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One Hundred Days in Palermo (Cento giorni a Palermo)

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One Hundred Days in Palermo
(Cento giorni a Palermo)
Cento giorni a Palermo Poster.jpg
Original Italian Poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
FRA.jpg France
Directed by Giuseppe Ferrara
Release Date 1984
Language Italian
Studio Ombre et Lumiere
Transcontinentale Production
La Cecilia
Main Cast
Character Actor
Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa Lino Ventura
Emmanuela Setti Carraro Giuliana de Sio
Minister Rognoni Arnoldo Foa
Pio La Torre Lino Troisi
Captain Fontana Stefano Satta Flores

One Hundred Days in Palermo (original title Cento giorni a Palermo) is a 1984 Italian-French crime drama directed by Giuseppe Ferrara and starring Lino Ventura. It follows the real events on Sicily in 1982 when General Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa became a prefect of Palermo and started a war against mafia.

The following weapons were used in the film One Hundred Days in Palermo (Cento giorni a Palermo):


Smith & Wesson Military & Police

Smith & Wesson Military & Police revolvers are used during several assassinations. Versions with different barrel length are seen.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with 4" barrel - .38 Special
A hitman fires at Police Comissioneer Boris Giuliano in the opening scene.
A hitman draws his revolver during the assassination of Attorney Gaetano Costa.
The hitman fires in the same scene.

Unidentified revolver

A hitman uses a long barreled revolver with target sights during the assassination of high rank politician Piersanti Mattarella.

Cento giorni a Palermo-Revolver-3.jpg


Beretta M1951

Beretta M1951 pistols are used by mafia hitmen.

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm
A Beretta M1951 is seen among other weapons in the workshop of mafia armorer.
A close view of Beretta M1951.

Beretta Model 70

Beretta Model 70 pistols are seen in several scenes.

Beretta Model 70 - .32 ACP
Rosario Di Salvo (uncredited), the bodyguard of the member of parliament Pio La Torre, uses a Beretta Model 70 against mafia hitmen.
A partially disassembled Beretta Model 70 is seen (at the bottom) among other weapons in the workshop of mafia armorer.

Beretta M1934

What appears to be a Beretta M1934 is seen in hands of carabinier officer.

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
An officer holds a pistol.

Submachine Guns

Beretta M12

Beretta M12 SMGs are widely used by carabiniers. In the final scene a mafia hitman uses a Beretta M12.

Beretta M12 - 9x19mm
A carabinier on street with a Beretta M12.
Carabiniers enter the villa of a mafia boss.
A hitman readies his SMG.
A hitman fires.

Sten Mk II

A Sten Mk II is used during the assassination of Pio La Torre. A police expert incorrectly calls this SMG a Thompson.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
A hitman fires.
A close view of the Sten. The buttstock is removed, and a pistol grip is added.

M1928A1 Thompson

A M1928A1 Thompson with removed buttstock is seen in the workshop of mafia armorer.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
A police detective examines a Thompson.

MP40 (mocked up as AKS-47)

An AKS-47 assault rifle, used by mafia hitmen in several assassinations, appears to be mocked up MP40. In reality Norinco Type 56s were used during the assassination of Dalla Chiesa.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
For comparison: Type 56-1 assault rifle (under-folding stock variant), early model with milled receiver - 7.62x39mm
A hitman fires his gun.
The gun is seen firing.
A view from muzzle.


Double Barreled Shotgun

Double Barreled Shotguns are used by mafia hitmen.

A disassembled double barreled shotgun is seen among other weapons in the workshop of mafia armorer.
A close view of the barrels of shotgun (next to Beretta pistol).
A hitman at the foreground holds a shotgun.


Sawed-off Lupara is also used for assassination.

Dominion Arms Outlaw Sawed Off shotgun - 12 gauge
A hitman fires.
A view from muzzle.


M1 Carbine

An M1 Carbine is used during the assassination of Judge Cesare Terranova. M1 Carbines are also seen in hands of honor guards.

M1 Carbine (Post-War) - .30 Carbine
A hitman fires at Judge Terranova.
Honor guards with carbines stand in formation. They carry post-war version of M1 with bayonet lug.

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