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Organization, The (1971)
The Organization is a 1971 crime drama directed by Don Medford and starring Sidney Poitier as Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs, a detective of San Francisco homicide division. A group of idealistic vigilantes wage a war against a drug ring hiding under the disguise of an ordinary business. They approach for help to Lt. Tibbs whom they know as an honest cop.
The film is the third and final installment of the trilogy about Virgil Tibbs, preceded by In the Heat of the Night (1967), and They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970).
The following weapons were used in the film The Organization:
Colt Detective Special
Lt. Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) carries a Colt Detective Special revolver. Mobster Tony (Paul Jenkins) is armed with a Colt DS during the shootout in the tunnel under construction. Drug dealer Benjy (Allen Garfield) fires a snub nose revolver that is also supposed to be a Colt DS at a police officer.
Smith & Wesson Militarty & Police
A police officer, wounded by drug dealer Benjy, manages to draw a Smith & Wesson Military & Police revolver. Mobster Chet (Ross Hagen) is armed with an M&P revolver during the shootout in the tunnel under construction. Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) disarms Chet and uses the revolver during the shootout with Tony. Tibbs also holds an M&P revolver in the final scene.
Smith & Wesson Model 32
The flashback scene reveals Zach Mills (John Lasell) firing a Smith & Wesson Model 32 revolver.
Smith & Wesson Model 36
In the same flashback scene Bob Alford's (Fred Beir) snub nose revolver is supposed to be a Smith & Wesson Model 36, judging by the shape of the front sight.
Unidentified snub nose revolvers
Police Captain Grayson (Mark Tapscott) commits suicide with a snub nose revolver of unclear model.
In the final scene Inspector Jack Pecora (Gerald S. O'Loughlin) holds a snub nose revolver. Colt Detective Special is a possible but not nessessary guess.
An Ithaca 37 is seen inside a police car.
Some version of M16 is used during the assassination of a witness in Tibbs' car. The gun is seen only in distance and during the fast motion. In the final scene a mob hitman fires a version of M16 fitted with some sighting device from the rooftop. The angle of view doesn't allow to identify the exact model although Colt AR-15 SP1 is a most credible guess for the 1971 film.