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Rome Armed to the Teeth

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Rome Armed to the Teeth
Rome Armed to the Teeth-Poster.jpg
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Umberto Lenzi
Release Date 1976
Language Italian
Studio Dania Film
Medusa Produzione
National Cinematografica
Main Cast
Character Actor
Commissioner Leonardo Tanzi Maurizio Merli
Commissioner Francesco Caputo Giampiero Albertini
Anna Maria Rosaria Omaggio
Antonio 'Tony' Parenzo Ivan Rassimov
Savelli Biagio Pelligra
Vincenzo Moretto, "The Hunchback" Tomás Milián

Rome Armed to the Teeth (original title Roma a mano armata) is a 1976 Italian crime movie directed by Umberto Lenzi. Commissioner Leonardo Tanzi (Maurizio Merli) battles against a gang lead by a vile hunchback Vincenzo Moretto (Tomás Milián). In this war the law is as cruel as crime.

In 1977 Umberto Lenzi filmed a sequel Il cinico, l'infame, il violento.

The following weapons were used in the film Rome Armed to the Teeth:


Beretta M1951

Beretta M1951 pistols are used by various characters, including Commissioner Leonardo Tanzi (Maurizio Merli).

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm
Leonardo Tanzi disarms Savelli (Biagio Pelligra) and holds him at gunpoint with Savelli's own pistol.
Leonardo Tanzi threatens Tony Parenzo (Ivan Rassimov).
Leonardo Tanzi is climbing through the ventilation shaft with his Beretta in hand.
Leonardo Tanzi fires at Savelli's henchmen.
Commissioner Francesco Caputo (Giampiero Albertini) with his pistol in the final scene.
Dying Vincenzo Moretto (Tomás Milián) with Beretta M1951 in hand.
Leonardo Tanzi holds a discharged Beretta in the final scene.

Walther P38

Savelli (Biagio Pelligra) and Vincenzo Moretto aka "The Hunchback" (Tomás Milián) carry Walther P38 pistols.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Masked Savelli fires his P38.
Savelli with P38 in hand.
Moretto aims his P38 at Leonardo Tanzi in the final scene.

Mauser C96

In the scene with hostages in bank a police inspector who assists Leonardo Tanzi carries a Mauser C96.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
The police inspector is climbing through the ventilation shaft after Leonardo Tanzi.
He fires at Savelli's henchmen.
A close view at the Mauser.

Submachine Guns

Beretta M12

Beretta M12 submachine guns are seen in hands of criminals and police.

Beretta M12 - 9x19mm
One of Savelli's henchmen hits a bank clerk in face with his Beretta M12.
A police inspector holds Beretta M12 with short magazine.
Savelli's henchmen (Riccardo Petrazzi) holds M12 in the scene with hostages in bank.
The same character is shot and drops his weapon.
Vincenzo Moretto (Tomás Milián) with M12.
A close view at the M12 in hands of Moretto.


One of the robbers (Luciano Pigozzi) in the scene with hostages in bank is armed with an MP38.

MP38 - 9x19mm
A close view at the SMG.
The robber holds his weapon.
The robber is shot and drops his gun.

Beretta Model 38/49

Beretta Model 38/49 SMGs are used by police in the scene with hostages in bank.

Beretta Model 38/49 - 9x19mm
Police with Beretta Model 38/49 SMGs.
A close view at the SMG. The push-button cross-bolt safety catch is a feature of Model 38/49.


Unidentified sniper rifles

In the scene with hostages in bank police snipers are armed with bolt action sniper rifles of several models.


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