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Violent City (Roma violenta)

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Violent City
(Roma violenta)
Roma violenta-Poster.jpg
Original Italian poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Marino Girolami
Release Date 1975
Language Italian
Studio Flaminia Produzioni Cinematografiche
Main Cast
Character Actor
Commissioner Betti Maurizio Merli
Lawyer Sartori Richard Conte
Blondie Ray Lovelock
Franco Spadoni John Steiner

Violent City (original title Roma violenta ("Violent Rome")) is a 1975 Italian crime movie directed by Marino Girolami (credited as Franco Martinelli) and starring Maurizio Merli as Commissioner Betti. The film has two sequels, Violent Naples and A Special Cop in Action.

The following weapons were used in the film Violent City (Roma violenta):


Beretta M1934

A Beretta M1934 is a personal weapon of Commissioner Betti (Maurizio Merli).

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
Commissioner Betti fires his pistol at a robber.
Another view at Commissioner Betti's pistol.

Beretta Model 70

Beretta Model 70 pistols are used by various criminals including Luciano "The Chink" Bucci (Marcello Monti).

Beretta Model 70 - .32 ACP
The Chink holds his Beretta Model 70 in the opening scene.
A close view at the pistol.
Commissioner Betti (Maurizio Merli) examines the pistol.
A robber holds a Beretta Model 70 during the robbery in the restaurant.

Luger P08

Luger P08 pistols are used by various criminals.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is blank adapted movie gun.
A criminal holds a Luger during the robbery in the grocery store.
The Luger is seen on the background in the same scene.
The same criminal holds his Luger during the bank robbery.
A criminal in the middle is armed with a P08 during the robbery in the restaurant.
A close view at the Luger in the same scene.

Walther P38

Walther P38 pistol is used by one of the robbers in the restaurant.

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
A criminal on the foreground is armed with a P38.

Nambu Type 14

In one scene Inspector De Rossi (Giuliano Esperanti) shows a Nambu Type 14 to his boss (Silvano Tranquilli), the chief of special police squad who is very surprised, looking at this pistol. This pistol is never used in action.

Early Nambu Type 14 - 8x22mm Nambu
"Where did you find this piece of junk?"
De Rossi holds the Nambu pistol.

Various pistols

In several scenes various characters carry pistols that are not seen clear enough to be identified.

The criminal in white balaclava helmet holds a pistol that is supposed to be a Beretta Model 70 but not for sure.
The criminal in blue balaclava helmet holds a pistol that is supposed to be a Beretta Model 70 but not for sure.
Blondie (Ray Lovelock) fires his pistol at a robber.
A criminal on the background is armed with an unidentified pistol.

Unidentified revolver

In the final scene a revolver is briefly seen in hand of Commissioner Betti (Maurizio Merli).

Violent Rome-Revolver-1.jpg
Violent Rome-Revolver-2.jpg

Submachine Guns

Beretta M12

A Beretta M12 is used by the robber (Marco Stefanelli) in the grocery store. During the robbery in the bank and the ensuing car chase Beretta M12 is used by the leader of the gang, Franco "The Nail" Spadoni (John Steiner).

Beretta M12 - 9x19mm
The robber in the grocery store holds his Beretta M12.
The same robber with Beretta M12 is seen at the right.
The same robber with a hostage.
The Nail fires his Beretta M12.

Beretta Model 38/42

Beretta Model 38/42 submachine guns are used by police.

Beretta Model 38/42 - 9x19mm
Police officers at the left are armed with Beretta Model 38/42 SMGs.

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