Directed by MICHAEL WINNER
Screenplay by LEWIS JOHN CARLINO
In Mafia patois a mechanic is a hit man. The titular mechanic of this misshapen thriller is Arthur Bishop (Charles Bronson), a name so bland that we must assume the producers were at pains to appease antidefamation groups of virtually every nationality. Bishop is a psychopathic Mr. Fixit, flawlessly efficient at doing in whoever has fallen out of favor with his employers. Emotionless, a loner, Bishop spends hours studying his quarry.
The first part of the movie, which concentrates mostly on Bishop's devices for dispatching his victims, is the bestcold, fast and intricate....