Men of War (1994)

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Men of War
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Cinema Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Perry Lang
Release Date 1994
Language English
Distributor Miramax
MDP Worldwide
Main Cast
Character Actor
Nick Gunar Dolph Lundgren
Jimmy G Anthony John Denison
Nolan Don Harvey
Blades Tommy "Tiny" Lister
Jamaal Tom Wright
Grace Lashield Catherine Bell
Keefer Trevor Goddard
Loki Charlotte Lewis
Po B. D. Wong
Ocker Tim Guinee


Men of War is a 1994 action film starring Dolph Lundgren as the leader of a group of mercenaries hired by a mining corporation to clear the natives off of a Pacific island. As the mercenaries spend more time among a tribe of natives, they must decide whether to carry out their mission or side with the locals against the company that hired them. The film's cast includes Anthony John Denison, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Kevin Tighe and future JAG co-stars Catherine Bell and Trevor Goddard. The film was directed by Perry Lang, who also had a small role in the film.

The following weapons were used in the film Men of War:

Contents


Handguns

Beretta 92FS

Jimmy G (Anthony John Denison) carries a ridiculous number of handguns about his person in the film, including a two-tone Beretta 92FS with a black slide and barrel and an Inox frame.

Beretta 92FS Two Tone - 9x19mm. The one in the film has a Inox frame and black slide and barrel.
Jimmy G (Anthony John Denison) is forced to give up his Beretta before entering a bar.
Jimmy surrendering his two-tone Beretta on the beach. Notice Inox frame and black slide.

CZ 83

Jimmy G also carries a pair of CZ 83 pistols which he keeps in ankle holsters. He notably uses them during the finale.

CZ 83 - .32 ACP
A CZ 83 is seen in Jimmy's ankle holster.
Grace Lashield (Catherine Bell) holds one of Jimmy G's (Anthony John Denison) CZ 83 pistols to his head...
...while Jimmy G holds his other CZ 83 to her head in return.

Glock 19

Keefer (Trevor Goddard) uses a Glock 19 as his sidearm throughout the movie, often holding it at some pretty interesting angles.

Glock 19 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
Keefer (Trevor Goddard) demonstrating how upside-down is definitely the best way to hold a pistol.
Keefer's pistol holstered after winning a fight with Gunnar.
Keefer uses the "vertical gangsta" pose to put a wounded soldier out of his misery.

Smith & Wesson Model 629

Jimmy G (Anthony John Denison) appears to carry a Smith & Wesson Model 629 with wood grips as his primary handgun.

Smith & Wesson Model 629 6" Barrel - .44 Magnum.
Jimmy G (Anthony John Denison) with his S&W 629.
Jimmy G (Anthony John Denison) brandishing his S&W 629.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

In addition to his Smith & Wesson Model 629, his two-tone Beretta, and his twin CZ-83's, Jimmy G also has to give up a Smith & Wesson Model 36 before entering a bar.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
In addition to his S&W 629, his two-tone Beretta, and his twin CZ-83's, Jimmy G also has to give up a S&W Model 36 before entering a bar.

Rifles

M16A1

M16A1s are used by several mercenaries including Jimmy G (Anthony John Denison), Grace Lashield (Catherine Bell), Nolan (Don Harvey) and Ocker (Tim Guinee). About a half of Keefer's men are also armed with M16s (the rest carry Type 56s). Most of the rifles have magazines taped together "jungle style".

M16A1 with 30 Round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Grace Lashield (Catherine Bell) and Jimmy with their M16A1's.
On the right, Nolan (Don Harvey) cradles his M16A1 on his shoulder.
One of Keefer's men armed with an M16A1.
Keefer holds the M16A1 while sailing to the island.
Grace opens fire with her M16A1.
Loki (Charlotte Lewis) holds the M16A1.

M16 with M203 Grenade Launcher

Jimmy G (Anthony John Denison) has an M203 Grenade Launcher attached to his M16A1.

