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From Corleone to Brooklyn (Da Corleone a Brooklyn)

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From Corleone to Brooklyn
(Da Corleone a Brooklyn)
Da Corleone a Brooklyn Poster.jpg
Original Italian poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Umberto Lenzi
Release Date 1979
Language Italian
Studio Primex
Main Cast
Character Actor
Commissioner Giorgio Berni Maurizio Merli
Michele Barresi Mario Merola
Salvatore Scalia Biagio Pelligra
Lt. Sturges Van Johnson
Commissioner Danova Venantino Venantini
Liana Scalia Sonia Viviani
Paola Berni Laura Belli

From Corleone to Brooklyn (original title Da Corleone a Brooklyn) is a 1979 Italian crime movie directed by Umberto Lenzi. A Sicilian crime boss Barresi (Mario Merola) is arrested in New York. Commissioner Giorgio Berni (Maurizio Merli) has a mission to bring Salvatore Scalia (Biagio Pelligra), a criminal turned witness, to the trial. During the way from Sicilian town of Corleone to New York Berni and Scalia are under numerous attacks of mafia.

The following weapons were used in the film From Corleone to Brooklyn (Da Corleone a Brooklyn):


Colt Python

Commissioner Giorgio Berni's (Maurizio Merli) personal firearm is a snub nose Colt Python.

Colt Combat Python 3" in Royal Blue finish - .357 Magnum
Berni fires his revolver.
A close view of Berni's revolver.
The grip is seen when the revolver is in holster.
Berni holds his revolver in the final scene.

Colt Detective Special

During the shootout in Esposito's pizzeria in Brooklyn one of the street thugs is armed with a Colt Detective Special revolver.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Square Butt - .38 Special
The thug threatens Esposito.
He aims his revolver at the customer.
The thug is shot and drops his revolver.

Smith & Wesson Military & Police

In several scenes NYPD officers carry Smith & Wesson Military & Police revolvers.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver - .38 Special
A NYPD officer draws his revolver during the arrest of Michele Barresi in the opening scene.
Another NYPD officer holds his revolver.

Undientified revolver

During the shootout in Esposito's pizzeria the younger hitman is armed with an unidentified revolver.

The hitman fires his revolver.


Beretta M1951

Both police and criminals carry Beretta M1951 pistols.

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm
Commissioner Danova (Venantino Venantini) holds a Beretta M1951 during the arrest of Salvatore Scalia.
Giorgio Berni disarms Giuseppe Caruso aka "Peppino" (Salvatore Billa) who holds a Beretta M1951.

Walther P38

Criminals use Walther P38 pistols in several scenes.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
A hitman at the right (Antonino Lotà) fires a P38 during the assassination of Francesco Santoro.
Giuseppe Caruso aka "Peppino" (Salvatore Billa) fires his P38.


During the shootout in Esposito's pizzeria in Brooklyn the elder hitman (Ugo Bologna) and one of the street thugs carry M1911A1 pistols.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP. This has a deep Colt factory blued finish, common for commercial variants before and after the war.
A thug in green coat holds an M1911A1 pistol.
A close view of the hitman's pistol.

Submachine Guns

Custom submachine gun

During the assassination of Francesco Santoro, Salvatore Scalia (Biagio Pelligra) is armed with a submachine gun that appears to be the same custom weapon that is seen in Brothers Till We Die that was filmed in a previous year by the same film director Umberto Lenzi. It seems to be based on the receiver of Beretta Model 38/44. A folding buttstock is mounted instead of the fixed wooden one of the original gun, the wooden stock is covered with metal plates, the barrel is shortened, the gun is fitted with pistol grip, and the magazine well and short (20-rounds) magazine are covered with a wooden foregrip.

A close view of the gun in Scalia's hands.
Scalia tries to run away.

Beretta M12

In several scenes Italian policemen carry Beretta M12 submachine guns.

Beretta M12 - 9x19mm
A Beretta M12 is seen at the left.
A Beretta M12 is seen at the right.


When Berni and Scalia ride to Rome airport, they are under attack of a hitman (Giovanni Cianfriglia), disguised as a paramedic and armed with an MP40.

MP40 - 9x19mm
A fake paramedic fires his MP40.


Remington Model 870

In one scene a prison guard holds a Remington Model 870 pump action shotgun.

Remington 870 Police Magnum Riot Shotgun - 12 gauge
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