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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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Tough as nails crime flick, 10 March 2012
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

COLT 38 SPECIAL SQUAD is a typical example of the Italian polizia flick, so if you're wondering what a Dirty Harry-inspired police film from the '70s looks like, then look no further than this. It's a film which exemplifies the best of a genre that's still hidden from most film fans today, who are missing out on the delights of Maurizio Merli and his contemporaries beating the hell out of criminal scum.

Although this film doesn't boast any roles for big Hollywood names or familiar genre fans, it proves to be distinctly above average. That's because it tells a complex, action-packed story at speed, never slowing down for a second. There are robberies, kidnappings, assassinations, terrorism and even a bombing campaign, all delivered in a typically gutsy, as-it-is kind of way, free of sentimentality, the focus on the realism. Massimo Dallamano's camera never sits still for a second in depicting a kinetic struggle between criminals and the police.

The essential story involves Marcel Bozzuffi (THE FRENCH CONNECTION) playing a tough Inspector with a personal vendetta against a criminal gang. He sets up a special squad, all armed with powerful handguns and motorbikes, to track down and take out the criminals, but of course it doesn't go according to plan. Although the way, the haunted Carole Andre gets caught between cops and bad guys, and Ivan Rassimov once again tackles the role of criminal mastermind. It goes without saying that the various action bits – shoot-outs, car chases, you name it – are second to none and miles ahead of most of what Hollywood churns out today.

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