK heavy machine gun
A DShK is seen mounted on a Libyan truck that fires on the team. It's hard to tell, but this is most likely a mocked-up Browning M2 variant, like nearly all "DShK" HMGs seen in Western productions.
The DShK is mounted on top of the truck.
Browning M2HB Heavy Machine Gun
During the SERE training, a Browning M2HB heavy machine gun is seen mounted atop a Humvee in the encampment where Jordan and her team are taken prisoner.
Browning M2HB on M3 tripod - .50 BMG
During the SERE training, a Browning M2HB
heavy machine gun is seen mounted atop a Humvee in the encampment where Jordan and her team are taken prisoner.
General Dynamics M197 Vulcan
Mounted on an AH-1 Cobra in the film is a mock-up of the three-barreled General Dynamics M197 Vulcan. The AH-1 Cobra is likely the same former military helicopter seen in Courage Under Fire and The Siege.
General Dynamics M197 Vulcan - 20mm.
Master Chief Urgayle (Viggo Mortensen) can be seen firing an SVD Dragunov sniper rifle during the obstacle course training.
SVD Dragunov sniper rifle - 7.6x54mm R
Master Chief aims his Dragunov at the SEAL recruits during the obstacle course training.
Master Chief cleans his Dragunov.
Heckler & Koch SR9(T)
Master Chief Urgayle (Viggo Mortensen) uses a Heckler & Koch SR9(T) during the Libyan mission. The SR9(T) in this movie, like all SR9 rifles seen in American films, is actually a HK91 converted to SR9(T) specifications (note that it lacks the forward assist, which is a feature of the factory SR9 variants). While being chased by Libyan soldiers, he booby traps the weapon with a M67 grenade.
Heckler & Koch SR9(T) - 7.62x51mm NATO
Master Chief Urgayle covers O'Neill with the SR9 as she checks out the abandoned encampment.
Master Chief Urgayle takes out a few of the Libyan soldiers with his SR9(T).
A Libyan soldier pulls an M1911A1 before being taken out by Urgayle. A US Navy helicopter crewman opens fire with an M1911A1 as Jordan and the team make their way to the helo.
A Libyan soldier pulls an M1911A1
before being taken out by Urgayle.
Another shot of the soldier with the pistol.
A US Navy helicopter crewman opens fire with an M1911A1 as Jordan and the team make their way to the helo.
M67 Hand Grenade
Master Chief Urgayle (Viggo Mortensen) uses an M67 hand grenade to boobytrap his Heckler & Koch SR9(T) during the final battle.
M69 inert training hand grenade
M18A1 Claymore Mine
The team sets up M18A1 Claymore mines to cover the Master Chief's escape during the Libyan mission.
M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel mine
Slovnik plants a Claymore mine for the ambush.