Weapon And Combat Details Fans Noticed In '90s Action Movies

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The '90s launched some of the biggest action franchises of all time, from sci-fi mind-benders like The Matrix to action-comedies like Rush Hour. It also saw a fair number of one-off hits, like The Fifth Element and Demolition Man. Something all these flicks have in common, though, is amazing attention to detail when it comes to weapons and combat. Some details are hard to spot, but thankfully fans online have done the dirty work for us. In Terminator 2: Judgment Day, for example, when the T-100 is piloting the helicopter, it actually produces a third arm in order to reload a gun. Great symbolism creeps into these moments from time to time, too. In The Matrix, when Neo and Morpheus spar in the dojo, an overhead shot shows their kicking bodies form a Yin Yang symbol. There are even details that showcase great accuracy. In Jurassic Park, Dr. Grant throws down his shotgun before it's out of ammo. On the surface, this appears like a foolish move, but if you look at the gun on the ground you can see that the last shell is jammed in the chamber.

Check out this list of weapon and combat details fans noticed in 1990s action movies, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!


  • 1
    15 VOTES

    Arnold's Shotgun Swirl Required A Modified Prop Gun In 'Terminator 2'

    From Redditor u/stealthynotion:

    In Terminator 2: Judgement Day, the iconic twirling of the shotgun was achieved using a heavily modified prop gun. Originally, Arnold Schwarzenegger attempted the trick without the modification by mistake, reportedly leading him to nearly break his fingers.

    15 votes
  • 2
    13 VOTES

    'Rush Hour' Stunt Pays Tribute To 'Police Story'

    From Redditor u/DJBillyMac:

    At the beginning of Rush Hour, Chris Tucker briefly recreates one of Jackie Chan's more famous stunts from Police Story.

    13 votes
  • 3
    13 VOTES

    Agent Candidates In 'Men In Black' Practice Trigger Discipline

    From Redditor u/tanntanatann:

    In Men In Black, during the selection process, the actors playing the other candidates are practicing trigger discipline as they wait around after the test.

    13 votes
  • 4
    11 VOTES

    Zorg's Bomb Accidentally Saves The Day In 'The Fifth Element'

    From Redditor u/The_Last_Boy_Scout:

    In The Fifth Element, Zorg's bomb sets off the hotel's bomb detectors. This allows everyone to evacuate before the Mangalores activate their own five-second suicide bomb. Zorg is the accidental hero of the movie.

    11 votes
  • 5
    11 VOTES

    Hot Air Escapes Gunshot Victim's Chest In 'Heat'

    From Redditor u/GlobalBritish:

    In Heat, when a character gets fatally shot, it’s cold and you can see vapor from the hot air escaping from their lungs through the hole in their chest.

    11 votes
  • 6
    24 VOTES

    Neo And Morpheus Sparring Form A Yin Yang In 'The Matrix'

    From Redditor u/lesi20:

    In The Matrix, the way Neo and Morpheus attack each other with the same move, their clothes and head/hair forms the Ying Yang symbol.

    24 votes