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The Sicilian

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The Sicilian
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Cinema Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Michael Cimino
Release Date 1987
Studio Gladden Entertainment
Distributor 20th Century Fox
Main Cast
Character Actor
Salvatore Giuliano Christopher Lambert
Prince Borsa Terence Stamp
Don Masino Croce Joss Ackland
Aspanu Pisciotta John Turturro
Duchess Camilla Barbara Sukowa
Hector Adonis Richard Bauer
Giovanna Ferra Giulia Boschi

The Sicilian is the 1987 feature film adaptation of the eponymous novel by Mario Puzo, the author of The Godfather (Puzo included references to Michael Corleone and Clemenza in his novel, but these were omitted in the film due to rights issues). Directed by Michael Cimino, the film chronicles the life and death of "Sicilian Robin Hood" Salvatore Giuliano (Christopher Lambert), infamous outlaw and separatist of the late 1940s. This is a second movie about Giuliano; the previous one was filmed in Italy in 1961.

The following weapons were used in the film The Sicilian:


Webley .38 Mk IV

Salvatore Giuliano (Christopher Lambert) carries a Webley .38 Mk IV revolver in several scenes.

Webley Mk IV - .38 S&W
Giuliano holds his revolver during the shootout with Carabinieri in the opening scene.
Giuliano, disguised as a peasant woman, aims his Webley at Cpl. Canio (Michael Wincott).
A closer view at the revolver. The shape of the front sight allows to identify the revolver as a .38 Mk IV.
The same scene, the revolver is seen from the back.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

During the attack on the train, the Italian Army lieutenant (Danilo Mattei) is armed with a Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver with long barrel. Terranova (Derrick Branche) carries a Model 10 during the Portella della Ginestra massacre.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with long barrel and Gold Medallion grips - .38 Special
The lieutenant (Danilo Mattei) aims his revolver.
Another view at this revolver.
Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with 5" Barrel - .38 Special
Terranova (Derrick Branche) aims his revolver. Next to him, Giuliano's man fires a Browning M1919A4 machine gun. Terranova's revolver has a shorter barrel than the lieutenant's one.



A nickel plated M1911A1 pistol is Aspanu Pisciotta's (John Turturro) weapon of choice.

Rock Island Armory M1911A1 Pistol that was bright nickel plated by the owner (with Pearl grips) - .45 ACP
Aspanu aims his pistol at a Carabiniere.
Another view at Asapanu's pistol.
The muzzle can be seen.

Beretta M1934

A Beretta M1934 pistol is seen in hands of various characters including the unnamed boy (Justin Clark) who became one of the first members of Giuliano's gang.

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
A Carabiniere fires his Beretta M1934 in the opening scene.
The boy aims his pistol. He also carries a shotgun.
The boy holds the Italian Army lieutenant (Danilo Mattei) at gunpoint.
Abbot Manfredi (Tom Signorelli) hides a Beretta M1934 in his box with liturgy items.
Manfredi tries to draw the pistol.

FN Model 1910

In one scene, Cpl. Silvestro Canio (Michael Wincott) tries to shoot Giuliano with a FN Model 1910 pistol.

FN Model 1910 - .380 ACP
Cpl. Canio aims his pistol at Giuliano.
Another view at Canio's pistol.
Giuliano fires the pistol taken from Canio.
A close view at the pistol.

Walther P38

Terranova (Derrick Branche) carries a Walther P38 during the attack at the train.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
A little blurry, but still recognizable, view at Terranova's P38.

Submachine Guns

M3 "Grease Gun"

M3 "Grease Gun" SMGs are used by Italian soldiers, Carabinieri, Mafia and Giuliano's outlaws.

