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The Annihilators
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Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Charles E. Sellier Jr.
Release Date 1985
Studio Balcor Film Investors
Main Cast
Character Actor
Bill Ecker Christopher Stone
Ray Track Gerrit Graham
Garrett Floyd Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
Woody Isaacson Andy Wood
Joe Nace Dennis Redfield
Roy Boy Jagger Paul Koslo
Lt. Hawkins Jim Antonio
Louie Nace Sid Conrad
Marie Millie Fisher


The Annihilators is a 1985 action movie directed by Charles E. Sellier Jr. (Silent Night, Deadly Night). A disabled Vietnam war veteran, now living in Atlanta, is brutally murdered by a gang of racketeers, known as "The Rollers". Four of his comrades-in-arms gather to avenge his death and help his family and neighbours against the gang.


The following weapons were used in the film The Annihilators:

Contents

Revolvers

Smith & Wesson Model 19 (Nickel)

Roy Boy Jagger (Paul Koslo), the leader of The Rollers, uses a nickel plated Smith & Wesson Model 19 in several scenes. The blued trigger, hammer, and rear sights allow to differ it from stainless steel Smith & Wesson Model 66.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 (nickel) - .357 Magnum.
Roy Boy holds his revolver.
Roy Boy holds his revolver in action.

Ruger Super Blackhawk

During the final shootout Roy Boy (Paul Koslo) uses a Ruger Super Blackhawk.

Ruger Super Blackhawk - .44 Magnum. Beefed up version of the Blackhawk with a redesigned frame to help with the .44 magnum's recoil. Note the different trigger guard from the standard Blackhawk.
Roy Boy with a Ruger Super Blackhawk and Jesse (Bruce Evers) with unknown revolver.
Roy Boy holds his revolver.
Roy Boy fires, eyes closed.
Another view of Roy Boy's revolver.

Single Action Army

One of The Rollers uses a Single Action Army revolver during the scene with drug-loaded truck.

Colt Single Action Army with 4.75" barrel, case colored and blued, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model - .45 Long Colt
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Smith & Wesson Military & Police/Model 10

S&W M&P and Model 10 revolvers are used by various thugs.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with 4" barrel - .38 Special
Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special
Jesse (Bruce Evers), Roy Boy's enforcer, holds a supposed M&P revolver.
A thug fires what appears to be a S&W M&P revolver.
A thug with a supposed S&W M&P revolver.
A shot thug drops his revolver. The angular shape of the front sight matches Model 10.
Doc (Tom Harper) fires a nickel plated M&P revolver.
A close view of Doc's revolver.
A good view of Doc's revolver.
A thug fires an M&P revolver.

Harrington & Richardson Model 733

What appears to be a Harrington & Richardson Model 733 revolver is seen in hands of a thug.

Harrington & Richardson Model 733 - .32 S&W Long
A thug holds his revolver. The general shape, especially the front sight, looks alike H&R revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Atlanta PD Lt. Hawkins (Jim Antonio) carries a compact revolver in holster. The shape of the grip allows to identify it as Smith & Wesson Model 36.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special - 5 shot. First pattern with flat latch cylinder release.
Lt. Hawkins carries a revolver in holster.

Colt Trooper Mk III

During the final shootout Jesse (Bruce Evers), Roy Boy's enforcer, uses a Colt Trooper Mk III with 6" barrel. A Trooper is also seen in hands of another thug.

Colt Trooper Mark III with 6" barrel - .357 Magnum
Jesse hides behind a crate with the revolver in hand.
Another view of Jesse's revolver.
Roy Boy (Paul Koslo) with a Ruger Super Blackhawk and Jesse with Colt Trooper.
Jesse's revolver under the car.
A thug holds a revolver that also appears to be a Colt Trooper.
He is surprised by a club in hands of a townsperson...
...and drops his revolver.

Colt Python

What appears to be a snub nose Colt Python is also used by Jesse (Bruce Evers) in another shootout.

Colt Python Snub Nose with 2.5" barrel - .357 Magnum
Jesse holds his revolver.

Unidentified revolvers

A thug holds a revolver.
A thug holds a revolver during the shootout. It seems to have a full underlug.
Jesse fires a snub nose revolver.

