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Superman II

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Superman II (1980)

Superman II is the 1980 sequel to 1978's Superman: The Movie. The sequel finds the Man of Steel having to battle three Kryptonian criminals who have escaped a space prison and are intent on conquering Earth. Both Superman: The Movie and its sequel were filmed simultaneously, but production conflicts led to director Richard Donner departing before completing the second film. Superman II was subsequently finished and released with new scenes under the direction of Richard Lester. In 2006, Richard Donner and editor Michael Thau collaborated to restore as much of Donner's original vision as possible with newly discovered footage. This version of the film was released on video under the title: "Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut". Many alternate sequences were restored (and a few excised) as well as the appearance of Superman's father Jor-El (Marlon Brando).

The following weapons were used in the film Superman II:



Colt Python

US Capitol police who defend the White House against the supervillains are seen armed with Colt Pythons. Both Deputy Dwayne as well as the Sheriff (Clifton James) appear to carry the revolvers as well.

Colt Python with 4" Barrel - .357 Magnum
In the theatrical cut, a Capitol police officer fires his Colt Python in defense of the White House.
Deputy Dwayne's holstered revolver is seen on the left.

Colt Detective Special

Secret Service agents are seen firing their Colt Detective Special revolvers at Zod, Ursula, and Non during the battle at the White House.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Square Butt - .38 Special
A Secret Service agent fires his Colt Detective Special.

Colt Detective Special (Nickel)

In the Richard Donner Cut, Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) pulls a nickel Colt Detective Special and points it at Clark Kent (Christopher Reeve) to prove that he's really Superman. This scene was originally filmed to screen test the actors, but then was incorporated in the film by the director for the Donner Cut.

Colt Detective Special (Nickel) - .38 Special
In the Richard Donner cut, Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) pulls a nickel Colt Detective Special and points it at Clark Kent (Christopher Reeve).


Several agents and US Army officers carry the M1911A1.

World War II-issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
A US Army officer escapes from his Jeep with a holstered M1911A1 on his hip.
The MP on the near left is armed with an M1911A1..
The soldier on the right appears to hold an M1911A1.


Coach Shotgun

Dwayne (Peter Whitman), the young deputy who confronts the supervillains, aims a coach-style shotgun at General Zod (Terence Stamp). After he superheats the barrels with his heat vision, Zod takes the shotgun away and fires a blast into his chest to no ill effect. Zod then comments, "A weapon of some sort."

Stoeger/IGA Coach Gun Supreme Blue with Stainless Receiver - 12 gauge
Deputy Dwayne (Peter Whitman) with his shotgun as he confronts the supervillains.
The deputy armed with the shotgun.
Zod superheats Deputy Dwayne's short-barreled shotgun.
Zod fires at himself several times (just once in the Richard Donner cut). Note how only smoke is seen coming out instead of a muzzle flash (likely this was done because even blanks are still very dangerous when fired at close range).

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

In the theatrical cut, Joey aims his 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun at Zod and his friends until Zod moves him around.

1960s Era Commercial Stevens hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 gauge
In the theatrical cut, Joey is armed with a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun just before he's levitated by Zod.

Submachine Guns

M3 "Grease Gun"

One Green Beret uses an M3 "Grease Gun" to shoot at Zod, Non, and Ursalla during the East Houston battle.

M3 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP
The Green Beret with the M3 Grease Gun in the theatrical cut.
The Green Beret in the center reloads his M3 "Grease Gun".


In the theatrical cut, several of the terrorists who have taken over the Eiffel Tower in Paris carry MAT-49s. Some have their stock removed.

MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
A terrorist (Richard Griffiths) holds a MAT-49 while escorting prisoners.
A terrorist at the Eiffel Tower with his MAT-49.



US Army soldiers use original M16s while engaging the supervillains in East Houston, Idaho.

Original M16 (SP1) - 5.56x45mm
A news report with a soldier running with an M16.
US soldiers with their M16 rifles.
Soldiers fire their M16 rifles.

ArmaLite AR-10

The US Marines who defend the White House can be seen using Armal=Lite AR-10 rifles during the attack by the supervillains. In the Richard Donner cut, General Zod (Terence Stamp) is seen using an ArmaLite to kill several agents.

ArmaLite AR-10, "Sudanese" model - 7.62x51mm NATO
A Marine fires his AR-10 in the White House before Non smashes the pillar on him.
In the Richard Donner cut, General Zod (Terence Stamp) uses an ArmaLite on several Marines and security guards.

Winchester Model 1892

A prison guard is armed with a Winchester Model 1892.

Winchester 1892 - .38-40
A prison guard guards the prison with his Winchester Model 1892.

Machine Guns

FN MAG-58 (mocked-up as M60 machine gun)

US Marines defending the White House are seen firing what appears to be an M60 machine gun at General Zod before Non (Jack O' Halloran) takes the machine gun and breaks it in half. In reality, the machine is an FN MAG mocked up to resemble the M60.

FN MAG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO
M60 - 7.62x51mm NATO
The machine gun team firing the mocked up FN MAG.
The Marine machine gun team stare in amazement as a roof collapses on several of them. While the foregrip resembles the M60, the stock and the carry handle are from an FN MAG.
Here the FN MAG is readily identifiable.
Non (Jack O'Halloran) takes the machine gun and breaks it in half. Note how this breakaway prop was molded to resemble the mockup and not a real M60.


M9A1 Bazooka

A Green Beret team is seen firing an M9A1 Bazooka, but Non catches the rocket.

M9A1 "Bazooka" - 2.36 inch
The Green Berets with the M9A1 Bazooka stare in amazement when Non catches their fired rocket.


A Marine bazooka team at the White House is seen firing what appears to be a Blindicide at Non, but to no effect.

Blindicide RL-83 - 83mm
In the Richard Donner cut, a Marine bazooka team prepares to use the launcher. Note that the round appears to be too big to actually place inside that end of the launcher.
A Marine bazooka team firing the Blindicide.


M2 Flamethrower

An Army soldier is seen with an M2 Flamethrower when Zod uses his super breath to direct the flame at the diner.

M2-2 Flamethrower
Zod directs the flame fired by the M2 Flamethrower with his super breath.

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