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Free Hand for a Tough Cop

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Free Hand for a Tough Cop
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DVD Cover
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Umberto Lenzi
Release Date 1976
Language Italian
Studio S.G.M. Films
Variety Film Production
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sergio Marazzi Tomás Milián
Commissioner Antonio Sarti Claudio Cassinelli
Brescianelli Henry Silva
Mario Claudio Undari
Calabrese Biagio Pelligra
Vallelunga Giuseppe Castellano
Mara Scarlatti Nicoletta Machiavelli
Comissioneer Franchini Renato Mori

Free Hand for a Tough Cop (original title Il trucido e lo sbirro) is a 1976 Italian crime movie directed by Umberto Lenzi. A small girl is kidnapped by the ruthless criminal Brescianelli (Henry Silva). In order to save her, Commissioner Antonio Sarti (Claudio Cassinelli) releases from prison Sergio Marazzi (Tomás Milián), Brescianelli's old rival. Note: Milián's character Sergio Marazzi later appears in Brothers Till We Die though there is no direct connection between these two movies.

The following weapons were used in the film Free Hand for a Tough Cop:


Llama Comanche

Sergio Marazzi (Tomás Milián) uses a revolver that appears to be a Llama Comanche (or similar looking Llama Martial in .38 caliber).

Llama Comanche - .357 Magnum
Marazzi with the revolver in hand.
A close view of the revolver.
Marazzi, disguised as a monk, aims his revolver.

Riva Esterina Dobermann

Various criminals use snub nose revolvers. They look similar to Smith & Wesson Model 36 but the high profile of the front sight and the different shape of the frame and barrel allow to identify this gun as Riva Esterina Dobermann, an Italian clone of S&W Model 36.

Riva Esterina Dobermann - .38 Special
Vallelunga (Giuseppe Castellano) with his revolver during the train robbery.
Vallelunga threatens a petty criminal.
Another view of the same scene.
El Greco's henchman (Benito Pacifico) holds a revolver during the shootout.
Vallelunga holds his revolver during the shootout with El Greco's men.
Mario (Claudio Undari) with Vallelunga's revolver.
A close view of the revolver in hands of a robber during the heist in supermarket.


Beretta M1951

Commissioner Antonio Sarti (Claudio Cassinelli) uses a Beretta M1951 pistol. M1951s are also seen in hands of numerous criminals.

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm
Sarti with his Beretta M1951.
Sergio Marazzi (Tomás Milián) picks up a Beretta.
Brescianelli's henchman fires his pistol.
Marazzi's henchman holds a rival criminal at gunpoint.
Brescianelli's henchman (Rosario Borelli) aims his pistol in the final scene.
Sarti fires in the final scene.

Walther P38

Walther P38 pistols are used by Calabrese (Biagio Pelligra), Brescianelli (Henry Silva) and some of his henchmen.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Calabrese readies his Walther prior to the robbery. Next to him masked Vallelunga (Giuseppe Castellano) holds a snub nose revolver.
Calabrese threatens a cashier.
Brescianelli fires his P38.
A close view of Brescianelli's pistol.
El Greco's henchman at the background (Salvatore Billa) holds a P38.
Brescianelli's henchman pistol-whips Sergio Marazzi in the final scene.

Mauser C96

In one scene a hitman uses a Mauser C96 pistol.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
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Submachine Guns

Beretta M12

Mario (Claudio Undari) carries a Beretta M12 SMG. Beretta M12s are also seen in hands of police in the scene of the train robbery.

Beretta M12 - 9x19mm
Mario with his SMG during the train robbery.
A State Police member with Beretta M12.
Mario fires his Beretta M12 in the final scene.

Beretta Model 38/49

Beretta Model 38/49 SMGs are carried by police in several scenes.

Beretta Model 38/49 - 9x19mm
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Carabiniers with M38/49 SMGs during the train robbery.


In one scene Brescianelli's henchman fires an MP38.

MP38 - 9x19mm
The henchman fires.
Typical features of MP38 can be seen.



A Lupara sawn-off shotgun is used by El Greco (Antonio Casale) during the robbery of the jewelry store.

Dominion Arms Outlaw Sawed Off shotgun - 12 gauge
El Greco enters the jewelry store with lupara in hand.
He takes a hostage.
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El Greco threatens the hostage woman.
Calabrese (Biagio Pelligra) with his Walther P38 and El Greco's lupara. At the background Mario (Claudio Undari) holds a Beretta M12.


Carcano M91/24

Commissioner Antonio Sarti (Claudio Cassinelli) uses a Carcano M91/24 rifle to fire smoke rifle grenades in the final scene.

Carcano M91/24 - 6.5x52 mm
Sarti with a rifle.
Another view of the rifle.
Sarti loads the grenade...
...and fires.
A good view of the grenade launcher.

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