Colt 38 Special Squad
|Colt 38 Special Squad|
Italian theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Massimo Dallamano|
|Produced by||Paolo Infascelli|
|Music by||Stelvio Cipriani|
|Edited by||Antonio Siciliano|
|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 released in Italy on July 24, 1976 where it was distributed by P.A.C.. It grossed a total of 1,285,707,500 Italian lira on its theatrical release in Italy. The film's success allowed it an in-name only sequel Return of the .38 Gang.
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