Hollywood Weapons

Hollywood Weapons

2017, Drama, Outdoor
Some of the most thrilling weapons action sequences from TV and movies are put to the test, with weapons expert Larry Zanoff breaking down some of the most explosive action scenes in Hollywood history.

Episode Guide

  • Hollywood Weapons - Terry vs. Gorn (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Terry vs. Gorn

    Captain James T Kirk's battle with the Gorn alien; partnering with the Star Trek: Original Series set tour in New York, and testing the reality of making gunpowder by hand without actually blowing yourself up.

  • Hollywood Weapons - Scoreless (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:


    Using a unique method to crack a safe, Nick Wells (Robert De Niro) uses a blowtorch to cut through a safe, fill it with water, and blow the door off using a small explosive device; the show tests this, along with the effects of a 20mm antitank rifle.

  • Hollywood Weapons - Terry and The Minigun (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Terry and The Minigun

    Can you really fire a GE Minigun handheld with ammunition held in a backpack (also seen on Captain America: Winter Soldier). Additionally, for one of our larger tests - can you actually chop down a jungle forest with a minigun?

  • Hollywood Weapons - Schapbo (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:


    John Rambo's ability to decimate enemies all by himself has created some of the most incredible weapon stunts in Hollywood history. We test the reality surrounding these iconic scenes from this blockbuster franchise.

  • Hollywood Weapons - Dying Hard (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    Dying Hard

    John McLane (Bruce Willis) finds himself dangling from the side of a building and must shoot through the glass window to break through to safety; reconstructing the scene using the same Beretta 92 handgun and office glass.

  • Hollywood Weapons - The Good, The Bad and Terry (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    The Good, The Bad and Terry

    In a classic western, Clint Eastwood -- aka Blondie -- saves Eli Wallach from the hangman's noose three separate times by shooting and severing the rope that he hangs from; recreating each scene and testing the reality of those shots.

  • Hollywood Weapons - Shark Go Boom (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Shark Go Boom

    In an iconic scene, Chief Brody hangs onto his sinking boat as a giant shark approaches him with a scuba tank lodged in its mouth; constructing a giant shark on a motorized platform to test if a person can hit, and explode, the tank.

  • Hollywood Weapons - Terry's Criminal Minds (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Terry's Criminal Minds

    A murderer tries to kill his final victim as the car they occupy slowly sinks to the bottom of a lake; the only way to save the victim is to rescue her as the car continues to sink; test firing multiple handguns underwater.