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Angel of Evil (Vallanzasca - Gli angeli del male)

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Angel of Evil
(Vallanzasca - Gli angeli del male)
Theatrial Release Poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
FRA.jpg France
ROM.jpg Romania
Directed by Michele Placido
Release Date 2010
Language Italian
Studio Cosmo Production
Fox International Production Italy
Babe Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Renato Vallanzasca Kim Rossi Stuart
Enzo Filippo Timi
Consuelo Valeria Solarino
Antonella Paz Vega
Francis Turatello Francesco Scianna
Sergio Moritz Bleibtreu
Rosario Nicola Acunzo
Nunzio Lino Guanciale
Fausto Gaetano Bruno
Beppe Paolo Mazzarelli

Angel of Evil (Vallanzasca – Gli angeli del male) is a 2010 Italian crime drama directed by Michele Placido. It is based on the biography of notorious bank robber of 1970s Renato Vallanzasca.

The following weapons were used in the film Angel of Evil (Vallanzasca - Gli angeli del male):


Colt Python

In several scenes Enzo (Filippo Timi), Armando (Stefano Chiodaroli) and Beppe (Paolo Mazzarelli) use Colt Python revolvers.

Colt Python with 6" Barrel - .357 Magnum
Enzo aims his Python at security guards during the robbery of cash truck.
Another view of the revolver.
Armando holds his Python at the right during the bank heist.
Beppe draws his Python.

Smith & Wesson Model 10HB

While purchasing guns for his gang, Renato Vallanzasca (Kim Rossi Stuart) tests the Smith & Wesson Model 10HB revolver. Later S&W Model 10HB revolvers are seen in hands of Rosario (Nicola Acunzo), Armando (Stefano Chiodaroli) and Beppe (Paolo Mazzarelli).

Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB (heavy barrel) revolver (Post 1950s Model) - .38 Special
Renato fires the revolver.
Rosario holds the revolver during the robbery of the cash truck.
Armando fires the revolver during the shootout on Piazza Vetra.
Beppo's Colt Python switches to S&W Model 10HB in a continuity error.


Beretta 92S

Most widely used handguns in the movie are Beretta 92S pistols, indetified by the rounded trigger guard, the magazine release catch on the bottom of the grip and non-ambidextrous safety. Their appearance in pre-1977 events is anachronistic. Beretta 92S is the preferred weapon of Renato Vallanzasca (Kim Rossi Stuart). Several of his accomplices and numerous police officers also use Beretta pistols.

Beretta Model 92S - 9x19mm. This is one of the earliest Beretta 92 variants. Note the magazine release button on the bottom of the pistol grip and early style magazine floor plate.
Renato with Beretta 92S and Norinco Type 56-1 during the robbery of the cash truck.
The same scene on the promotion still.
Renato holds a prison guard at gunpoint while releasing his friend Beppe from prison.
Renato fires his Beretta during the massacre of Turatello's henchmen.
Sergio (Moritz Bleibtreu) fires his Beretta during the shootout on Piazza Vetra.
A police officer fires his Beretta in the same scene.
A police officer draws his pistol during the ambush on the road.
Renato fires in the same scene.
Renato's pistol is seen cycling.

Tanfoglio TZ-75

During the shootout on the road block Nunzio (Lino Guanciale) uses a Tanfoglio TZ-75.

Tanfoglio TZ-75 Custom 90 - 9x19mm.
Nunzio fires his Tanfoglio during the shootout on the road block. Note the round trigger guard

Walther PP

During the shootout on Piazza Vetra in Milan Fausto (Gaetano Bruno) uses the Walther PP.

Post war Walther PP Pistol - .32 ACP. Though most of the pistols built immediately after the war were made by Manurhin of France (under license), the guns are marked "Made in West Germany".
Fausto fires at police.
Mortally wounded Fausto drops his gun.

