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The Domino Principle

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The Domino Principle
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TV Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Stanley Kramer
Release Date 1977
Studio Associated General Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Roy Tucker Gene Hackman
Ellie Tucker Candice Bergen
Tagge Richard Widmark
Oscar Spiventa Mickey Rooney
Ross Pine Edward Albert
General Reser Eli Wallach

The Domino Principle (UK release title The Domino Killings) is a 1977 British-American thriller directed by Stanley Kramer. Roy Tucker (Gene Hackman), a Vietnam war veteran, is imprisoned for murder. One day a man who claims to represent some powerful organisation suggests Tucker a guaranteed successful escape from prison. After the escape and reuniting with his wife, Tucker understands that the mysterious organisation needs his perfect sniper skills.

The following weapons were used in the film The Domino Principle:



Star Model B

General Reser's (Eli Wallach) personal handgun is a Star Model B pistol.

Blued Star Model B - 9x19mm pistol from the movie The Untouchables (1987).
The pistol is seen in holster.
Reser draws his pistol.
The pistol has external extractor that allows to identify it as a Star rather than original M1911.

Colt Trooper Mk III

Ditcher (Ken Swofford) is armed with a Colt Trooper Mk III revolver. Same looking revolver is seen in hands of a bodyguard of assassinated person.

Colt Mk Trooper with 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
Ditcher fires.
He pistol-whips Tucker.
The grip of the revolver is seen.
A close view of the revolver.
A bodyguard at the background draws his revolver.
Ditcher (Ken Swofford) holds his revolver on a promotional image.


M1 Carbine

Bodyguards of assassinated person carry M1 Carbines. In the final scene Roy Tucker (Gene Hackman) uses an M1 Carbine.

M1 Carbine (Post-War) - .30 Carbine
The bodyguards fire at helicopter.
A close view of Tucker's carbine.
Tucker reloads his gun.

Ruger Mini-14

A Ruger Mini-14 is seen in hands of a prison guard.

Blued Ruger Mini-14 Standard Model Semiautomatic Rifle (Pre-2005) with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
A prison guard holds a Mini-14.

M1941 Johnson rifle

An unknown assassin uses a M1941 Johnson rifle with a scope mounted and the front sight protector removed.

M1941 Johnson Rifle - .30-06.
The unknown assassin aims his Johnson M1941.


General Reser (Eli Wallach) gives an original M16 to Roy Tucker (Gene Hackman) to commit the assassination.

The original M16, the first version, firing in a 20-round magazine, adopted in large numbers by the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. This has the original 3-prong flash hider. It would later be replaced by the upgraded M16A1 - 5.56x45mm
Tucker examines the M16 during the training flight. Note the three-prong flash hider.
The receiver is seen.
Reser loads the M16.
Tucker fires at his target.
Tucker fires in full auto mode. Spent brass are seen in midair.


Smith & Wesson Military & Police

Several Smith & Wesson Military & Police are seen on a photo, depicting the requisition of guns and other items from some terrorist or criminal group.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with 6.5" barrel and gold medallion grips - .38 Special
At least a pair of S&W revolvers are seen, one with a 6" barrel and another one with 4".


A gunner, firing an M60D from a helicoper, is seen in documentary footage of Vietnam war.

M60D machine gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
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