Ricco the Mean Machine (1973)





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Movie Info

Robert Mitchum's son Christopher heads the cast of this Italian melodrama. Despite the horrific title, the film is actually a Mafia yarn. Arthur Kennedy shows up as a WASP-ish Godfather type, while Barbara Bouchet is the love interest. The presence of Hollywood names in the cast was supposed to create a market for Cauldron of Death in the U.S. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Classics , Drama , Horror
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Christopher Mitchum
as Ray Casster
Arthur Kennedy
as Don Avito
Karl Malden
as John Kiley
Claudine Auger
as Michele Dobvien
Olivia Hussey
as Tonia Alfredi
Raf Vallone
as Lazaro Alfredi
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Critic Reviews for Ricco the Mean Machine

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Is trash, but trash you can feel good about watching...

February 28, 2008
Film Threat

Ricco the Mean Machine is a throwback to when men could smack women around if they talked back too loud. In other words, it has a broad appeal to cultural anthropologists, ironic hipsters, bad movie buffs, and chauvinist pigs.

Full Review… | January 30, 2008
Slant Magazine

If you're feeling nostalgic for some 1970s Euro-sleaze, Ricco the Mean Machine is a guilty pleasure for stoners eager to revisit the land of shag carpeting, bellbottoms, and free love.

Full Review… | January 30, 2008
Slant Magazine

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Full Review… | March 10, 2003
Austin Chronicle

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