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The Boss
Il Boss-Poster.jpg
Original Italian poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Fernando Di Leo
Release Date 1973
Language Italian
Studio Cineproduzioni Daunia 70
Main Cast
Character Actor
Nicola Lanzetta Henry Silva
Don Corrasco Richard Conte
Commissioner Torri Gianni Garko
Cocchi Pier Paolo Capponi
Don Daniello Claudio Nicastro
Rina Daniello Antonia Santilli
Pignataro Marino Masé


The Boss (original title Il Boss; also released as Wipeout! and Murder Inferno) is a 1973 Italian crime movie directed by Fernando Di Leo. Henry Silva appears as Nicola Lanzetta, Sicilian Mafia hitman who is the main weapon of Don Corrasco during the war between two Mafia clans. The movie is the final part of so called Milieu Trilogy by Di Leo (two previous movies are Milano calibro 9 and La mala ordina).

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The following weapons were used in the film The Boss:

Contents


Handguns

Walther P38

Nicola Lanzetta (Henry Silva) carries a suppressed Walther P38 pistol in several scenes. In the scene in Lanzetta's apartments Cocchi (Pier Paolo Capponi) carries a P38.

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
Lanzetta fires his supressed Walther in the opening scene.
Another view at Lanzetta's P38.
A close view at the pistol and the suppressor.
Commissioner Torri (Gianni Garko) tries to pick up Cocchi's P38.
A P38 and Beretta M1951 are seen next to Torri's body.
Lanzetta holds his P38 (now without sound suppressor) in the final scene.

Luger P08

In the scene in Lanzetta's apartments his suppressed Walther P38 switches to suppressed Luger P08 while the suppressor remains the same. The suppressed P08 is later used by Pignataro (Marino Masé) while Lanzetta fires a common P08.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is blank adapted movie gun.
Lanzetta (Henry Silva) aims his suppressed Luger at Commissioner Torri (Gianni Garko).
Lanzetta takes a Beretta M1951 from Commissioner Torri, holding him at gunpoint.
Another view at Lanzetta's pistol.
The breech of the Luger is opened, showing the jointed arm in its most bent position.
Pignataro aims the suppressed Luger.
Lanzetta fires the P08.

Beretta M1951

Beretta M1951 is a service sidearm of Commissioner Torri (Gianni Garko). M1951 pistols are also used by various Mafia soldiers.

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm
A bodyguard of Don Attardi holds a Beretta M1951 in the opening scene (the actor is Bruno Ukmar or Franco Ukmar).
Commissioner Torri (Gianni Garko) cocks his pistol.
A Beretta M1951 is seen in Lanzetta's apartments. It is never used in action.
Lanzetta (Henry Silva) disarms Commissioner Torri, holding him at gunpoint with his suppressed Luger P08.
Lanzetta gives back a discharged Beretta to Torri.
A Walther P38 and Beretta M1951 are seen next to Torri's body.

Beretta Model 70

Beretta Model 70 pistols are used by various Mafia soldiers including Pignataro (Marino Masé).

Beretta Model 70 - .32 ACP
A bodyguard of Don Attardi is shot in the opening scene. He holds a Beretta Model 70.
One of Cocchi's henchmen, disguised as police officer, holds a criminal of rival gang at gunpoint with his Beretta Model 70.
Pignataro uses a Beretta Model 70 in the scene in Lanzetta's apartments.

Snub nose revolver

A snub nose revolver is very briefly seen in hand of one of Cocchi's henchmen.

A blurry view at the revolver. It is supposed to be a 1st Gen Colt Detective Special or a snub nose version of Bernardelly Nuovo Modelo revolver.

Submachine Guns

FNA-B 43

FNA-B 43 submachine guns are used by both Lanzetta's and Cocchi's henchmen in several scenes. In the scene in Lanzetta's apartments he handles a FNA-B 43 SMG to Rina Daniello (Antonia Santilli).

FNA-B 43 - 9x19mm
One of Don Corrasco's bodyguards is armed with a FNA-B 43 SMG.
One of Cocchi's henchmen, disguised as police officer, holds a criminal of rival gang at gunpoint with his submachine gun.
Lanzetta's henchman fires at Cocchi's henchman.
Another Lanzetta's henchman fires at another Cocchi's henchman.
Lanzetta gives his SMG to Rina Daniello.
Rina looks at the weapon.

MP40

Melende (Howard Ross), Cocchi's lieutenant, is armed with an MP40 in the scene in Lanzetta's apartments.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
A muzzle of MP40 is seen. A henchman at the right is armed with a Gevarm Type D4 SMG.
Melende enters Lanzetta's apartments with MP40 in hands.
Pignataro (Marino Masé) picks up Melende's MP40 after the shootout.

Gevarm Type D4

In the scene in Lanzetta's apartments one of Cocchi's henchmen is armed with a Gevarm Type D4.

Gevarm Type D4 - 9x19mm
A henchman at the right is armed with a submachine gun.
Here the submachine gun is seen a little more clear and it has typical outlook of Gevarm Type D4.

Shotguns

Lupara

Lupara, a typical Mafia weapon, is seen in hands of one of Lanzetta's henchman.

Dominion Arms Outlaw Sawed Off shotgun - 12 gauge
A henchman with lupara in ambush.

Rifles

Carcano M91/38 Short Rifle with Rifle Grenade Launcher

A Carcano M91/38 Short Rifle equipped with a rifle grenade launcher is used by Nicola Lanzetta (Henry Silva) in the opening scene. The launcher itself is supposedly a fake one. Every time Lanzetta fires a grenade, he staggers back due to heavy recoil (or Silva only mimics the effect).

Carcano M91/38 Short Rifle for Cavalry - 6.5mm
A close view at the rifle and several cartridge clips. The cartridges are clearly of 6.5mm caliber. They have standard bullets while in reality special blank cartridges are used for firing rifle grenades.
Lanzetta hodls the rifle with loaded grenade launcher.
Lanzetta aims.
A close view at the bolt.
The rifle is seen after the grenade is shot.

Unidentified rifles

In one scene a Don Corrasco's bodyguard is seen with a rifle or shotgun.

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Pignataro (Marino Masé) uses a hunting or sporting rifle of unidentified model to shoot one of Cocchi's henchmen.

A barrel and sights can be seen.
Pignataro aims. The rifle has a straight bolt handle.
A close view at the muzzle. Is it possible to identify the caliber?

Other Weapons

Unidentified Rifle Grenade

In the opening scene Nicola Lanzetta (Henry Silva) uses rifle grenades fired from Carcano M91/38 Short Rifle to wipe out rival Mafia boss Don Attardi and several of his guests. The grenades are possibly mockups.

Several rifle grenades are seen in Lanzetta's box.
Lanzetta loads the rifle grenade launcher.
A view at the loaded grenade launcher.
The launcher is seen after the grenade is shot.



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