Ricky 1 (1988)

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In this parody of the Rocky films, Ricky Wanero is a male gigolo and stripper who sets out to beat "The Champ" in the boxing ring.


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Credited cast:
Michael Michaud ...
Ricky Wanero
Maggie Hughes ...
The Champ (Silver Shadow) (as James Herbert)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brent Beckett
James Herbert
Bob Swain ...
Stunt Man
Jimmy Williams ...
(as Jon Chaney)


In this parody of the Rocky films, Ricky Wanero is a male gigolo and stripper who sets out to beat "The Champ" in the boxing ring.

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It does to boxing what Airplane did to flying.




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Ricky 1 ¡Qué duro es ganar!  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When Ricky gets up at 4:26 AM, he hits the snooze button, and the clock reads 12:00. See more »


Ricky Wanero: I can't fight the Champ. The Champ's the greatest.
Stunt Man: Well, beat him and you're gonna beat the greatest!
Ricky Wanero: I can't beat the Champ.
Stunt Man: Why?
Ricky Wanero: He's the Champ!
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Spoofs The Godfather (1972) See more »


The Heart To Win
Produced, written and performed by
Ross Vannelli
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Academy Award Candidate
6 December 2004 | by (Hopewell,New Jersey) – See all my reviews

This is whats frustrating about the academy award process in Hollywood...how Guy Hutchinson's performance could be overlooked..is astounding. This actor captures all of compassion and pity of the fool...that he is portraying. I guess because this was'nt a box office success...that sadly a good piece of work like this is overlooked again....just like Wayne in Genghis Khan and Nolte in the Hulk...we look at the revenue of a movie and not the quality. At times throughout this movie..... I just couldn't believe that it was actually a movie and not a reality show...thats how deeply this movie affected me and my family. Sometimes I think we as film goer's are more interested in the money spent on the film and not the overall movement in the bowels of depth that the actors are capable of accomplishing.

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