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American risciò (1990)

A Miami college student finds himself framed for the murder of an evangelist's son. He hooks up with an Asian witch and a stripper to find the real killer and clear his name.

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... Scott Edwards
... Francis
Victoria Prouty ... Joanna Simpson
... Reverend Mortom
Michi Kobi ... Old Madame Luna
Roger Pretto ... Lt. Morgan
... Young Madame Luna
... Sgt. Preston
... Sarah Mortom
Glenn Maska ... Daniel
... Assuncion
Gregg Todd Davis ... Jason Mortom
... Mary Jo
Von B. von Lindenberg ... Larry
... TV announcer
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A Miami college student finds himself framed for the murder of an evangelist's son. He hooks up with an Asian witch and a stripper to find the real killer and clear his name.

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17 May 1990 (West Germany)  »

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pretty ludicrous storyline
30 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

'American Rickshaw' on my disc but even with its Italian title, 'American Riscio', it would be no better. Directed by prolific and usually reliable, Sergio Martino, this suffers from weak and mostly inexperienced cast and pretty ludicrous storyline. Male lead, Mitch Gaylord is famous for having been the 1984 US Olympic gymnast champion and his female counterpart is unknown Victoria Prouty, who does well enough compared to everyone else but is asked to play a lap dancer despite a most modest chest. Actually, this begins fairly well and remains quirky throughout but things start to go wrong with appalling police representation and then this Chinese mumbo jumbo which becomes more prominent as the film progresses. We also get a spluttering performance from, always willing but not always able, Donald Pleasence as an evangelical nutter preacher, gone very wrong.


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