Pistols

M1911A1

M1911A1 pistols are used by all four friends during their war against the gang. Due to continuity errors, Garrett's (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) and Woody's (Andy Wood) pistols several times switches betweeen M1911 and Tanfoglio TZ-75.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP. This has a deep Colt factory blued finish, common for commercial variants before and after the war.
Sgt. Bill Ecker (Christopher Stone) carries an M1911A1 in holster during the Vietnam sequence.
Garrett Floyd (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) holds an M1911A1 during the first enounter with the gang.
Ray Track (Gerrit Graham) fires his pistol.
The pistol is seen cycling.
Woody's 1911 and Garrett's TZ-75.
A good view of 1911 in Garrett's hands.
Woody Isaacson (Andy Wood) fires his 1911.
Bill holds his 1911 in the final scene.

Tanfoglio TZ-75

A Tanfoglio TZ-75 is Garrett's (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) personal handgun. Due to continuity errors, Garrett's and Woody's (Andy Wood) pistols several times switches betweeen M1911A1 and TZ-75.

Tanfoglio TZ-75 "Pre-88" - 9x19mm
Woody's 1911 and Garrett's TZ-75.
Woody holds a TZ-75.
Garrett fires a TZ-75.
Woody fires a TZ-75.
Another view of Woody's pistol.
A view from the muzzle.

Star Model BM

In the final scene one of The Rollers uses a compact M1911-style model, most likely a Star Model BM.

Star Model BM - 9x19mm
The thug threatens a group of townspeople. His pistol looks very bright but it's only an effect of illumination.
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The thug takes Marie (Millie Fisher) as hostage.
Another view of the pistol.

Unidentified pistols

Unidenfitied pistols are seen in holsters of Atlanta PD officers.

A police officer at the left carries a pistol in holster.
A stainless steel or nickel plated pistol is seen in holster of a police officer.

Submachine Guns

Uzi

Bill Ecker (Christopher Stone) uses an Uzi in several scenes.

IMI Uzi with buttstock extended - 9x19mm
Bill draws his Uzi during the first encounter with the gang.
Bill readies for shootout.
Bill fires his Uzi with unfolded stock from the rooftop.

Wikinson Arms Linda Pistol

In the final scene C.C. (Joshua Lee Patton), one of The Rollers, is armed with a Wikinson Arms Linda Pistol, converted to full auto.

Linda Pistol - 9x19mm
C.C. fires.
A good view of the gun.

Shotguns

Mossberg 500 Cruiser

In the final scene one of The Rollers uses a Mossberg 500 Cruiser shotgun.

Mossberg 500 Cruiser - 12 gauge
A thug holds his shotgun in highjacked school bus.
A closeup of receiver and pistol grip.
A closeup of the pump.

Remington 870 Marine Magnum

In the final scene Lt. Hawkins (Jim Antonio) is armed with a Remington 870 Marine Magnum with pistol gripped stock.

Remington 870 Marine Magnum with extended mag tube, rifle sights, and pistol gripped stock - 12 gauge
Lt. Hawkins holds his shotgun at the left.
Capt. Lombard (Bruce Taylor), the chief of local police, takes the shotgun from Hawkins.
A view of the shotgun from another side.
The barrel and pump is seen.

Double Barreled Shotgun

Doc (Tom Harper), one of The Rollers, uses a Double Barreled Shotgun with sawed-off buttstock in several scenes.

Doc guards the car.
He fires his shotgun.
Another view of Doc's shotgun.

Rifles

Heckler & Koch HK91

During the Vietnam sequence Sgt. Bill Ecker (Christopher Stone) is armed with a Heckler & Koch HK91 semi-auto rifle, fitted with folding bipod of Heckler & Koch G3SG/1 sniper rifle.

Heckler & Koch HK91A2 with fixed stock (Note lack of third position for automatic fire) - 7.62x51mm NATO
Bill (at the left) holds his HK91. He also carries an M1911A1 in holster.
A closeup of the forend of Bill's rifle.
Bill in action. Note the lack of the paddle magazine release that allows to identify the rifle as a civilian HK91 rather than a military G3.

Ruger Mini-14

What appears to be a Ruger Mini-14 with stainless steel finish is seen in hands of a thug during the climactic shootout.