M3 "Grease Gun" .45 ACP. The later model M3A1 would eliminate the crank lever for cocking the bolt, and instead used a simple hole in the bolt for the shooter to use their finger.
One of the bodyguards of Don Masino Croce (Joss Ackland) is armed with a "Grease Gun".
Salvatore Giuliano (Christopher Lambert) fires his M3 at the traitor.
One of Giuliano's men with M3.
Aspanu Pisciotta (John Turturro) holds his M3.
A Carabiniere fires his M3 in the final scene.


MP40 SMGs are also used by Italian soldiers, Carabinieri, Mafia and Giuliano's outlaws.

MP40 - 9x19mm
A bodyguard of Don Masino Croce (Joss Ackland) with an MP40 is seen at the background.
A soldier fires his MP40.
Aspanu Pisciotta (John Turturro) carries several MP40s that are captured from the soldiers.
One of Giuliano's men with MP40.
A close view at MP40.

Sten Mk II

Sten Mk II SMGs are also used by Giuliano's outlaws.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
Terranova (Derrick Branche) holds a Sten.
A close view at Terranova's Sten.

Fake Villar Perosa M1915 SMG (based on Beretta Model 38A)

One of Giuliano's men is seen with a fake twin-barreled Villar Perosa M1915 SMG. It was made by Bapty & Co. from two inverted Beretta Model 38A (itself a descendant of the original Villar Perosa) fitted with a Bren front grip and a trigger group from an MG42.

Fake "Villar Perosa" SMG - 9x19mm Parabellum. Photo from Long Mountain Outfitters web site (Wayback Machine copy, as the direct link is unavailable).
Villar Perosa M1915, fitted with wooden stock for off-hand use (what the filmmakers probably wanted to depict) - 9x19mm Glisenti
Two muzzles and two magazines are seen.
A close view at the weapon.
Another close view at the weapon.
The outlaw fires his gun. It looks like only one barrel fires. Next to him, another outlaw fires an MP40.


Double Barreled Shotgun

Double barreled shotguns are widely used by various characters including outlaws, civilians and even monks.

Colt Model 1878 reproduction - 12 Gauge. A typical exposed hammers shotgun with short barrels.
Father Doldana (Joe Regalbuto) aims his shotgun.
Hector Adonis (Richard Bauer) holds a shotgun.
One of Giuliano's men aims his shotgun during the attack on the train.
A shotgun is seen on the back of Salvatore Giuliano (Christopher Lambert).
A close view at the exposed hammers of the shotgun.
An outlaw at the left side aims his shotgun. Next to him, Aspanu Pisciotta (John Turturro) holds an M3 "Grease Gun".


Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine

Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbines are used by Italian soldiers and Carabinieri.

Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine with folded bayonet - 6.5x52mm
A Carcano carbine is seen on the back of a Carabiniere.
A soldier holds his Carcano carbine. A typical folded bayonet is seen. Next to him, another soldier holds a Karabiner 98k.
A wounded soldier still holds his rifle.

Karabiner 98k

Karabiner 98k rifles are used by Italian soldiers and Giuliano's outlaws.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Giuliano's men hold their Kar 98k rifles and shotguns.
A Kar 98k is seen on the back of Aspanu Pisciotta (John Turturro).
Several Kar 98k rifles are seen at the background.
A soldier at the background holds a Kar 98k. Another soldier is armed with a Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine.

Machine Guns

Browning M1919A4

Browning M1919A4 machine guns are used by Italian army. During the Portella della Ginestra massacre, Giuliano's men also use two M1919s.

Browning M1919A4 on an M31C pedestal mount - .30-06 Springfield
An M1919A4 is mounted on the army jeep.
A close view at this machine gun.
Browning M1919A4 on an M2 tripod - .30-06 Springfield
Passatempa (Andreas Katsulas) readies his M1919A4. He is also armed with a double barreled shotgun.
Passatempa fires the machine gun.
Another outlaw fires the other machine gun.
A close view at the M1919A4.


MG42 machine guns are used by the Italian army.

MG42 with bipod extended - 7.92mm Mauser
An MG42 is mounted on the army jeep.

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