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Ricky 1 (1988)

In this parody of the Rocky films, Ricky Wanero is a male gigolo and stripper who sets out to beat "The Champ" in the boxing ring.


William T. Naud (as Bill Naud)


William T. Naud (as Bill Naud)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Michaud Michael Michaud ... Ricky Wanero
Maggie Hughes Maggie Hughes ... Angela
Hawthorne James ... The Champ (Silver Shadow) (as James Herbert)
Lane Montano Lane Montano ... Vinnie
Peter Zellers Peter Zellers ... Leon / Patton
Jimmy Williams ... Cutman / The Hitman / Arnie / Manny the Fighter (as Jon Chaney)
Vince Conrad Vince Conrad ... Trainer #1
Turk Brandy Turk Brandy ... Trainer #2
Bevis Faversham Bevis Faversham ... Trainer #3 (as Bevis A. Faversham)
Brent Beckett Brent Beckett ... Brutal Bruce
Lloyd Haslip Lloyd Haslip ... Bruce's Manager
Bill Slayton Bill Slayton ... Referee #1
Yvonne Moore Yvonne Moore ... Champ's Girl
Fred Spelling Fred Spelling ... Referee #2
Steve Welles ... Paul Glib


In this parody of the Rocky films, Ricky Wanero is a male gigolo and stripper who sets out to beat "The Champ" in the boxing ring.

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It does to boxing what Airplane did to flying.


Comedy | Sport


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Release Date:

1989 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Heart to Win See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was shot in 1983, but wasn't released until 1988. See more »


When Ricky gets up at 4:26 AM, he hits the snooze button, and the clock reads 12:00. See more »


[repeated line]
Ricky Wanero: Don't be negative.
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Crazy Credits

P.S. ... IT'S A BOY!! See more »


Featured in The Angry Video Game Nerd: Ricky 1 Review (2008) See more »


It's Hot in Heaven
Produced and written by Ross Vannelli
Performed by Ross Vannelli & Marietta Waters
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Trash, no wonder no one knows about it!
29 July 2008 | by jackula_zSee all my reviews

I would have never have even known about the film if it weren't for the ever famous James Rolf reviewing it, this is... Terrible! The jokes are as about as lame and cheap shot as the ones in Epic Movie, this is what a 80's Selzter and Frieberg film with no budget would be like! I'm surprised they even released this film, with a budget of about $20 I still doubt it made a profit.

I think what makes this worse is films like these are getting a budget today, even if the film disributors gave them a "$20" budget they're still stupid, did the creators really think the viewers would laugh at immature Sex and anti-religious jokes?

Conclusion: Awful -Cybersaur

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