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Dead Presidents

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Dead Presidents
Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpgUnited States
Directed by Allen Hughes
Albert Hughes
Release Date 1995
Studio Hollywood Pictures
Caravan Pictures
Distributor Buena Vista Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Anthony Curtis Larenz Tate
Kirby Keith David
Skip Chris Tucker
Cleon Bokeem Woodbine
Dugan Jaimz Woolvett
Delilah Benson N'Bushe Wright
Judge Martin Sheen
Betancourt Clifton Collins Jr.
Joe Freddy Rodriguez

The following weapons were used in the film Dead Presidents:


Colt M1911A1 (Government Model)

In Vietnam, Dugan and Cleon can be seen using their 1911A1 sidearms.

Colt 1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP.
Dugan reloads his 1911A1 after ducking for cover.
"Now, you're good. Now, Jesus loves you."
Cleon with his M1911A1 after executing a Vietnamese man.

Colt M1911A1 (Nickel)

During the robbery, a nickel plated model M1911A1 is used by both Kirby (Keith David), who fires a whopping 11 rounds without locking, and Skip blows alway the NYPD Officer on beat (Chris Tucker).

Nickel plated M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Kirby (Keith David) fires on the police officer attempting to intervene in the armored car robbery with a nickel plated 1911A1.
Skip fires the nickel plated 1911A1.

Colt Government Model

Delilah (N'Bushe Wright) uses a blued Colt Government Model as well as an M1911A1 during the armored car heist.

Colt Government Model M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Delilah armed with a blued Commander in her left hand, and a Colt Government Model in her right hand.
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Delilah lies dead with an empty Colt Government Model. Somehow it managed to get into her left hand.

Colt Combat Commander 9mm

During a confrontation with Anthony, Cutty (Clifton Powell) is seen drawing a well polished nickel plated Colt Combat Commander in 9mm (denoted as a 9 by the smaller chamber and bore diameter) from his coat, and aims it at Anthony's head, telling him to "suck it."

Colt Combat Commander - .45 ACP.
Close up of Cutty's Commander as he approaches Anthony at the bottom of the stairwell. Note the small chamber and bore.
Cutty aims his Commander at Anthony, telling him to "suck it."
Cutty takes his Commander off of Anthony's head. Note the Colt stamps on the bottom of the magazine.
Delilah armed with a blued Commander in her left hand, and a Colt Government Model in her right hand.


Smith & Wesson Model 36

After Kirby (Keith David) goes to collect some debts with Anthony (Larenz Tate) as his unknowing getaway driver, a woman threatens him with a small silver revolver. He easily wrestles it from her, and is attacked by another man from the shop, who accidentally takes Kirby's prosthetic leg off. Kirby falls to the floor and aims at him, claiming the entire time everyone in town knows he has one leg, and he pulled the wrong one. As they get away in Kirby's car, Anthony notices Kirby set down the revolver, which is quite obviously a nickel plated Smith & Wesson Model 36. Another blued Model 36 "Flat Latch" is seen on the table in the planning room, and is used as Anthony's sidearm during the robbery, from which he fires 3 rounds before running out of ammunition on the second police officer he attempts to kill with it.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 special - 5 shot. Early Model with the flat cylinder release latch.
Kirby pulls the obtained Smith & Wesson Model 36 at the man.
Kirby sets the Smith & Wesson Model 36 down on the seat of his car.
Anthony looks at the Smith & Wesson Model 36 on the seat. Note the S&W Emblem.
A Smith & Wesson Model 36 "Flat Latch" sits on the table in the planning room.
Anthony aims his Smith & Wesson Model 36 at the police officer only to hear the click of an empty gun. Should have put the extra two rounds in.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

The police officer who attempts to intervene in the armored truck robbery uses a Smith & Wesson Model 10. He is drawn by Kirby's 11 rounds fired from his Commander, and returns 9 of his own from his six shot revolver, making their gun battle highly fictitious. Another Smith & Wesson Model 10 is used by Joe (Freddy Rodriguez) in the planning room, and after the robbery as he fires 8 rounds without reloading at a pursuing police car.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB (Heavy Barrel) Revolver - .38 Special
Joe pulls his Smith & Wesson Model 10 in the planning room.
The intervening police officer fires on Kirby with his Smith & Wesson Model 10. He fires a total of 9 rounds without reloading.
Joe (Freddy Rodriguez) aims his Smith & Wesson Model 10 at an approaching police car.

