Johnny Dangerously is a 1984 screwball gangster comedy directed by Amy Heckerling (Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Clueless). The film was a farcical tale of a 'good kid' gone bad as it followed the life of Johnny Kelly (Michael Keaton), who would later become the mysterious gangster "Johnny Dangerously" during the 1930s. The film at times, broke the fourth wall in that the title character starts addressing the audience directly in the middle of the scene. The cast included Joe Piscopo, Peter Boyle and Danny DeVito.
The following weapons were used in the film Johnny Dangerously:
Smith & Wesson Model 36
Early in the film, Johnny Dangerously wields an anachronistic Smith & Wesson Model 36 "Chiefs Special". It is identified by the style of ejector rod and the flat latch cylinder release.
Colt New Service
One of Jocko Dundees' henchmen carries a Colt New Service Revolver during the Casino heist.
Colt Detective Special
Smith & Wesson M&P Revolver
Dundees' gang pulls their guns on an unwitting delivery man who drops off a suspicious crate at their office. One of the men carries a Smith & Wesson M&P Revolver.
Danny Vermin's ".88 Magnum"
Danny Vermin (Joe Piscopo) holds a gun he calls 'an 88 magnum', supposedly a revolver custom made for him. The mythological ".88 Magnum revolver" however, is just a long barreled Colt New Service Revolver with black pearl grips chambered in .45 long colt. It was made for him special. It "shoots through schools," as Vermin puts. It can shoot through armor, the victim, and a tree outside, presumably with a single shot, although it failed to penetrate Johnny's cigarette case at the end of the film.
The weapon appears purely to accommodate a verbal pun on the then famous .44 magnum revolver (made famous by Dirty Harry), since an .88 caliber would be enormous and impractical to have as a revolver round. Also 'magnum rounds' were not 'common until after years after the introduction of the .357 magnum in 1934. Until the film-viewing public becomes more gun literate, most casual movie goers would have to be told that the .88 magnum does not exist in real life.
Star Model B
The Star Model B is used by one of Dundees' men, presumably standing in for a M1911A1 pistol.
Colt Model 1903
Thompson M1928 Submachine Gun
Thompsons M1928 Submachine guns are used extensively in the film, mostly by assassins sent by Moronie to kill Johnny Dangerously.
Hudson Replica Thompson M1928
A Hudson replica Thompson Submachine gun is used as evidence by District Attorney Kelly (Griffin Dunne) during the trial of Roman Moronie.
Short Thompson Submachine gun
A short barreled Thompson submachine gun is smuggled to Johnny as he plots his escape from prison. It is made from a chopped up Hudson Thompson Replica and each piece, rather unrealistically, snaps together to form a firearm, though it is a bluff. When Johnny escapes he tosses the gun and it breaks apart.