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Rabid Dogs

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Rabid Dogs
Rabid Dogs-DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Mario Bava
Release Date 1974/1998
Language Italian
Studio International Media Films
Spera Cinematografica
Main Cast
Character Actor
Riccardo Riccardo Cucciolla
"Dottore" Maurice Poli
"Bisturi" Don Backy
"Trentadue" George Eastman
Maria Lea Lander

Rabid Dogs (original title Cani Arrabbiati) is a 1974 Italian crime thriller directed by Mario Bava. Due to the producer's bankruptcy the court banned releasing of the movie, and it was released on VHS only in 1998. In 2007 Lamberto Bava, Mario Bava's son, reeditied the movie and released the new version under the title Kidnapped.

Four criminals attempt a robbery. One of them is killed and three others - "Dottore" ("Doc"), "Bisturi" ("Blade") and "Trentadue" ("Thirty-Two") - takes a woman as hostage and later kidnap a man and a sleeping child in a car. This man, Riccardo, has to take them away from the town. But the final scene turns everything upside down.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Rabid Dogs:



Walther P38

Walther P38 is Doc's (Maurice Poli) personal weapon. In one scene Doc gives his pistol to Blade (Don Backy) for a short time.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Doc holds his Walther during the scene in underground parking.
A close view at Doc's pistol.
Doc threatens Riccardo.

Beretta M1951

Beretta M1951 pistol is used during the robbery by the fourth robber (uncredited).

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm
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Beretta 950 Jetfire

A Beretta 950B Jetfire is used by Riccardo (Riccardo Cucciolla) in the final scene.

Beretta 950B Jetfire - .25 ACP
Riccardo fires his pocket Beretta.

Beretta M1934

During the pursue after the robbers several policemen are armed with briefly seen pistols that resemble Beretta M1934.

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
A policeman holds his pistol during the scene in underground parking.

Bodeo M1889

In one scene a gas station attendant (Francesco Ferrini) holds a Bodeo M1889 revolver.

Bodeo Model 1889 Type II - 10.4x22mm Italian
The faceted barrel, the lack of the trigger guard and the shape of the front sight alllows to identify this revolver as Bodeo M89.

Submachine Guns

FNA-B 43

In the opening scene Thirty-Two (George Eastman) is armed with a submachine gun. At first glance it resembles Madsen M50 but a more thorough study allows to identify it as a FNA-B 43 with removed barrel shroud. In the final scene this SMG switches to M3 "Grease Gun".

FNA-B 43 - 9x19mm
Masked Thirty-Two fires his SMG during the robbery.
Another view at the SMG.
Thirty-Two with his SMG during the scene in underground parking.
A close view at the receiver.

M3 "Grease Gun"

In the final scene Blade (Don Backy) carries Thirty-Two's SMG that switches to a M3 "Grease Gun".

M3 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP
A pistol grip is seen.
Rabid Dogs-M3-2.jpg
The general outlook of the SMG allows to identify it as original M3 rather than M3A1.

Beretta Model 38/42

During the pursue after the robbers several policemen are armed with Beretta Model 38/42 SMGs.

Beretta Model 38/42 - 9x19mm
Rabid Dogs-Beretta38-1.jpg
Rabid Dogs-Beretta38.jpg


Unidentified rifle

During the robbery a policeman fires his rifle at robbers.

A policeman runs with a rifle in hand.
A close view at the rifle. It resembles a sporterized version of some Mauser rifle but it cannot be identified for sure.

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