Colt Official Police

Most of the police officers guarding the armored car carry a version of the Colt Official Police with a 4 inch barrel and a semi rounded front sight post.

Colt Official Police - 4" Barrel - .38 Special
The Colt Official Police is dropped by one of the armored car guards.


Mossberg 590

During Anthony's tour in Vietnam, he carries an anachronistic Mossberg 590 shotgun, which wasn't introduced until 1987. In order to make the shotgun resemble a more accurate Mossberg 500, the 590's original wood has been replaced with sporting wood taken off of a 500C model.

Mossberg 590 Combat model (Parkerized) with 500C wood forearm and stock - 12 gauge. Custom assembled and photographed for IMFDB by MoviePropMaster2008.
Anthony fires his Mossberg 590 in the jungle. Note bayonet lug, heat shield, and Mossberg Sporting wood furniture. Historically, this gun would not be introduced until 1987.
Anthony realizes his shotgun is out of ammo. Note the Mossberg style chamber and trigger guard.

Remington 870

Anthony's primary weapon during the armored truck robbery is a Remington 870 equipped with a pistol grip, and a short vent rib barrel.

Remington 870 Field 12 Gauge with sawed-off stock and barrel.
Anthony brandishes his Remington 870.
Anthony holds his Remington 870 on a police officer.
Anthony holds his Remington 870 while on his back. Note the pump change.
A better view of the pistol grip.

Ithaca 37

As the armored car driver (Richard Riehle) notices the gang moving in on the car, he calls "ambush" and a police officer in the back seat racks an Ithaca 37 and points it through the slit in the van, firing on Joe.

Ithaca 37 12 gauge.
The police officer in the armored car with an Ithaca 37.



Many of the men in the Marine Recon unit use the M16A1 rifle. Lieutenant Dugan's is noteworthy in that it is an M16A1, but it has the original M16 three prong flash hider, indicating that it was mocked up to resemble the XM16-E1. Historically this would be unnecessary, since the M16-A1 was already wide spread in the field throughout Vietnam by the 1970s.

M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
D'Ambrosio, and another member of the Marine Recon unit firing on the enemy with M16A1 rifles.
Dugan aims his M16A1, made to resemble an XM16-E1 by the addition of the 2nd model three prong flash hider.

Norinco Type 56 (AK47 and SKS)

During the night Recon mission, the Recon unit is fired upon, most of their enemies being armed with Norinco Type 56s, both the AK47 and SKS clones.

Norinco Type 56 (fixed stock variant) with under-folding bayonet - 7.62x39mm
Chinese Type 56 Carbine aka the Chinese SKS rifle - 7.62x39mm.
An enemy fires at the Recon squad with a Type 56 AK47 clone.
Close up of an enemy soldier armed with a Type 56 SKS.

Submachine Guns

M3A1 "Grease Gun"

As Anthony is the designated shotgunner, the platoon Staff Sergeant, Cleon (Bokeem Woodbine) is the designated autogunner. He carries an M3A1 "Grease Gun", which in the movie has a very memorable muzzle report and slow fire rate. The sound of fire for this weapon, is obviously taken from a much larger caliber weapon.

M3A1 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP
Cleon (Bokeem Woodbine) reloads his M3A1 "Grease Gun".
Cleon cocks his M3A1 "Grease Gun", the way he charges it distinguishes it as an M3A1.
Cleon aims his M3A1 "Grease Gun" next to Dugan.

PPSh-41 Submachine Gun

When searching for intel, D'Ambrosio (Michael Imperioli) finds a PPSh-41 Submachine Gun and moves it from one of the bodies.

PPSH-41 submachine gun 7.62x25mm Tokarev
D'Ambrosio (Michael Imperioli) moves the PPSh-41 Submachine Gun searching for intel.

Machine Guns


When Dugan goes for cover after unloading his 1911A1, we see that a machine gun crew armed with a Soviet RPD Light Machine Gun is firing upon him. It is not the Chinese copy as the front sight has an open hood.

RPD Light Machine Gun - 7.62x39mm
The machine gun crew fires upon Dugan with their Russian RPD Light Machine Gun.

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