Dillinger and Capone
Dillinger and Capone is a little-known 1995 film starring Martin Sheen as legendary 1930s bank robber John Dillinger and F. Murray Abraham as infamous Chicago crime kingpin Al Capone. During the film, Dillinger's death is presented as a case of mistaken identity (showing the FBI accidentally shooting his lookalike brother) and is hired by Al Capone, upon his prison release in 1939, to go back to Chicago and rob a hidden vault of millions of dollars. The film is interesting for its combination of several crime theories suggesting that Dillinger's death was actually a case of the FBI shooting a wrong man and suggesting that Capone did have a secret vault of millions buried in Chicago.
The following firearms were used in the film Dillinger and Capone:
Smith & Wesson Model 10
FBI agents in Chicago on July 22, 1934 are seen shooting Dillinger's brother to death inside the lobby of the Biograph Theater with Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolvers. Six years later, the real John Dillinger (Martin Sheen) checks his old Model 10 buried in his farm on California. He carries a Model 10 throughout the film in a shoulder holster.
Colt Detective Special (3rd Generation)
One of the FBI agents in Chicago in 1934 shoots Dillinger's brother with an anachronistic third-generation Colt Detective Special. The ex-FBI agent Gilroy (Jeffrey Combs) carries a third-generation Detective Special that often alternates with a first generation model in some scenes. Chicago mob boss Lou Gazzo (Anthony Crivello) hands his Detective Special to Bobo (Clint Howard) before taking it back and shooting him with it. At the end of the film, Dillinger's son Sam Dalton (Michael Oliver) picks up a Detective Special and holds it on Capone, but Dillinger talks him out of firing it.
Colt Official Police
Both ex-FBI agent Perkins (Michael C. Gwynne) and the informant Eli (Time Winters) both carry Colt Official Police revolvers. In a constant continuity error, Perkins's Official Police turns into a S&W Model 10 in any scene requiring him to fire his revolver.
Colt Detective Special (1st Generation)
In some continuity errors throughout the film, Gilroy's (Jeffrey Combs) third-generation Detective Special becomes a first-generation Colt Detective Special. Cecil (Stephen Davies), who admits he'd never carried a gun before, is seen with a Detective Special as well.
Auto Ordnance 1911A1
While in "retirement" in Florida, mob boss Al Capone (F. Murray Abraham) keeps a nickel-plated Auto Ordnance M1911A1 with pearl grips as his sidearm. In his advanced dementia from syphilis, he is often seen firing it at random objects around his office. In a continuity error, this pistol sometimes alternates with a similar-looking but different model Colt 1911. Towards the end of the film, John Dillinger (Martin Sheen) also uses a nickel-plated Auto Ordnance 1911A1, as well as a nickel-plated Colt 1911A1.
In some scenes, Al Capone (F. Murray Abraham) uses a nickel Colt M1911A1 with white grips rather than the Auto Ordnance 1911A1 seen in most scenes. At one point, Dillinger's wife Abigail Dalton (Catherine Hicks) gets a hold of this and threatens Capone, but he takes it back from her. During the finale, John Dillinger (Martin Sheen) breaks into Capone's home with a nickel Colt 1911A1, but it soon switches to an Auto Ordnance 1911A1.
John Dillinger (Martin Sheen) takes a M1921A Thompson to Chicago, using it during the heist and subsequent shootout. After the robbery, he gives it to Billy (Sasha Jenson), who quotes White Heat while holding it, even though White Heat came out nine years after the events of this film.
Several of the Thompsons in the film are M1921AC Thompsons, with Cutts compensators. These are seen handled by Lou Gazzo (Anthony Crivello) and his bodyguards, as well as Dillinger's crew members George (Don Stroud) and Billy (Sasha Jenson). Some of Capone's Mexican bodyguards in Florida also carry Thompsons.