Chris's Franchi SPAS12 Shotgun Pages

Movies & Games List

This is the ever growing list of movies and games a SPAS12 has been in.   If you know of any moves or games a SPAS12 has definitely been in, please drop me a note to add it to this list.  I think there are at least 50 or 75.  Started 11/13/99, last update 12/2/2002.

IMAGES!  Yes, I just added the first image someone was kind enough to send it.  I'd love to have one for each movie.  If you can help, send them on in!

>>>>  IMPORTANT:  As of 7/14/2001, I'm afraid I just don't have the time to keep this list updated.  You may feel free to send in names or images, and I'll not lose them, but I can't tell you if / when I'll have time to update the list.  Sorry, but only have so much time for my free projects.   I did just get caught up, and thanks to EVERYONE who sent in names and pictures.  <<<<


Getting to be rare that they don't have a SPAS12 in any "gun" movie.  Just saw a crappy movie called Renegade Force.  All the bad guys had HK automatics of some sort, the cops had M-16's -- but each side had one guy with a SPAS12 (both used the same gun far as I could tell).  He always went first because the director liked this shot of the fat barrel and the fat magazine extension poking out.  When the guy fired it, it shot full-auto 9mm just like the rest, which must have been a major modification, don't ya think?

Cick on  for an image.

3000 miles to Graceland
Angry Dogs
Army Of One
Assault on Dome 4 (starring role)
Avenging Angel
Bad Boys
Better Tomorrow 2, A
Beverly Hills Cop 2
Carnosaur 3
Cherry 2000
Collision Course
Congo, The
Days of Hell
Deep Blue Sea
Deep Space
Galatic Odyssey
Ghosts of Mars
Halloween 4 
Halloween 5
Hitcher, The 
Hollow Point
Intent To Kill
Jurassic Park 
Killer Tongue (don't miss this one!)
La Femme Nikita 
Lets Get Harry
Lost World: Jurassic Park, The
Matrix, The 
Miami Vice (TV)
New Jack City
Original Gangsta's
Parasite Eve 2
Patriot Games
Predator 2 (SPAS15) 
Punisher, The
Renegade Force
Robocop 1 
Robocop 3
Romeo Must Die
Running Man
Supercop 2
Sopranos, The  (TV)
Surviving the Game
Terminator II
Wraith, The

Add one?

What about Aliens, which I just saw last night?  Well, it is true that the "30 mm grenade launcher" on the bottom of their machine guns is made from a SPAS -- the whole metal heatshield is turned around backwards, the forward grip cut in half, the barrel sawed off, and a hole cut in the heatshield for the shells to eject.

Perhaps a new list, movies with guns made from parts of SPAS12's?

And a question, a puzzle perhaps.  Almost every time you see a SPAS12 in a movie they are always pumping it in manual mode. never auto.  Why?  Pumping look better on camera?  The real reason is blanks just don't provide the gas pressure needed to cycle the action.  In movies like Beverly Hills Cop 2 where (I'm told) it does fire semi-auto -- perhaps they made a blank adapter for it,  a constrictor for the end of the barrel?


Here is a list of games sent to me started by Jeremy (I wrote to say thanks again, but your return address still doesn't work.)

Aliens Vs. Predator (Atari Jaguar)
Area 51
Covert Ops Series
Dead To Right
Dino Crisis 1 & 2
Duke Nukem 64
D2 (Dreamcast)
Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: Vice city 
Half Life
Half life: Blue Shift 
Half Life: Counter Strike
Half life: Opposing Force 
Hitman: Code Name 47 
IGI: I'm Going In 
Jagged Alliance 2
James Bond: The World is Not Enough 
Jurassic Park (PC)
Jurassic Park - Trespassor (PC)
MERCS (Sega Genesis)
Metal Gear Solid 2(PS2)
Parasite Eve 2 (Playstation)
Project IGI (I'm Going in) 
Quake 3: Urban Terror
Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear 
Resident Evil: Code Veronica
Resident Evil: Survivor
Soldier Of Fortune (PC) 
Soldier Of Fortune II (PC)
SPAWN: in the hands of hell
Spec Ops (PC)
Syphon Filter 2
Syphon Filter 3
Team Fortress
Team Fortress II
Team Fortress Classic 
TimeSplitters (Playstation 2)
Tomb Raider III
Twisted Metal 2 (PSX)
Urban Terror 
WinBack: Covert Operations

Add one?

A note -- while I don't have any problem with games like Dino Crisis, I have a real concern about games like Doom.  However, I am a Libertarian, the Librarian and Curator of all this information, and I'm not going to censor anything.

I say this to make sure this list isn't considered an endorsement by me of all the games listed here.  If you want to know what concerns me, click here.  In a nut-shell - I have a real SPAS12 accessible if something goes bump in the night, or someone is threatening my life.  While I am very comfortable with the gun itself, when I pick it up I always want to be a bit uncomfortable -- a bit not-relaxed.  It is a loaded gun and the slightest screw-up can change my whole life.  And I can tell you, the very last thing on earth I'd want to do is run several hundred hours of a VR simulation game shooting an exact copy SPAS12 shotgun at everything that moves, training myself till it was fun, comfortable, just a game.  It isn't.

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