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April 1976 (Turkey) See more »
In this Poliziotteschi, a commissioner (Marcel Bozzuffi) forms a secret motorized brigade in order to fight a dangerous terrorist (Ivan Rassimov) depositing bombs in the city of Turin. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Marcel Bozzuffi ... Inspector Vanni

Carole André ... Sandra
Ivan Rassimov ... Marsigliese - It. version / Black Angel - Eng. version
Riccardo Salvino ... Nicola Silvestri
Giancarlo Bonuglia ... Commissario Petrucci
Fabrizio Capucci ... Cito
Francesco Ferracini ... Franco Lubrano - poliziotto
Daniele Gabbai
Antonio Marsina ... Guido Pugliese
Ezio Miani ... Poliziotto Squadra Speciale
Giancarlo Sisti ... Roland
Franco Garofalo ... Gilbert Delange - It. version / Giampiero Manni - Eng. version
Eolo Capritti ... Saro Nistri
Dino Emanuelli ... Gianni Luciano (as Bernardino Emanuelli)

Armando Brancia ... Questore
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Umberto Amambrini ... Gangster (uncredited)
Nestore Cavaricci ... Door-guard at casino (uncredited)
Francesco D'Adda ... Techical Specialist (uncredited)
Raniero Dorascenzi ... Croupier (uncredited)
Augusto Funari ... Fratello del Marsigliese (uncredited)
Margherita Horowitz ... Casino Guest (uncredited)

Grace Jones ... Herself - Club Singer (uncredited)
Roberto Messina ... Nistri's Man (uncredited)
Luigi Pezzotti ... (uncredited)

Ted Rusoff ... Inspector Vanni (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Oscar Sciamanna ... Giornalista (uncredited)
Frank von Kuegelgen ... Black Angel (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Massimo Dallamano 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Franco Bottari 
Massimo Dallamano 
Marco Guglielmi 
Ettore Sanzò 

Produced by
Pino Buricchi .... producer
Paolo Infascelli .... producer
Original Music by
Stelvio Cipriani 
Cinematography by
Gábor Pogány 
Film Editing by
Antonio Siciliano 
Makeup Department
Franco Freda .... makeup artist
Aldo Signoretti .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruno Cortini .... assistant director
Sound Department
Luciano Muratori .... boom operator
Sergio Mioni .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Idelmo Simonelli .... camera operator
Giuseppe Tinelli .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Sergio Muzzi .... assistant editor
Other crew
Flavia Sante Vanin .... script supervisor (as Flavia Vanin)

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Also Known As:
"Quelli della calibro 38" - Italy (original title)
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Italy:110 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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At the top end of Polizi genre!, 16 September 2007
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Colt 38 Special Squad does pretty much everything you would want an Italian crime flick to do - and it does it in style! Like many of the best Polizi flicks, this one takes most of it's influence from Don Siegel's masterpiece Dirty Harry, with the weapon used by Clint Eastwood's disgruntled copper obviously being the main point of interest. As is the case with many of these films, the rising crime in Italy takes centre stage, and the plot is based on the police's attempts to halt the crime through an innovative new means. Hard bitten police captain, Capitan Vanni, is fed up of the way that his city is being run by criminals - "The Black Angel" in particular, whom Vannia has an old feud with. So, he gets clearance from his superiors to set up a 'special squad' - a team made up of four of the police's best shooters, all armed with Colt .38's for maximum impact on organised crime! But the stakes are raised when The Black Angel steals some dynamite, and starts putting his time to good use by blowing up various things within the city...

The film is directed by Massimo Dallamano, who is of course, most famous for his 'Schoolgirls in Peril' trilogy. Dallamano does another excellent job here, as he manages to keep up the fast pace throughout and the film is never boring for a second. The characters are surprisingly easy to get on with, and for an Italian crime flick; it's all rather believable too, which is a bonus. French actor Marcel Bozzuffi takes the lead role and does an excellent job with it. While he is clearly meant to come off a bit like Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry, Bozzuffi makes the role his own and gives himself sufficient distance from the classic Eastwood character to ensure that he's not just an imitation. The great Ivan Rassimov co-stars and gives another convincing bad guy performance. The Black Angel is surely one of his most interesting roles, and fans of Rassimov won't want to miss this! It all boils down to an invigorating and worthwhile conclusion that does the film justice. Overall, Colt .38 Special Squad is certainly at the top of the Polizi genre and comes highly recommended!

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