M16A1 (5.56x45mm) with M203 40mm grenade launcher
Jimmy G (Anthony John Denison) enters the village carrying an M16A1 fitted with a M203 grenade launcher.
On the right, Jimmy G's M16A1 is fitted with an M203 Grenade launcher.

Norinco Type 56

Many of Keefer's men, including Goldmouth (Aldo Sambrell), use early-model Type 56 rifles (without under-folding bayonets).

Norinco Type 56, early model with milled receiver - 7.62x39mm
Goldmouth (Aldo Sambrell) with his Type 56.
One of Keefer's goons holding a Type 56.
Jamaal firing a commandeered Type 56.

Fake SVD Dragunov

A fake SVD (actually an early Norinco Type 56 rifle fitted with a Dragunov-style handguard, barrel, and a short AK magazine) is used by Jamaal (Tom Wright), often without a scope attached.

Norinco Type 56, early model with milled receiver - 7.62x39mm
SVD Dragunov sniper rifle - 7.6x54mm R
AIRSOFT Tokyo Marui AK-47 tuned with the "Dragunov Conversion Kit" to look like an SVD rifle. This is similar in appearance to the rifle that is used in the film.
Jamaal (Tom Wright) holding his fake SVD Dragunov. Note the milled receiver, and the magazine release paddle immediately in front of the trigger guard.
Jamaal aiming the fake SVD Dragunov after siding with Gunnar, who holds Blades' M60.
Jamaal ranges a target with the scope attached to his fake Dragunov.

Shotguns

SWD/Cobray Street Sweeper

Nick Gunar (Dolph Lundgren) uses an SWD/Cobray Street Sweeper shotgun fitted with a muzzle-brake as his primary weapon throughout the film.

SWD/Cobray Street Sweeper with short barrel and top folding stock - 12 gauge. Visible is the Cobray logo on the side, no visible drum advance lever like on the Striker and the recognizable 'key' in the front of the drum for winding up the rotary cylinder.
Gunar stops a native kid playing with the barrel of his Street Sweeper.
A good shot of the muzzle brake as Gunar fires his Street Sweeper.
Who needs a shotgun when you have a knife...

Heavy Weapons

Carl Gustav M2 Recoilless Rifle

The Carl Gustav M2 Recoilless Rifle is one of the more notable weapons used in the film. It is mentioned by name by both Grace Lashield (Catherine Bell) and Col. Merrick (Kevin Tighe), who correctly point out that it originates from Sweden. The dangers of being behind the weapon whilst it is fired are also shown, with the backblast incinerating one of Keefer's goons as he tries to sneak up on Gunar from behind (a process that also somehow immobilizes him rigidly on the spot). The Carl Gustav is used by Nick Gunar (Dolph Lundgren), Grace Lashield (Catherine Bell) and Keefer (Trevor Goddard).

Carl Gustav M2 - 84x246mm R
Nick Gunar (Dolph Lundgren) aims the Carl Gustav M2 Recoilless Rifle at an enemy boat as Grace points out that the HEAT round he's loaded into the launcher doesn't have the range.
Grace Lashield (Catherine Bell) fires the Carl Gustav at Goldmouth as he attempts to flee by boat.
Nick Gunar (Dolph Lundgren) with the Carl Gustav during the showdown.

M60

Blades (Tommy "Tiny" Lister) carries an M60 machine gun, which is taken from him by Nick Gunar (Dolph Lundgren) in one scene.

M60 Machine Gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
Blades sticking his M60 in a fellow mercenary's face.
Blades holds the M60 when he returns to the village.
On the right, Gunar holding Blades' M60.

Grenades

M67 Grenade

A few of the mercenaries carry what appear to be M67 Hand Grenades.

M69 training grenade - an inert version of the M67 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
Nolan (Don Harvey) can be seen carrying the M67 grenade.

M26 Grenade

Most of the mercenaries are seen carrying M26 Hand Grenades along with their rifles.

M26 HE Frag hand grenade
Gunar is seen carrying M67 grenades.
Jamaal wearing a similar set-up. Note the tape on the spoon of the grenade.


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