Six Against the Rock
Six Against the Rock is a 1987 made-for-TV movie based on the true story of six convicts who attempted to break out of the infamous Alcatraz federal prison in May 1946, starring David Carradine, David Morse, Howard Hesseman, Charles Haid, Jan-Michael Vincent, and Paul Sanchez as the convicts with an appearance by Dennis Farina as Robert Stroud, better known as the "Birdman of Alcatraz".
The following firearms were used in the made-for-TV movie Six Against the Rock:
The Alcatraz tower guards and gun gallery guards, such as Bert Burch (Fred Lerner), all carry M1903 Springfield rifles. During the beginning of the escape, convict Bernard Coy (David Carradine) gets ahold of Burch's Springfield and uses it throughout most of the film, until it is carried by fellow escapee Marvin Hubbard (David Morse) towards the end.
Several Alcatraz guards and U.S. Marines are seen with M1911A1s in their holsters. Bernard Coy (David Carradine) takes one from guard Burch (Fred Lerner) during their struggle, then hands it down to fellow con Joseph "Dutch" Cretzer (Howard Hesseman), who uses it throughout the film. At times, this alternates with a Colt Mk IV Series 70 1911.
Colt Mk IV Series 70
During several scenes, such as the first shootout with the guard assault team and some shots on the cell block roof, Cretzer's (Howard Hesseman) 1911 is a Colt Mk IV Series 70, as denoted by some of its parts.
- It appears to be an MGC replica 1911, based on the large grip emblem. It would make sense, seeing as it's used for stunt work like being dropped and being tucked in the waist. - Gunmaster45
When the warden sends in teams of armed guards to attack the inmates, the guards are primarily armed with M1928A1 Thompsons fitted with 50-round drum magazines. Stites, the officer killed by Cretzer during the first assault, carried an M1928A1.
The U.S. Marines called to Alcatraz Island to respond to the attempted escape carry M1 Garand rifles, some fitted with grenade launchers.
The U.S. Marines called to Alcatraz Island to respond to the attempted escape use M2 Mortars when their grenades are unable to penetrate the cellhouse walls.
Winchester Model 1897
After dropping grenades into the cellhouse to force the inmates into the utility corridor, the warden sends in a team with "riot guns", Winchester Model 1897 shotguns, to kill them.
Mk 2 hand grenade
The Marines and guards throw Mk 2 hand grenades at the inmates, particularly Cretzer, when forcing them into the utility corridor on the last morning of the escape attempt.