Heaven & Earth is a 1993 Vietnam War film written and directed by Oliver Stone and based on the life of Le Ly Hayslip, who wrote about her experiences growing up as a young Vietnamese woman throughout the different phases of the war. Le wrote her biographical experience in the books When Heaven and Earth Changed Places and Child of War, Woman of Peace. The movie stars Tommy Lee Jones, Haing S. Ngor, Joan Chen, and Hiep Thi Le (as Le Ly).
The film was part of director Oliver Stone's unofficial "trilogy" of Vietnam War-themed films, coming after 1986's Platoon and 1989's Born on the Fourth of July.
The cast also includes Dale Dye, former US Marine and veteran technical adviser on military productions such as Platoon, The Pacific, and Band of Brothers.
The following weapons were used in the film Heaven & Earth:
Gunnery Sgt. Steve Butler (Tommy Lee Jones) is seen with two M1911A1 pistols while in an argument with Le. An Army captain also carries an M1911A1.
A US Army advisor carries the pistol while chasing down suspected VC.
Carl Gustav M/45
When government troops enter Le's village, an American advisor is seen with a Carl Gustav M/45.
Carl Gustav M/45 - 9x19mm
The Carl Gustav on the left.
Some government troops and VC fighters are seen armed with the M1A1 Thompson.
On the right, a Thompson carried by VC fighter.
A government soldier in the center with a Thompson.
M3A1 submachine gun
The M3A1 "Grease Gun" is seen carried by both VC fighters and government soldiers.
M3A1 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP
An M3 Grease Gun carried by VC fighter in center.
The Grease Gun in the top left.
The M16A1 is seen in the hands of US troops in the film. An M16A1 fitted with a suppressor is seen in the hands of Gunnery Sgt. Steve Butler (Tommy Lee Jones) during the evacuation.
M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
fitted with a suppressor is seen in the hands of Gunnery Sgt. Steve Butler (Tommy Lee Jones
South Vietnamese troops are seen carrying M1 Carbines.
An M1 Carbine on the left.
A government soldier carries the M1 Carbine while chasing down suspected VC.
M60 machine guns can be seen mounted on US Army helicopters throughout the film.
M60 seen as a doorgun on the Huey as Le and her children board.
Browning M1919A4s are seen pintle-mounted on ARVN jeeps.
Browning M1919A4 on an M31C pedestal mount - .30-06 Springfield
The Browning M2HB is mounted on M113 Armored Personnel Carriers as well as M48 tanks.
Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG)
A government soldier mans the M2HB mounted on the M48 tank.