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Official Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Jeb Stuart
Release Date 1997
Studio Pacific Western
Paramount Pictures
Rysher Entertainment
Distributor Paramount Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Frank LaCrosse Dennis Quaid
Bob Goodall Danny Glover
Lane Dixon Jared Leto
Sheriff Buck Olmstead R. Lee Ermey
Jack McGinnis William Fichtner
Deputy Nate Braden Ted Levine
Bud Walton Goggins

Switchback is a 1997 crime thriller written and directed by Jeb Stuart and stars Dennis Quaid as an FBI agent on the hunt for a serial killer and who teams up with a small-town sheriff (R. Lee Ermey) to continue his investigation. The film also stars Danny Glover and Jared Leto.

The following weapons were used in the film Switchback:


SIG-Sauer P226

FBI Special Agent Frank LaCrosse (Dennis Quaid) carries a SIG-Sauer P226 as his sidearm in the film.

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm
Frank LaCrosse chambers his SIG-Sauer P226 during a police operation.
Frank aims his P226 at a train conductor.
Frank holds his P226 during the climax.
Frank looks for a suspect during the climax. Note smaller, filled-in barrel, and seams running under the duscover. This particular weapon is a resign or a rubber replica, also noted by the fact that the P226 is thrown off the train in a moment.

Single Action Army ("Artillery" Model)

A bar patron pulls a Single Action Army revolver after a scuffle with Lane Dixon (Jared Leto) and Bob Goodall (Danny Glover). Dixon takes the revolver after Goodall manages to get the patron to lower his gun, and uses it for the remainder of the film.

Single Action Army (a Cimarron reproduction) with 5.5" barrel aka "Artillery" model with wooden grips -.45 Long Colt
The patron holds his Single Action Army on Lane Dixon.
Dixon pulls the Single Action Army on another patron.
Lane holds the Single Action Army on Bob Goodall.

Winchester Model 1873

A bar patron tries to shoot Bob Goodall in the back with a Winchester Model 1873 during the scuffle, but Dixon is able to convince him otherwise.

Winchester Model 1873 carbine - 1st generation rifle - 44-40 Cal.
The bar patron takes aim.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

A couple of Amarillo Police SWAT officers use Heckler & Koch MP5A3 submachine guns when confronting a barricaded suspect with hostages.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight and safe-semi-two round burst trigger group - 9x19mm
two SWAT officers hold their MP5A3 submachine guns during a standoff with a barricaded suspect.

Mossberg 590

A couple of Amarillo Police SWAT officers use Mossberg 590 shotguns during a police operation.

Mossberg 590 - 12 Gauge
A SWAT officer holds his Mossberg 590.
Another SWAT officer holds his Mossberg (circled in red).

Mossberg 500

Sheriff Buck Olmstead (R. Lee Ermey) has a Mossberg 500 shotgun in his police car.

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 Gauge. Note the wood furniture.
The Mossberg is visible through the windshield.

Taurus Model 80

Shorty (Leo Burmester) shows Bob Goodall (Danny Glover) a Taurus Model 80 revolver after Bob asks him if he is afraid of the serial killer in the news.

Taurus Model 80 with 4 inch barrel - .38 Special.

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