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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.


(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)  »

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Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky  »

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Ludicrously excessive Hong Kong classic
16 February 2006 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

Ngai Kai Lam, the director of the first and best "Erotic Ghost Story", captained this magnificent gore- and fight-fest set in an unconventional Hong Kong prison. It is so gleefully over-the-top that it exists in its own ludicrous stratosphere and is one of the most memorable Hong Kong exploitation films ever made. Siu-Wong Fan is terrific as Riki-oh, a meditative lad who is imprisoned for defending his girlfriend's honor. Possessing almost supernatural strength and fighting prowess, he is forced to fight The Gang of Four, a bunch of crazy, imprisoned superhero types who appear to control the prison's inmates with the approval of the corrupt, one-eyed assistant aarden (Mui Sang Fan), keeper of a massive porno mag collection and owner of a screw-on hook he uses to cart human trash away. The blood-soaked scenes of violence are hilarious and grotesque. Guts are ripped from a man's stomach and used to strangle him. Birds peck out an eyeball. Heads are squashed until they explode. Ricki even knocks down a prison wall with one nasty punch. Originally a Japanese manga (and there's an animated version, too), "The Story of Ricky" has a great, bombastic score, ultra-bloody effects, operatic performances, and a fat Japanese boy, too. It all adds up to top notch entertainment for the whole family.

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