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Bear Island

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Bear Island
Bear Island Poster.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
CAN.jpg Canada
Directed by Don Sharp
Release Date 1979
Studio Selkirk Films
Distributor United Artists
Columbia Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Frank Lansing Donald Sutherland
Heddi Lindquist Vanessa Redgrave
Otto Gerran Richard Widmark
Smithy Lloyd Bridges
Paul Hartman Lawrence Dane
Heyter Michael J. Reynolds
Jungbeck Nicholas Cortland
Lechinski Christopher Lee

Bear Island is a 1979 adventure movie directed by Don Sharp and based on the novel by Alistair MacLean (Puppet on a Chain). An international meteorological expedition works on the Bear Island in the Arctic Ocean. But in reality, several members of the expedition are searching for a sunken German U-boat with a shipment of gold.

The following weapons were used in the film Bear Island:


Walther P38

Walther P38 pistols are carried by Heyter (Michael J. Reynolds) and Jungbeck (Nicholas Cortland). During the movie their pistols passes to another hands including Frank Lansing (Donald Sutherland) and Paul Hartman (Lawrence Dane).

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Frank Lansing holds a P38 taken from Jungbeck.
Heddi Lindquist (Vanessa Redgrave) gives P38 to Lansing.
Paul Hartman fires a P38.
Jungbeck holds a P38 during the case on snowmobiles.
Jungbeck fires.
Heyter fires.

Colt Commander

A Colt Commander is Smithy's (Lloyd Bridges) personal weapon. In the final scene Paul Hartman (Lawrence Dane) uses Smithy's pistol.

Colt Combat Commander - .45 ACP
Smithy holds his Colt Commander.
Smithy aims.
Hartman fires the pistol.
Another view at the pistol, held by Hartman.
A close view at the muzzle.
Hartman finds out that he has only one shot left.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

In the final scene Otto Gerran (Richard Widmark) uses a snub nose revolver that is supposed to be a Smith & Wesson Model 36.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special - 5 shot. First pattern with flat latch cylinder release.
Otto Gerran draws his revolver that was hidden among the books.
The opened cylinder is seen.
Gerran holds his revolver.
Gerran threatens Hartman with his revolver.

M8 Flare Pistol

An M8 flare pistol is used by Frank Lansing (Donald Sutherland) in the final scene.

M8 Flare Pistol - 37mm
An M8 flare pistol is seen in the wheelhouse.
Bear Island-Flare-2.jpg
Frank Lansing fires.

Winchester Model 70

A Winchester Model 70 with sniper scope is the only rifle of the expedition. It is seen in hands of several characters including Lechinski (Christopher Lee) and Frank Lansing (Donald Sutherland).

Pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 - .30-06
A close view at the barrel.
Another close view at the rifle.
Lechinski aims the rifle.
Lechinski with his rifle and Smithy (Lloyd Bridges) with his pistol in a standout.
Frank Lansing holds the rifle taken from Lechinski.
Paul Hartman (Lawrence Dane) holds the rifle.
Lansing finds out that the rifle isn't loaded.

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