Deal of the Century

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Deal of the Century (1983)

Deal of the Century is a 1983 satire starring Chevy Chase as an arms dealer who finds himself employed by an American defense contractor to convince a South American dictator to purchase an unmanned flying arms platform with questionable reliability. The film was directed by William Friedkin (The French Connection) and the cast includes Sigourney Weaver and Gregory Hines.


The following weapons were used in the film Deal of the Century:

Contents


Rifles

Heckler & Koch HK91

The Heckler & Koch HK91 is a rifle that arms dealer Eddie Muntz (Chevy Chase) tries to sell to some South American rebels. The particular rifle he tries to sell has an attached scope and even a bottle opener!

HK91-A2 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Eddie Muntz (Chevy Chase) with the HK91.
Eddie demonstrates the sturdiness of the HK91.
Eddie then demonstrates the HK91's bottle opener. This is a feature that is famously included on the Galil ARM.

Colt M16A1

The rebels that come to deal with Eddie at the lake bed are armed with M16A1 rifles. Soldiers on the government helicopters that engage the rebels also use the M16A1.

M16A1 - 5.56x45mm
A rebel has an M16A1 slung over his shoulder as he offloads the weapons.
The rebel on the left holds the M16A1.
Soldiers aboard the government helicopter open fire with the M16A1.
An M16 held by a soldier.

Submachine Guns

IMI Uzi

One of the rebels supplied by Eddie is armed with a full-size Uzi.

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
The rebel on the right is armed with a full-size Uzi.

Handguns

Colt M1911A1

A military officer pulls an M1911A1 when Muntz appears to threaten Gen. Cordosa (William Marquez). It's also carried by a rebel driver.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
A military officer pulls a M1911A1 when Muntz appears to threaten Gen. Cordosa (William Marquez).
The M1911A1 carried by a rebel driver.

Colt Detective Special

While in South America, Eddie encounters Harold DeVoto (Wallace Shawn), who threatens to commit suicide with a Colt Detective Special.

Colt Detective Special - .38 Special
Harold DeVoto (Wallace Shawn) with a Colt Detective Special.
Eddie with the unloaded Colt.

Smith & Wesson Model 60

Catherine DeVoto (Sigourney Weaver) is seen pulling a Smith & Wesson Model 60 on Eddie while in his apartment.

Classic Smith & Wesson Model 60 - .357 Magnum
Catherine DeVoto (Sigourney Weaver) is seen pulling a Smith & Wesson Model 60 on Eddie while in his apartment.

Beretta 84FS Nickel

The street robber (Alex Colon) who tries to rob Eddie is armed with a nickel Beretta 84FS.

Beretta 84FS with nickel finish - .380 ACP
The street robber (Alex Colon) holds the nickel Beretta 84FS.

Machine Guns

Browning M1919A4

A Browning M1919A4 .30 caliber machine gun is seen at the arms expo.

M1919A4 .30 Machine Gun
A Browning M1919A4 .30 caliber machine gun is seen at the arms expo.

M230 Chain Gun

The Hughes 30mm M230 Chain Gun is seen on display at the arms expo.

Hughes/Alliant Techsystems M230 Chain Gun - 30x113mm B
The M230 Chain Gun is seen on display at the arms expo.

Shotguns

Ithaca 37

An Ithaca 37 fitted with a magazine is seen in a display at the arms expo.

Ithaca 37 - 12 gauge
An Ithaca 37 (somehow) fitted with what appears to be a 30-round 5.56x45mm STANAG magazine appears at the arms expo.

Heavy Weapons

M72 LAW

An M72 LAW fitted with a night vision scope is another weapon Eddie tries to sell to the rebels.

M72 LAW - 66mm
An M72 LAW fitted with a night vision scope is another weapon Eddie tries to sell to the rebels.
Eddie with the LAW.

M2 Flamethrower

Eddie asks his friend Ray Kasternak (Gregory Hines) to go visit a gun dealer to buy some M2 Flamethrowers. When an irate driver vandalizes his car, Ray decides to use the flamethrower on the irate driver's car. This flamethrower appears to be the same one used in the 1984 film Exterminator 2.

M2A1-2 Flamethrower
Ray Kasternak (Gregory Hines) pulls out the M2 Flamethrower with a customized igniter.
"I see you got a nice flame job, there! I'm going to give you a little touchup!"
This flamethrower appears to be the same one used in the 1984 film Exterminator 2.

Other

Tape Player Gun

Eddie also demonstrates a firearm hidden inside a cassette tape player.

Eddie also demonstrates a firearm hidden inside a cassette tape player.

F-17 Gun

When Ray pilots the F-17 attack fighter, a closeup can be seen of its tri-barreled cannons firing.

When Ray pilots the F-17 attack fighter, its tri-barreled cannons are seen firing.

Muntz's Gun Cache

Eddie's gun cache contains several rifles and handguns.

The rack of shotguns and rifles are seen on the right.
Several pistols on the wall.
A cigarette lighter fashioned in the shape of a Browning M2.

Gun Dealer's Room

The gun dealer that Ray visits for the flamethrower is seen with many machine guns on his wall.

On display here appear to be several machine guns from WWI, including a Chauchat and Vickers on the left. On the back wall are several Browning M1919s.
Left column: a Bren Gun, four Colt 1895 Automatic Machine Guns, and three air-cooled Maxim MG08/15s.
Center column: more Chauchats, a Hotchkiss M1909, and what appears to be a few Hotchkiss M1914s.
In the background, one can see a few unidentifiable military bolt-action rifles, along with a pair of ArmaLite AR-18s behind his head. On the wall is an Sturmgewehr 44, two DP-28s, four MG42s, and at least two Browning Automatic Rifles.


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