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Overdose (El pico)

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(El pico)
El pico Poster.jpg
Original Spanish Poster
Country ESP.jpg Spain
Directed by Eloy de la Iglesia
Release Date 1983
Language Spanish
Studio Opalo Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Paco José Luis Manzano
Comandante Evaristo Torrecuadrada José Manuel Cervino
Urko Aramendia Javier García
Martin Aramendia Luis Iriondo
Mikel Orbea Enrique San Francisco
Lopez García alias El Cojo Ovidi Montllor

Overdose (El pico, the Spanish slang word for both the dose of heroin and picoleto, the Civil Guardsman) is a 1983 Spanish drama movie directed by Eloy de la Iglesia. It depicts the story of a 17-year-old drug addict boy Paco, the son of a high rank officer of Guardia Civil in Bilbao.

A sequel El pico 2 was released in 1984.

The following weapons were used in the film Overdose (El pico):


Astra 400

Throughout the movie, Comandante (Major) of Guardia Civil Evaristo Torrecuadrada (José Manuel Cervino) is seen with a number of various pistols. The first of his handguns is an Astra 400 (Astra 600 is possible but less likely as model 400 is more common for the usage inside Spain while model 600 was intened primary for export).

Astra 400 - 9x23mm (9mm Largo)
Torrecuadrada takes the pistol out of the inside pocket of his civilian jacket, and hides it in the wardrobe. When Paco later takes the pistol from the wardrobe, the gun switches to a Star (see below).

Llama III

When Comandante Torrecuadrada visits the brothel, a Llama pistol, most likely a Llama III, falls from his pocket.

Llama III - .380 ACP (9mm Corto). Unlike this sample, the screen gun has grips with Llama logo.
The pistol falls from the pocket of Torrecuadrada's civilian jacket. The Llama logo is perfectly seen on the grip. As the pistol lacks the vent rib, it's a Model III rather than IIIA.

Astra Constable

When Torrecuadrada is attacked by the Basque terrorists, he draws a pistol from his pocket. The gun is seen not very clear but Astra Constable seems to be a good guess. This pistol replaces the previously seen Llama due to a continuity error.

Astra Constable - .380 ACP (9mm Corto)
Torrecuadrada draws the pistol.
He returns fire.
The muzzle is seen.

Astra 3000

During the argument with his son, Torrecuadrada draws a pistol from the service holster. While it looks similar to Astra 300, the notch on the rear part of the slide allows to identify the gun as Astra 3000, an improved version of model 300.

Astra 3000 - 7.65x17mm (.32 ACP)
Torrecuadrada carries the pistol in holster. The magazine heel differs from Astra 300.
Torrecuadrada draws the pistol when Paco confesses that he is a heroin addict.
A close-up of the barrel.
Enraged father aims the pistol at his son.
The groove on the rear part of the slide allows to identify the gun as Astra 3000.

Star Model A Super

Torrecuadrada's son Paco (José Luis Manzano) steals his father's Star Model A Super pistol in order to use it during the visit to a drug dealer El Cojo ("The Lame"). In this scene the pistol is also held by Paco's friend Urco Aramendia (Javier Garsia), and later Paco returns the gun to Evaristo Torrecuadrada (José Manuel Cervino).

Star Model A Super - 9x23mm (9mm Largo)
A loaded magazine and a box of 9mm Largo ammunition in the wardrobe.
Paco takes the pistol from the wardrobe and draws it from the holster.
Paco aims the pistol at El Cojo.
A close-up of the pistol.
The marking "Modelo Super" is seen on the slide.
Another view of the pistol in the same scene.
El Cojo kicks the pistol off Paco's trembling hands.
Paco returns the pistol to his father, and Comandante Torrecuadrada cocks the pistol.
A close-up of the pistol from the back.
The muzzle is seen. The pistol is deactivated or maybe converted into a non-live firing gun.

Submachine Guns

Star Z-62/Z-70

The guards in the Guardia Civil headquarters are armed with Star Z-62 or Star Z-70 submachine guns.

Star Z-62 - 9x23mm (9mm Largo)
Guards with Star Z-62 or Z-70 SMGs in the Guardia Civil headquarters.
Guards with Star Z-62 or Z-70 SMGs at the entrance.

Sten Mk II

During the assassination attempt on Comandante Torrecuadrada, one of the Basque terrorists is armed with a Sten Mk II.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
A terrorist fires a Sten from a car.


Air Rifles

Urco Aramendia (Javier Garsia) shoots an Air Rifle in the shooting gallery.

Urco loads an air rifle at the foreground. A man at the background aims an air rifle.
Ucro takes aim.
Another view of the same scene.

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