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Breakout Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Tom Gries
Release Date 1975
Language English, Spanish
Studio Columbia Pictures
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Nick Colton Charles Bronson
Jay Wagner Robert Duvall
Ann Wagner Jill Ireland
Harris Wagner John Huston
Hawk Hawkins Randy Quaid
Myrna Sheree North

Breakout is a 1975 action film directed by Tom Gries. Jay Wagner (Robert Duvall) is framed in murder and incarcerated in Mexican prison. His wife Ann (Jill Ireland) hires a Texas pilot Nick Colton (Charles Bronson) to rescue Jay from prison.

The following weapons were used in the film Breakout:


Colt Python Snub Nose

In the final scene Cable (Paul Mantee) is armed with a snub nose revolver. Due to its target sights and ribbed barrel it is supposed to be a Colt Python though not for sure.

Colt Python Snub Nose with 2.5" barrel - .357 Magnum
Cable picks up his revolver.


An M1911A1 is used as a murder weapon in the opening scene.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP. This has a deep Colt factory blued finish, common for commercial variants before and after the war.
A Mexican policeman hands a pistol to Sosa (Jorge Moreno).
Sosa holds the pistol.
A close view of the muzzle.
Sosa fires.

Mauser C96

A Mauser C96 is seen in the office of chief warden Sanchez.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A Mauser is seen on the wall.

Luger P08

A Luger P08 is seen in the office of chief warden Sanchez.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
A Luger is seen on the wall.

Submachine Guns

M1928A1 Thompson

Several Mexican prison guards are armed with M1928A1 Thompson SMGs.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine and early 'simplified' rear sight that would be adopted for the M1 Thompson - .45 ACP
A guard fires his SMG at Colton's helicopter.

Smith & Wesson 76

In one scene a Mexican policeman holds a Smith & Wesson 76 submachine gun. The weapon is seen very briefly and unclear in the movie but can be seen much better on a promotional image.

Smith & Wesson M76 - 9x19mm‎
A Smith & Wesson 76 submachine gun is seen in hands of a Mexican policeman on a promotional image.


M43 Spanish Mauser

In the opening scene two Mexican prison guards are armed with M43 Spanish Mauser rifles (this scene was filmed is Spain).

Spanish Mauser M43 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A close view of the rifles. Auxiliary bayonet lugs can be seen.
A rifle is seen at the left.

Karabiner 98k "Kriegsmodell"

Most Mexican prison guards are armed with Karabiner 98k "Kriegsmodell" rifles. The scenes in the prison were filmed in France where German war-time rifles were in abundance.

Karabiner 98k "Kriegsmodell" - 7.92x57mm Mauser. The "Kriegsmodell" (war model), was a late war simplification to the Kar 98k.
A guard with rifle grapples Nick Colton.
Guards with rifles.
A guard fires a Colton's helicopter.

Various Long Guns

Three rifles and/or shotguns are seen in the office of chief warden Sanchez.

The guns are seen on the wall between two windows.

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