Colt 38 Special Squad

Colt 38 Special Squad (Italian: Quelli della Calibro 38) is a 1976 Italian poliziottesco film.[2] This film, by Massimo Dallamano, stars Ivan Rassimov and Marcel Bozzuffi.[2]

Colt 38 Special Squad
Italian theatrical release poster
Directed byMassimo Dallamano
Produced byPaolo Infascelli[1]
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Massimo Dallamano
  • Franco Bottari
  • Marco Guglielmi
  • Ettore Sanzò[1]
Music byStelvio Cipriani[1]
CinematographyGábor Pogány[1]
Edited byAntonio Siciliano[1]
  • European Inc.
  • P.A.C. - Produzioni Atlas Consorziate[1]
Distributed byP.A.C.
Release date
  • 24 July 1976 (1976-07-24) (Italy)
Running time
105 minutes[1]
Box office₤1.286 billion


Turin, Italy mid-1970s. When his wife becomes the latest innocent victim of a merciless Marseilles crime lord (Ivan Rassimov), police captain Vanni (Marcel Bozzuffi) goes beyond the law to form a secret squad of rogue cops, each armed with an unlicensed .38 Colt Diamondback revolver. As Vanni and his vigilante crew take back the night bullet by bullet, the Marseillaise joins the game by instigating a wave of violent crime that turns the city into a war zone.



Colt 38 Special Squad was filmed at Cinestudi Dear in Rome and on location in Turin.[1] The film would be director Massimo Dallamano's last film as he died on November 4, 1976.[3]


Colt 38 Special Squad was released in Italy on July 24, 1976[4] where it was distributed by P.A.C..[1] It grossed a total of 1,285,707,500 Italian lira on its theatrical release in Italy.[1] The film's success allowed it an in-name only sequel Return of the .38 Gang.[3]

NoShame films released a DVD in 2006. This version included the Luciano Ercoli film La Bidonata.[2]

See also


  1. Curti 2013, p. 165.
  2. Jane, Ian (June 22, 2006). "Colt 38 Special Squad". DVD Talk.
  3. Curti 2013, p. 166.
  4. "Prime visioni a Torino - Quelli della calibro 38 - Oggi la prima" (in Italian). Retrieved 2016-10-22.


  • Curti, Roberto (2013). Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980. McFarland. ISBN 0786469765.
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