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Deadly Chase (Il commissario Verrazzano)

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Deadly Chase (Il commissario Verrazzano)
Il commissario Verrazzano Poster.jpg
Original Italian Poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Franco Prosperi
Release Date 1978
Language Italian
Studio Holiday Cinematografica
Main Cast
Character Actor
Commissioner Verrazzano Luc Merenda
Giulia Medici Janet Agren
Sgt. Baldelli Giacomo Rizzo
Rosy Luciana Paluzzi
Marco Verelli Chris Avram
Kora Verelli Maria Baxa
Alberto Volci Isarco Ravaioli
Commissioner Biagi Daniele Dublino

Deadly Chase (original title Il commissario Verrazzano) is a 1978 Italian crime movie directed by Franco Prosperi. Police Commissioner Verrazzano (Luc Merenda) is visited by charming Giulia Medici (Janet Agren) who claims that her brother, banker Valter Medici didn't commit suicide but was murdered. The investigation leads Verrazzano to the dark secrets of loan sharks.

The following weapons were used in the film Deadly Chase (Il commissario Verrazzano):



Smith & Wesson Model 19

Commissioner Verrazzano's (Luc Merenda) personal handgun is the Smith & Wesson Model 19 revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Combat Magnum - .357 Magnum
Verrazzano loads the revolver.
Another view of the gun.
Verrazzano fires at robbers.
Verrazzano in ambush with his revolver in hand.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

In the final scene Marco Verelli (Chris Avram) draws the Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Marco Verelli draws his revolver.
He drops the gun, being shot.

Colt Detective Special

During the heist in Notary Bruni's office the first robber holds what appears to be the Colt Detective Special.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Round Butt - .38 Special
The robber in black coat holds the snub nose revolver.
The robber opens the safe, holding his revolver as if he supposed some threat from inside.

Arminius HW-1

What appears to be Arminius HW-1 is seen in hands of the second robber in the scene in Notary Bruni's office.

Arminius HW-1 starter revolver
The robber in green coat holds the revolver.

Various revolvers

Several characters carry nondescript revolvers that are seen only in distance.

Sgt. Baldelli (Giacomo Rizzo) holds a snub nose revolver during the incident on the hippodrome. The revolver is possibly but not necessary the Smith & Wesson Model 36 that is seen in other scenes.
A plainclothes policeman holds a revolver in the same scene.


Beretta M1934

Beretta M1934 pistols are seen in several scenes, notably used by the hitman Alberto Volci aka "The Baron" (Isarco Ravaioli).

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
A Beretta-wielding criminal is rendered harmless by Commissioner Verrazzano (Luc Merenda) during the incident on the hippodrome.
Commissario Verrazzano-Beretta34-3.jpg
While in the ballistic lab, Verrazzano fires the Beretta M1934, the supposed suicide gun of Walter Medici.
The Baron holds his suppressed Beretta M1934.
The Baron with the pistol in hand stands next to unsuspecting Medici in the flashback scene.
The same scene: The Baron disassembles both his and Medici's Beretta M1934 pistols...
...and swaps the barrels to cheat the ballistic experts and make them think that Medici was shot with his own pistol.

Beretta Model 70

During the heist in Notary Bruni's office The Baron (Isarco Ravaioli) carries Beretta Model 70 pistol.

Beretta Model 70 - .32 ACP
The Baron rummages through the papers in the notary's office.
A close view of The Baron's Beretta.

Beretta 950 Jetfire

In the final scene Giulia Medici (Janet Agren) fires the gold-plated Beretta 950 Jetfire.

Beretta 950B Jetfire - .25 ACP‎
Commissario Verrazzano-Beretta950-1.jpg

Submachine Guns

Sten Mk II

In one scene a robber holds the Sten Mk II SMG.

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm
The robber drops his Sten, being shot.

Thompson M1A1

Thompson M1A1 SMG is "hold" by the mannequin of gangster on the shooting range.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
Verrazzano fires at "the gangster".
The accurate shot!

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