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Dance with the Devil

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Perdita Durango
Perdita durango.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country ESP.jpg Spain
MEX.jpg Mexico
Directed by Álex de la Iglesia
Release Date 1997
Language English
Main Cast
Character Actor
Perdita Durango Rosie Perez
Romeo Dolorosa Javier Bardem
Duane Harley Cross
Estelle Aimee Graham
Willie "Woody" Dumas James Gandolfini
Adolfo Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Santos Don Stroud
Shorty Dee Santiago Segura
Reggie San Pedro Carlos Bardem

Dance with the Devil (original title Perdita Durango, after the name of the main character) is a 1997 Spanish-Mexican crime movie directed by Álex de la Iglesia. It features adventures and crimes of a psychotic couple, a murderous Mexican girl Perdita Durango (Rosie Perez) and Caribbean bank robber and Santeria priest Romeo Dolorosa (Javier Bardem).

The following weapons are seen in the Dance with the Devil:


Colt Detective Special

A Colt Detective Special revolver is seen in hands of the husband of Perdita Durango's sister in Perdita's flashback scene. In the final scene Doug (Miguel Galván) draws a snub nose revolver that looks mostly like Colt DS.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen - .38 Special
Perdita's sister's husband commits suicide.
Doug holds his revolver in the final scene.
Doug fires his revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

A Smith & Wesson Model 10 is DEA agent Willie 'Woody' Dumas' (James Gandolfini) main weapon throughout the film.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB (heavy barrel) revolver (Post 1950s Model) - .38 Special.
Dumas holds his revolver during the shootout on the road. Note the duty sights.
Dumas aims his revolver at Romeo Dolorosa.

Taurus Model 689

Sheriff Tyrone Ford (Harry Porter) carries a stainless steel Taurus Model 689 during the shootout with Romeo Dolorosa and Santos' men. It can be identified due to three vent rib over a 4" barrel (while Colt Python has only two).

Taurus Model 689, 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
Wounded Sheriff Ford holds his revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 28

Sheriff Ford's deputy carries a Smith & Wesson Model 28 during the shootout with Romeo Dolorosa and Santos' men.

S&W Model 28 Highway Patrolman with 4" barrel and Rubber Combat Grips - .357 magnum
Sheriff's deputy holds his revolver.
The revolver is seen behind Dumas' shoulder.

Smith & Wesson Model 629 Competitor

A Smith & Wesson Model 629 Competitor is carried by Pete Armendariz (Forrie J. Smith), one of Santos' men.

Smith & Wesson Model 629 "Performance Center" with custom weighted barrel and scope rails - .44 Magnum
Pete Armendariz (at the right) has the revolver tucked at his belt.
Wounded Pete fires his revolver.


Sub-compact pistol

Two sub-compact pistols are seen in hands of small Mexican girls (Maya Zapata and Vadira Zapata) in the opening scene. Perdita Durango (Rosie Perez) takes one of these pistols from a girl. They can be merely toy guns.

The elder girl removes her mask, holding a pistol. Next to her is her younger sister, still in mask.
Perdita holds a pistol, taken from a girl.

Taurus PT92

A stainless steel Taurus PT92 with black grips is used by Romeo Dolorosa (Javier Bardem) throughout the movie. Perdita Durango (Rosie Perez) is seen with Romeo's pistol several times.

Taurus PT92AFS (Stainless) with Slimline Black Factory Grips - 9x19mm
Masked Romeo holds his Taurus during the bank robbery.
Romeo aims his pistol at bank clerk.
Perdita cocks Romeo's pistol.
Romeo fires during the shootout on the road.
Perdita with Romeo's pistol.
Romeo threatens Duane (Harley Cross) with his pistol.

Colt MK IV Series 70

A stainless steel or nickel plated Colt MK IV Series 70 is used by Shorty Dee (Santiago Segura), Romeo Dolorosa's partner during the bank robbery.

Colt MKIV Series 70, Nickel finish - .45 ACP
Shorty Dee holds his pistol during the bank robbery.
Another view at Shorty Dee's pistol.
Shorty Dee fires his pistol in the scene of the raid on Romeo's hideout.


Catalina's (Demián Bichir) bodyguards carry M1911-style pistols (supposedly M1911A1s).

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol Commercial - .45 ACP
The pistols seems to have pearl grips.

Smith & Wesson 59

Estelle (Aimee Graham) takes a two-tone Smith & Wesson 59 from Adolfo (Screamin' Jay Hawkins) during her attempt to escape. Perdita disarms her and uses the pistol herself.

