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Last modified 2014-03-23
Well, this area is added just for fun. There are a number of motion pictures where radios and/or hams appear
in different ways. I will try to list as many as possible here.

Callsigns may be either fictive or real. Hams are sometimes used as consultants, and since we like to promote
the hobby wherever possible, there may be hidden messages in a movie, especially when morse code (CW) is used.
MovieYearStarringNotes
100 days in the jungle2002Michael Riley
Aidan Devine
Jonathan Scarfe
Adrien Dorval
In this drama based on a true story, the negotiators are using a Kenwood TS-820S to keep in contact with the kidnappers.
ID by: SM0OFV.
20122009John Cusack
Amanda Peet
Danny Glover
Woody Harrelson
30 minutes into... Charlie Frost's camper... FT-736R, Fanon CB, Realistic Pro-2020 scanner.
ID by: SM0OFV.
Aliens vs Predator - Requiem2007Steven Pasquale
Reiko Aylesworth
John Ortiz
Johnny Lewis
About 60 minutes into this SciFi flick, an Icom IC-756 Pro II is used. There are also promotion posters for both the Pro II and the Icom IC-7000 clearly visible.
ID by: SM0OFV.
Blast from the past1998Brendan Fraser
Alicia Silverstone
Christopher Walken
Sissy Spacek
About 6 minutes into this comedy, a Hallicrafters S-40 is briefly displayed.
ID by: SM0OFV.
Blå måndag
(Blue monday)
2001Göran Gillinger
Eva Röse
Viktor Bolin
Linda Ulvaeus
This is one of the crappiest movies I've ever seen. However, it qualifies for this area as we can see in the beginning when a classic Motorola GP-300 is clearly visible. During a shootout towards the end, we can briefly see a police officer grab an Ericsson P-305 from his patrol car. A fun fact is that most of this movie was shot in my home town, Solna.
ID by: SM0OFV.
Contact1997Jody Foster
Matthew McConaughey
Tom Skerritt
Angela Bassett
In the beginning of the movie, young Ellie, with callsign W9GFO, sits by her ham station, a Collins KWM-2A, calling CQ. She has a brief QSO with K4WLD in Florida. About 30 minutes into the movie, the SETI crew is using non-ham HT's of unknown brand.
ID by: SM0OFV.
Die hard1989Bruce Willis
Alan Rickman
Bonnie Bedelia
About 55 minutes into this movie, on Thornburgs desk, a Kenwood TS-711 can be seen together with two Realistic Pro-48's and one unidentified scanner. Also, the terrorists are using Kenwood TH-41AT HT's (referred to as CB) which are capable of amazing things such as full duplex and very sensitive VOX (movie fake of course).
ID by: SM0OFV.
Die hard 21990Bruce Willis
William Atherton
Bonnie Bedelia
The terrorists are using Kenwood TH-45AT HT's throughout the film. The counter terrorist team has a Kenwood TS-940 with the SM-220 station monitor on top of it.
ID by: SM0OFV.
Live free or Die hard
( Die hard 4.0)
2007Bruce Willis
Timothy Olyphant
Justin Long
Maggie Q
McClanes car is equipped with an ADI AR-147 as can be seen in the beginning of the movie. Towards the end of the film, we can also see a Uniden Bearcat BCT-15 scanner, which is installed in the semi trailer. McClane use this one as a CB transceiver (giggle giggle!).
ID by: SM0OFV.
Dr No
(James Bond)
1962Sean Connery
Ursula Andress
Joseph Wiseman
Bernhard Lee
About 4 minutes into the movie, a female agent with callsign W6N, is using a K.W. Vanguard to call G7W in London. Next to it is an Eddystone 840/A. The woman is killed and the scene shifts to London, where more than ten Racal RA-17L or RA-117 receivers are displayed (it's impossible to see the difference between the two).
ID by: SM0OFV.
Dukes of Hazzard2005Seann William Scott
Johnny Knoxville
Jessica Simpson
Willie Nelson
There are several CB rigs seen in this comedy. The Duke's Dodge Charger sports a Cobra 29 WX NW ST, Boss Hogg's Cadillac has a white Cobra 75 WX ST and Cooters tow truck is equipped with a radio I haven't ID'd yet.
