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The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist

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The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist
The Cynic the Rat and the Fist Poster.jpg
US Theatrical Release Poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Umberto Lenzi
Release Date 1977
Language Italian; English
Studio Dania Film
Medusa Distribuzione
Main Cast
Character Actor
Leonardo Tanzi Maurizio Merli
Luigi "The Chinese" Maietto Tomás Milián
Frank Di Maggio John Saxon
Nadia Gabriella Lepori
Commissioner Astalli Renzo Palmer
Dario Claudio Undari
Ettore Bruno Corazzari

The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist (original title Il cinico, l'infame, il violento) is a 1977 Italian crime movie directed by Umberto Lenzi, a sequel to Rome Armed to the Teeth. Maurizio Merli appears again as Leonardo Tanzi, now a retired police commissioner who has to wage war against his old rival Luigi "The Chinese" Maietto (Tomás Milián).

The following weapons were used in the film The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist:


Beretta M1951

Beretta M1951 pistols are used by Leonardo Tanzi (Maurizio Merli) and various criminals.

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm
Ettore (Bruno Corazzari) aims his pistol in the opening scene.
Tanzi fires at Fazi's thugs.
Di Maggio's hitman fires his pistol.
Ettore's pistol.
Tanzi holds his Beretta.
He threatens Maria Balzano (Gabriella Giorgelli).
Ettore fires in the final scene.
Tanzi with his pistol in hand in the final scene.

Beretta Model 70

In one scene Luigi Maietto (Tomás Milián) uses a suppressed pistol. It is seen blurry but the general shape allows to identify it as a Beretta Model 70.

Beretta Model 70 - .32 ACP
Maietto holds a pistol. The shape of the trigger guard matches Beretta Model 70.
A close view at the business end of the pistol.

Walther P38

A Walther P38 is carried by Dario (Claudio Undari), one of Maietto's henchmen. In the final scene Dario's P38 is used by Luigi Maietto (Tomás Milián).

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Dario holds his Walther.
Dario aims his pistol in the final scene.
Maietto runs with a discharged P38 in hand.

Luger P08

In one scene a criminal is seen with a Luger P08.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm

Unidentified Revolver

In one scene Luigi Maietto (Tomás Milián) uses a revolver.

Maietto threatens a wealthy businessman.

Unidentified Snub Nose Revolvers

Various criminals carry snub nose revolvers.

One of Fazi's thugs holds a snub nose revolver.
Another one of Fazi's thugs reloads his revolver.
Di Maggio's henchman (Riccardo Petrazzi) carries a revolver tucked in his pants.

Submachine Gunbs

Beretta M12

Beretta M12 SMGs are carried by Polizia di Stato in several scenes.

Beretta M12 - 9x19mm
A policeman at the left holds a Beretta M12.


Mauser 98 Sporter

A bolt action rifle with sniper scope is used by Dario (Claudio Undari). It seems to be a sporterized Mauser.

Mauser 98 Sporter with scope - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Dario aims.
A close view on the bolt handle.
Another view at the same scene.
Dario readies to run after he fired.

Other Weapons

Hand Grenade

A hand grenade is used by criminals in one scene. It has a cylinder shape and is colored in red which is typical for training grenades in many armies.

A hitman in red car readies a grenade.
The grenade is seen in air.

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