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Mr. Ricco (1975)

A San Francisco attorney (Dean Martin) is hired to defend a black militant accused of murder.

Director:

Paul Bogart

Writers:

Robert Hoban (screenplay), Ed Harvey (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Martin ... Joe Ricco
Eugene Roche ... George Cronyn
Thalmus Rasulala ... Frankie Steele
Denise Nicholas ... Irene Mapes
Cindy Williams ... Jamison
Geraldine Brooks ... Katherine Fremont
Philip Michael Thomas ... Purvis Mapes (as Philip Thomas)
George Tyne ... Lt. Barrett
Robert Sampson ... Justin
Michael Gregory ... Tanner
Joseph Hacker ... Markham
Frank Puglia ... Uncle Enzo
Ellaraino Ellaraino ... Sally (as Ella Edwards)
Rose Gregorio Rose Gregorio ... Angela
Nicky Blair Nicky Blair ... Nino
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Storyline

A San Francisco attorney (Dean Martin) is hired to defend a black militant accused of murder.

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The only thing people hate more than a cop killer... Is the lawyer who gets him off. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ricco See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Frank Puglia's final movie role. He died later the same year 'Mr Ricco' was released, 1975. See more »

Quotes

Joe Ricco: It's a long jump, George.
George Cronyn: Yeah, and it gets more tempting every year!
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Connections

Referenced in E! True Hollywood Story: Dean Martin (1999) See more »

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Tired Hack Job from All Involved…Dean Martin's Last Starring Role
1 September 2016 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

The Only Reason for a Dean Martin Fan to seek out this Unremarkable Movie is to See Dino in His Last Starring Role in a Major Motion Picture. Dean, as well as the Film itself, is not a Pretty Picture.

Gone is the Playful Playboy, Gone is the Charming Boozer, Gone is the Suave Aloofness of His Persona that was a Schict He Employed for most of His Career, Gone is the sometimes Very Effective Dramatic Actor, Gone Baby Gone, as witnessed here, is Dean Martin.

The Movie is a Bland, Boring, Turgid Story of a Lawyer and Defender of the Underdog that is Never Quite Fleshed Out. It's a Clunky Film with a TV Look and at times is Unprofessionally Acted, Shot, and Edited.

There is a Twist Ending that Falls Flat as is most of the Movie and the Characters within. Humorous Scenes Bomb, the Mystery is Muddled, the Action is Pedestrian, and none of it is the Least Bit Intriguing. This Thing can be Summed UP in One Word......Tired.

A Film Best Forgotten and Ignored, because there is Nothing to See Here that is the Least Bit Pleasant and Borderline Embarrassing for Anyone Involved in the Production.


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