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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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Sergio Martino (as Martin Dolman)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mitchell Gaylord ... Scott Edwards
Daniel Greene ... Francis
Victoria Prouty Victoria Prouty ... Joanna Simpson
Donald Pleasence ... Reverend Mortom
Michi Kobi Michi Kobi ... Old Madame Luna
Roger Pretto Roger Pretto ... Lt. Morgan
Regina Rodriguez ... Young Madame Luna
Darin De Paul ... Sgt. Preston
Judy Clayton ... Sarah Mortom
Glenn Maska Glenn Maska ... Daniel
Carmen López ... Assuncion
Gregg Todd Davis Gregg Todd Davis ... Jason Mortom
Sherrie Rose ... Mary Jo
Von B. von Lindenberg Von B. von Lindenberg ... Larry
Nancy Duerr ... 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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The way which is a way, is not the ordinary way. See more »


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Rated R for sensuality, violence and some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1990 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

American Rickshaw See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Telecolor)
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pretty ludicrous storyline
30 November 2013 | by christopher-underwoodSee 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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