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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.


Ngai Choi Lam (as Simon Nam)


Tetsuya Saruwatari (manga "Riki-oh"), Ngai Choi Lam (screenplay) | 1 more credit »



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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


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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Hong Kong | USA | Japan

Release Date:

5 October 1991 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Technical Specs


(cut) | (unrated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Obvious usage of dummy heads or faces for the violence. See more »


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 »


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Kick Ass Kung Fu/Gore Flick
13 September 2005 | by EVOL666See all my reviews

STORY OF RICKY is a really fun, gory mix of kung-fu action, horror and comedy all in one. The deal: Ricky is sent to prison after he kills the guys that murder his girlfriend. Ricky gets on the wrong side of the corrupt prison guards and inmates that run the prison when he champions the causes of the weaker inmates...But little do the enemies know that Ricky is a comic-bookesque beast of a fighter - and he proceeds to prove his skills in several gory (and oftentimes hilarious) fight scenes. The acting is ridiculous, the Fx are mostly cheesy, the English language dub is so horrible it's hilarious (and honestly one of the best parts of the film...), and an ending that is completely retarded, STORY OF RICKY is just plain fun. Plenty of the red stuff to keep the goreheads happy, and anyone who enjoys B-movies should really appreciate this one. definitely recommended 8 1/2 out of 10

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