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Crimebusters (Poliziotti violenti)

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Crimebusters (Poliziotti violenti)
Poliziotti violenti Poster.jpg
Original Italian Poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Michele Massimo Tarantini
Release Date 1976
Language Italian
Main Cast
Character Actor
Maj. Paolo Altieri Henry Silva
Commissioner Paolo Tosi Antonio Sabato
Vieri Ettore Manni
Anna Silvia Dionisio

Crimebusters (original title Poliziotti violenti, "Voilent police") is a 1976 Italian crime movie directed by Michele Massimo Tarantini. Paratrooper officer Altieri (Henry Silva) and police commissioner Tosi (Antonio Sabato) together investigate the case of criminals which use the most modern submachine guns that disappeared from army unit. The investigation leads them to the traces of conspiracy of high military ranks and ultra-right politicians.

The following weapons were used in the film Crimebusters (Poliziotti violenti):


Colt Trooper Mk III

Police comissioneer Paolo Tosi's (Antonio Sabato) sidearm is a Colt Trooper Mk III revolver.

Colt Trooper Mk III with 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
Tosi arrests a criminal.
A close view of the revolver.
Tosi in ambush.
A Colt-style cylinder release can be seen.
Tosi fires.

Colt Detective Special 3rd Gen.

A nickel plated 3rd. Gen Colt Detective Special is used by Vieri (Ettore Manni) in the final scene.

Colt Detective Special Nickel 3rd Gen - .38 Special
Vieri draws his revolver.

Beretta M1951

Beretta M1951 are used by both police and criminals.

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm
A policeman with Beretta M1951.
A plainclothes police detective with M1951.
A criminal draws his pistol in the scene in Anna's apartments.

Beretta Model 70

In one scene a criminal uses a Beretta Model 70.

Beretta Model 70 - .32 ACP
A close view of the muzzle.
A side view of the pistol.

Submachine Guns

"MK-118" (visually modified Beretta Model 38/44)

One of the main plot lines of the movie is connected with a theft of experimental "MK-118" submachine guns and their usage by criminals. These "MK-118s" appear to be visually modified Beretta Model 38/44 SMGs, fitted with pistol grip, skeleton buttstock, carrying handle and barrel shroud. Several movie props are used in the film; they look slightly different from each other.

An illegal arms dealer (Quinto Gambi) holds an MK-118.
Disassembles MK-118 is seen in Altieri's flashback scene.
Altieri (Henry Silva) assembles the submachine gun.
He loads the weapon.
Altieri tests the SMG on shooting range.
Altieri finds an MK-118 in criminals' hideout.
A criminal fires his MK-118.
Paolo Tosi (Antonio Sabato) picks up the submachine gun.

Beretta Model 38/49

Standard Beretta Model 38/49 SMGs are seen in hands of police.

Beretta Model 38/49 - 9x19mm
A carabinier with Beretta M38/49 on the railroad station.
A policeman at the right holds a Beretta M38/49 in the final scene.

Beretta M12

Beretta M12 SMGs are used by both police and criminals. In the final scene Maj. Paolo Altieri (Henry Silva) uses an M12.

Beretta M12 - 9x19mm
A policeman with Beretta M12.
A criminal, disguised as a paramedic, aims his Beretta M12 during the robbery in jewelry store.
Another criminal (Benito Stefanelli) with Beretta M12 in the same scene.
Two hitmen on motorcycles with Beretta M12s.
Paolo Altieri holds a Beretta M12 in the final scene.
A close view of Altieri's Beretta.

Other Weapons

Hand Grenade

In several scenes criminals use hand grenades.

Poliziotti violenti-Grenade-1.jpg
A criminal readies to throw a grenade.

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