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The Crazies (1973)

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The Crazies
The crazies poster.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by George A. Romero
Release Date 1973
Language English
Studio Pittsburgh Filma
Distributor Cambist Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
David W.G. McMillan
Clank Harold Wayne Jones

The Crazies is a 1973 film by legendary horror filmmaker; George A. Romero. The film depicts the accidental release of a biological weapon upon a real life small town (for the time) called Evans City (located in Pennsylvania), and shows the perspectives of both the surviving townsfolk who are trying to stay alive and remain uninfected from the deadly bio-weapon that's code-named "Trixie" (Which will either kill it's victims or turn them into rage-induced infected individuals), and the United States military dealing out the quarantine protocols which includes locking down the town and killing anyone trying to escape. Despite being another great horror film by George Romero, the film did not do well at the box office, and as a result, garnered some mixed to negative criticism. Despite this, the film became a cult classic following the years after it's release. A remake of the film was released in 2010 under the same title; The Crazies.

The following firearms were used in the 1973 Horror film The Crazies:


Browning Hi-Power

The main sidearm of the United States military is the Browning Hi-Power. Clank (Harold Wayne Jones) briefly uses one in the woods.

Browning Hi-Power - 9mm
Browning Hi-Power on Col. Peckem's (Lloyd Hollar) desk
A soldier shoots the priest that set himself on fire
Clank fires at surrounding soldiers
Clank throws down his Hi-Power.

Colt Official Police

One of the Evans City police officers that try to overpower the soldiers in the doctor's officer carries a Colt Official Police revolver.

Colt Official Police - .38 Special
The soldier takes the Colt revolver off the policeman.

Single Action Army

Another Evans City police officer in the doctor's office draws a nickel Single Action Army.

Nickel Single Action Army "Cavalry" Model - .45 Long Colt


M1 Carbine

The main firearm used by US soldiers in Evans City is the M1 Carbine. Most have 30 round magazines, although some are briefly seen with 15 round ones. After escaping from a military convoy, David (W.G. McMillan) and Clank (Harold Wayne Jones) take two M1s and use them for the rest of the movie to fight against the soldiers.

M1 Carbine with 30 round magazine like the ones used in the film, except for the heat shield - .30 Carbine
M1 Carbine with 15 round magazine - .30 Carbine
A soldier holds an M1 Carbine while another deploys gas masks in the opening scenes for the film
Several soldiers are seen with their M1 Carbines slung over their backs. Note the 30-round magazines
Soldiers with their M1 Carbines at the ready as they raid the motel.
Soldiers fire with their M1 Carbines at a farmer infected with "Trixie".
Another soldier is seen with his M1 Carbine.
An M1 Carbine slung on Clank's back.
Another soldier is seen firing his M1 Carbine.
David with his M1 at the ready while he is being attacked by a military helicopter.

Winchester Model 88

Another infected citizen (S. William Hinzman, most remembered as the first zombie in Night of the Living Dead) uses a Winchester Model 88 to fire at soldiers in the doctor's office.

Winchester Model 88 - .243 or .308 caliber
The "Trixie" infected citizen (S. William Hinzman), fires his Winchester Model 88 at several soldiers.


Double Barreled Shotgun

A farmer infected with Trixie (Richard Lewicki) fires at soldiers when they invade his farm with a common 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun.

Double Barreled Shotgun - 12 Gauge
The infected farmer fires at the soldiers with his double barreled shotgun.
Another shot of the infected farmer firing his double barreled shotgun.

Remington 870 Field Gun

A Trixie infected citizen shoots a soldier with a Remington 870, before being gunned down.

Remington 870 Field Gun - 12 Gauge

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