Smith & Wesson 59 with two-tone finish and Pachmayr grips - 9x19mm
Adolfo holds a Remington 870 shotgun in raised hand. The pistol is seen tucked at his belt. Note the bright logo at the grip.
Estelle takes the pistol from incapacitated Adolfo. This can be not the same pistol that is seen on previous screenshot.
Estelle holds the pistol.
Perdita takes the pistol from Estelle.
A grip without safety can be seen.
A close view at the barrel.
Perdita threatens Duane (Harley Cross) with her S&W 59. You can just barely see the double-stack bulge.

Desert Eagle Mark VII

Reggie San Pedro (Carlos Bardem), Romeo's cousin, uses a chrome plated Desert Eagle Mark VII in .357 Magnum (as seen by the markings on the slide) in the final scene. As a matter of fact, Carlos Bardem is a real brother of Javier Bardem.

Desert Eagle MK VII - .357 Magnum
Reggie loads his Desert Eagle.
Reggie aims his pistol at Doug while Romeo aims his Taurus PT92 at Reggie.
A close view at Reggie's Desert Eagle.
The markings on the slide can be seen. The redesigned slide release and safety lever can been seen clearly as well.

Submachine Guns

Cobray M11/9

A Cobray M11/9 SMG is seen during the raid of Shorty Dee (Santiago Segura) and his gang at Romeo's hideout.

Cobray M11/9 - 9x19mm
Shorty Dee's henchman fires his M11/9.


An Uzi SMG is also seen during the raid of Shorty Dee (Santiago Segura) and his gang at Romeo's hideout.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
Another Shorty Dee's henchman fires his Uzi.


Mossberg 500

A Mossberg 500 is used by Adolfo (Screamin' Jay Hawkins), Romeo's witchdoctor assistant, in several scenes.

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 Gauge. Note the wood furniture.
Adolfo holds his shotgun in raised hand. A pistol is seen tucked at his belt.
Adolfo's shotgun is seen more clear.

Ithaca 37

Dedo Peralta (César Rodríguez), one of Santos' men, is armed with a Ithaca 37. During the shootout his Ithaca switches to Skinny's Winchester Model 1200 in a continuity error.

Ithaca Model 37 riot version - 12 gauge
Dedo Peralta holds his shotgun.
Peralta aims his shotgun. Next moment it switches to Winchester.
Skinny (David Villalpando) holds Ithaca shotgun.
Skinny tries to zip his pants while holding shotgun.

Winchester Model 1200

Skinny (David Villalpando), another Santos' man, is armed with a Winchester Model 1200. During the shootout his Winchester switches to Dedo Peralta's Ithaca 37 in a continuity error.

Winchester Model 1200 Police Model - 12 gauge.
Skinny holds his shotgun.

Customised stainless steel Browning BPS

A stainless steel shotgun with a vertical foregrip is seen in hands of Doug (Miguel Galván). It is also used by Perdita Durango (Rosie Perez) in the final scene. This shotgun appears to be a heavily customized version of stainless steel Browning BPS.

Stainless steel Browning BPS All Weather High Capacity shotgun - 12 Gauge
Doug holds his shotgun. Note that it lacks an ejection port on the right side.
A close view at the foregrip.
Perdita holds Doug's shotgun.
Perdita breaches the door.
The foregrip and the magazine tube can be seen.
Perdita reloads the shotgun.


Unidentified sniper rifle

In the final scene one of Santos' men is seen with a sniper rifle (very briefly and in dark place).


Assault Rifles


M16A1s are seen in the hands of soldiers during Romeo's flashbacks to his days in the Marine Corps in Lebanon. In the final scene SWAT members also carry M16s.

M16A1 with 30 Round magazine - 5.56x45mm
A soldier with M16.
Doug (Miguel Galván) holds his M16.
Reggie San Pedro (Carlos Bardem) (at the left) and Romeo Dolorosa (Javier Bardem) (at the right) rest with their M16s next to them.
M16s are seen in hands of SWAT in the final scene.

AK-47 style

Some AK-47 version is briefly seen during Romeo's flashbacks to his days in the Marine Corps in Lebanon. In another scene an AK is carried by one of the guards in Santos' villa.

A soldier with AK in Lebanon.
A guard with AK is seen on the background.


Single Action Army

In Romeo Dolorosa's flashback about his childhood a western movie Vera Cruz is shown. In a showdown Burt Lancaster's and Gary Cooper's characters carry Single Action Army revolvers.

Colt Single Action Army with 4.75" barrel, case colored and blued, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model - .45 Long Colt
Burt Lancaster's character Joe Erin draws a Single Action Army "Civilian" revolver. The shot is mirrored, compare with a screenshot from Vera Cruz.

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