A San Francisco attorney (Dean Martin) is hired to defend a black militant accused of murder.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Showdown (1973)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two men who have been friends since childhood find themselves on opposite ends of the law.

Director: George Seaton
Stars: Rock Hudson, Dean Martin, Susan Clark
Something Big (1971)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Joe Baker has a dream. He wants to do 'something big.' When he needs a Gatling gun to accomplish this, he seeks out a black marketeer. The price he wants for the gun? A woman! So Baker ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: Dean Martin, Brian Keith, Carol White
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Handsome top-secret American agent Matt Helm must recover a laser-weapons inventor who has been kidnapped by arch-villain Julian Wall.

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Dean Martin, Ann-Margret, Karl Malden
The Silencers (1966)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In this, the first Matt Helm movie, we see Matt Helm coaxed out of semi-retirement by an attractive ex-partner. It seems that the evil Big O organization has a nefarious plan called "... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Daliah Lavi
4 for Texas (1963)
Western | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Zack Thomas is a tough guy who hooks up with Joe Jarrett to open a casino.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Anita Ekberg
Sergeants 3 (1962)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In this retelling of Gunga Din (1939) transplanted to the 1870's American West, three cavalry officers and a bugler work together to thwart a Native American chief intent on uniting local tribes against the white man.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.
The Ambushers (1967)
Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A government space saucer is hijacked mid-flight by a powerful laser beam under the control of Jose Ortega, who then proceeds to rape the female pilot, Sheila Sommars. ICE sends agent Matt ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Dean Martin, Senta Berger, Janice Rule
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Ad-agency president Dan Edwards who, when he goes to Mexico to celebrate his nineteenth wedding anniversary, winds up getting divorced by mistake - whereupon his wife Valerie marries his ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Donohue
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr, Dean Martin
Airport (1970)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.

Directors: George Seaton, Henry Hathaway
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, George Kennedy
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young girl rescues a man from a suicide attempt. He turns out to be a sociopath, who begins to take over her life, abusing her both verbally and emotionally, yet she can't seem to tear herself away from him.

Director: Roger Vadim
Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Robert Hossein, Jean-Marc Bory
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ranch owner Katie Elder's four sons determine to avenge the murder of their father and the swindling of their mother.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Martha Hyer
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When a carefree bachelor tries to get his best friend to drop his mistress and return to his wife, he finds himself with romantic problems as well.

Director: Fielder Cook
Stars: Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Eli Wallach
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
George Cronyn
...
Frankie Steele
...
Irene Mapes
...
Jamison
Geraldine Brooks ...
Katherine Fremont
...
Purvis Mapes (as Philip Thomas)
George Tyne ...
Lt. Barrett
Robert Sampson ...
Justin
...
Tanner
...
Markham
Frank Puglia ...
Uncle Enzo
Ellaraino ...
Sally (as Ella Edwards)
Rose Gregorio ...
Angela
Nicky Blair ...
Nino
Edit

Storyline

A San Francisco attorney (Dean Martin) is hired to defend a black militant accused of murder.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The One Thing People Hate More Than A Cop Killer...Is The Lawyer Who Gets Him Off! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

February 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ricco  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Frank Puglia's final movie role. He died later the same year 'Mr Ricco' was released, 1975. See more »

Connections

Referenced in E! True Hollywood Story: Dean Martin (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It's an '70's movie alright! But not the best one around.
19 January 2007 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I always enjoy watching '70's movies, even when it are bad ones. '70's movies always have a certain atmosphere and are made with a great style of movie-making, that is realistic, gritty and straightforward and also always makes uses of some experimental, non-formulaic techniques when it comes down to its storytelling and cinematography, among other things. "Mr. Ricco" might not the the best '70's movies around, it still is a good example of good old film-making from the golden '70's.

The movie its story is quite messy and weak but still made look interesting at times, due to its style of film-making. It provided the movie with a couple of nice moments, including a typical '70's-like car chase trough the streets of San Fransico.

San Fransico serves as a pretty good backdrop for the entire movie, as it always does in any movie.

The storytelling makes sure that is hard to keep track on the movie, with as a result that all the movie its weaker points become less notable as well. The movie its story is actually quite unlikely and ridicules at points but due to the muddled way the entire story is told, it becomes less obvious and notable all. Lots of things don't really make sense in the movie once you start really thinking about them and to make it all the more confusing, the movie features many, unneeded, characters, that don't add enough to the movie and only provide the story with some needless and distracting subplots.

Dean Martin of course already had his best years behind him but he still puts down a pretty good main character for the movie. The character is well developed and deepened out more thanks to Dean Martin's performance, who makes the character likable, by playing him mostly in a non-likable way.

The movie on all accounts is a pretty average one. Nothing too exceptional, just another good enough movie from the golden '70's but you're just as good off watching a "Law & Order" episode, or something along those lines.

6/10

http://bobafett1138.blogspot.com/


11 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
another classic 70s film urbanatelier
Discuss Mr. Ricco (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?