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Carandiru is a 2003 Argentine-Brazilian drama film directed by Héctor Babenco. It is based on the 1999 book Estação Carandiru (English: Carandiru Station) by Dr. Drauzio Varella, a doctor and specialist in AIDS, who is represented by Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos in the film.

Carandiru tells some of the stories that occurred in the Carandiru penitentiary, which was one of the largest prisons in Latin America. The stories and struggles of the characters all lead up to the 1992 Carandiru massacre, where 111 prisoners died, of which 102 were killed by the police. The film was the last thing the prison was used for before its demolition in 2002, a year before the film's release.

This film won, among other awards, the India Catalina for best film at the Cartagena Film Festival in 2004.

The following weapons were used in the film Carandiru:


Colt Detective Special

A Colt Detective Special is seen in Zico's (Wagner Moura) bag. One is used by Ebony's (Ivan de Almeida) accomplice to try to kill him after a robbery. Majesty (Ailton Graça) uses one to scare away Dalva's boyfriend.

Colt Detective Special - .38 Special
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Smith & Wesson Model 10

Zico provides a nickel Smith & Wesson Model 10 when Deusdete (Caio Blat) asks for a weapon, which he uses to kill thugs. One is also used by a Polícia Militar do Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo State Military Police, PMESP) officer during the riot.

Nickel Smith & Wesson Model 10 formally used by the Detroit Police Department - .38 Special
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Deusdete waiting to kill the last thug.
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A PMESP officer during the riot.

Taurus Model 689

Claudiomiro (Ricardo Blat) uses a Taurus Model 689 to kill his wife for betraying him.

Taurus Model 689, 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
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Unknown Revolver

One of the corrupt policemen carries an unknown revolver to steal Claudiomiro's money.

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Taurus PT940

The colonel in charge of taking control of Carandiru carries a Taurus PT940.

Taurus PT940 - .40 S&W
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Submachine Guns

INA Model 953

The INA Model 953 is carried by PMESP officers during the Carandiru revolt; during the real massacre MP5 and Beretta M12 submachineguns were used. One of the armored truck robbers also carries one.

INA Model 953 - .45 ACP
The robber at the far left holds an SMG.
Police officers with INA Model 953s at the entrance of the jail.
Police entering Carandiru with a INAs.
A PMESP officer entering Carandiru with an INA.
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During the mutiny several PMESP officers carry TEC-9- an odd choice as Brazil (nor any government in the entire world) has ever officially issued a TEC-9 to their military or police forces.

Intratec TEC-9 - 9x19mm
Officers point their weapons at inmates. The TEC-9 is seen at the left.
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During the massacre, several military police officers use the FMK-3. This weapon was never adopted by any military or police force in Brazil.

FMK-3 - 9x19mm
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At the left.
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The prison guards and several military police officers use the FN FAL. These are most likely the IMBEL M964, the Brazilian made version of the FAL.

FN FAL 50.00 - 7.62x51mm NATO
In the center.
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A prison guard keeps an eye on in the inmates.

Ruger Mini-14

PMESP officers use Ruger Mini-14s when suppressing the revolt.

Ruger Mini-14 - 5.56x45mm
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A good view of the heat shield, foreend, and rear iron sights of the Mini-14.

AR-15-Style Carbine

Some of the policemen use an unknown AR-15 style carbine during the massacre.

Colt Model 653 "M16A1 Carbine" - 5.56x45mm
A military policeman points his carbine at inmates.
A military policeman holds the carbine while removing the surviving prisoners.


Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos Model 586P

During the assault on the armored truck, Claudio uses a Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos Model 586P. Another one of the thieves in the assault also carries this shotgun, they can also be seen in the hands of military policemen suppressing the revolt.

Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos Model 586P - 12 gauge
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An officer with a Model 586 in the right

Mossberg 500

A Mossberg 500 is used by a military police officer to threaten inmates.

Mossberg 500AT - 12 gauge
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