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King Rikki (2002)

R | | Drama | 3 May 2002 (USA)
Turf wars. Violent betrayals. A family torn apart by greed and jealousy. And one man who wants to rule the gang-ravaged streets of East L.A.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Seda ... Rikki Ortega
Mario Lopez ... Juan Vallejo
Tonantzin Carmelo ... Anita (as Tonantzín Carmelo)
Tim Perez ... Eduardo Ortega (as Timothy Paul Perez)
Vincent Castellanos ... Palacios
Danny Parker-Lopes ... Casio (as Danny Lopes)
Sam Sarpong ... Louis
Alejandro Miranda Cruz ... Rafael Ortega (as Alex Miranda)
David Labiosa ... Rios
Isabella Donato Isabella Donato ... Lupe
Danielle Camastra ... Margarita Salcido
Laura Cerón ... Emalita Ortega
Liz Torres ... Mother
Manny Perez ... Jorge Ortega
Jill-Michele Melean ... Clara (as Jill-Michele Meleán)
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Storyline

In life, there's silver, and there's lead, says Rikki Ortega, as he moves to be king of the street in "Ánglio," L.A.'s east side. Older brothers and a brother-in-law are in his way. While they think they are driving out the Rojas, a local gang that runs the meth trade for bosses in Cabo San Lucas, Rikki is running an elaborate double-cross on his own family. He's not happy just to run this fratricidal con, he also wants to cash in as much as he can of one hundred kilos of crystal meth that he stole from the Rojas (and the Mexicans), seduce the girlfriend of one of his victims, and stay ahead of a cop who was a childhood friend. Will he end up with the silver? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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One Rule... His See more »

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, drugs, sexuality and language
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Trivia

There were four actors with the last name Lopez in this film: Mario Lopez, Ricki Lopez, Irene Olga Lopez and Danny Parker-Lopes. See more »

Goofs

Jon Seda's character of 'Rikki' has a scar across his face making it look like he was knifed at some point and it caught his eye also . So he has one brown eye and one blue eye. So in some scenes he has the brown/blue eye thing going on and in other scenes, it's quite obvious he has both eyes brown. See more »

Connections

Version of Richard III (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Himno Zapatista
(Traditional/Popular)
Performed by Flor del Fango
Edel Records
EMI Music Publishing France S.A.
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I liked it alot
12 March 2003 | by Max-181See all my reviews

I saw it under the title "Street King" and thought it was really inventive to have one of Shakespeare's more violent plays, Richard III, translated to hispanic urban gang war, drug trade and street politics. Jon Seda is incredibly good as the evil Rikki Ortega who kills his brothers and rivals to gain power. The movies flows and it really captured my attention. Mario Lopez doing a turn as Rikki's childhood friend who grows up to be 5-O and turf rival was even more interesting and cast against type for Lopez. Good job.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rikki the Pig See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Mistral Pictures LLC See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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