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Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)

Lik wong (original title)
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.


(as Simon Nam)


(manga "Riki-oh"), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ka-Kui Ho ...
Yukari Ôshima ...
Huang Chaun
Kan-Wing Tsang ...
Old Ma
Sa (as Chan Kwok-Bong)
Frankie Chi-Leung Chan ...
Hai (as Chi-leung Chan)
King Chan ...
Ba Chu
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok ...
Kuang (as Philip Kwok)
Ji Keung Wong ...
Guan Dao
Kwai-Hung Wong ...
Kwok-Leung Wong ...
Manabu the Warden's Son
Kai Wing Lam ...
Wildcat Samuel
Master Zhang Shangui


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)

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

5 October 1991 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky  »

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(cut) | (unrated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mei Sheng Fan, who played the Assistant Warden, is the father of Siu-Wong Fan. See more »


In a close up of Oscar grabbing his own intestines, the blood soaking onto his chest is clearly water-like and not thick. See more »


Rikki O/Eric: You'll die mutilated today!
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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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