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Short Time

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Short Time
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Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
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Directed by Gregg Champion
Release Date 1990
Studio Gladden Entertainment
Main Cast
Character Actor
Det. Burt Simpson Dabney Coleman
Det. Ernie Dills Matt Frewer
Carolyn Simpson Teri Garr
Captain Barry Corbin
Carl Stark Xander Berkeley
Scalese Joe Pantoliano

Short Time is a 1990 action comedy directed by Gregg Champion and starring Dabney Coleman as Seattle PD Detective Burt Simpson who is in several days before retirement. But suddenly he mistakenly believes that he is dying of a rare disease. When Simpson finds out that his insurance for a large sum is valid only if he is killed on duty, he is determined to make it happen.

The following weapons were used in the film Short Time:


Smith & Wesson Model 66

Det. Burt Simpson's (Dabney Coleman) service sidearm is a stainless steel revolver that appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 66. In the climactic scene a snub nose Model 66 with Pachmayr grips is seen in Scalese's (Joe Pantoliano) car.

Smith & Wesson Model 66 Snub Nose with 2.5" barrel - .357 Magnum
Simpson holds his revolver.
Another view of the revolver. It lacks the rear sight but the front sight is a target one.
Smith & Wesson Model 66 Snub Nose with Pachmayr grips - .357 Magnum
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Smith & Wesson Model 10 Snub Nose

A snub nose Smith & Wesson Model 10 is a service sidearm of Simpson's partner Det. Ernie Dills (Matt Frewer).

Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub nose revolver - .38 Special. Early Model
Dills holds his revolver.

Desert Eagle Mark I

A bright chrome Desert Eagle Mark I is used by Carl Stark (Xander Berkeley) as his primary weapon, sometimes with a suppressor. He uses it to threaten a soldier during the robbery at the beginning, and in the climactic scene against Burt Simpson (Dabney Coleman), until he runs out of ammo and discards it.

A matte stainless Desert Eagle MK I - .357 Magnum
Starks holds a soldier at gunpoint in the opening scene.
The pistol is tucked at the belt.
Stark attaches a sound suppressor.
Stark aims at Simpson in the climactic scene.
The pistol runs dry.

Beretta 92FS

A Beretta 92FS (standing for US Army service pistol M9) is taken off of a soldier by Stark (Xander Berkeley) when he and his gang rob the gun shipment. To taunt the soldier, he puts the pistol on the hood of the army truck and dares him to grab it.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Stark holds a pistol, taken from the soldier.
He puts the pistol.

Colt Mustang

A compact pistol that appears to be a Colt Mustang is seen in hands of a character in TV soap opera that several police officers watch in the precinct.

Colt Mustang - .380 ACP
The soap opera character holds a pistol on TV screen.
A close view of the pistol.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

A Heckler & Koch MP5A3 is used by Vito (Tony Pantages) in the climactic scene. It is outfitted with what appears to be a laser sight.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with original "slimline" handguard and straight "waffle"-style magazine - 9x19mm
Vito fires at Simpson.
Vito reloads.


Mossberg 500 Bullpup

One of the firearms stolen from the army shipment is a Mossberg 500 Bullpup shotgun. It is used by Michael Lutz (Kim Kondrashoff), one of Stark's thugs, in a shootout with Simpson and Dills when they come to his apartment to arrest him.

Mossberg 500 Bullpup with 18.5" Barrel - 12 gauge
Michael Lutz drops a shotgun during the chase on rooftops.
Captain (Barry Corbin) holds Lutz's shotgun.

Ithaca 37

What appears to be an Ithaca 37 with pistol grip is used by Michael Lutz (Kim Kondrashoff) in the opening scene.

Airsoft Ithaca 37 with sawed-off stock and barrel - (fake) 12 gauge. The screen gun has similar configuration.
Michael Lutz threatens a soldier with his shotgun.
Michael Lutz carries a shotgun on sling.

Winchester Model 12

A Winchester Model 12 is seen in a police car.

Winchester Model 1912 Riot Gun - 12 Gauge
A shotgun is seen in a police car during the car chase.

Various shotguns

Pump action shotguns are seen in hands of police officers in several scenes. These are possibly also Winchester Model 12s.

A police officer jumps from one rooftop to another, holding a shotgun.
A police officer holds a shotgun in the night scene.


Barrett M82A1

One of the primary guns stolen from the army shipment is a Barrett M82A1, fitted with what is described as a Startron scope. Stark (Xander Berkeley) demonstrates its firepower by shooting a hole through his client Scalese's (Joe Pantoliano) Lincoln Town Car, much to the anger of driver Vito (Tony Pantages).

Barrett M82A1 - .50 BMG
A box with .50 cartridges for Barrett rifle is taken during the robbery.
M82 in crate.
A close view of the scope.
Stark shows the power of the rifle to Scalese.
A close view of M82.


An M16A1 is seen in the hands of a SWAT officer in the night scene.

Colt M16A1 with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
A SWAT trooper holds an M16A1.

Unidentified sniper rifles

Several sniper rifles are seen in hands of SWAT troopers in the night scene.

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Machine Guns

Valmet M78/83

A Valmet M78/83 light machine gun is used by Jonas Lutz (Paul Jarrett) during a high-speed car chase midway through the film.

Valmet M78/83S with Mauser Mark X Electro-Point 4x40 scope (converted to full-auto) - 7.62x51mm NATO
A close view of the barrel and front sight.
Jonas Lutz holds the machine gun in the car.
He fires at pursuing police cars.
He fires, using a bipod.
A thumbhole stock is seen when Jonas drops the machine gun.

Other Weapons


Stark (Xander Berkeley) uses an M72 LAW rocket launcher to destroy a pursuing police car in the opening scene.

M72A2 LAW - 66mm
Stark fires a LAW.

M67 hand grenade

Stark (Xander Berkeley) uses an M67 hand grenade in the climactic scene.

M67 fragmentation grenade
Stark prepares to throw the grenade.

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