Not the poster on the boards here (sorry Uzi! ), but the 9mm SMG that seemed to be in pretty much every action movie from the early '70s until Die Hard in 1988, when the Heckler & Koch MP5 suddenly became the “Movie SMG Of Choice”.
Sure, they still pop up from time to time (characters in The Matrix and Sin City had them), but generally, they don’t seem to be getting much screen time in anything that isn’t in the Straight-To-Video section at your local Blockbuster… and I realised they don’t seem to be seeing a lot of use in the real world anymore, either.
I know there are several different versions of Uzi, but I’m thinking of the full-sized one, rather than the Micro-Uzi (which does still pop up in films from time to time).
Even the .45 ACP MAC-10 (another staple of '70s and '80s action films) doesn’t get much screen time anymore…
Did the Uzi just stop being “Cool”, or what happened?