The Mean Machine AKA Ricco: The Mean Machine (1973) - Monterey Home Video [Big Box]
“The second son of legendary Hollywood tough guy Robert Mitchum, Christopher Mitchum launched his acting career in the 1960s, appearing in several John Wayne westerns and no-budget efforts like BIGFOOT (1970). Traveling to Europe to star in THE SUMMERTIME KILLER, a violent revenge flick, proved to be a great career move, and Mitchum landed consistent work in largely Spanish-produced exploitation programmers. His 1973 vehicle, RICCO (aka MEAN MACHINE) is actually a Spanish/Italian co-production mimicking the formula of recent U.S. action/crime flicks, namely DIRTY HARRY and THE GODFATHER.
Tall, blonde and youthful Ricco (Chris Mitchum) is released from prison after two years, only to learn that his father has been murdered by mob boss Don Vito (Arthur Kennedy). If that wasn’t bad enough, the Don has also coveted Ricco’s beautiful girlfriend Rosa (Malisa Longo), so naturally, he goes on a quest to find her whereabouts, punching out and karate chopping a number of thugs in the process. Ricco also befriends the red-haired lovely, Scilla (Barbara Bouchet), the niece of a counterfeiter. When Ricco and Scilla heist a bag of money belonging to the Don, it’s all-out revenge time by the head of the mafia and Ricco lashes back as a one-man mean machine.” - www.dvddrive-in.com