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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.


(as Simon Nam)


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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mei Sheng Fan ...
Ka-Kui Ho ...
Yukari Ôshima ...
Huang Chaun
Kan-Wing Tsang ...
Old Ma
Kwok-Pong Chan ...
Sa (as Chan Kwok-Bong)
Kôichi Sugisaki ...
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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The shelf behind the assistant warden's office are filled with pornography films. See more »


When one of the guys has a meat cleaver swung to the face, the cut out piece is obviously visible before it hits the guy's face. See more »


Riki-Oh Saiga: [to Oscar] If I don't kill you, you won't quit, will you?
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Followed by Super Powerful Man (2005) See more »

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Ultra-gory and mega-funny!
27 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This film could be seen as the Chinese version of "Braindead" aka "Dead Alive": a Bruce Lee-like guy named Ricky, who´s talented with supernatural powers, fights his way through a corrupt prison and leaves a trail of blood and guts behind him. For sure, "Story of Ricky" is a very violent and gory flick, but everything in it is so exaggerated that no one should take it too serious: there is gut-strangulation, people in a meat grinder and for the showdown the leader of the prison mutates to a giant Kung Fu-fighting monster..! However, this film is so funny that you will laugh your heads off! Larded with typical Asian humor "Story of Ricky" is one of the definite cult movies that were shot in the last decade! If you had fun with it, try also to find director Ngai Kai Lam´s Indiana Jones-fantasy-action-gore-adventure "The Seventh Curse" (Check out the review which I wrote under my former pseudonym "Daywalker"..!) starring Chow Yun Fat, which contains nearly the same plenty of gore and curious ideas as this one has! Two great films that would make a great double-feature!! Check´em out!!!

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