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Release Date:
19 December 1974 (USA) See more »
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Fingered by The Godfather, Nailed by... The Executioner See more »
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American exploitation masterpiece of the seventies 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
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 (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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In the original treatments for the film, Jolly Rizzo was written as a black character (meant to be played by Mitchell's friend George Jacobs).See more »
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Soundtrack:
Rigatone, Mostacoioli and SpagetSee more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
American exploitation masterpiece of the seventies, 17 March 1999
Author: matthew wilder (picqueur@aol.com) from los angeles

"You see these hands? Know what they smell of? Oregano! Pasinigol! Beautiful herbs! They gave you mostaccioli, lasagna, pizza--some of the most appreciated foods in the world! But what did we give her, Chucky, eh? We gave her violence. We gave her death. We gave her dishonor!" So says the hero, actor/writer/director/producer Duke Mitchell of his sainted paisan grandma in MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE, the greatest of all forgotten American grindhouse movies of the nineties. It's almost impossible to evoke the impassioned lunacy of this movie, which suggests a low-low-budget version of GOODFELLAS directed by Sam Fuller after sharing a speedball with Richard Pryor. Let's just say that the movie opens with a paraplegic being electrocuted using a desk lamp and an office urinal; soars ahead to a scene where a black pimp is crucified while the L.A. Philharmonic plays Handel's Messiah at the Hollywood Bowl; and climaxes with the remorseful hero saying, "The Italian wasn't disgraced, Chucky--we disgraced it!" Somewhere, Jade Stallone, son of the great man and proprietor of Grindhouse Releasing, has Duke Mitchell's final masterwork, GONE WITH THE POPE, discovered in Duke's bedroom closet after his demise. Bring on THE POPE! And, God be prasied, some day bring MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE--a bootleg favorite--to the public's eye. Even Master Sam himself never went quite so cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

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