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.
Marcel Bozzuffi as Inspector Vanni
Carole André as Sandra
Ivan Rassimov as Il Marsigliese / Black Angel
Riccardo Salvino as Nicola Silvestri
Fabrizio Capucci as Ciro
Armando Brancia as Prosecutor
Grace Jones as The Club Singer
Colt 38 Special Squad was filmed at Cinestudi Dear in Rome and on location in Turin. The film would be director Massimo Dallamano's last film as he died on November 4, 1976.
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 films success allowed it an in-name only sequel Return of the .38 Gang.
NoShame films released an DVD in 2006. This version included the Luciano Ercoli film La Bidonata.