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The New Centurions

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The New Centurions
The New Centurions Poster.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Richard Fleischer
Release Date 1972
Studio Columbia Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Roy Fehler Stacy Keach
Andy Kilvinski George C. Scott
Dorothy Fehler Jane Alexander
Gus Plebesly Scott Wilson
Sergio Duran Erik Estrada
Lorrie Hunt Rosalind Cash
Whitey Duncan Clifton James
Ken Johnson William Atherton
Officer Galloway Ed Lauter
Lorrie Rosalind Cash

The New Centurions is a 1972 crime drama directed by Richard Fleischer and based on the novel by Joseph Wambaugh (The Blue Knight, The Choirboys), the former LAPD veteran turned crime novelist. As in the novel, the film depicts the dramatic life of rookie LAPD officer Roy Fehler (Stacy Keach) and his veteran partner Andy Kilvinski (George C. Scott).

The following weapons were used in the film The New Centurions:



Smith & Wesson Model 10

Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolvers are the service sidearms of LAPD officers. They are also seen in hands of various criminals.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special
Officer Roy Fehler (Stacy Keach) draws his revolver.
An officer draws his revolver on a bank robber.
Another robber takes a woman as hostage with his S&W.
Officer Andy Kilvinski (George C. Scott) fires his revolver in a shootout.
Andy, now retired, takes his revolver (SPOILER! Highlight to see description)and shoots himself.
Roy chases a criminal armed with his revolver. Due to the shape and position of the front sight his revolver can be identified as an earier M&P version.
Officers Sergio Duran (Erik Estrada) and Gus Plebesly (Scott Wilson) hold their revolvers in the final scene.

Smith & Wesson Model 15

During the training in police academy, the cadets use Smith & Wesson Model 15 revolvers.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 - .38 Special
Cadet Gus Plebesly (Scott Wilson) fires the revolver on the range.
Cadets Fehler (Stacy Keach) on the shooting range with his S&W.

Smith & Wesson "Triple Lock"

During a fight, a criminal uses a revolver that has a shrouded ejector rod and duty sights. It is seen only in darkness and resembles the Smith & Wesson "Triple Lock".

British-issued Mk. I Hand Ejector (note shrouded ejector rod).
The gunman with his revolver.


Walther P38

A man appears to be armed with a Walther P38 pistol when confronted by Officer Gus Plebesly (Scott Wilson).

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
A man appears to be armed with a Walther P38 pistol when confronted by Officer Gus Plebesly (Scott Wilson).


Ithaca 37

Ithaca 37 shotguns are seen in hands of several LAPD officers, including Whitey Duncan (Clifton James), Galloway (Ed Lauter) and Ken Johnson (William Atherton).

Ithaca 37 Deer Slayer Police Special (note the rifle sights and riot-length barrel) - 12 gauge
Fahler (Stacy Keach) and other cadets fire Ithaca 37 shotguns on the shooting range.
Andy Kilvinski gets his shotgun before going out on patrol.
Officer Galloway (Ed Lauter) holds a shotgun during the shootout with bank robbers.

Sawed-off Double Barreled Shotgun

A man in a car is seen with a Sawed-off Double Barrel Shotgun.

Stevens 311R (sawed-off) - 12 gauge
The gunman wielding a Sawed-off Double Barrel Shotgun.


M1903 Springfield

Several M1903 Springfield "Parade" rifles are carried by the LAPD honor guard during the police academy graduation.

Springfield M1903 "Parade" rifle
LAPD honor guard with M1903 "Parade" rifles escort the standard-bearers. This footage appears to be from an actual LAPD graduation ceremony.

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