Ricco The Mean Machine

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Ricco The Mean Machine (1973, Italy) is a Italian Crime film directed by Tulio Demicheli.


Main Details

  • Released on August 27, 1973 (Italy)
  • Color
  • Runtime: 94 Min.
  • Directed by Tulio Demicheli
  • Written by José Gutiérrez Maesso, Mario DiNardo, Santiago Moncada
  • Starring Christopher Mitchum, Barbara Bouchet, Malisa Longo
  • Produced by Edward L. Montoro
  • Original Music by Nando De Luca
  • Cinematography by Francisco Fraile
  • Film Editing by Ángel Serrano

Plot Summary

  • 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.

Also Known As

  • Ajuste de cuentas (Spain)
  • The Cauldron of Death (USA)
  • Gangland
  • Mean Machine
  • Ricco (USA)
  • The Dirty Mob
  • Der Clan der Killer (Germany)
  • Un Tipo con una faccia strana ti cerca per ucciderti (Italy)


  • Turned loose by the law...turned on by a blonde, they butchered his family and nothing could turn him off!
  • Pray it doesn't happen to you! Tender Flesh. Burning Acid.
  • No swords, no guns, no knives, no weapons. Just a burning pool of acid!
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