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Power Play is a 1978 drama/thriller film directed by Martyn Burke and starring David Hemmings, Peter O'Toole and Donald Pleasence. Based on the non-fiction book Coup d'État: A Practical Handbook by Edward Luttwak, the film is set in an unnamed European country where a group of military officers who decide to plan and execute a coup against their corrupt civilian masters. The movie was filmed in Canada and West Germany and was made with the assistance of the Canadian Forces, which supplied vehicles, aircraft and soldiers to the production.
The following weapons are seen in the film Power Play:
Smith & Wesson Model 27
One of the bodyguards of a government minister fires what appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 27 or another similar long-barreled revolver during a terrorist ambush.
Captain Hillsman (Chuck Shamata) uses a silenced M1911A1 pistol as his sidearm, using it to shoot a suspected informant.
The secret policemen working for Burke (Donald Pleasence) use various types of the Mossberg 500 shotgun when raiding a suspected terrorist hideout.
Smith & Wesson M76
Many characters use the Smith & Wesson M76 throughout the film, including members of a terrorist group and soldiers. Hillsman uses one to test the loyalty of his fellow coup plotters during one scene, and the unstable Colonel Barrientos (George Touliatos) uses one towards the end of the film.
C1 Submachine Gun
Some soldiers use the C1, a Canadian-made version of the Sterling Submachine Gun. In at least one scene, the C1 can be seen with an attached bayonet.
Soldiers in the film are largely armed with the FN C1A1 rifle. Most of the C1A1s seen have handguards with a single small vent hole, a feature unique to the C1A1, along with the unique C1A1 top cover with integrated stripper clip guide.
Winchester Model 70
A secret policeman uses a Winchester Model 70 with an infrared sight to shoot a fleeing terrorist.
C5 GPMG (Browning M1919A4)
The C5 GPMG, a variation of the M1919A4 rechambered by the Canadian Forces in 7.62x51mm, is used by soldiers in both tripod and vehicle mounted forms.
FN C2A1 Light Machine Gun
A few soldiers are seen carrying C2A1 light machine guns during the coup d'etat.
Browning M2 HB
Browning M2 machine guns are mounted on M113 APCs and Centurion tanks.
M20A1 "Super Bazooka"
An M20A1 "Super Bazooka" is used by loyalist troops to destroy an attacking jeep when rebel forces storm the capital city's airport.
Captain Aramco (Gary Reineke) uses a M72 LAW to destroy a fleeing jet after his forces capture the airport.