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Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
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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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(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 ...
Chi-Shing Chiu ...
Kin-Shing Choi ...
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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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The film takes place in 2001. See more »

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The film is presumably set somewhere in Asia, but the sign for the prison seen during the opening credits reads "Establecimiento Prisional Masculino," which is Spanish. See more »

Quotes

Asst. Warden: Tarzan! You're really useless! I was betting on you!
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Referenced in Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) See more »

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A Freaky Movie
13 March 2000 | by (Syracuse, NY) – See all my reviews

"Riki Oh" is a frightening piece of work. Some of the bizarrest stuff ever put on celluloid to my knowledge. Every single frame is bursting with insanity and confusion. Don't even try to understand it, you might as well try to divide large numbers in your head for an hour and a half.

Riki is a very hunky prisoner in a future where corporations control everything. I know this information because the producers felt it necessary to put this in TWO different captions at the start of the film. Just so we know.

Young Riki gets into a lot of trouble both with the guards and his fellow inmates. This allows him to rip his shirt off a lot and expose his flexed chest (Seriously, the guy takes his shirt about once every thirty seconds. He puts it back on just so he can take it off again.).

Somehow Riki was given supernatural powers that really help in a prison riot. You see Riki can punch through just about anything, be it animal, mineral or vegetable. He punches through walls, desks, pipes, bars, and lots of human bodies. Yes that's correct, he punches through people. Their arms, legs, stomachs, and sometimes heads.

This excessive violence lends the film to excessive gore. We're talking spilled jugs of Kool-Aid excessive. And you get to see it all; although the worst gore is rarely on screen for more than a split second. Still you get to see a guy eat razors, a person explode like a balloon and one guy get put in a huge meat grinder. Yummy!

The copy I saw was dubbed, and that only added to the fun. I recommend this movie, solely for goofing on it. Otherwise, it is a very bad film. Only for those with a good sense of humor. You have been warned.


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