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Black Sunday is a 1977 thriller directed by John Frankenheimer and stars Robert Shaw as Maj. David Kabakov, a Mossad operative who teams with an FBI agent in order to stop a terrorist plan to destroy the football stadium hosting the Super Bowl. The film was an adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Thomas Harris (the author of The Silence of the Lambs) and was notable for filming scenes during the second half of the actual Super Bowl X. This was also one of Shaw's final starring roles prior to his untimely death in 1978.
The following weapons were used in the film Black Sunday:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Palestinian terrorist leader Nageeb (Victor Campos) attempts to grab what appears to be a Colt M1911A1 pistol from his bedstand before being shot by Israeli commandos during a raid in Beirut. A disguised Israeli commando is also seen wielding the Colt M1911A1 pistol f as the commandos flee the terrorist villa.
Walther PPK Pistol
During the scene that takes place in Major Kabakov's (Robert Shaw) hospital room his partner, Robert Moshevsky (Steven Keats), removes his sports jacket. It appears that he is wearing a shoulder holster with a Walther PPK in the holster. Since the only thing visible is the pistol's handle it is possible that it is a Walther PP instead.
Smith & Wesson Model 28 Highway Patrolman
Terrorist Mohammed Fasil (Bekim Fehmiu) uses a Smith & Wesson Model 28 Highway Patrolman revolver revolver to kill several federal agents and civilians during a bloody shootout in Miami.
Colt Lawman Mk III
A Colt Lawman Mk III Snubnose revolver is used by Major David Kabakov (Robert Shaw) to threaten businessman E. Muzi (Michael V. Gazzo) into identifying who had purchased explosives for use in a potential terrorist attack. Major Kabakov also uses it without the suppressor during the shoot-out/pursuit with terrorist Mohammed Fasil (Bekim Fehmiu).After careful review of the film I've concluded that Kabakov is actually using the Lawman Mk III 1st generation model instead of a cut down Colt New Service. Mainly based on the shape of the barrel and the distincitve front ramp sight of the mk III Lawman 1st gen snubnose. The old Colt New Service had a front sight that resembled a shark fin.The Lawman Mk III snub with the exposed ejector rod was made at the start of the Mk III production run and changed within a few years to a model with a ejector rod shroud. The size of the model is deceptive when viewed in a photo. It's very much a modern descendent of the classic Webley Bulldog revolver.
Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver
A suppressed Smith & Wesson Model 10 Snub Nose Revolver is used by terrorist Dahlia Iyad (Marthe Keller) to shoot the original pilot of the Goodyear blimp so that Michael Lander could take his place.
Former Vietnam veteran Michael J. Lander (Bruce Dern) threatens Dahlia Iyad (Marthe Keller) with a Remington 870 shotgun when he becomes distraught over Dahlia's absence. However, she manages to get him to lay the weapon down.
The Madsen M50 submachine gun is used by terrorist Dahlia Iyad (Marthe Keller) throughout the movie, who uses it to kill several police officers and to shoot down a police helicopter during the finale. Palestinian guards in Beirut are also seen with M50s.
N.B. In the book, Dahlia's weapon of choice is described as a "Schmeisser machine pistol", a somewhat inaccurate name for the German MP40 submachine gun. The Madsen closely resembles the MP40 in size and shape.
An IMI Uzi submachine gun fitted with a Sionics suppressor is seen used by Mossad agent Major David Kabakov (Robert Shaw) during the Israeli commando raid in Beirut. He uses the weapon to kill several terrorists including Nageeb, but does not shoot Dahlia Iyad despite surprising her in the shower.
Smith & Wesson M76
A Smith & Wesson M76 submachine gun is used by FBI Special Agent Sam Corley (Fritz Weaver) when he and Kabakov (Robert Shaw) chase the terrorist's Goodyear blimp in a helicopter during the finale. After Corley is injured by Dahlia, Kabakov (Robert Shaw) uses the M76 to shoot at her and Michael Lander, preventing them from crashing the blimp into the Super Bowl stadium.
M1 carbines are seen in the hands of Palestinian guerrillas, Israeli commandos and Miami SWAT officers.
An M16 rifle with a sound suppressor and AN/PVS-2 Starlight scope is used by Mossad agent Steven Moshevsky (Steven Keats) during the Israeli commando raid in Beirut.
Sporterized Springfield M1903
A Sporterized Springfield 1903 is used by Major David Kabakov (Robert Shaw) during the finale, before he switches to the M76 submachine gun.
When Major David Kabakov learns of Dahlia Iyad's (Marthe Keller) identity during a secret meeting with an Egyptian intelligence officer, he is presented with a photo of her brandishing a Kalashnikov Variant.