Despite having delightful early roles for mobster stock players Frank Vincent and Joe Pesci, who were already typecast at the very beginnings of their respective identical careers, the main character in "Death Collector" is a lunkheaded Joe Cortese, an ostensible non-actor with the charisma of a car wash attendant. His is the archetypal character arc of Scarface and Little Caesar, only he is much more of an irredeemable dick than any of his counterparts. Pesci and Vincent stay on the sidelines, say very little, and are dispatched with lightning speed.
There is little here to recommend save for some inspired fight choreography and the obligatory nihilistic ending. Hey guys, you wouldn't believe it, but I learned something today: crime doesn't pay! "Death Collector" made me a better person. My life's ambition used to be to shake down fools for cash and hang out in greasy-spoon Italian restaurants, but now I think I'll become a productive member of society instead.