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Ricco (1973)

After 2 years in prison Ricco is released and on a path of vengeance. His father, the head of a mafia family, is gunned down by the ambitious Don Vito and now Ricco is looking to settle the score.

Director:

Tulio Demicheli

Writers:

José Gutiérrez Maesso (screenplay) (as José G. Maesso), José Gutiérrez Maesso (story) (as José G. Maesso) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Mitchum ... Ricco Aversi
Barbara Bouchet ... Scilla
Malisa Longo ... Rosa
Eduardo Fajardo ... Cyrano
Manuel Zarzo ... Tony
José María Caffarel ... The Marsigliese
Ángel Álvarez ... Giuseppe Calogero
Arthur Kennedy ... Don Vito
Paola Senatore ... Concetta Aversi
Luis Induni ... Ricco's father
Tomás Blanco
Víctor Israel ... Checana, the nightclub owner
José Canalejas
Luigi Antonio Guerra Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Concetta's husband
Rina Franchetti Rina Franchetti ... Ricco's mother
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Storyline

After 2 years in prison Ricco is released and on a path of vengeance. His father, the head of a mafia family, is gunned down by the ambitious Don Vito and now Ricco is looking to settle the score.

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Pray it doesn't happen to you! See more »


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Country:

Spain | Italy

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

April 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gangland See more »

Filming Locations:

Turin, Piedmont, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The cast and crew ate lunch at the gas station restaurant used in this film. See more »

Quotes

Don Vito: Don't you know by now, I can't stand soap? Or men that sweat?
[holding a bar of soap]
Don Vito: You know how they make this? Caustic soda, a few drops of perfume, and animal fat. One more mistake and I turn you into this. The two of you.
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Great Italian crime thriller.
19 October 2003 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Rico Aversi(Christopher Mitchum)is the son of a murdered mafia chief,who is slowly engulfed by a world of forgery and drugs in order to avenge his father's slaying.His adversary,Don Vito(an excellent Arthur Kennedy,who never achieved the recognition he deserved),is cruel,vicious and has years of gangland experience on his side.Here is a battle of wits,blood and violence that ends in a powerful and dramatic climax."Mean Machine" is a memorable Italian crime thriller.It has wall-to-wall nudity(supplied by Malisa Longo and Barbara Bouchet),plenty of gunplay and some nasty bits of gore for example the castration scene.The film is pretty hard to find,but you should search for it.My rating:7 out of 10.


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