Quiet Earth, The

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The Quiet Earth (1985)

The Quiet Earth is a lesser known science fiction film directed by Geoff Murphey. Made in New Zealand in 1985, the film centers around with a scientist who is part of the mysterious "Project Flashlight", but wakes up one morning to find that he is the one of the last few people on earth due to a strange side-effect of the project. He meets other survivors and tries desperately to find why the earth was abandoned and when it will happen again.

The following firearms appear in the film The Quiet Earth:


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Double Barreled Shotgun

While Zac Hobson (Bruno Lawrence) slowly starts to lose his sanity due to isolation, he plays around with a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun in his commandeered mansion.

Zac plays with his shotgun, in a women's nightgown

Mossberg 500

At some point in the film, Zac ditches his Doubled Barreled Shotgun, and uses a Mossberg 500 for the rest of the film.

Mossberg 500AT - 12 Gauge
Still losing his mind, Zac runs around a church with his new Mossberg, before firing at a statue of Jesus
After meeting Joanne, Zac regains his sense of sanity, and decides to put on some gender specific clothes for a change

Smith & Wesson Model 27

When Zac first meets another survivor, Joanne (Alison Routledge), she aims a Smith & Wesson Model 27 at him.

Smith & Wesson Model 27 - .357 Magnum
Joanne holds a Model 27 on Zac

Uzi

Api (Pete Smith) keeps an Uzi when first meeting Zac.

IMI Uzi - 9mm
Api with his Uzi

M16 SP1

Joanne takes what appears to be an M16 SP1 with A2 handguards from Api's truck to break up a fight between him and Zac.

M16 aka SP1 (flat "slab side receiver") with A2 style handguards used to impersonate the M16A2 - 5.56x45mm
Joanne grabs the M16 from Api's Jeep
A closer look on Joanne as she is aiming at Zac and Api
Joanne fires a warning shot at Zac and Api

MGC CAR-15

Two MGC CAR-15s are seen hanging on a wall towards the end of the movie. The carbine shows some specific features, most notably the flash hider, the odd carrying handle and the upward triangle at the end of the retractable stock. Most likely these carbines are just props.

MGC CAR-15 Replica Rifle
The pair of carbines hanging on the wall. Note: This image is made up from several stills, as the camera moves from the muzzle downwards in close-up and additionally zooms out a bit during the motion.



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