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19 December 1974 (USA) See more »
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Fingered by The Godfather, Nailed by... The Executioner See more »
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One of the best bad movies ever made and surely the campiest tale of the mafia caught on screen See more (20 total) »

Cast

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Duke Mitchell ... Mimi Miceli (as Dominico Miceli)
Vic Caesar ... Jolly Rizzo
Lorenzo Dodo ... Don Mimi
Louis Zito ... Chucky Tripoli (as Lou Zito)
Cara Salerno ... Liz
Fred Otash ... Bones
John Strong ... Cheech
Jimmy Williams ... Super Spook
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George 'Buck' Flower ... Vicenzo Vicari (uncredited)
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Directed by
Duke Mitchell 
 
Writing credits
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Duke Mitchell  uncredited

Produced by
Joseph R. Juliano .... executive producer
Duke Mitchell .... producer
 
Original Music by
Duke Mitchell  (as Dominico Miceli)
 
Cinematography by
Ken Gibb (director of photography) (as Kenny Gibb)
 
Film Editing by
Tony Mora 
 
Makeup Department
Debbie Maxwell .... makeup artist
Richard Scarso .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Milo .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
George Eddy .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Dick Brownfield .... special effects
Harry Woolman .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Dell .... assistant camera
Glenn Roland .... director of photography: second unit (as Glen Roland Jr.)
Mike Strong .... lighting
 
Music Department
Martin Dreske .... music editor
Jack Millman .... music editor
 
Other crew
Joseph R. Juliano .... presenter
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Duke Mitchell's Massacre Mafia Style" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
79 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:R (Ontario) | UK:18 | West Germany:Not Rated (BPjM restricted)

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Trivia:
"Tic-a-Te" in the opening scene was based on the melody of "Buzzy the Christmas Bee", which Duke Mitchell wrote and his ten-year-old son Jeff recorded in the early 1960s.See more »
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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994)See more »
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
One of the best bad movies ever made and surely the campiest tale of the mafia caught on screen, 29 May 2007
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

"The Executioner" (better known by its more exploitive title "Massacre Mafia Style") is the most jaw dropping and unintentionally hilarious film I've seen in a long while. Its certainly the most kitschy tale of the mafia I've seen, with everyone in this film resembling a bad lounge singer. Auteur Duke Mitchell directed, wrote, produced, starred, and even composed the especially annoying music to this one, and proved to be completely inept in all departments. However, its that special Ed Wood style of incompetency where its obvious the maker had a lot of enthusiasm in his project, making everything even more over-the-top. Mitchell strives for the scope of "The Godfather" but has about fifteen dollars to work with.

There are several memorably campy moments to be found in this film. The opening is a real stunner, one of the most unforgettable opening sequences in film history (for better or worse). Again, its obvious Mitchell was trying to make something of quality, but his incompetence and budget limitations got in the way. Not to mention his hair, which is dyed gray to show aging (rather blatantly also). Also, the dialog is unbelievably politically incorrect and bound to offend most ears. However, psychotronic fans enjoy this kind of talk, and "Massacre Mafia Style" is a true exploitation gem. Now if only Grindhouse would get around to releasing the DVD! (7/10)

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