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Worth a one time viewing


I've never had the opportunity to see Mr. Ricco and thanks to TCM, I was able to watch it. The revenge-based script is weak, the cinematography and other technical aspects are good but not excellent, the acting from Dino's supporting cast such as Denise Nicholas and a pre-Miami Vice Phillip Michael Thomas is capable, and Dino is at his most subdued. The use of a shotgun to kill people long range as a sniper weapon instead of, for example, an M21, made no sense. A weak car chase and an unbelievable fistfight between Dino and the always excellent Thalmus Rasulala adds nothing and detracts from the picture. I was very disappointed in the film (but not in Dean) and in the bizarro ending. It wasn't the kind of movie worthy of Dean's last starring role.

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