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Hoffa (1992)

Hoffa is a 1992 biographical film that chronicles the life of union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Jack Nicholson) as he rises to power as President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The film was written by David Mamet and directed by Danny DeVito (who co-starred in the film as Robert Ciaro).

The following weapons were used in the film Hoffa:



Colt New Service

During the first 1935 flashback, Hoffa's friend Billy Flynn (Robert Prosky) holds a Colt New Service on Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito) when Bobby holds Hoffa at knifepoint.

Colt New Service M1917 - .45 ACP
Flynn thrusts his New Service into Bobby's face.
Hoffa talks to Bobby as Flynn holds him at gunpoint.
Bobby watches Hoffa walk away.

Colt Police Positive

A "scab" truck driver holds a Colt Police Positive with a three inch barrel on Hoffa during one of the organizing drives.

Colt Police Positive - .38 Special
The driver holds his revolver on Hoffa.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub

Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito) keeps a Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub in a shoulder holster in 1975, giving it to Jimmy Hoffa (Jack Nicholson), who places it in his shoe. Later, when Bobby reaches for his Model 19, he realizes he had given it to Hoffa as he grabs his empty holster.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose - .357 Magnum
Hoffa swings open the cylinder of Bobby's Model 19 to check the .357 Magnum rounds inside.
Hoffa inspects the Model 19.
Hoffa places the Model 19 at his feet.
Hoffa places the Model 19 in his shoe as Bobby watches.

Colt Detective Special

While driving to the RTA strike, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito) draws his Colt Detective Special when Hoffa's car is stopped.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen - .38 Special
Bobby draws his Detective Special inside the car.
Bobby aims his Detective Special.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

A man at the RTA strike fires a Smith & Wesson Model 10 into the air before he is apprehended by police.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with long barrel and Gold Medallion Grips - .38 Special
Police apprehend the man firing a Model 10.

Smith & Wesson Model 38 (Nickel)

Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito) pulls a nickel-plated Smith & Wesson Model 38 out of his shoulder holster, using it to intimidate Sol Stein (Cliff Gorman) when going to meet D'Allesandro. He later draws it when he thinks he hears gunshots (but it turns out to be a beer keg bursting). Note: this revolver is most likely a nickel Model 38 Airweight Bodyguard as the stainless Model 649 was not produced until the 1980s.

Nickel plated Smith & Wesson Model 38 (Airweight version) with pearl grips - .38 Special
Bobby holds his Model 38 on Stein.
Bobby with his Model 38.


Colt M1911A1

As Hoffa and D'Allesandro talk about the pension fund loans, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito) spots a deer and pulls out his M1911A1, firing four shots into it and causing the other Teamsters to jump to the ground, not expecting to actually hear any gunshots on the hunting trip. While telling the story seven years later before his Senate committee hearing, Hoffa explains that Bobby then tried to skin the deer with a nail file since he didn't have a knife.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Commercial - .45 ACP
Bobby shoots the deer.

Walther PP

The mob hitman (Frank Whaley), disguised as a truck driver, draws a suppressed West German Walther PP from his waistband during the film's end to shoot and kill both Jimmy Hoffa and Bobby Ciaro.

Post war Walther PP Pistol - .32 ACP. Though most of the pistols built immediately after the war were made by Manurhin of France (under license), the guns are marked "Made in West Germany".
The hitman pulls the PP from his waistband.
The hitman aims at Hoffa.
The hitman fires into Hoffa's car.
Bobby tries to run over as the hitman fires into Hoffa's car.
The hitman fires a final shot into Bobby.


Double-Barreled Shotgun

Inside the roadhouse, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito) checks a hammerless shotgun, which Hoffa had referred to as a lupara, in anticipation of the meeting with the mobsters.

This is the screen used Zapala short barreled shotgun used by Denzel Washington in the film Man on Fire, very similar to Bobby's lupara in Hoffa.
Bobby picks out the shotgun from behind the bar.
Bobby checks the shells.


Remington Model 30

Most clearly seen in the deleted scenes, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito) hands a Remington Model 30 to mobster Carol "Dally" D'Allesandro (Armand Assante) by dramatically pulling back the bolt behind him. D'Allesandro then fires at a beer bottle, missing. Jimmy Hoffa (Jack Nicholson) takes the rifle and fires the same shot, hitting the bottle. D'Allesandro, Hoffa, and Frank Fitzsimmons (J.T. Walsh) all carry these while out "hunting".

Remington Model 30
Bobby unwraps the Model 30.
Bobby shows Hoffa the Model 30.
Hoffa aims at the bottle.
Hoffa, D'Allesandro, and Fitz walk through the Pennsylvania woods with rifles.

Savage 99

Pete Connolly (John C. Reilly) carries a Savage 99 lever action rifle during the 1950 "hunting" trip with Hoffa and D'Allesandro.

Savage 99 - .300 Savage
Pete stands with his rifle.
Fitz and Pete stand around after Hoffa asks for a piece of paper.


Federal Gas Riot Gun

The police at the RTA strike fire Federal Gas Riot Guns into the air above the crowd.

Federal L-5 Gas Riot Gun - 37mm
Police attempt to stop the strikers with gas guns.

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