China Syndrome, The

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The China Syndrome (1979)


The China Syndrome is a 1979 thriller starring Jack Lemmon as the supervisor of a nuclear power plant who stumbles upon severe safety hazards at said plant and tries to expose them, ultimately taking a news reporter hostage to do so. The film's cast included Michael Douglas (who also served as the film's producer) and Jane Fonda. This film gained more notoriety than usual as it was released just 12 days before the infamous Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident.


The following weapons were used in the film China Syndrome, The:

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Smith & Wesson Model 10

Jack Godell (Jack Lemmon) is seen taking a Smith & Wesson Model 10 from a security guard to threaten the technicians inside the control room of the nuclear power plant.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special
Jack Godell (Jack Lemmon) takes control of a Smith & Wesson Model 10.
Godell brandishes the Model 10.
Closeup of the Model 10, clearly showing it as a tapered-barrel variant.

M16 (SP1)

Several SWAT officers are seen armed with the M16 (SP1)s. They are fitted with M16A1 flash hiders to pass for A1s.

M16 aka SP1 (flat "slab side receiver") with an A1 "birdcage" Flash hider, used to resemble the M16A1 in many Vietnam era movies - 5.56x45mm. This version has a 20 round magazine.
SWAT officers stand-by with M16s.
Closer shot of the SWAT officers' M16s. Note the SP1 receiver.

Ithaca 37

Another SWAT officer is briefly seen armed with an Ithaca 37 shotgun.

Ithaca Model 37 riot version - 12 gauge
SWAT officer enter the plant, the one bringer up the rear is armed with a Ithaca 37.



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