Rome Armed to the Teeth

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Rome Armed to the Teeth.jpg
Italian film poster
Directed by Umberto Lenzi
Produced by
Screenplay by Dardano Sacchetti[2]
Story by Umberto Lenzi[2]
Music by Franco Micalizzi[2]
Cinematography Federico Zanni[2]
Edited by Daniele Alabiso[2]
  • Dania Film
  • Medusa Distribuzione
  • National Cinematografica[1]
Distributed by Medusa Distribuzione
Release date
  • February 25, 1976 (1976-02-25) (Italy)
Running time
95 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian
Box office ₤1.617 billion

Rome Armed to the Teeth (Italian: Roma a mano armata) is a 1976 Italian poliziottesco film directed by Umberto Lenzi.



Director Umberto Lenzi was offered a script titled Roma ha un segreto (Rome Has a Secret), a spy story set in the popular Roman district Trastevere.[3] Lenzi felt that the script made no sense and trashed the script.[3] He then asked the producer to make a film about the violence that was surrounding Rome at the time. Within a week, Lenzi improvised a script.[3]


Rome Armed to the Teeth was released on February 25, 1976 in Italy where it was distributed by Medusa.[1] The film grossed 1,617,361,000 Italian lira.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Curti 2013, p. 163.
  2. ^ a b c d e Curti 2013, p. 162.
  3. ^ a b c Curti 2013, p. 164.


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

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