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The Anderson Tapes

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The Anderson Tapes
Movie poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Release Date 1971
Language English
Studio Robert M. Weitman Productions
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
"Duke" Anderson Sean Connery
Ingrid Everleigh Dyan Cannon
Tommy Haskins Martin Balsam
Captain Delaney Ralph Meeker
Pat Angelo Alan King
Spencer Dick Anthony Williams
"Socks" Parelli Val Avery
Sergeant Everson Garrett Morris
"Pop" Stan Gottlieb
"The Kid" Christopher Walken

The Anderson Tapes is a 1971 neo-noir crime drama based on Lawrence Sanders' 1970 novel, starring Sean Connery—in one of his first post-James Bond roles—as a charismatic recently released safecracker operating under the scrutiny of heavy surveillance. Christopher Walken made his debut as a young criminal who joins Anderson's team.

The following firearms were used in the film The Anderson Tapes:


Colt Detective Special

"Duke" Anderson (Sean Connery) carries a nickel-plated Colt Detective Special with white pearl grips during the apartment building heist.

Colt Detective Special 2nd Gen with nickel finish, pearl grips and grip adapter - .38 Special
Anderson holds his Detective Special while giving Pop instructions.
Anderson draws his Detective Special in the elevator.
Note the distinctive Colt ejector rod.
Captain Delaney (Ralph Meeker) finds Anderson's Detective Special wedged in the elevator door.

Colt Official Police

Sergeant Everson (Garrett Morris) and other NYPD Tactical Patrol Force officers carry 4"-barreled Colt Official Police revolvers.

Colt Official Police - 4" Barrel - .38 Special
Sergeant Everson fires his Colt Official Police.


The only other armed member of the robbery team besides Duke, "Socks" Parelli (Val Avery), carries a M1911A1.

World War II Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1
"Socks" enters one of the apartments with his M1911A1 drawn.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

Several of the NYPD Tactical Patrol Force officers carry Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolvers in their holsters.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special
A TPF officer holds his Smith & Wesson Model 10 on a surrendering Pop.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Heavy Barrel

At least one NYPD Tactical Patrol Force officer carries a Smith & Wesson Model 10 Heavy Barrel revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB (heavy barrel) revolver (Post 1950s Model) - .38 Special
A TPF officer holds his Model 10 HB drawn in Ingrid's apartment.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 Snub Nose

Captain Delaney (Ralph Meeker) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 15 Snub Nose revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 with 2 inch barrel - .38 Special
Captain Delaney barks orders with his Model 15 drawn.

Unidentified Revolver

Though it's later a Colt, Sergeant Everson (Garrett Morris) carries a different revolver in his holster when scaling the side of the apartment building.

Sergeant Everson's holstered revolver.


Winchester Model 1897 Riot

Several of the NYPD Tactical Patrol Force officers in Everson's group carry Winchester Model 1897 Riot shotguns when storming the apartment building.

Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun - 12 gauge
A TPF officer has his Winchester Model 1897 slung over his back.

Submachine Guns

M1928 Thompson

Sergeant Everson (Garrett Morris) carries a M1928 Thompson submachine gun slung on his back, used and fired by one of his officers.

M1928 Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
Everson and his fellow TPF officers prepare to enter the apartment building.
Everson climbs over a railing with his Thompson slung over his back.
A TPF officer aims Everson's Thompson.
Everson has his Thompson slung back on when discovering the tape recorder in the building's basement.


Dr. Rubicoff's Arsenal

Dr. Rubicoff (Conraid Bain) keeps a surprisingly large arsenal in his New York City apartment, comprised mostly of shotguns, antique flintlock pistols, and percussion revolvers like the Colt 1851 Navy and Colt 1860 Army.

Several of Dr. Rubicoff's flintlock pistols and a shotgun are seen displayed on his wall.
Two Colt 1851 Navy revolvers, a Colt 1860 Army, and a trio of flintlock pistols are hung on Dr. Rubicoff's wall beside his cabinet of shotguns.

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