Sorcerer

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Sorcerer (1977)

Sorcerer is a 1977 thriller directed by William Friedkin (The French Connection). Ostensibly a remake of the 1953 French drama Le Salaire de la peur (The Wages of Fear), the film follows four men (Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Amidou, and Francisco Rabal) each on the run from the law, who embark on a dangerous mission to extinguish a fire at a Venezuelan oil well by delivering a cargo of unstable explosives. The film was a box office disappointment upon its initial theatrical release, which unfortunately coincided with the release of the original Star Wars, but has since gained cult status.


The following weapons were used in the film Sorcerer:

Contents


Handguns

MAC Mle 1950

Victor Manzo (Bruno Cremer) is seen finding his business partner having killed himself with a MAC Mle 1950 in order to avoid an impending police investigation in France during the prologue.

French MAS Mle 1950 pistol - 9x19mm Parabellum.
Manzon discovers a blood-covered MAC Mle 1950 next to his business partner's body.

Colt Detective Special

During the robbery of a mob-owned bingo parlor at a New Jersey church, one of the robbers uses a suppressed Colt Detective Special.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen - .38 Special
A robber holds a Colt Detective Special as they steal the cash from the counting table.

Star Model B

One of the robbers draws a Star Model B pistol during an argument after the robbery, distracting Jackie Scanlon (Roy Scheider) and causing him to crash the getaway car.

Blued Star Model B - 9mm pistol from The Untouchables (1987). This one is a screen used and fired handgun in the movie and was used by Kevin Costner on screen.
One of the robber threatens his partner when he learns that the church that was robbed was controlled by the Italian mob.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P

Nilo (Francisco Rabal), an assassin, uses what appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model M&P revolver throughout the film, firing it several times while the cargo trucks are stuck in the jungle.

Smith & Wesson Model of 1899 M&P (1899-1902) - .38 Special
Nilo shoots a victim in Veracruz with his suppressed revolver.
Nilo points the revolver at a rebel.

M1911A1

Waheeb (Amidou) is seen with what appears to be an M1911A1 when the Israeli soldiers raid the building. A Venezuelan police officer is seen using his M1911A1 to open a Coke bottle.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol Commercial - .45 ACP
Waheeb (Amidou) is seen with what appears to be an M1911A1 when the Israeli soldiers raid the building.
A Venezuelan police officer is seen using his M1911A1 to open a Coke bottle.

Shotguns

Mossberg 500

Policemen on horseback are seen with what resemble Mossberg 500 shotguns when they confront a crowd of angry protesters. These don't have the ejection ports, making it likely these are prop versions.

Mossberg 500 "Persuader" with standard five-shot magazine tube - 12 Gauge. This is the most commonly produced version of the 500 series today.
A police officer holding the shotgun is dragged from his horse by a protester.

Submachine Guns

Uzi

Israeli soldiers pursuing Palestinian terrorist Waheeb (Amidou) in the prologue are armed with Uzis.

IMI Uzi with collapsible buttstock extended
An Israeli soldier patrols with an Uzi. Note that the magazines are attached together in a "L" configuration for greater stability while firing.
Soldiers advance up a stairwell to confront the Palestinian terrorists.
A Palestinian terrorist is gunned down by an Israeli soldier.
Closeup of the Uzi being fired.

MAC-10

The Venezuelan police officer who detains Scanlon after finding his fake passport is armed with a MAC-10.

Ingram MAC-10 open bolt submachine gun - .45 ACP
The officer carries the MAC-10 as he speaks to Scanlon at a bar.
The MAC-10 seen as Scanlon is brought to the police station for further questioning.

Smith & Wesson 76

A Palestinian terrorist working with Waheeb is briefly seen with a Smith & Wesson 76 before being shot. One of the Venezuelan guerrillas who attempts to steal the dynamite from Scanlon's truck also carries a S&W 76.

Smith & Wesson M76 with stock extended - 9mm‎
A Palestinian terrorist working with Waheeb is briefly seen with a Smith & Wesson 76 before being shot.
Scanlon is threatened by the guerrilla armed with the Smith & Wesson 76.
Scanlon attacks the guerrilla after a distraction.

Sten

Another guerrilla is armed with a Sten Mk II submachine gun.

Sten Mk II Submachine gun - 9x19mm
A guerrilla points a Sten at Nilo.

Rifles

Cristobal M2

Oil company guards carry the Cristobal M2. The Cristobal M2 is a assault rifle/carbine hybrid that was designed and manufactured in the Dominican Republic, where the film was shot.

Cristobal Model 2 with straight magazine - .30 Carbine
A guard with a Cristobal M2 opens a gate for a truckload of laborers.
Guards hold the M2 in an attempt to hold off a crowd of angry protesters.

AR-18

Some Venezuelan soldiers are seen firing AR-18 rifles into the air to disperse civilians. A guerrilla is also later seen with an AR-18.

Armalite AR-18 with 30 round magazine 5.56mm
Soldiers fire into the air.
The guerrilla on the left carries an AR-18.

Heckler & Koch G3

Most of the soldiers are armed with early-pattern G3 rifles, which are most prominently seen when they confront a mob angered by the deaths caused by the oil well fire.

Early Heckler & Koch G3 rifle with wooden handguard and buttstock - 7.62x51mm NATO
A soldier relaxes at the airport.
Soldiers face an angry mob after delivering the bodies of oil workers killed in the fire.
Soldiers attempt to fight off the civilians.
A civilian holds a seized G3 rifle. The rear sight spindle indicates the rifle is a G3 rather than the similar CETME.

M1 Carbine

One guerrilla attempting to steal the dynamite holds a M1 Carbine with a 30-round magazine.

Post-war M1 Carbine with 30 round magazine and metal barrel shroud - .30 Carbine
The guerrilla on the right holds a M1 carbine.
The guerrilla points the carbine at Nilo.

Machine Guns

FN MAG

An FN MAG machine gun can be seen mounted on a Israeli jeep while on patrol in Jerusalem.

FN MAG 58 7.62x51mm NATO
An FN MAG machine gun can be seen mounted on a Israeli jeep while on patrol in Jerusalem.

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