Telephone Bar (Le bar du téléphone), The

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The Telephone Bar (Le bar du téléphone)
Le bar du telephone Poster.jpg
Original French Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Claude Barrois
Release Date 1980
Language French
Studio ATC 3000
Main Cast
Character Actor
Toni Véronèse Daniel Duval
Paul 'Bébé' Franchi Christopher Lambert
Commissaire Claude Joinville François Périer
Robert Pérez Raymond Pellegrin
Antoine Bini Julien Guiomar
Léopold Kretzchman Georges Wilson
Maria Valentine Monnier

The Telephone Bar (Le bar du téléphone) is a 1980 French crime movie directed by Claude Barrois. A crime boss Toni Véronèse (Daniel Duval) starts a gang war against rival mobsters. His enemies hire a gang of amateur racketeers lead by Paul 'Bébé' Franchi (Christopher Lambert) to kill Véronèse. The result is a massacre in "The Telephone Bar" restaurant. The story is based on real event that happened in Marseille in 1978 and is knows as a French analogue to Saint Valentine's Day Massacre.

The following weapons were used in the film Telephone Bar (Le bar du téléphone), The:



Smith & Wesson Model 14

During the racket is a bar Boum-Boum (Richard Anconina), a member of Paul Franchi's gang, is armed with a Smith & Wesson Model 14 revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 14 - .38 Sp
Boum-Boum holds his revolver.

Llama Comanche

A revolver that resembles Llama Comanche in .357 or Llama Martial in .38 is used by Toni Véronèse (Daniel Duval) in several scenes. In the final scene he gives it to Paul Franchi (Christopher Lambert).

Llama Comanche - .357 Magnum
Véronèse jumps out of the window with his revolver in hand. The shape of the ejector rod shroud, target sights and vent rib allows to identify it as Llama Comanche.
Paul Franchi and Toni Véronèse with revolvers in the final scene.

Unidentified revolver

Toni Véronèse (Daniel Duval) also uses another revolver that has an open ejector rod and target sights.

Véronèse holds his revolver.
He aims it at Paul Franchi.
Véronèse draws his revolver in the final scene.
Paul Franchi and Toni Véronèse with revolvers in the final scene.

Unidentified snub nose revolvers

"White Tooth" (Jean-Marie Lemaire), Véronèse's henchman, carries a snub nose revolver. It is seen only in darkness and is hard to be identified. In another scene Véronèse himself is armed with a snub nose revolver but it is seen very blurry.

"White Tooth" holds his revolver.
Another view of "White Tooth"'s revolver.
Toni Véronèse holds his revolver.


SIG P210

A SIG P210 is used by Toni Véronèse (Daniel Duval) until he throws it away after a murder. Later Véronèse's pistol is seen in hands of Commissaire Joinville (François Périer) who correctly calls it "a product of Neuhausen" (Neuhausen am Rheinfall in Switzerland is a home to SIG).

SIG P210 (1950s Manufacture) - 9x19mm
Toni Véronèse carries his pistol tucked at his belt.
Véronèse holds Samuel Pérez (Philippe Brigaud) at gunpoint.
Véronèse reloads his pistol.
Commissaire Joinville examines the pistol.


M1911A1 pistols are used by various characters, including Paul Franchi (Christopher Lambert) and Véronèse's bodyguard Mammouth (Didier Pain).

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Paul Franchi loads his pistol.
Paul threatens a bar owner with his pistol.
Paul holds discharged pistol.
Paul in Darth Vader mask during the massacre in "The Telephone Bar".
Mammouth tries to fire his pistol.
Two Paul's pistols are seen in the final scene. Next moment Léopold Kretzchman (Georges Wilson) grabs one of them.

MAB Model D

In one scene a policeman is seen with a pistol that resembles a MAB Model D.

MAB Model D Type I - .32 ACP
A policeman is shot when he draws his pistol.


Sawn-off Double Barreled Shotgun

During the massacre in "The Telephone Bar" Barjol (Marc-Michel Bruyat), a member of Paul Franchi's gang, is armed with a sawn-off double barreled shotgun.

Barjol in Darth Vader mask holds his shotgun.
Another view of the gun.

Unidentified shotguns

In the final scene the guards (Jean-Pierre Rambal, Gérard Guit and Jean-Pierre Delbecque) in Léopold Kretzchman's estate are armed with pump action shotguns of several models.

A lackey appears with a shotgun in hands but is shot.
Another view of the same gun.
A guard fires his shotgun.
The pump can be seen.
Another guard fires his shotgun from ambush.

Submachine Guns


An Uzi is used by Boum-Boum (Richard Anconina) during the massacre in "The Telephone Bar".

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
Boum-Boum with Uzi.
He madly fires his gun.
Another view of the Uzi.

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