Mr. Ricco 48 years old

Mr. Ricco

Accused murderer Frankie Steele walks free, thanks to the efforts of San Francisco defense lawyer Joe Ricco. Then a pair of cop killings strikes the city. All signs point to the newly released Steele as the perpetrator. Has Ricco sprung a killer? Dean Martin keeps his affable ease but abandons his hipster Matt Helm-series swagger to portray Ricco in his final leading-role film, a whodunit mystery set in the city that also was the gritty center of action for the era’s Bullitt and Dirty Harry. Convinced that Steele isn’t behind the murders, Ricco launches an inquiry and runs up against a police lieutenant assigned to birddog him, evidence planted by a racist cop and several assassination attempts on Ricco himself. As the mystery deepens, so does the danger. And behind it all is someone the attorney never suspected. The pre-Laverne & Shirley Cindy Williams plays Ricco’s office assistant.


Mr. Ricco Cast

Name Character
Cindy Williams She was 27, now 76 years old as Jamison
Philip Michael Thomas He was 25, now 74 years old as Purvis Mapes (as Philip Thomas)
Geraldine Brooks She was 19, 21 years old when she died as Katherine Fremont
Dean Martin He was 57, 78 years old when he died as Joe Ricco
Denise Nicholas She was 30, now 79 years old as Irene Mapes
Eugene Roche He was 46, 75 years old when he died as George Cronyn
Thalmus Rasulala He was 35, 51 years old when he died as Frankie Steele
Dennis Lee Smith as Officer Hanley

Mr. Ricco Crew

Name Department
Herman A. Blumenthal as Art Direction. He was 58 (69) years old when He died Art
Paul Bogart as Director. He was 55 (92) years old when He died Directing
Frank Stanley as Director of Photography. He was 52 (77) years old when He died Camera
Chico Hamilton as Original Music Composer. He was 53 (92) years old when He died Sound
Michael S. McLean as Editor. He was 32 (now 80) years old Editing
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Mr. Ricco (48 years)

  • Release day: Friday, January 31, 1975
  • Runtime: 98 minutes