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Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)

Lik wong (original title)
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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.

Director:

Ngai Choi Lam (as Simon Nam)

Writers:

Tetsuya Saruwatari (manga "Riki-oh"), Masahiko Takajo (manga "Riki-oh") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Siu-Wong Fan ... Riki-Oh Saiga
Mei Sheng Fan ... Cyclops Dan
Ka-Kui Ho ... The Warden
Yukari Ôshima ... Huang Chaun
Kan-Wing Tsang Kan-Wing Tsang ... Old Ma
Kwok-Pong Chan ... Sa (as Chan Kwok-Bong)
Kôichi Sugisaki ... Taizan
Frankie Chi-Leung Chan ... Hai (as Chi-leung Chan)
King Chan King Chan ... Ba Chu
Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok ... Kuang (as Philip Kwok)
Ji Keung Wong Ji Keung Wong ... Guan Dao
Kwai-Hung Wong Kwai-Hung Wong ... Shorty
Kwok-Leung Wong Kwok-Leung Wong ... Manabu the Warden's Son
Kai Wing Lam Kai Wing Lam ... Wildcat Samuel
Tetsurô Tanba ... Master Zhang Shangui
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Storyline

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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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

9 April 1992 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cut) | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The white pills that the warden eats are to stop him from "Hulking" out. See more »

Goofs

The way Oscar flies in two shots, while fighting Ricky. See more »

Quotes

Asst. Warden: He tied his own tendons!
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Alternate Versions

Two versions were released in Germany: the complete unrated version released by Screen Power & Pentagramm and an edited version (ca. 9 minuted shorter) by New East Video which has a JK/SPIO approval. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Terror Firmer (1999) See more »

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Ultra-gory and mega-funny!
27 December 2001 | by DJ InfernoSee all my reviews

This film could be seen as the Chinese version of "Braindead" aka "Dead Alive": a Bruce Lee-like guy named Ricky, who´s talented with supernatural powers, fights his way through a corrupt prison and leaves a trail of blood and guts behind him. For sure, "Story of Ricky" is a very violent and gory flick, but everything in it is so exaggerated that no one should take it too serious: there is gut-strangulation, people in a meat grinder and for the showdown the leader of the prison mutates to a giant Kung Fu-fighting monster..! However, this film is so funny that you will laugh your heads off! Larded with typical Asian humor "Story of Ricky" is one of the definite cult movies that were shot in the last decade! If you had fun with it, try also to find director Ngai Kai Lam´s Indiana Jones-fantasy-action-gore-adventure "The Seventh Curse" (Check out the review which I wrote under my former pseudonym "Daywalker"..!) starring Chow Yun Fat, which contains nearly the same plenty of gore and curious ideas as this one has! Two great films that would make a great double-feature!! Check´em out!!!


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