Stainless steel Ruger Mini-14F with folding stock and 30-round magazine. - .223 Remington
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M14

An M14 rifle is seen in hands of a US Army soldier in documentary footage.

M14 rifle - 7.62x51mm NATO
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M1 Carbine

M1 Carbines are seen in hands of ARVN soldiers in documentary footage.

M1 Carbine (Post-War) - .30 Carbine
A soldier at the right holds an M1 Carbine.
A soldier in center holds an M1 Carbine. Other soldiers are armed with M16s.

Type 56 Carbine

One of the Vietcong fighters is armed with a Type 56 Carbine. This Chinese version of SKS can be identified due to its "pig sticker" bayonet.

Chinese Type 56 Carbine aka the Chinese SKS rifle - 7.62x39mm
A Vietcong soldier aims his SKS.

Mauser Sporter

One of the Vietcong fighters is armed with a bolt action hunting rifle, possibly some kind of Mauser Sporter.

German-style Mauser 98 Sporter Model K - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The bolt is seen.
The barrel is seen.
The man aims.

Unidentified rifle

During the final shootout one of The Rollers carries an unidentified rifle. The gun is seen very briefly and unclear but its general shape allows to guess it to be some small caliber pump action rifle.

For comparison: Taurus Model 62R - .22 LR
Hammer spur can be seen.
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What appears to be an underbarrel tube magazine can be seen.

Assault Rifles

M16

During the Vietnam sequence Pvt. Garrett Floyd (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) carries an original M16 Rifle with 3-prong flash hider.

The original M16, the first version, firing in a 20-round magazine, adopted in large numbers by the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. This has the original 3-prong flash hider. - 5.56x45mm
Garrett holds his M16. 3-prong flash hider can be seen.

M16/SP1

During the Vietnam sequence Pvts. Ray Track (Gerrit Graham) and Joe Nace (Dennis Redfield) carry M16/SP1 rifles. An M16 of possibly same version is briefly seen in hands of a thug during the final shootout (it is replaced with a rubber prop when fall down from rooftop, see below).

M16 aka SP1 (flat "slab side receiver") with an A1 "birdcage" Flash hider. This version has a 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
The "birdcage" flash hider of Joe's M16 is seen.
Joe holds his M16 and a 20-round magazine. He also carries a pair of Mk 2 hand grenades.
Ray with his M16 in action.

M16 Rubber Prop

A rubber prop is used when a thug on the rooftop, being shot, drops his M16.

A rubber prop of M16, used in We Were Soldiers.
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The rubber prop falls down.

Colt Sporter II Carbine

During the Vietnam sequence Pvt. Woody Isaacson (Andy Wood) carries a Colt Sporter II Carbine.

Colt Sporter II Carbine with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Woody holds his carbine.
Woody's carbine is seen at the right.

AKM

Most Vietcong soldiers are armed with AKMs.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
A sentry holds his AKM.
A Vietcong soldier at the left holds an AKM.
A man in center runs with an AKM in hands.

Machine Guns

M60

A US Army soldier fires an M60 in documentary footage.

M60 machine gun with bipod extended - 7.62x51mm NATO
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M60D

An M60D machine gun is seen in documentary footage.

M60D machine gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
M60D is mounted on UH-1 helicopter.

Browning M2HB

A Browning M2HB is seen mounted on M48 Patton tank in documentary footage.

Browning M2HB - .50 BMG
Note the conical flash hider.

Other Weapons

Flamethrower

A custom flamethrower, similar to real M2 model, is used by Roy Boy (Paul Koslo) during the climactic shootout.

M2 Flamethrower. The screen weapon has a longer barrel and lacks rear grip.
Roy Boy holds his weapon.
He burns a car to threaten the local people.

Mk 2 Hand Grenade

During the Vietnam sequence Ray Track (Gerrit Graham) and Joe Nace (Dennis Redfield) carry Mk 2 Hand Grenades. These appear to be training version.

Mk 2 training grenade
Joe carries a pair of Mk 2 hand grenades.
Ray carries Mk 2 hand grenades.

M29 Mortar

A 81mm M29 Mortar is seen in documentary footage.

M29 Mortar - 81mm
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Trivia

An M48 Patton tank is seen in documentary footage.
A 105mm M101 howitzer is seen in documentary footage.



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