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Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
"Lik Wong" (original title)

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A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system.

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(as Simon Nam)

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(manga "Riki-oh"), (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
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Mei Sheng Fan ...
Assistant Warden (as Faan Mooi Saang)
Ka-Kui Ho ...
Yukari Ôshima ...
Yomi - Huang Chaun
Chi-leung Chan ...
Narumi - Hai
Tetsurô Tanba ...
Master Zhang Shan-Gui
Gloria Yip ...
Keiko - Riki's Girlfriend
Philip Kwok ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Lung Biu ...
Yiu-Sing Cheung ...
Ling Chi-Hung ...
Chi-Shing Chiu ...
Kwok-Ping Choi ...
Choi Gin-Shing ...
William Ho Ka-Kui ...
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The story is set in the year of 2001 in a prison owned by a major company. A new prisoner sees his friends being harassed and killed by the guards and seeks his revenge. Written by Martin Blom <Martin.Blom@hks.se>

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The Greatest Hong Kong Martial Arts Action Revenge Gore-Soaked Prision Breakout Love Story Cult Film of 1991 Ever Put on DVD!!! (2010 Media Blasters Remastered DVD Edition)


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Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for some drug content | See all certifications »

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One scene required Siu-Wong Fan and Yukari Ôshima to exchange lines while standing close to a raging fire. Siu-Wong, doused with water for protection, was horrified when he noticed Ôshima's exposed neck literally smoking and blistering from the heat. When he asked her why she didn't move, she reportedly replied, "You weren't done with your lines, so I had to wait for the cut." Amazed by her professionalism, he referred to her in future interviews as "amazing Yukari." See more »

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When Ricky punches down the prison wall, the wires pulling the chunks of debris are clearly visible. See more »

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Ricki Oh: Rogan's kung fu is unorthodox.
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References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »

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hilarious, gory B-movie fun
6 January 2000 | by (roanoke, va) – See all my reviews

this movie ranks up there with Dead Alive a.k.a. Braindead in terms of the audacity of the images being served up. granted the gore effects are cheesy, but the sheer magnitude and energy (not to mention fantastically bad dubbing) make this one of the best b-movies i've ever seen in the martial arts genre, and that's saying a lot. i loved how Ricky got his butt kicked in every scene and then would proceed to win the match with just one punch. the results of this one punch are shown in super-gory detail as it usually involves people being disembowled or graphically disfigured.

anybody who loves the so-bad-they're-great genre of films and has a tolerance for extreme violence and gore should check this movie immediately.

(incidently, the head crushing scene is the same scene that they used to show on the 5-questions segment of the craig kilborn era The Daily Show.)


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