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Dick Tracy

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Dick Tracy (1990)

Dick Tracy is the 1990 feature film adaptation of the popular 1930s Chester Gould detective comic strip. Warren Beatty starred as the title character in addition to directing and producing the picture. The film was notable for being filmed in only primary colors and for its impressive supporting cast, which included James Caan, Charles Durning, Madonna, Dustin Hoffman and Al Pacino.

The following weapons were used in the film Dick Tracy:


Colt M1921 Thompson Submachine Gun

The Colt M1921 Thompson Submachine Gun is used by numerous characters including Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty).

Colt 1921 "Tommy Gun" - .45 ACP
Dick Tracy takes aim at bad guys with his Tommy Gun.
Dick Tracy opens fire on the bad guys with his Tommy Gun.
Sideview of the Thompson held by Flattop.
Flattop (William Forsythe) blasts away with his Tommy Gun.
Gangster firing at Dick Tracy in a drive-by shooting (and misses).
Itchy (Ed O'Ross) firing his Thompson.
Pruneface (R.G. Armstrong) and Influence (Henry Silva) firing their Thompsons.
Influence preparing his Thompson. Note that he wields it left-handed though he is obviously right-handed as seen in the above shot. The scene was probably shot left-handed to look better on the screen. (Had the gun been wielded right-handed it would not have afforded a good view of the weapon in the shot.)
Sam Catchem (Seymour Cassel), holding a Tommy Gun, confers with Chief Brandon (Charles Durning).
Police officers with their Thompsons.
Itchy again during the final shootout.


Many characters use Colt M1911A1 automatic pistols, the gangsters in particular. Alphonse "Big Boy" Caprice (Al Pacino) uses an M1911 at the end to shoot The Blank/Breathless Mahoney (Madonna).

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP. This has a deep Colt factory blued finish, common for commercial variants before and after the war.
Itchy with his 1911 searching the bodies of the gangsters he and Flattop just killed.
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Flattop and Itchy (Ed O'Ross) hold Tracy at gunpoint.
"Anybody shoots, I shoot you, sweetpea!"
Flattop holds Tess Trueheart hostage.
The Blank holds an M1911 on Tracy.
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Colt Model 1903

Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty) is seen picking up a Colt Model 1903 at the beginning of the film. The Blank also uses a Colt Model 1903. After killing Fletcher with it, the Blank has an unconscious Tracy brought in and then puts the gun in his hand to frame him.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol Blued - .32 ACP
Tracy picks up his Colt Model 1903.
The handle of the Colt visible at the Blank straightens Tracy's hat.
Tracy awakes to find Fletcher dead and him holding the murder weapon.
Tracy firing his 1903 during a car chase.

Smith & Wesson Military & Police

A Smith & Wesson Military & Police (Pre-Model 10) revolver is the sidearm of Tracy's superior, Chief Brandon (Charles Durning).

Smith & Wesson 'Military & Police' Revolver - .38 Special
Brandon fires on escaping gangsters.
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Officer on the right with a Colt. Note the officer on the far left doing a Sylvester Stallone impression.

Colt Official Police

The Blank plants a Colt Official Police revolver on Fletcher (Dick Van Dyke) after shooting him.

Colt Official Police with 4" barrel - .38 Special
The Blank places a Revolver on the dead Fletcher (Dick Van Dyke).

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