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Mulholland Falls

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Mulholland Falls (1996)

Mulholland Falls is a 1996 mystery crime film directed by Lee Tamahori (Die Another Day) and set in 1953 Los Angeles. The film stars Nick Nolte as the head of an unofficial unit of detectives (based on the LAPD's real-life "Hat Squad") who in 1953 are assigned to rid the city of organized crime. In the course of investigating the murder of a young woman (Jennifer Connelly), the squad finds that she has been linked to a US Army General in the Atomic Energy Commission (John Malkovich). Nolte would also co-star in 2013's Gangster Squad, a movie that also depicts this LAPD unit.

The following weapons were used in the film Mulholland Falls:



Smith & Wesson Model 10

Det. Lt. Max Hoover (Nick Nolte) carries a Smith & Wesson Model M&P revolver with a 4" barrel as his primary sidearm. FBI Special Agent McCafferty (Daniel Baldwin) also carries one.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver - .38 Special
Hoover aims at the lock on the Army base.
McCafferty's Model 10 on the ground as Hoover beats him up.
Hoover's holstered Model 10 before he goes to meet Col. Fitzgerald.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Before going to meet Col. Fitzgerald, Hoover (Nick Nolte) loads a Smith & Wesson Model 36 into an ankle holster.

Smith and Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special. First pattern with flat latch cylinder release.
Hoover puts on his ankle holster while talking to his wife.
An MP removes Hoover's S&W Model 36 on the base. Note the S&W cylinder release and five-round cylinder.

Colt Official Police

Det. Arthur Relyea (Chris Penn) carries a Colt Official Police with a 4" barrel throughout the film, notably firing it during the gunfight at Jimmy Fields' beach house.

Colt Official Police with 4 in barrel - .38 special.
Det. Relyea draws his Colt Official Police while taking cover behind an overturned table.
Relyea prepares to fire back at the gunmen who shot up Jimmy's house.
Relyea with his Official Police.
Relyea aims his Colt Official Police at the lock at the U.S. Army base before Hall intervenes.

Colt New Service Model 1917 Army

Det. Eddie Hall (Michael Madsen) carries a Colt New Service Model 1917 Army throughout the film, notably firing it during the gunfight at Jimmy Fields' beach house.

Colt New Service Model 1917 - 45 acp
Det. Hall draws his Colt New Service at Jimmy's house.
Hall and Relyea take cover with Jimmy behind an overturned table. Hall's New Service has a visible lanyard ring.
Hall fires back at the gunmen. Note the older style Colt cylinder latch.
Hall unloads his New Service.
Hall's holstered Colt New Service.

Colt Detective Special

Det. Eddie Hall (Michael Madsen) carries a Colt Detective Special as his backup in an ankle holster, drawing it at Jimmy Fields' beach house.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen - .38 Special
Hall draws his Detective Special.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless

Jimmy Fields (Andrew McCarthy) carries a nickel Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless with black grips when he is hiding out near his beach house.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless - .32 ACP
Jimmy displays a rather brazen attitude about gun safety given his desperate nature in the film.
The black grips of Jimmy's Colt 1903 are visible as he talks to Hoover.

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket

Kenny Kamins (Titus Welliver) reaches for a nickel Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket with pearl grips when Hoover confronts him, but Hoover hits him with his blackjack.

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket Nickel with pearl grips - .25 ACP
Kenny Kamins' Colt 1908 Vest Pocket sits on his table.


U.S. Army soldiers and MPs, including Col. Nathan Fitzgerald (Treat Williams) and the Captain (Kyle Chandler), carry M1911A1 pistols holstered. After they are taken to the Army base, Det. Lt. Max Hoover (Nick Nolte) and Det. Elleroy Coolidge (Chazz Palminteri) knock out a couple MPs and take their 1911A1s, using them to infiltrate Gen. Timms' home.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol Commercial - .45 ACP
Coolidge grabs an 1911A1 from an MP.
Hoover decocks the 1911A1 as he confronts Gen. Timms.
An MP and the Captain hold their 1911A1s on Hoover as another MP aims a Thompson M1928A1 at him.
MPs aim their 1911A1s at Hoover.
Col. Fitzgerald with his 1911A1 drawn on the U.S. Air Force plane.
The Captain with his 1911A1 drawn on the plane.
Coolidge with the Captain's 1911A1 as he demands the plane's pilot lands.

Submachine Gun

Thompson M1928A1

Two MPs hold Thompson M1928A1 submachine guns on Hoover when he goes to confront Gen. Timms.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine and early 'simplified' rear sight that would be adopted for the M1 Thompson - .45 ACP
MPs surround Hoover and Timms.


M1 Carbine

Several of the soldiers on the U.S. Army base carry M1 Carbines.

Korean War Era M1 Carbine, with Birch Stock, Adjustable sight, bayonet lug, and twin magazine pouch. Most of the World War II variations of the M1 Carbine were sent back to the Military Arsenals and retrofitted with the Bayonet Lug and adjustable rear sight. This is the version seen after late 1945 and all the way until the 1960s. This version is seen most often in World War II movies, despite being anachronistic for most World War II battles
The Captain is flanked by soldiers with M1 Carbines.
A soldier with an M1 Carbine walks on the right side of the car.

Henry 1860

A Henry 1860 is seen on the top of Gen. Timms' rifle rack in his home, above a Spencer and a Winchester.

Henry 1860 brass-frame - .44 Rimfire (RF).
The Henry sits above the Spencer rifle and the Winchester.

Spencer 1860 Carbine

A Spencer 1860 Carbine is seen in the middle of Gen. Timms' rifle rack in his home, under the Henry and above the Winchester.

Spencer Model 1860 Carbine
The Spencer sits between the Henry and the Winchester.

Winchester Model 1873

A Winchester Model 1873 is seen at the bottom of Gen. Timms' rifle rack in his home, below a Henry and a Spencer carbine.

Winchester Model 1873 carbine - 1st generation rifle - 44-40 Cal.
The Winchester sits below the Henry and the Spencer rifle.

M1 Garand

The LAPD honor guard at Coolidge's funeral fires M1 Garands into the air.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
Coolidge's funeral.

Machine Gun

Browning M2HB

When the Army apprehends Hoover and his squad on the base, they aim a mounted Browning M2HB at his car.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
The soldiers wait for Hoover's car.
The Browning M2 mounted behind the Captain.

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