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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 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
Alex 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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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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Shakespeare's Richard the Third in 21st Century Los Angeles. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, drugs, sexuality and language
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Trivia

Two actors who played brothers "Eduardo & Jorge Ortega" on screen, ironically have the same last name in real life but are not brothers in real: Timothy Paul Perez (Eduardo Ortega) and Manny Perez (Jorge Ortega). 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 Masterpiece Playhouse: Richard III (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Adagio del Ray
A. Costandino
Arranged by R. Donez
Performed by José Souc
Grand Julia Music Publishing Inc.
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Violent Family Drama
11 July 2018 | by FalconeerSee all my reviews

Using a unique style of having the protagonist speak directly to the audience, "Street King" is a modern retelling of Shakespeare's "Richard III," set in Gangland L.A. Jon Seda is perfect as Rikki, the gang leader who is carrying a vicious grudge, against the entire world, especially his family. As a child, his mother gave him away to relatives because she couldn't afford another mouth to feed. He returns and, under the guise of familial loyalty, he methodically, "dispatches" each brother who ranks higher than him, as he climbs the ranks of Gangland royalty, to top spot. This film is not for all tastes, and very "un-Hollywood." The main character has absolutely no redeeming qualities, honor or moral compass. He is the definitive "sociopath." This means there is nobody at all to root for, or even to relate to, unless you yourself, are also a sociopath. But J. Sena has so much damn charisma, that he pulls off the impossible, in that he still manages to charm the viewer, even as he is killing off his own family! No, this is not a mainstream film, and it's doubtful the film makers thought this would make any profit whatsoever. But that is somehow commendable. I imagine "Street King" must have a cult following within the gang community, specifically because of it's accurate portrayal of gang mentality, and of this utter lack of respect for human life. Violent and misogynistic, this ultra-low budget movie is definitely worth a look, especially for the off-the-rails performance of Jon Seda, who has 100 times more sex appeal and talent than 100 Johhny Depps..


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Language:

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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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Mistral Pictures LLC See more »
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