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While not related to military service or law enforcement the M14 type rifle has been used dramatically in entertainment industry television shows and films over the years. The M14 rifle made its entertainment debut on the NBC broadcast television drama series The Lieutenant starring Gary Lockwood and Robert Vaughn. The series depicted a U. S. Marine infantry unit stationed at Camp Pendelton, CA. The series received strong support from the U. S. Marine Corps. There were twenty-nine hour long episodes which aired during the 1963-64 season. The M14 was next featured on the hit CBS broadcast television situation comedy Gomer Pyle, USMC starring Jim Nabors and Frank Sutton. It aired from September 25, 1964 to September 19, 1969. The M14 type rifle is also seen in scenes of fictional 1960s Viet Nam combat on the NBC broadcast television drama American Dreams. This series began September 29, 2002 and was entering its third season in the fall of 2004. The M14 type rifle has also been featured more than once on the History Channel cable television weekly program Mail Call hosted by former U. S. Marine, Viet Nam veteran, actor and M14 fan R. Lee Ermey. Mail Call began its third season on July 06, 2004.

A list of big screen and television films as well as documentaries with the M14 type rifle includes

1960s - Goldfinger (1964), Follow Me, Boys (1966), The Green Berets (1968)

1970s - Tribes (1970), White Lightning (1973), The Omen (1976), Billy Jack Goes To Washington (1977), Black Sunday (1977), Slap Shot (1977)

1980s - A Rumor of War (1980), Uncommon Valor (1983), Hard Knox (1984), Missing In Action (1984), Purple Hearts (1984), Crocodile Dundee 2 (1986), Raw Deal (1986), The Manhattan Project (1986), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Gardens of Stone (1987), the director's cut edition of Lethal Weapon (1987), Saigon Commandos (1987), Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1988 theatrical release), Distant Thunder (1988), Empire of Ash (1988), The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1988), 84 Charlie Mopic (1989), Counterforce (1989), Born On The Fourth Of July (1989)

1990s - Bullet in the Head (1990), NAVY SEALS (1990), The Hunt for Red October (1990), The Prisoner (1990), Dogfight (1991), Flight of the Intruder (1991), Highlander II: The Quickening (1991), Hot Shots! (1991), South Central (1992), A Perfect World (1993), Demolition Man (1993), Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993), Clear and Present Danger (1994), Forrest Gump (1994), On Deadly Ground (1994), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Congo (1995), Star Hunter (1995), Mars Attacks! (1996), My Fellow Americans (1996), Tremors 2 (1996), Money Talks (1997), The Postman (1997), A Bright Shining Lie (1998), Rogue Force (1998), The Negotiator (1998), True Story of The Big Red One (1998), Dick (1999), Dogma (1999), The General’s Daughter (1999)

2000s - A Better Way To Die (2000), Thirteen Days (2000), Black Hawk Down (2001), Spy Game (2001), The Believer (2001), Path To War (2002), Tears Of The Sun (2003), The Fog of War (2003), The Rundown (2003), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), The Punisher (2004), Alien Apocalypse (2005), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Munich (2005), State of the Union (2005), Stealth (2005), The Island (2005), : State of the Union (2005), Ghetto (2006), Ghosts of Cite Soliel (2006), Love Comes to the Executioner (2006), Skinwalkers (2006), US vs John Lennon (2006), 28 Weeks Later (2007), Across The Universe (2007), Beaufort (2007), Big Stan (2007), Hot Fuzz (2007), My Name Is Bruce (2007), Postal (2007), Shooter (2007), The Devil Came On Horseback (2007), Body of Lies (2008), The Objective (2008), Black Dynamite (2009), The Messenger (2009), and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

2010s - Kick-Ass (2010), Red (2010), Restrepo (2010), Storm In An Hour Glass (2010), The Objective (2010), Winter’s Bone (2010), Abduction (2011), Fast Five (2011), Act of Valor (2012), and The Hunger Games (2012)
 

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Hawk, I've been told these two movies also have the M14 in it:

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) with Sean Connery

Missing In Action (1984) with Chuck Norris
 

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Two more:

Clear and Present Danger (1994) withi Harrison Ford

Tribes (1970) with Jan Michael Vincent
 

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Lee, Uncommon Valor DOES have a M-14 in it in a few scenes. Can't really tell if it's a E-2 but it does have a pistol grip.

 

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And another, Thirteen Days (2000) with Kevin Costner. The GIs are carrying M14 rifles with blonde birch stocks according to the source.
 

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Lee, should we request two sources for each movie that we add to the list if you or I haven't seen the movie? One for verification? ;)
 

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Got it, War Stories with Oliver North is a Fox News television program. The episode Flashpoint Vietnam aired in the fourth season. The program first aired in May, 2001. It's a sixty minute progam broadcast on Sunday evenings at 8:00 PM Eastern.
 

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Former SecNav James Webb's book "Fields of Fire" was being filmed in Mexico on a very low budget. They were using Hollywood-made "M14s" that were actually M1 rifles.

They had to reshoot several of the key firefight scenes because the actors forgot to count their blank rounds and the 8-round clip came twanging out! While they might have been able to take the sound of the clip ejecting, they couldn't hide the sight of the clip flying out. CUT!

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The Boys In Company 'C'

I was looking through this thread and didn't see 'The Boys in Company C'. I think there is an M14 cameo in that, no? Great movie at any rate...
 

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Yeah the boys in company c, has some m14 action or maybe it was all m16 been some time since i have seen it.It was one of the first movies to come out about vietnam 1978. Mr U.S.M.C. R. Lee Ermey is in this one also, only much younger and he plays a DI

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Cowritten by director Sidney J. Furie, The Boys in Company C charts the fortunes of five young Marine recruits. Led by Stan Shaw, the quintet is shipped off to Vietnam. The film makes no bones about the demoralizing effect the war has on its participants, nor the pigheadedness of the military higher-ups who think only in terms of body counts and photo ops. Of the five recruits, the most memorable are Michael Lembeck as Vinnie Fazio, the resident wiseguy (the same type of role played by Lembeck's dad Harvey in 1950s war films) and Andrew Stevens as Billy Ray Pike, a straight-arrow type who succumbs to the lure of drugs; the others are played by Craig Wasson, James Canning, and Scott Hylands. Transcending its skintight budget, Boys in Company C is among the best and most straightforward of the Vietnam combat films. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
 

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Hawk, can you add Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977)? steve k and I have both seen an M14 rifle in that movie.
 

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Follow Me, Boys, (1966), starring Fred MacMurray. Just got done watching it. During the part where the Boy Scout troop gets caught up in the wargames, there are some stock footage scenes with soldiers carrying M14s.

Do I win a prize for being first to mention M14s in a Disney movie?
 

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Spartacus2002 said:
Follow Me, Boys, (1966), starring Fred MacMurray. Just got done watching it. During the part where the Boy Scout troop gets caught up in the wargames, there are some stock footage scenes with soldiers carrying M14s.

Do I win a prize for being first to mention M14s in a Disney movie?
Yes, if you buy your airfare & get a room I will drive you to Disney Land GI6 , it's about 60 miles from my house GI7 . Surprised they have any guns in a Disney film. I hope the good guy had the 14.
 
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