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Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Richard Fleischer
Release Date 1969
Language English
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Main Cast
Character Actor
Che Guevara Omar Sharif
Fidel Castro Jack Palance
Faustino Morales Robert Loggia
Guillermo Woody Strode
Captain Vasquez Albert Paulsen
Antonio Sid Haig
Willy Rudy Diaz
Juan Almeida Adolph Caesar

Che! is a 1969 American biographical drama film directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Omar Sharif as Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara. It follows Guevara from when he first landed in Cuba in 1956 to his death in Bolivia in 1967, although the film does not portray the formative pre-Cuban revolution sections of Che's life as described in the autobiographical book The Motorcycle Diaries (1993).

The following weapons were used in the film Che!:


Colt 1911

A variant of Colt 1911 is used by a Cuban soldier and the captain of the Bolivian rangers.

Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
Cuban oficcer pointing to a prisoner
Captain Vasquez (Albert Paulsen) take cover during a firefight.

Colt New Army & Navy

Che (Omar Sharif) uses a Colt New Army & Navy to execute Eutimio.

Colt New Army & Navy (38 LC), US revolver from 1892 until adoption of M1909 New Service variant. Differences: semicircular front sight, two rows of notches at rear of cylinder, mainspring strain screw on front of grip strap, cylinder turns CCW (all other Colts turn CW).
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Several rebels appear to be equipped with the PPSh-41.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A rebel carries what appears to be a PPSh-41 (the second from the right)
During the triumph of the revolution a rebel carries a PPSh-41(left)

M1921AC Thompson

The M1921AC Thompson is used by the Cuban rebels, Fidel Castro (Jack Palance) the Cuban Army, the Che guerrillas and the Bolivian Rangers.

Colt M1921AC Thompson with 20-round magazine - .45 ACP.
Guillermo (Woody Strode) fire his Thompson during the ambush
A rebel is hiding in a cane field during the ambush of the Cuban army.
Fidel Castro (Jack Palance) fires his Thompson towards Cuban Army barracks.
Rebel with his Thompson after the combat.
Rebel aboard a jeep headed to "La Cabaña" holding a Thompson
A Bolivian ranger fires his Thompson during the ambush of the guerrillas.

Madsen M50

Che Guevara (Omar Sharif) uses a Madsen M50 during urban combat in a Cuban town, likewise is seen in the hands of a Cuban rebel and a Bolivian Ranger.

Madsen M50 - 9x19mm
Rebel with a Madsen during the popular trial (right).
Che carrying a Madsen during the advance to the village.
Che with his Madsen during the attack.
Madsen on the floor after Che is hurt.
Bolivian Ranger fires his Madsen against the guerrillas of Guevara.


Some rebels use the MP40 in some scenes.

MP40 - 9x19mm
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Beretta Model 38A

Willy (Rudy Diaz) carries a Beretta Model 38A in a one scene in the film.

Beretta Model 38A - 9x19mm
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Beretta Model 38/44

A guerrilla in Bolivia carries a Berretta Model 38-44 slung over his back.

Beretta Model 38/44 - 9x19mm. This model replaced the 38/42 and features an unfluted barrel and lacks the recoil spring extension from the back of the receiver.

Rifles and Carbines

M1 Garand

The M1 Garand is the main weapon of the Cuban rebels, soldiers of the Cuban army and Che's guerrillas.

M1 Garand with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
Rebels execute prisoners.
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Rebel taking prisoner to a Cuban soldier with his M1.
Cuban soldier with an M1 after slaughtering a peasant.
Cannons of a pair of M1 about to execute a traitor.
Rebellious firing squad in "La cabaña" military fortress.
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a guerrilla fighter targeting a Bolivian patrol with an M1.
Che (Omar Sharif) checking an M1 Garand in Bolivia.

Winchester Model 70

Fidel Castro (Jack Palance) carries a Winchester Model 70 in the film.

Pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 - .30-06
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Mauser Gewehr 1898

In the film bolivian soldiers are armed with appers a Gewehr 1898 rifles. Captain Vasquez (Albert Paulsen) is seen with a Mauser slung over his shoulder.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
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A Cuban rebel is seen carrying a Sturmgewehr 44 during the victory celebration.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm Kurz
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M1 Carbine

Che , the rebels , the Cuban Army , Guerrillas and Bolivian Rangers are shown using the M1 Carbine.

World War II Era M1 Carbine, with Dark Walnut Stock, 'L' peep sight and no bayonet lug - .30 Carbine - correct for most of WWII, shown with khaki sling and oiler and a period twin magazine pouch for buttstock
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Rebel fire his M1 Carbine during the ambush.
Che checking a M1 Carbine during the barracks attack.
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Tania (Linda Marsh) carrie a M1 after the river ambush.
Bolivian rangers captured a guerrilla.

M2 Carbine

The M2 Carbine is Che Guevara's (Omar Sharif) personal firearm in Bolivia.

M2 Carbine - .30 Carbine
Che prepared to fire on the bolivian soldiers
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Browning Automatic Rifle

Cuban soldiers are armed with is machinegun , Willy (Rudy Diaz) carries a Browning Automatic Rifle during the guerrilla campaign in Bolivia.

M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle - .30-06
A Cuban Soldier armed with a BAR.
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Willy fire his BAR agaist the bolivian rangers.

Browning M1919A2

Guillermo (Woody Strode) use a Browning M1919A2 during the last combat.

Browning M1919A2 on M2 tripod - .30-06 Springfield
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