Violent City

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Violent City (1970)
The Family (1973)(re-release)

Violent City (aka The Family and Città violenta) is 1970 French/Italian crime film co-written and directed by Sergio Sollima, starring Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas, and Jill Ireland. It was initially released in the US as Violent City, which was the translation of the Italian title, Città violenta. The film was then retitled The Family for a second, much wider, release in 1973, to shamelessly capitalize on the success of The Godfather. (See the poster for The Family on the right.) Producers had initially wanted Jon Voight and Sharon Tate for the leads, but Charles Bronson was already under contract, so he and his wife Jill Ireland were brought in. The film was shot on location in New Orleans and St. Thomas in the US Virgin Island, with some studio scenes filmed at Cinecittà Studios in Rome.

The following weapons appear in the film Violent City:




Luger P08

A hitman who comes after Jeff Heston (Charles Bronson) is armed with a Luger P08. Jeff later takes it away and uses it for himself.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
The hitmen blow up Jeff's Mustang.
Jeff with the hitman's Luger.
Another Luger in Killain's (Michel Constantin) case.
A production still of Jeff with a Luger.

Beretta M951

Another hitman is armed with a Beretta M951.

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm
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Smith & Wesson Model 49

Jeff carries a Smith & Wesson Model 49 for self defense. Vanessa (Jill Ireland) plays with it for a bit.

Smith & Wesson Model 49 - .38 Special
Jeff holds his S&W 49 on Killain.
Vanessa with Jeff's S&W 49.
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Colt Official Police

A police officer (uncredited) fires a nickel plated Colt Official Police at the end of the film.

Colt Official Police - 4" Barrel - .38 Special
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Remington 700

In a flashback, Jeff kills Coogan's uncle with a Remington 700.

Remington Model 700 BDL - .300 Win. Mag.
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A production still of Jeff with the Remington 700.

Armalite AR-7

Jeff goes after Coogan with a suppressed Armalite AR-7.

Armalite AR-7 rifle - .22 LR
Jeff assembles the AR-7.
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Jeff screws on the suppressor.
Jeff scores the bullet. Notice that this is obviously not a .22 LR round in his hands.
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Winchester Model 1200

Jeff carries a Winchester Model 1200 when he goes into the bayou to kill Vanessa.

Winchester Model 1200 Police Model - 12 Gauge
Jeff opens the chamber on this Winchester 1200.
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Ruger Model 44

Jeff uses a Ruger Model 44 in the end of the film.

Ruger Model 44 Deerstalker - .44 Magnum
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A production still of Jeff with the Ruger Model 44.

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