First film of a trilogy following the dramatic life of Rika, a half-Japanese/half-American woman who becomes the tough-as-nails leader of an all-girl crime gang.

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Rika Aoki ...
Rica
Kazuko Nagamoto ...
Reiko
Masami Souda ...
Hanako
Michi Nono ...
Junko
Fuminori Sato ...
Tetsu
Ryôhei Uchida ...
Mr Z
Masane Tsukayama ...
Numata
Yasuo Arakawa ...
Sabu
Sotoshi Moritsuka ...
Hirose
Yoshihiro Nakadai ...
Tachibana
Jun Ôtomo ...
Tabuchi
Emiko Azuma ...
Reform School Director
Kotoe Hatsui ...
Middle-aged Lady
Kazuko Imai ...
Kayo
Kunio Ôtsuka ...
Yoshikawa
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First film of a trilogy following the dramatic life of Rika, a half-Japanese/half-American woman who becomes the tough-as-nails leader of an all-girl crime gang.

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Action | Crime | Drama

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26 November 1972 (Japan)  »

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Rica  »

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Followed by Rica 2: Lonely Wanderer (1973) See more »

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Rica My Girl
Music by Kyôhei Tsutsumi
Lyrics by Jun Hashimoto
Sung by Rika Aoki
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Wacky, fast paced and a lot of fun
14 February 2010 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Honestly, a pretty bad movie, but it's an extremely enjoyable bad movie, reaching a B-movie glory that you don't get to see too often. Rika Aoki, playing a character of the same name (Americanized on the DVD to "Rica"), stars as the leader of a delinquent girl gang so popular in these pinky movies of the late '60s and '70s. After accidentally killing a yakuza, she gets sent to juvie. Her gang gets kidnapped and sold into sex slavery for American soldiers in Vietnam. Rica also has to deal with a yakuza chick rival in the clink. The plot of this thing flies in every direction. It's insane just how much stuff happens. It never stops to take a breath, just rushing madly toward its insane climax. Aoki isn't especially attractive (if she was, I wouldn't hesitate to call this one of my favorite pinky flicks), but you get used to her after a while and she's kind of cute. She's pretty awesome even if she's not a supermodel. For what it is, Rica is a pretty great experience. Ko Nakahira formerly directed the youth picture Crazed Fruit. Auteurists seeking similar should be warned against this one.


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