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Gang War in Milan (Milano rovente)

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Gang War in Milan (Milano rovente)
Milano rovente Poster.jpg
Original Italian Poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Umberto Lenzi
Release Date 1973
Language Italian
Studio Telemondial
Main Cast
Character Actor
Salvatore "Toto" Cangemi Claudio Cassinelli
Roger Daverty aka "The Captain" Philippe Leroy
Lino Caruso Antonio Casagrande
Jasmina Sanders Marisa Mell
Virginia Carla Romanelli
Billy Barone Alessandro Sperli
Comissioneer Contalvi Franco Fantasia

Gang War in Milan (original title Milano rovente, also released as Burning City) is a 1973 Italian crime movie directed by Umberto Lenzi. It's the first Lenzi's film in poliziottesco genre. The story takes place in Milan where Salvatore "Toto" Cangemi (Antonio Sabato), a local crime boss, wages war againt a French gangster Roger Daverty (Philippe Leroy) who tries to put the city crime world under his rule.

The following weapons were used in the film Gang War in Milan (Milano rovente):


Smith & Wesson Model 36

Numerous criminals, both Italian and French, use snub nose revolvers that appear to be Smith & Wesson Model 36.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Takis (uncredited), The Captain's henchman, holds a revolver.
A criminal fires his revolver during the brawl.
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Ricciolino (Claudio Sforzini), Toto's henchman, holds a revolver.
"Toto" Cangemi (Antonio Sabato) takes comissioneer Contalvi as hostage.

Ruger Blackhawk

In the scene when French gangsters ambush Lino Caruso, one of them is armed with a revolver that appears to be a Ruger Blackhawk.

Ruger Blackhawk - .357 magnum.
A Frenchman (Vittorio Sancisi) holds Lino at gunpoint.

Beretta Model 70

"Toto" Cangemi (Antonio Sabato), his second-in-command Lino Caruso (Antonio Casagrande) and other criminals are seen with Beretta Model 70 pistols.

Beretta Model 70 - .32 ACP
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Toto grabs the pistol from his table.
Lino Caruso draws the pistol during the encounter with French gangsters.
Toto's henchman fires at The Captain's henchman.

Beretta M1951

During the attack of a car, used to smuggle a payload of drugs, one of "Toto"'s henchmen is armed with a Beretta M1951. In one scene a police detective uses a Beretta M1951.

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm
Toto's henchman fires at female drug courier.
A police detective fires his pistol.

Walther P38

Several of "The Captain"'s henchmen carry Walther P38 pistols. In one scene "Toto" Cangemi (Antonio Sabato) holds a suppressed P38.

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
Martin (Lucio Como) holds Toto at gunpoint.
Takis (uncredited) drops his P38, being shot.
Toto holds a suppressed Walther.
Lino Caruso (Antonio Casagrande) holds a P38.

Submachine Guns


MP40s are seen in hands of French gangsters during the attack on Cangemi's car. In the final scene several of Billy Barone's henchmen also carry MP40s.

MP40 - 9x19mm
The Captain's henchman aims his MP40.
A close view of the SMG in the same scene. Note that the barrel is rotated upside down, so the front sight is below the barrel while the resting bar is over the barrel.
Orso (Vittorio Pinelli) with MP40.
Another Barone's man fires their MP40s in the final scene.

Sten Mk II

Another French gangster is armed with a Sten Mk II during the attack on Cangemi's car. In the final scene one of Billy Barone's henchmen holds a Sten.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
A Frenchman aims his Sten at Cangemi's car.
A close view of the firing Sten.
Barone's man at the left aims his Sten.

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