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Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by David Jones
Release Date 1989
Language English
Studio Kings Road Entertainment
Distributor Cineplex Odeon Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Joseph "Megs" Megessey Robert De Niro
Dave Ed Harris
Martha Kathy Baker
Jake Charles S. Dutton

Jacknife is a 1989 drama that focuses on a Vietnam veteran (Ed Harris) suffering from PTSD that lives with his sister and how their lives are turned upside down when a fellow veteran (Robert De Niro) comes back into his life.

The following weapons were used in the film Jacknife:


In a Vietnam flashback, the M60 is seen being fired by Joseph "Jacknife" Megessey (Robert De Niro) as well as a helicopter gunner.

The M60 is seen being fired by Joseph "Jacknife" Megessey (Robert De Niro).
The M60 is used by an Airborne trooper at the top left.


During the flashbacks to Vietnam, the XM16E1 rifle is seen carried by members of the 101st Airborne Division, including Joseph "Megs" Megessey (Robert De Niro) and Dave (Ed Harris).

XM16E1 rifle with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm. What distinguishes it from the original M16 was the addition of the forward assist button and a chrome bolt carrier (which was later dropped with the M16A1).
Troopers exit the helicopter armed with the rifles.

Colt XM177 (Colt Sporter Carbine)

A Colt Sporter Carbine modified to resemble the XM177 rifle is briefly seen carried by an Airborne trooper.

The original XM177E1 - 5.56x45mm. The variant used in the show was a mockup made from a Colt Sporter Carbine with the barrel cut down to 10.25" and an aftermarket "CAR-15 style" flash hider installed.
A trooper with his Colt XM177 mockup.


The M14 Rifle fitted with a Starlight scope is used by an Airborne trooper.

The M14 Rifle fitted with a Starlight scope is used by an Airborne trooper.
The trooper with his M14.

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