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Sudden Death

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Sudden Death is a 1995 American action film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as Darren McCord, a Pittsburgh firefighter who during a Stanley Cup finals game finds himself trying to save his daughter and the Vice-President, who have been taken hostage by a team of terrorists led by former government operative Joshua Foss (Powers Boothe). The film was directed by Peter Hyams from a story written by the wife of the then owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The majority of the film was shot during the 1994–95 NHL lockout in the Civic Arena, the actual arena of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The following weapons were used in the film Sudden Death:



Heckler & Koch P9S

Joshua Foss (Powers Boothe) carries a suppressed Heckler & Koch P9S that he uses to threaten Vice President Daniel Bender (Raymond J. Barry). Scratch (Jack Erdie) and Carla (Faith Minton) also use suppressed Heckler & Koch P9S. Darren McCord uses a P9S to shoot up through the helicopter's floor, killing Scratch and the pilot. It is also seen on the warehouse on the long table in the beginning of the film.

Heckler & Koch P9S, 45. ACP
One of Foss men attaching a suppressor to a Heckler & Kock P9S.
Foss with a P9S.
Scratch showing Mrs. Ferrara his P9S in his waistband.
Carla pointing her empty P9S at Emily.
Carlas P9S on the kitchen floor before Darren McCord kicks it away.

SIG-Sauer Non Gun

In some scenes, the suppressed Heckler & Koch P9S used by Joshua Foss, Scratch, and Carla switches to a suppressed SIG-Sauer "Non Gun" in a continuity error.

SIG-Sauer Non Gun
Schratch with the suppressed SIG while he listens to the national anthem on TV.
Schratch with the suppressed SIG just before shooting Mrs. Ferrara.
Carla while disguised as the Penguin mascot pulls the suppressed SIG.
Joshua Foss points the suppressed SIG at Agent Blair (Brian Delate).
Foss shoots Mayor Taylor (Rohn Thomas) with the suppressed SIG.


A suppressed M1911A1 is seen on the long table in the warehouse and is what Pratt (Fred Mancuso) uses to kill a spectator with when they besiege the arena in the beginning of the movie.

Blued Colt MKIV Series 80 - .45 ACP
A suppressed M1911A1 lying on the long table.
Pratt with the suppressed M1911A1.
Pratt shooting a spectator with the suppressed M1911A1.

Glock 17

USSS Agent Hallmark (Dorian Harewood) is seen drawing a 2nd Generation Glock 17.

Glock 17 9mm
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Submachine Guns

IMI Micro Uzi

Several terrorists including Toowey (Brad Moniz), Wooton (Jophery C. Brown), Brody (Manny Perry) and Briggs (John Hateley) uses suppressed Micro Uzi's. After knocking Brody out with a hockey stick, firefighter Darren McCord (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is seen using Brody's micro Uzi.

Micro Uzi with 32 rd magazine - 9mm
Firefighter Darren McCord (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is seen using Brody's micro Uzi.
Toowey killing a secret service agent in the elevator with a suppressed Micro UZI.
Wooton holding a suppressed Micro UZI on Blair in the owners box.
Wooton with a suppressed Micro UZI while searching for McCord.
McCord picking up Brody's Micro UZI.
Briggs racking the slide and smacking his empty or malfunctioning Micro UZI.


Suppressed IMI Uzi submachine guns are used by numerous bad guys through the movie. Darren McCord takes one from a knocked out bad guy in the owner's box and uses it to kill two of them. Several suppressed IMI UZI's are seen on the long table in the villains warehouse in the beginning.

IMI Uzi with Sionics suppressor - 9x19mm
Two IMI Uzi with Sionics suppressor lying on the long table.
One of the thugs pointing a suppressed Uzi at Darren McCord.
One of the thugs with a suppressed IMI UZI guarding the roof.
McCord takes Pratt's suppressed IMI UZI after knocking him out in the owners box and uses it to kill two bad guys.

Heckler & Koch SP89 (mocked up as MP5K)

Suppressed Heckler & Koch SP89 mocked up as a MP5K's are used by some of the bad guys. This is noted because they lack the paddle magazine release on a real MP5K.

A "faux" Heckler & Koch MP5K - this is an original SP89 pistol converted to full auto fire by a Class III armorer. Giveaways are the lack of a paddle magazine release. This version was also used in movies between 1989 and the late 1990s when factory original MP5Ks were not available - 9x19mm
A thug dressed as a cook threatening a secret service man with a MP5K.
The cook with a MP5K.


Winchester Model 1200

Secret Service agents are armed with Winchester Model 1200 when they watch the dead bodies of their colleagues getting dropped out of a ice polishing machine outside the arena.

Winchester Model 1200 Police Model - 12 gauge. The precursor to the Model 1300 however it is an all metal shotgun with a deep blued finish. It was developed in 1964 and ended production when the U.S. Repeating Arms Company acquired Winchester from Olin in 1980. The 1200 eventually ceased all production in 1981 and ceded the pump shotgun like to the Model 1300.
A Policeman with a Winchester Model 1200.

Double barreled Shotgun

A thug is seen redying a double barreled shotgun in the beginning in the warehouse, but it is never seen again.

Remington SPR210 Shotgun - 12 Gauge

A Thug readying a double barreled shotgun at the long table.


M16A2 Rifle

Secret Service agents through the movie can be seen with M16A2 rifles. A bad guy guarding the roof of the arena is armed with an M16A2 as well as one is present on the long table in the warehouse in the beginning.

M16A2 5.56x45mm
A M16A2 lying on the long table.
A thug dressed as a spectator enters the roof with a M16A2.
The thug with the M16A2 investigates why the roof is opening.
A secret service agent with a M16A1 enters the arena while people are storming out of it.

Steyr SSG 69

A Secret Service sniper is seen with an Steyr SSG 69 sniper rifle outside the arena when they gear up.

Steyr SSG 69 - 7.62x51mm NATO.
A secret service sniper with a Steyr SSG 69 sniper rifle.



Scratch (Jack Erdie) uses a M72 LAW to blow up a police helicopter and an electronic billboard outside the arena.

M72A2 LAW 66mm
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Water Pistol

McCord is seen filling a water pistol with gasoline and using it on an assailant.

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