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Ricky 1 (1988)

R | | Comedy, Sport
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 ...
Angela
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The Champ (Silver Shadow) (as James Herbert)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brent Beckett
James Herbert
Bob Swain ...
Stunt Man
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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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It does to boxing what Airplane did to flying.

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Comedy | Sport

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Ricky 1 ¡Qué duro es ganar!  »

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Trivia

The film remained mostly obscure, until internet personality and filmmaker James Rolfe (famous for The Angry Video Game Nerd) reviewed it as part of his mock feud with Doug Walker (The Nostalgia Critic) in 2008. He panned the film for its weak comedy, poor plot and nonsensical references. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Featured in The Angry Video Game Nerd: Ricky 1 Review (2008) See more »

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It's Hot In Heaven
Produced and written by
Ross Vannelli
Performed by
Ross Vannelli & Marietta Waters
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What Disaster Movie would have looked like back in the 80's
2 January 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Seriously, who thought of a spoof of Rocky? It's like spoofing the Bourne series and calling it The Bourne Retardation. Like the Rocky films, it revolves around a regular schmoe who receives an opportunity to fight it out with the champion of the world. When people wonder why it went right to video and never entered theatres, it's because the film was so bad. no one would want to waste 90 minutes of their valuable time watching some bad acting rolled into a bad film. Wouldn't someone prefer to dance on that giant piano from Big with Robert Loggia? Wouldn't someone prefer to drink a lot of Red Bull and watch the news? I know i would if it prevented me from watching this film again And to think, they thought they could say it was better than the Airplane! movies. So if you're curiously wandering around a video store and stumble across this film, yell WITCH!, run in a circle three times, then grab it and light it on fire. Ricky 1 1/10


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