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Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Jon Avnet
Release Date 2001
Language English
Studio Avnet/Kerner Productions
Distributor National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Tosia Altman Leelee Sobieski
Mordechai Anielewicz Hank Azaria
Yitzhak Zuckerman David Schwimmer
Zivia Lubetkin Sadie Frost
Deworah Baron Mili Avital
Mira Fruchner Radha Mitchell
Kazik Rotem Stephen Moyer
Frania Beatus Alexandra Holden
Adam Czerniakow Donald Sutherland
Gen. Maj. Jurgen Stroop Jon Voight

Uprising is a 2001 television war drama directed by Jon Avnet that focuses on the events surrounding the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (16 April - 19 May 1943) during World War II. The television film, which stars Leelee Sobieski, Donald Sutherland and Jon Voight, premiered in the US on NBC in 2001.

The following weapons were used in the film Uprising:


Walther PPK

Tosia Altman (LeeLee Sobieski) and numerous other fighters use Walther PPK pistols.

Walther PPK - 9mm Kurz aka .380 ACP
Tosia Altman (Leelee Sobieski) shoots at the SS man who walked in the door.
Kazik Rotem (Stephen Moyer) disguised as a German officer aims his gun.
Frania Beatus (Alexandra Holden) reloading pistols, one of which lies on the table.
Deworah Baron (Mili Avital) fires at the Germans in the courtyard in front.
Calel Wasser (Andy Nyman) shoots a traitor.
Zivia Lubetkin (Sadie Frost) with a gun in her hand at the canal entrance.

Walther P38

Members of the underground movement carry also Walther P38 pistols.

Walther P38 - 9x19mm


Mordechai Anielewicz (Hank Azaria) uses a captured Walther P38.

Yitzhak Zuckerman (David Schwimmer) receives a gun from Mordechai.
Marek Edelman (John Ales) puts his gun on the window in front of him.
Kazik Rotem (Stephen Moyer) puts a P38 to a policeman's stomach.

CZ 27

When Frania Beatus (Alexandra Holden) loads multiple pistols lying on a table, a CZ 27 is seen among them.

CZ 27 - 7.65 (.32 ACP)



Vis wz. 35 Radom

Another of the guns lying on the table is what appears to be a Vis wz. 35.

Pistolet wz. 35 Vis - 9x19mm

Submachine guns


SS troops and some insurgents are armed with MP40 submachine guns.

MP40 - 9x19mm
SS troops marching through the streets of the Warsaw Ghetto with MP40s slung across their chests.
Mordechai Anielewicz (Hank Azaria) fires on the Germans with a captured submachine gun.
Mordechai carries this weapon with him into the underground tunnels.
Mira Fruchnner (Radha Mitchell) also acquires a German submachine gun.
An insurgent with a looted MP40 shoots at a crowd of SS men in the courtyard of the house.


Partisans in the forest are equipped with PPSh-41 submachine guns.

PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A partisan sitting on the right carries a PPSh-41 with drum magazine.


Karabiner 98k

SS men and also many insurgents carry Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German military patrolman with a K98k rifle on his shoulder in the Warsaw Ghetto.
An SS man firing a rifle at a house occupied by insurgents.
Zivia Lubetkin (Sadie Frost) opens fire from a window at German infantrymen below with a highly unorthodox firing stance.
Julian Wald (Ben Crystal) with a rifle in his hands involved in street fighting.
Marek Edeleman (John Ales) shoots at SS men in the courtyard of the house.
Kazik Rotem (Stephen Moyer) and Deworah Baron (Mili Avital) fire their rifles.

Mauser M1916

Some SS soldiers are also seen with 1916 Spanish Mauser rifles.

Fusil corto Modelo 1916 - 7x57mm Mauser

Steyr Mannlicher M1895

A Soviet border guard rider carries a Steyr M1930 Conversion Short Rifle, standing in for a Mosin Nagant Model 1907 Carbine.

Steyr M1895 Short Rifle (M1930 Conversion) - 8x56mmR Mannlicher
Mosin Nagant Model 1907 Carbine - 7.62x54mmR
Soviet border guards arrested Mordechai Anielewicz (Hank Azaria).

Machine guns


German troops are armed with MG42 machine guns. Some end up captured and also used by insurgents.

MG42 with bipod extended - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A gunner firing the MG42 which is mounted on a German armored vehicle.
A machine gun is seen in the hands of an SS man during the attack.
A insurgent carries a captured machine gun on his shoulder.

Goryunov SG-43

In a surprise for the German command, several Goryunov SG-43 Machine Guns appear in the arsenal of the insurgents.

Goryunov SG-43 on 'Sokolov' mount with shield - 7.62x54mmR
A machine gunner under fire from German artillery.


LPO-50 flamethrower

Stroop's soldiers utilize the anachronistic LPO-50 flamethrower (presumably standing in for more period-correct German flamethrowers like the Flammenwerfer 35 or Flammenwerfer 41) when cleaning the streets of the bombed-out ghetto.

LPO-50 flamethrower

7.5 cm Pak 40

Germans fire at rebel positions using direct fire from a 7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun.

7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun

76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3)

General-major Jurgen Stroop (Jon Voight) also utilizes 76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3).

M1942 divisional gun (ZiS-3) - 76mm

Tiger I

Germans also deploy a Tiger I against the insurgents. This particular tank appears to be the same one seen in the film Saving Private Ryan, making it in reality a mocked-up Soviet T-34 tank.


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