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Equalizer 2000 (AKA Defender 2000) is a 1987 action movie directed by Cirio H. Santiago. In a post-nuclear Alaska, which has been turned in a hot desert, a Nazi-style group called "The Ownership" contends for rule over the territory. Disparate groups of rebels try to oppose The Ownership with little success until Slade (Richard Norton) creates a super-power weapon that he calls "Equalizer". The film was made during the height of the popularity of the Mad Max films, and Robert Patrick makes his first screen appearance in this movie.
The following weapons were used in the film Equalizer 2000:
The titular weapon of the movie, "Equalizer" (it is called "Equalizer", not "Equalizer 2000" in the movie) is based on a Colt Model 653 carbine (most likely Colt/Elisco Tools Model 653P, Philippine license-manufactured version), fitted with an M203 grenade launcher, a pair of overhead shotgun barrels and a pair of bottom mounted missile launchers. The launchers doesn't produce muzzle flash when firing, and the hissing sound is akin to a compressed air blast. The basic version of this weapon is made by Dixon's rebels, then it is improved by Slade (Richard Norton) who uses the weapon with devastating effect. During the following events "Equalizer" falls in hands of Deke (Robert Patrick), then of Lawton (William Steis), and in the final confrontation it is hold by Lawton's second-in-command Hayward (Frederick Bailey) until Slade reclaims the "Equalizer".
Colt Trooper Mk III
During the opening battle Slade (Richard Norton) uses the Colt Trooper Mk III with 6" barrel. Same or similar revolver is used by Dixon (Rex Cutter). Deke's (Robert Patrick) personal handgun is Trooper with 4" barrel. Hayward (Frederick Bailey) uses the Trooper with 4" barrel during the attack on rebels instead of previously seen revolver.
Single Action Army "Cavalry" Model
Single Action Army "Cavalry" Model revolvers are used by Karen (Corinne Wahl) and Lawton (William Steis). Some rebels officers also carry SAA revolvers.
Squires Bingham Thunder Chief (Replica)
Hayward (Frederick Bailey) holds the revolver with 4" barrel during the confrontation between Lawton's troops and Deke's gang. It resembles Colt Diamondback but has a different shape of front sight and vent rib. The revolver is most likely Squires Bingham Thunder Chief, predecessor of Armscor M210. This, however, is somewhat different from the real one, in particular with a different sights (the rear one is not only fixed, but does not even have a cutout for aiming), and, most likely, it is a non-firing replica specially made for cinema. Additional screenshots can be seen on the talk page.
Fletcher (Warren McLean), the leader of rebels unit, uses the M1911A1 during the shootout in the opening scene. Deke's henchman Alamo (Henry Strzalkowski) also carries the 1911.
Some rebels of Fletcher's and Dixon's groups carry Thompson M1A1 SMGs.
M3A1 Grease Gun
One of Dixon's men holds M3A1 "Grease Gun" SMG.
Dixon's assistant (uncredited) and some other rebels are armed with M1 Garand rifles.
Some rebels are armed with M1 Carbines. Denah (Bobby Greenwood), the woman on Exchange Point, holds the M1 Carbine in one scene.
Bolt Action Rifle
Some rebels carry bolt action hunting rifles. Winchester Model 70 is a possible though not necessary guess.
Unidentified long gun
In the final battle one of the rebels is armed with unidentified long gun. It has pistol grip and possibly the bolt handle.
Both rebels and Lawton's soldiers use M16A1 assault rifles. Many of them are dressed up as futuristic weapons.
M16A1 in Futuristic Dress-Up
Colt Model 653
Colt Model 653 carbines (most likely Colt/Elisco Tools Model 653P, Philippine license-manufactured version) are used by Karen (Corinne Wahl), Slade (Richard Norton) and Fletcher (Warren McLean) in several scenes.
The M9A1-7 Flamethrower is mounted on Lawton's (William Steis) car.
Flamethrowers on fixed mountings are part of the defence of The Ownership fortress.
Fake Rocket Launcher
Both Lawton's soldiers and rebels use various rocket launchers. They appear to be mockups, using pyrotechnical charges for muzzle smoke. The weapons differ in shape; at least three various props are used, including the tripple-barreled one.
In several scenes Lawton's soldiers use two M2 Mortars.