A Few Good Men is the 1992 feature film adaptation of the Broadway play written by Aaron Sorkin (the creator of The West Wing). Directed by Rob Reiner, the film follows Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise), a young US Navy JAG lawyer who is assigned a case that involves two young Marines accused of murdering a fellow Marine at the forward base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The cast includes Demi Moore, J.T. Walsh, Kevin Pollak, Kevin Bacon, and Jack Nicholson, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The film also was nominated for three additional Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
The following weapons were used in the film A Few Good Men:
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Beretta 92SB (Nickel)
Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Markinson (J.T. Walsh) is seen pulling a Beretta 92SB with a nickel finish. Lieutenant Junior Grade Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) erroneously refers to this handgun as a "nickel-plated .45 caliber pistol" in court.
Lt.Col. Markinson unholsters his Beretta.
The Beretta 92SB in Markinson's hand. LTJG Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise
) erroneously refers to this handgun as a "nickel-plated .45 caliber pistol" in court.
Markinson puts the SB to his mouth. Due to the uncomfortable nature of this scene, this particular shot is normally edited out of television broadcasts of the movie.
At the beginning of the film, a Marine has an M16A2 slung while guarding the fenceline near the Guantanamo base. Marines during training also carry their M16A2 rifles without magazines loaded.
M16A2 Rifle - 5.56x45mm. Select Fire rifle (Safe/Semi/3 round Burst Only).
A Marine stands watch on the fenceline while silhouetted with his M16A2 over his back.
Marines during training also carry their M16A2 rifles without magazines loaded.
The Marine Silent Drill Platoon seen in Washington, D.C. during the opening credits use M1903 Springfield rifles with bayonets. Because the production did not receive support from the USMC, the platoon seen in the film is actually a drill team from Texas A&M (as the actual USMC Silent Drill Platoon uses the M1 Garand). Footage from this sequence was seen in an episode of JAG.
Springfield M1903 "Parade" rifle - the Model 03-A3. The M1903A3 was a simplified version of the 1903 to supplement the M1 Garand
for troops in World War II. The 'parade' rifle features chrome-plating on the external metal parts.
The Marine Silent Drill Platoon with Springfield 'parade' rifles.
The Drill Platoon with Springfield rifles. Because the production did not receive support from the USMC, the platoon seen in the film is actually a drill team from Texas A&M (as the actual USMC Silent Drill Platoon uses the M1 Garand).
A Lance Corporal with his Springfield rifle.
M16A2 with M203 grenade launcher
Several Marines in Guantanamo are seen with M16A2 rifles with M203 grenade launchers as Lt. Kendrick (Kiefer Sutherland) drives LTJG Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise), LCDR JoAnne Galloway (Demi Moore), and LTJG Sam Weinberg (Kevin Pollak).
M16A2 (with A2 rear Sight, brass deflector, heavy barrel and longer buttstock) 5.56x45mm with M203 grenade launcher
Kendrick drives past the M16A2-carrying Marines, the two in front carry the rifles fitted with M203's.
The Marine in the foreground carries the M16A2 fitted with the M203.
M26 Hand Grenade
The M26 hand grenade is seen on display on the desk of Colonel Nathan R. Jessup (Jack Nicholson).
M26 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
The M26 is seen to the right of the RGD.
The RGD-5 hand grenade is seen on display on the desk of Colonel Nathan R. Jessup (Jack Nicholson).
RGD-5 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
The RGD is seen on the far left.