Two-Minute Warning

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Theatrical poster for Two-Minute Warning (1976).

Two Minute Warning is a 1976 thriller directed by Larry Peerce and starring an ensemble cast including Charlton Heston, John Cassavetes, Martin Balsam, and Beau Bridges. The plot follows a mysterious gunman who appears at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during Championship X (a thinly-disguised reference to Super Bowl X) and the efforts of the police to stop him before he can cause mass panic. When the film aired on US network television, the film was re-edited to add a heist subplot in order to tone down the violent nature of the original premise.

The following weapons were used in the 1976 film Two Minute Warning:


Smith & Wesson Model 15

All LAPD officers, including Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) , are armed with Smith & Wesson Model 15 revolvers.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 .38 Special
Officers' revolvers are visible as they attempt to detain Mike Ramsay (Beau Bridges) after he admits that he has seen the sniper.
SWAT Officer Pratt (Larry Manetti) hands off his Model 15 to a fellow officer.
Capt. Holly (Charlton Heston) points his Model 15 at the sniper's position in the climax.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

A referee fires a Smith & Wesson Model 36 to initiate play during the second half of the game.

Smith and Wesson Model 36 - .38 special - 5 shot. First pattern with flat latch cylinder release.

Remington 742

The sniper (Warren Miller) above the scoreboard at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum uses, according to LAPD Capt. Peter Holly (Charlton Heston), a "modified Remington 742". The rifle is fitted with a scope, an extended 30- round magazine, and is concealed within special pockets in the sniper's jacket.

Remington 742 - .30-06 Springfield
The sniper assembles the Remington 742.
The assembled rifle lays on the ground as the sniper takes a break.
A camera on the Goodyear blimp inadvertently captures the sniper on tape, alerting the police to his presence.
The sniper prepares to fire, as seen through the SWAT marksman's scope. The shot clearly shows the large size of the Remington 742's modified magazine.
The sniper shoots wildly after being hit by police gunfire.

M16 Rifle

M16 (SP1) rifles are used by most members of the LAPD SWAT team, including Sergeant Chris Button (John Cassavetes). The rifles have the original three-prong flash hiders and 30 round magazines.

M16 aka SP1 (flat "slab side receiver") with an A1 "birdcage" Flash hider, used to impersonate the M16A1 during the 1970s and 1980s. This version has a 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Sgt. Button directs his officers to search a house after raiding it.
A SWAT officer provides cover as his comrades move up a stairwell.
The flat receiver can be clearly seen as a SWAT officer gestures.
An officer aims his M16 during the film's climax.

Remington 1100

Remington 1100 shotguns are carried by some LAPD SWAT officers.

Remington Model 1100 Tactical Shotgun - 12 gauge. This version has a slug barrel, rifle sights, and oversized charging handle.
SWAT officers receive orders before deploying around the Coliseum.
An officer provides cover as his comrade climbs to the sniper's position.
A SWAT officer armed with the shotgun guards the restroom as a suspect is interrogated.


An Uzi submachine gun is pulled by SWAT Sgt. Chris Button (John Cassavetes) when he arrests a potential suspect in the stands.

IMI Uzi 9x19mm
While undercover, Sgt. Chris Button (John Cassavetes) withdraws an Uzi concealed in a bag.
Sgt. Chris Button (John Cassavetes) points the Uzi at the suspect.

Remington Model 700

Remington Model 700 rifles are used by the SWAT sniper teams.

Remington Model 700 (1970s Production) .308 Winchester
A SWAT marksman and a spotter attempt to pinpoint the location of the sniper.
A second SWAT sniper team in position.
The SWAT marksman is shot by the sniper.
The spotter returns fire with the Model 700.

Federal Gas Riot Gun

A Federal Gas Riot Gun is used by a SWAT officer during a domestic disturbance call.

Federal L-5 Gas Riot Gun - 37mm
A SWAT officer prepares to fire the gas gun at the house.

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