I have always wondered what rifle Al Pacino used in the bank shootout in the movie HEAT. Thankfully I have finally discovered it. The FN FNC-80 according the the internation movie database. I was wondering if anyone knew about the possibility of purchasing one of these as a sport model (meaning semi auto only). The description of the gun mentions FNC 223 Sporter and I was wondering if anyone knew if these were still on the market? I love the look of the gun and I'd really like to know their price range, Im assuming expensive is the answer to that.
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"Lt. Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino
) pulls out an FN FNC-80
assault rifle during the shootout on Flower Street, and uses it to kill Cheritto when Cheritto - who is firing at Drucker and several other cops - grabs a little girl as a human shield. According to the on-set armorer, Hanna's rifle was a Select Fire FNC-80 assault rifle that was chopped down by the armorer to a Para length barrel, and an M16 style birdcage was attached. The FNC-80 was imported into the U.S. as a full automatic weapon and as a Semiautomatic Sporter rifle named the FNC 223 Sporter
. Despite being a full auto weapon, Michael Mann instructed Al Pacino to fire only in semi-automatic mode, because Hanna and all of the other cops who were involved in the shootout would be concerned about the possibility of endangering bystanders."-http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Heat