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Movie Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Angelina Jolie
Release Date December 25, 2014
Language English
Main Cast
Character Actor
Louis "Louie" Zamperini Jack O'Connell
John Fitzgerald Garrett Hedlund
Russell Allen "Phil" Phillips Domhnall Gleeson
Mutsuhiro "The Bird" Watanabe Miyavi

Unbroken is a 2014 biographical war drama produced and directed by Angelina Jolie. The film focuses on the life of Olympic athlete Louis "Louie" Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) and is based on the 2010 book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. Louis Zamperini is the youngest member of the US Olympic Team in 1936 to participate in the Olympic Games in Berlin. Four years later, Zamperini is a favorite for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which are canceled due to the outbreak of the Second World War. Zamperini voluntarily goes to war as a gunner of a B-24D bomber. After a crash landing in the Pacific, two airmen and himself save themselves on a raft. There, they fight for survival for 47 days before they are picked up and captured by the Imperial Japanese Navy. On the ship, they have to suffer sadistic humiliation, and the hardship for Louis continues on land, as Mutsuhiro Watanabe (Miyavi), the cruel commander of the prisoner of war camp, aims to break the defiant Zamperini

The following weapons were used in the film Unbroken:


Webley Mk IV

A compact Webley .38 Mk IV, which has a shorter barrel and grip, is seen only in the trailers.

Webley & Scott Mk IV - .38 S&W
A referee fires the Webley.

Nambu Type 14

Mutsuhiro Watanabe (Miyavi) fires a Nambu Type 14 pistol to start a race in the prisoner of war camp.

Late Nambu Type 14 - 8x22mm Nambu
A soldier gives Mutsuhiro Watanabe the Nambu.
He chambers the pistol.
Mutsuhiro Watanabe fires into the air. Note this view is only seen in a trailer.


Arisaka Type 38

Arisaka Type 38 rifles are briefly handled by Japanese soldiers as Louis Zamperini arrives in Tokyo.

Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
A Japanese soldier in the background holds the Arisaka.
Closer view of the barrel.

Arisaka Type 99

Several Japanese soldiers are seen with Arisaka Type 99 rifles equipped with monopods. The long variant of the rifle is also seen at the end.

Arisaka Type 99 short rifle with monopod - 7.7x58mm
Two soldiers holding Type 99 rifles at the mistreated Louie (Jack O'Connell) and Phil (Domhnall Gleeson).
The soldiers force the two to undress. Note the mounted monopod.
A soldier in the background holds the Arisaka on Louie.
Arisaka Type 99 long rifle - 7.7x58mm
The long Type 99 held by a prison guard. Note the rear sight, which differentiates it from a Type 38.

Machine Guns

Browning M2 Aircraft

Some Browning M2 machine guns are mounted on the B-24D "Liberator" heavy bomber. After the plane crashes into the ocean, Louie is briefly trapped under one.

Browning M2 Aircraft, Flexible - .50 BMG
Some Browning M2 Machine Guns are mounted on the B-24D "Liberator" heavy bomber.
Gunners man the Browning M2 machine guns.
Close up of the Browning M2.
The tail gunner opens fire.
First-person view.

Nambu Type 96

A Japanese prison guard holds a Type 96 light machine gun fitted with a Type 30 bayonet near the end of the movie.

Nambu Type 96 with 2.5X Fuji periscope sight, Type 30 bayonet, bipod and, rear monopod - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
The guard holds the Type 96. This shot is only seen in trailers.
The guard wields the Type 96 in the background.


Type 99 Cannon

Japanese A6M "Zero" fighters can be seen firing on the B-24D's using their wing-mounted Type 99 cannons.

Type 99 cannon aircraft variants, top an earlier Type 99 Mark 1 Model 3 - 20x72mm RB, bottom a later Type 99 Mark 2 Model 3 - 20x101mm RB
The "Zero" fires at the B-24D.

M8 Flare Pistol

Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) fires an M8 Flare Pistol.

M8 Flare Pistol - 37mm
Louie fires the flare gun.
Left side of the gun as he waves with it.
He reloads the flare gun.

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