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Watched briefly but didn’t finish this “B” grade movie with Dolf Lundgren.

Correct me if I’m wrong but looks like the M14 EBR is the main weapon. Internet search says FN FAL, but seeing the muzzle and gas cylinder looks M14.

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In a youtube short film- clearly done by amateurs, but I had knee surgery and had TONS of time to kill- had an M14, it was set in 2024.

I posted, "The year was 2024, and M14's still kick a##", lol, got some good thumbs up on that one.

I used to be a "prop master" on small production. Most guns are fake, especially since they can now just edit "in post" a shot or sound, etc. To have real guns, you need serious insurance (remember Brandon Lee from The Crow?) And a fire arms specialist on site. Considering that just the lackies, known as PA's (Production Assistant- who gets coffee, food, helps move stuff, etc) is about $250 a day in FL, I was $500 a day as Prop Master, who knows what Ins is and a Fire Arms Specialist is a day. Point is, it is expensive.

As for the M14 being in movies? Its just a lesser known gun, and movies are all about the "idea" of what is happening, hence suppressors being Hollywood Quiet, and cars exploding, or when they show people taking mags out to check the amount of bullets, reinsert and re-rack? But no round flies out of the chamber, lol. Or character had been shooting, gets behind something, gets "ready" breaths deep an racks a round and nothing flies out, as if there wasnt one from previous shooting? It's just to portray a scenario (the character is stressed and in a bad spot) in art form, if you will. Not real life.

Full Metal Jacket had M14's because, well, Stanley Kubrik is The Man!!!! Lol. Plus he was a realist Director and pulled no punches. His other films were A.I. and Clockwork Orange, The Shining, among others, but from that you could see his style was go real (hit home and maybe offend) or go home. Along with sublime messages, like tall buildings burning in the background of Full Metal Jacket, or singing Mickey Mouse Club-meaning pure Americana, etc. But he wanted things to hit home, so he wanted real. Whomever did Black Hawk down was the same way. Counter that with American Sniper-which a chunk was BS, taking from the real cool story, the Producer and Director just wanted Hollywood fluff, loosely based on real stories.

But, it costs money to be real, and when things are real, your average dumb American spectator thinks it's fake, so for saving money and selling tickets, alot of time you wont see real life. It's just how it is. Sad to me, personally. But what can ya do? Watch more documentaries, it's what I do, lol.
 

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Don’t worry Shaun, I found it in the PX, I do not believe he used it cause it’s still new in the wrapper, sling dated 10 69.

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How about "The Siege of Firebase Gloria"? The Siege of Firebase Gloria is the 1989 Australian war film starring Wings Hauser and R. Lee Ermey that was filmed in the Philippines, M14 in that movie right up front.
 
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