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Escape from L.A.
Escape from L.A. is the 1996 sequel to 1981's Escape from New York. John Carpenter returned as director and Kurt Russell stars once again as Snake Plissken, who is sent into the prison island of Los Angeles to retrieve a device stolen by the daughter of the President of the United States that is the key to activating a powerful doomsday weapon.
The following weapons were used in the film Escape from L.A.:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Rifles / Carbines
"Coreburner" (Modified LaFrance M16K)
The rifle used by Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is identified in the film as a "Coreburner". In reality, the weapon is a heavily modified later-generation LaFrance Specialties M16K. Originally, the weapon was supplied by Stembridge Gun Rentals and based upon a Rocky Mountain Arms Patriot fitted to a select-fire M16 lower receiver unit, but the Patriot upper was not designed to function on fully automatic fire, and thus, the Stembridge version of the Coreburner kept jamming when firing blank rounds on full-auto. Armorer Steve Karnes at Ellis Props & Graphics was hired to build a new version of the Coreburner, this time based around the M16K, which worked far better.
As used by Cuervo Jones (George Corraface), the Ruger AC556 in the film is the stainless steel edition but with a polymer Choate Stock and mounted scope. This configuration in real life is used by the Royal Bermudan Military. Cuervo Jones uses it to attempt to snipe Snake, but Utopia (A.J. Langer) tackles Jones, making him miss. Snake later takes this gun from Cuervo to replace his Coreburner.
The United States Police Force guards and soldiers carry FN FAL battle rifles with Cobray 37mm Launchers mounted on them. According to armorer Steve Karnes, the FALs in the film were a mix of semi-auto Springfield Armory SAR-48s and selective fire LaFrance Specialties FALs with Cobray CM203 launchers and custom flash hiders.
Heckler & Koch HK93A3
The President's daughter Utopia (A.J. Langer) is seen holding a Heckler & Koch HK93A3 with bipod on board Air Force Three.
The hippie surfer named Pipeline (Peter Fonda) carries an AKM when he meets Snake Plissken on the beach. AKMs are also seen heavily in the film as an apparently very common weapon among the inhabitants of L.A.
Unknown AK variants
7.62x39mm AK derivatives with Galil-like fore-grips and stocks are seen at various points in the movie. The heavily curved 7.62x39 magazine gives it away as not being an actual Galil, as they (and their variants) are only chambered in 5.56x45mm and 7.62x51mm, and neither have these extremely curved magazines.
Numerous M16 variants are seen in the hands of gang members and L.A. inhabitants.
M1 Garand seen in the hands of various gang members, including the members of Cuervo Jones' gang.
M1903 Springfield rifles are seen in the hands of Cuervo Jones' gang members.
Heckler & Koch G3
Heckler & Koch G3s are seen in the hands of various gang members.
Karabiner 98k rifles are seen in the hands of Cuervo Jones' gang members.
The Ruger Mini-14 is seen on at least one occasion in a gang member's hands.
Smith & Wesson Model 629 Performance Center
Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) carries two Smith & Wesson Model 629 Performance Center .44 Magnum revolvers equipped with Aimpoint red dot scopes as his sidearms of choice.
The M1911 is seen in the pistol holster of the Surgeon-General of Beverly Hills (Bruce Campbell). Snake later takes this pistol from him after shooting him with a small blow dart. In the subsequent escape sequence, Snake fires a total of 10 rounds, two more than it can hold.
Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark VII
'Map to the Stars' Eddie (Steve Buscemi) carries a .357 Desert Eagle Mark VII which Snake Plissken later takes.
Cuervo Jones (George Corraface) carries a Ruger P90 throughout the film.
Hershe (Pam Grier) carries a Seecamp LWS pistol between her thighs. Snake finds the gun and points it at her.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
The Heckler & Koch MP5A3 is seen in the hands of various gang members, including Cuervo Jones' army and the Saigon Shadows.
Converted Heckler & Koch SP89
During the air raid on Cuervo Jones, Snake has a custom Heckler & Koch SP89 with a stainless steel receiver. This is the same weapon used by Dennis Hopper in the movie Speed.
Heckler & Koch MP5K
During the air raid on Cuervo Jones, Hershe (Pam Grier) uses a standard Heckler & Koch MP5K.
Heckler & Koch HK94A3
The Heckler & Koch HK94A3, a civilian, long-barrel semi-auto version of the MP5, is seen in the hands of various gang members.
The Micro Uzi makes various appearances throughout the movie. They are mostly used by criminal gangs, e.g the Korean Dragons.
The gang member who steals and wears Snake's coat holds a MAC-10 while escorting Snake to the basketball court in the middle of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
SWD/Cobray Street Sweeper
A gang member is seen holding a Street Sweeper towards the air and later shooting it with an angled fore-grip.
A Franchi SPAS-12 is seen in the hands of a gang member at the Happy Kingdom.
Remington 870 "Witness Protection"
A gang member is seen holding a Remington 870 "Witness Protection" towards the air.
CODA All-Purpose Net Gun
What appears to be a CODA Net Gun is used by the the Surgeon General's caped staff to capture Snake. This particular device is used mostly in reality to catch animals without harming them and was also used in 1987's The Running Man and 2015's Jurassic World.
Cuervo Jones (George Corraface) attempts to shoot down Plissken's helicopter with an M136 AT4 rocket launcher. It is famously seen from the front unloaded for about a second, then suddenly fires a missile.