ID by: SM0OFV.
Frequency2000Dennis Quaid
James Caviezel
Shawn Doyle
In this movie, a Heathkit SB-301 plays a central role. It's used as a transceiver, but as you probably know, it's actually a receiver only.
ID by: SM0OFV.
Getaway2013Ethan Hawke
Selena Gomez
Jon Voight
A Kenwood TM-D710A is briefly displayed on the dashboard of a specially customized Shelby Mustang.
ID by: SM0OFV.
High heels and low lifes
( Blackmail)
2001Minnie Driver
Mary McCormack
Kevin McNally
In the beginning of this action comedy, a Kenwood TM-V7 is used to eavesdrop on cellphones. The frequencies displayed are far from any cellphone segment, but I don't really care as it's still nice to see "our" equipment on the silver screen.
ID by: PU4RRM.
Lethal weapon 2
( Dödligt vapen 2)
1989Mel Gibson
Danny Glover
Joe Pesci
Patsy Kensit
In the beginning of this action movie, the police officers are listening in on Riggs & Murtaugh's hot pursuit with a Realistic Pro-48 and a Pro-2001.
ID by: SM0OFV.
Nightwaves2003Sherilyn Fenn
David Nerman
Bruce Dinsmore
Francis X McCarthy
This Canadian TV-movie is a crime story woven around eavesdropping. The scanner in question appears to be a Uniden/Bearcat BC-898T which is hooked up to all sorts of audio equipment and controlled by a computer.
ID by: SM0OFV.
Roadkill
(Joy ride)
2001Paul Walker
Steve Zahn
Leelee Sobieski
Jessica Bowman
The main radio in this movie is a Cherokee Nightrider 150. It features a LED bargraph in place of the original analog S-meter.
ID by: SM0OFV.
Spiderman 32007Tobey Maguire
Kirsten Dunst
James Franco
Thomas Haden Church
Peter Parker has a Realistic Pro-48 to monitor police activities.
ID by: SM0OFV.
Taken2008Liam Neeson
Famke Janssen
Maggie Grace
About halfway into this action movie, Bryan Mills is using an Alinco DJ-S41C together with a Nokia cellphone to fool the french security agents.
ID by: SM0OFV.
The ring 22005Naomi Watts
Max Rourke
Elizabeth Perkins
About 11 minutes into this movie, we can see a Regency ACT-E106, a Regency R-2060 and a Uniden BC-9000XLT in action in the news reporters office.
ID by: SM0OFV.
Tomb raider -
The cradle of life
2003Angelina Jolie
Gerard Butler
Noah Taylor
Lara Croft goes Yaesu! Yes it's true. About 58 minutes into this movie, Lara and Terry enters a bio lab, where Lara grabs a VX-7R from an unconscious guard.
ID by: SM0OFV.
Up front and personal
( Tid att älska)
1996Robert Redford
Michelle Pfeiffer
Stockard Channing
After about 45 minutes, we get to see a Realistic Pro-54 in Warren Justice's home.
ID by: SM0OFV.
Vanishing point1996Viggo Mortensen
Jason Priestley
Peta Wilson
Keith David
In this remake of the 1971 movie, Kowalski buys a used Realistic Pro-48 from an ex marine to monitor the police activities. The local broadcast station (KBHX) is listening in with a Realistic Pro-2022.
ID by: SM0OFV.
Virus1999Jamie Lee Curtis
Donald Sutherland
William Baldwin
Joanna Pacula
In this Sci-Fi movie, the crew is running around on a science ship, using Kenwood TH-27A HT's. For one brief moment, one of them is clearly displayed.
ID by: SM0OFV.
Where eagles dare
( Örnnästet)
1968Richard Burton
Clint Eastwood
Mary Ure
Sir Michael Hordern
Smith (R.Burton) is using a British Wireless set no.18 to keep in contact with HQ ("Broadsword" calling "Danny Boy"). The short telescopic whip antenna is a movie fake though. The real antenna is made for the lower HF spectrum and consists of a number of copper tubings that threads together.
ID by: SM0OFV.