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Release Date:
19 December 1974 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

George 'Buck' Flower ... Vicenzo Vicari (uncredited)

Directed by
Duke Mitchell 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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 (reissue title)
"The Executioner" - USA (video title)
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79 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

According to the documentary Like Father, Like Son (2009/II), Duke Mitchell actually plugged crippled stage manager Maurice Duke's wheel chair into an outlet and put his foot in a urinal because he was mad at him. This inspired the opening scene.See more »
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You Certainly Won't Forget This One, 23 December 2013
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Massacre Mafia Style (1978)

** (out of 4)

Duke Mitchell's middle finger to THE GODFATHER has him playing a mafia guy who goes to America to get in on all the action but soon realizes that things have changed since his father was running the business. However, he realizes way too late and before he does so there's a bloody gang war. MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE has become a cult classic over the years and it's very easy to see why. This film has so many awful moments but that is what makes the film so special and so darn funny at times. The movie opens up with a couple mafia guys walking through a packed office and just blasting people away. What makes this rather long sequence so funny is that people just stand there pretty much posing and waiting to be shot. There's a part where four or five men are just lined up and the mafia guys go through them one at a time. Umm...ever think of running? This entire sequence is without question one of the funniest moments you're ever going to witness in a film that isn't a comedy. There are other hilarious moments scattered throughout the film but for the most part nothing comes close to being as funny. With that said, the entire message that Mitchell is trying to give off is rather ridiculous and especially towards the end when he goes on a "sad" rant to his father about how the times have changed. Hey, we at least get to hear Mitchell sound off about dirty hippies and their pot. The performances are all pretty bad and that includes Mitchell but you've still got to love his work because he's trying so hard. Here recently a lot of movies are purposely made bad so that they can try and gain some cult attention. I think the key to great cult movies like this, PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE and even THE ROOM is that the filmmakers really did try to do something "serious" but it just didn't work. There's obviously love on the screen but none of it works. From the laughable dialogue to the questionable screenplay to the wild violence, nothing here works except for those who love bad movies.

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