Walther P38

During one of the bank heists Rosario (Nicola Acunzo) is armed with the Walther P38.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
The gun dealer holds the P38 (on top).
Rosario holds his P38.

Unidentified pistol

In one scene an unidentified pistol is seen in hand of dead Renato's elder brother Ennio (uncredited).

The pistol appears to be some compact Beretta.

Submachine Guns

Beretta M12

In several scenes Polizia di Stato (Italian State Police) use Beretta M12 SMGs.

Beretta M12 - 9x19mm
A police officer holds his Beretta M12 on the road block.
A police officer fires the Beretta M12 during the shootout on the road to Bergamo.
Another police officer fires the Beretta M12 in the same scene.


When Renato Vallanzasca purchases guns for his gang, Rosario (Nicola Acunzo) and Enzo (Filippo Timi) test the MP40 SMG.

MP40 - 9x19mm
The unloaded MP40 is seen at the left, over the bag and the shotgun.
Rosario tests the MP40.
Enzo holds the MP40.

Sten Mk II

A pair of Sten Mk II SMGs is seen among the guns that Renato purchase for his gang. They aren't used in action.

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm
Two Stens are seen on the table.


Mossberg 500

During the first robbery of cash truck, commited by Vallanzasca's gang, Nunzio (Lino Guanciale) is armed with the Mossberg 500 shotgun.

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 gauge. Note the wood furniture.
Nunzio holds his shotgun.
Another view of the gun.

Mossberg 590 Compact Cruiser

During the massacre of Turatello's henchmen, Fausto (Gaetano Bruno) uses the Mossberg 590 Compact Cruiser with rifle sights. This gun is anachronistic for 1970s.

Mossberg 590 "Compact Cruiser" - 12 gauge
The shotgun is seen at the left (below the MP40) when Vallanzasca purchases weapons.
Fausto fires.
A view of the muzzle.

Assault Rifles

Type 56-1

The Norinco Type 56-1 assault rifle is widely used by the gang, passing from hands to hands. It is carries by Renato Vallanzasca (Kim Rossi Stuart), Enzo (Filippo Timi), Sergio (Moritz Bleibtreu) and Beppe (Paolo Mazzarelli).

Norinco Type 56-1 (under-folding stock variant), early model with milled receiver - 7.62x39mm
Renato aims his Type 56-1 during the robbery of the cash truck. Note the hooded front sight.
Renato with Beretta 92S and Type 56-1 on the production image of the scene.
Renato's gun with folded stock.
Sergio holds the Type 56-1 during the bank heist.
Another view of the gun in Sergio's hands.
The gang leaves the bank.
Enzo fires his Type 56-1.


In one scene Enzo's (Filippo Timi) Norinco Type 56-1 switches to original AKS-47.

Type III AKS-47 - 7.62x39mm
The AKS-47 (note the open front sight) is seen at the far right when Vallanzasca purchases weapons.
Enzo holds AKS-47 during the bank heist.
A close view of the gun.
The open front sight is seen.

AK-47/Type 56

Full-stock AK-47 or Norinco Type 56 is used by Sergio (Moritz Bleibtreu) in one scene. It isn't seen clear enough to identify the exact model.

Norinco Type 56, milled receiver without the under-folding ("pig sticker") bayonet - 7.62x39mm. This is the "sanitized" (M22-code) exportversion made with no factory markings and the selector markings in the latin alphabet (L for full-auto and D for semi-auto).
Sergio holds the full-stock AK at the left.
Sergio holds the AK on the production image of the scene.

Other Weapons

Mk 2 Hand Grenade

Mk 2 hand grenades are seen in several scenes.

Mk 2 "Pineapple" World War II-made High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade (sometimes written Mk II)
A gunrunner at the left holds the Mk II grenade when Vallanzasca purchases weapons.
Renato Vallanzasca (Kim Rossi Stuart) puts the grenade on the gaming table during the heist in Francis Turatello's casino. The grenade looks more like a mockup.

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