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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"), Ngai Choi Lam (screenplay) | 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 | 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

Runtime:

(cut) | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mei Sheng Fan, who played the Assistant Warden, is the father of Siu-Wong Fan. See more »

Goofs

When Ricky punches down the prison wall, the wires pulling the chunks of debris are clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Rikki O/Eric: I'll finish both of you bastards today!
[punches half an inmate's head off]
Rikki O/Eric: [to the Assistant Warden] Now it's your turn!
[punches him so hard, the AW's remaining eye comes out]
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Alternate Versions

In the English dubbed version, several character names were changed from the original Chinese version (in parenthesis): Ricki-Oh (Ricky Ho), Hai (Oscar), Huang Chaun (Rogan), Taizan (Tarzan), Shorty (Brandon), Elephant (Zorro), Wildcat (Samuel). See more »

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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #14 (2017) See more »

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Ludicrously excessive Hong Kong classic
16 February 2006 | by fertilecelluloidSee all my reviews

Ngai Kai Lam, the director of the first and best "Erotic Ghost Story", captained this magnificent gore- and fight-fest set in an unconventional Hong Kong prison. It is so gleefully over-the-top that it exists in its own ludicrous stratosphere and is one of the most memorable Hong Kong exploitation films ever made. Siu-Wong Fan is terrific as Riki-oh, a meditative lad who is imprisoned for defending his girlfriend's honor. Possessing almost supernatural strength and fighting prowess, he is forced to fight The Gang of Four, a bunch of crazy, imprisoned superhero types who appear to control the prison's inmates with the approval of the corrupt, one-eyed assistant aarden (Mui Sang Fan), keeper of a massive porno mag collection and owner of a screw-on hook he uses to cart human trash away. The blood-soaked scenes of violence are hilarious and grotesque. Guts are ripped from a man's stomach and used to strangle him. Birds peck out an eyeball. Heads are squashed until they explode. Ricki even knocks down a prison wall with one nasty punch. Originally a Japanese manga (and there's an animated version, too), "The Story of Ricky" has a great, bombastic score, ultra-bloody effects, operatic performances, and a fat Japanese boy, too. It all adds up to top notch entertainment for the whole family.


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