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Violent Naples (Napoli violenta)

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Violent Naples
(Napoli violenta)
Napoli violenta-Poster.jpg
Original Italian poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
FRA.jpg France
Directed by Umberto Lenzi
Release Date 1976
Language Italian
Studio Paneuropean Production Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Commissioner Betti Maurizio Merli
Francesco Capuano John Saxon
"The General" Barry Sullivan
Franco Casagrande Elio Zamuto
Sgt. Silvestri Carlo Gaddi
Gennaro Massimo Deda

Violent Naples (original title Napoli violenta, also released as Death Dealers) is a 1976 Italian crime movie, a sequel to Violent City (1975), followed in turn by A Special Cop in Action (1976). Unlike the first and the third movies of the trilogy, this film is directed by Umberto Lenzi. Maurizio Merli appears again as Commissioner Betti who is transferred to Naples and is now waging a war against the Camorra boss, known as "The General".

The following weapons were used in the film Violent Naples (Napoli violenta):


Beretta M1951

Commissioner Betti (Maurizio Merli) and other police detectives, as well as various criminals use Beretta M1951 pistols.

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm
Undercover police detective Albini (Carlos de Carvalho) draws his pistol.
Albini holds the robbers at gunpoint.
One of Franco Casagrande's henchmen holds a Beretta during the bank heist.
Commissioner Betti on the roof of funicular with M1951 in hand.
Betti holds his Beretta after unsuccessful assassination attempt in Genoa.

Mauser C99

An assassin in Genoa uses a Mauser C99 pistol. This model of "Broomhandle" can be distinguished for its typical "slab side".

A Mauser C99 "Regia Marina"
The assassin fires at Betti.

Walther P38

A Walther P38 is used by one of Franco Casagrande's henchmen during the bank heist. In the final scene Commissioner Betti (Maurizio Merli) fires a P38.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
A blurry but still identifiable image of P38.
Betti fires a Walther.

Riva Esterina Dobermann

In several scenes an unnamed robber (Luciano Rossi) uses a snub nose revolver that appears to be a Riva Esterina Dobermann due to the shape of the front sight and the ejector rod socket. Another snub nose revolver is seen in the car of Casagrande's gang.

Riva Esterina Dobermann - .38 Special
A robber aims his revolver at a couple in car.
The same robber tries to assault another couple but is surprised as they appear to be undercover cops.
The revolver is seen in the car used by Casagrande's gang.

Unidentified revolvers

In one scene "The General"'s henchman fires a revolver from a car.

The revolver is seen unclear.
The six-shot cylinder can be seen.

Francesco Capuano's bodyguard Maffei (Giovanni Cianfriglia) carries a revolver.

Maffei draws his revolver.
He fires at criminals who try to kidnap his boss.
One more view of Maffei's revolver.

In the final scene "The General" (Barry Sullivan) appears with a revolver.

"The General" aims.
Another view of the revolver.

Submachine Guns

Beretta M12

A Beretta M12 is used by Franco Casagrande (Elio Zamuto). M12s are also used by police.

Beretta M12 - 9x19mm
Franco Casagrande aims his Beretta M12 during the first bank robbery.
A Beretta M12 is hidden inside a trash can by a policeman, disguised as a janitor.
A Beretta M12 is seen inside a police minivan.
Casagrande holds his Beretta during the second bank robbery.
Casagrande takes passengers of funicular as hostages.

Sten Mk II

Two of Franco Casagrande's henchmen (Franco Marino and Domenico Di Costanzo) carry Sten Mk II SMGs during bank heists.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
A Sten on the table.
A robber (Domenico Di Costanzo) holds his Sten.

Star Si35

In one scene a plainclothes police detective holds a submachine gun that appears to be a Spanish Star Si35 (also known as RU35 and TN35).

Star Si35 SMG - 9 mm Largo
Napoli violenta-SMG-1.jpg

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