Ricco the Mean Machine

Ricco the Mean Machine (Italian: Un tipo con una faccia strana ti cerca per ucciderti, Spanish: Ajuste de cuentas, also known as The Cauldron of Death and The Dirty Mob) is a 1973 Italian-Spanish crime-thriller film directed by Tulio Demicheli and starring Christopher Mitchum and Barbara Bouchet.[1] It became a cult film because of its violent and gory scenes, including a graphic castration.[2] The US title was actually a misspelling of the main character's name Rico.[2]

Ricco the Mean Machine
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Directed byTulio Demicheli
Written byMario Di Nardo
Sebastiano Moncada
José G. Maesso
StarringChristopher Mitchum
Barbara Bouchet
Music byNando De Luca
CinematographyFrancisco Fraile
Release date
  • 1973 (1973)




  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876059695.
  2. ^ a b Roberto Curti (22 October 2013). Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980. McFarland, 2013. ISBN 978-0786469765.

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