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Flatfoot in Africa

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Flatfoot in Africa
Flatfoot in Africa.jpg
DVD Cover
Country ITA.jpg Italy
GER.jpg West Germany
Directed by Steno
Release Date 1978
Language Italian
Studio Laser Films
Rialto Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Commissioner "Flatfoot" Rizzo Bud Spencer
Caputo Enzo Cannavale
Klein Smollet Joe Stewardson
Spiros Werner Pochath
Captain Müller Carel Trichardt
Commissioner Desmond Desmond Thompson
Bodo Baldwyn Dakile
Margie Conners Dagmar Lassander

Flatfoot in Africa (original title Piedone l'africano) is a 1978 Italian crime comedy directed by Steno. It's the third film about the adventures of Naples police Commissioner Rizzo (Bud Spencer), known as "Flatfoot". After a South African police detective is slain in Naples, Rizzo goes to South Africa where he encounters the drug and diamond smugglers. The film is preceded by Flatfoot (1973) and Flatfoot in Hong Kong (1975) and followed by Flatfoot in Egypt (1980).

The following weapons were used in the film Flatfoot in Africa:


Smith & Wesson Model 15

A suppressed Smith & Wesson Model 15 is used by a hitman (his identity is revealed only in the final scene) to kill the South African police detective in Naples.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 with factory target grips - .38 Special
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Webley .38 Mk IV

Numerous gangsters in South Africa carry Webley .38 Mk IV revolvers. They are also used by police.

Webley Mk IV - .38 S&W
Smollet's henchman (Giancarlo Bastianoni) holds a Webley during the scene in museum.
Police officers with Webley revolvers in holsters.
Spiros' henchman with a Webley.
Another Spiros' henchman with a Webley.
Two of Smollet's henchmen with Webley revolvers escort Rizzo.
Spiros (Werner Pochath) with a Webley in the final scene.
A police officer at the right holds a Webley in the final scene.

Colt Detective Special

A 3rd Gen. Colt Detective Special is used by Spiros (Werner Pochath) in several scenes. A revolver that also appears to be a 3rd Gen. Colt DS is seen in hands of a Naples street thug (Giovanni Cianfriglia) in the opening scene.

Colt Detective Special 3rd Gen - .38 Special
Rizzo disarms a hoodlum with revolver in the opening scene.
Spiros holds Rizzo at gunpoint.
Rizzo grapples Spiros.

Unidentified revolvers

A gangster with revolver attacks Rizzo in Johannesburg. This revolver seems to have target sights.
A gangster (Claudio Ruffini) aims his revolver at Rizzo in night club.
Smollet's henchman draws a revolver.



An M1911A1-style pistol is seen in the glovebox of Capt. Müller's car.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP
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Unidentified pocket pistol

In one scene a Smollet's henchman (Giancarlo Bastianoni) uses a suppressed nickel plated pocket pistol. It looks similar to Astra Cub though not at all.

Astra Cub - .25
The gangster in ambush. Note the ring hammer spur.
The gangster holds the pistol fitted with sound suppressor.


Lee-Enfield Sporter

Lee-Enfield sporterized rifles are seen during the safari.

Enfield 303 Sporter - .303 British
Rizzo examines a rifle...
...and gives it to Caputo.
Spiros takes a rifle from his jeep.

Various rifles

Numerous bolt action rifles, some with sniper scopes, are seen during the safari.

A game ranger holds a rifle with sniper scope.
Several rifles are seen at the right.
A stend with a half a dozen rifles of various models.

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