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Copyright 1991 Golden Harvest
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Ricky - Young man sentenced to prison for killing a opium dealer. (Who was responsible for Ying's death.)
  • The Warden - Evil controller of the prison, he carries a pistol which makes people explode and seems to be a demon too. Turned into ground beef (literally) by Ricky.
  • The Assistant Warden - Fat and mean henchman with a glass eye and hook hand. Explodes after being shot by the Warden.
  • Huang Chan - Very deadly at martial arts and a gang boss, he is awfully feminine though. Ricky rips off or breaks all his limbs.
  • Taizan - Huge gang boss who can crush a man's skull. (see below!) Mashed under a hydraulic press after Ricky cripples him.
  • Shorty - Little gang boss who uses large spikes attached to elastic bands. Shot in the ass and explodes.
  • Hai - Tatoo wearing gang boss. Ricky punches his skull in.
  • Wild Cat, Fink, and Elephant - Bullies of the cell block. Ricky punches through Elephant and Wild Cat, he only knocks the top off of Fink's head.

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The Plot: 


Plainly amazing, we are talking heads punched in half, guys using their intestines (hanging out of their body cavity) to strangle Ricky, people exploding, and internal organs flying all over the place.

Ricky arrives in prison after killing a opium dealer, the guy had kidnapped his girlfriend and she ran off the side of a building to get away. (I never said she was intelligent.) The prison is run by a evil Warden (Away on vacation when the film begins.), his assistant, and "The Gang of Four." This gang is a group of powerful fighters who rule the inmates through fear. Now Ricky does not take kindly to their ways, fighting and killing Hai in a brutal exchange where Ricky must tie his severed tendons back together. After that the other three show up and gratuitously slaughter a few prisoners until Ricky backs down. Here is the legendary "Head Crush" scene, by the way.

Pretty soon the young warrior learns they are growing poppy in the prison. He sets fire to the crop and things really take off. The Warden returns and is quite angry about the uprising. Ricky kills the remainder of "The Gang of Four" and faces off against him, finally tossing the monster into a meat grinding machine!

I cannot say enough about the crazy number of body parts being mashed, at one point Ricky punches through the bottom of Taizan's jaw and out his mouth! On a "that is way nasty" note, the Assistant Warden keeps mints in his glass eye; it is hollow.

If you are of the hardy sort who loves crazy and bloody kung fu, this is your paradise.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Wood lathes should be used in Rhinoplasty.
  • Dead prisoners are kept handcuffed.
  • The inside of your hand is made out of styrofoam.
  • Kneecaps are ticklish.
  • Destroying gravestones is okay if it's for Kung Fu training.
  • People keep their fake eye in a glass of ice water.
  • Glass eyes are full of mints.
  • You can tie your tendons together.
  • Leaves sound just like a flute if you know how to play them.
  • You can stop someone's heart with a certain martial arts punch.
  • Prisons have rooms boobytrapped to fill with cement.
  • Cement really will turn you into stone!
  • Kung Fu masters can split a bamboo pole with their tongue. (So why are they always single?)
  • Asian women exhibit "Lemming Syndrome."
  • Straight razor blades are not food.
  • Never put your foot through a hot water heater.

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 7 mins - OUCH! (Wood lathe to the face.)
  • 8 mins - OUCH! (Block of nails through the hand into the face.)
  • 16 mins - OUCH! (Punched through the stomach.)
  • 17 mins - Where did the hole in Ricky's hand go?
  • 31 mins - Man, I would not want to get chopped with that thing.
  • 32 mins - Slow motion, this is going to suck for you buddy. OUCH! (Chopper thing to the head.)
  • 42 mins - Yeah, his fingers matched the notes he was playing...
  • 45 mins - OUCH! (Knife skinning his face.)
  • 46 mins - Does anybody stay in their cell around here?
  • 48 mins - Hehehehe! What was that goofy stuff?
  • 58 mins - OUCH! (Cane through the eye.)
  • 62 mins - OUCH! (Punch through the jaw and hand.)
  • 74 mins - Do not warn your hero that a backhoe is sneaking up on him.
  • 75 mins - OUCH! (Very large wrench to the head.)
  • 80 mins - OUCH! (Head punched in half.)

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

Green Music Note storyofricky1.wav The movie's theme music.
Green Music Note storyofricky2.wav Ricky playing a leaf. (Sure sounds like a flute to me.)

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Video Clipstoryofricky1.mpg - 1.5m
The legendary "Head Crush" scene. This is just a part of the insane goodness, there are plenty of injuries which would make trauma room nurses faint.

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Story of Ricky
Reply #9. Posted on October 28, 1999, 09:53:02 PM by
The Greatest movie of all time!
If you like Bad movies...
If you like violent kung-fu...
If you like gore...
If you like people getting smacked about the head with a monkey-wrench...
Then this, my friend, is the movie for you.
Story of Ricky
Reply #10. Posted on January 18, 2000, 10:27:45 AM by Paul Westbrook
Talk about a movie gaining a lot of attention. It was on this site, where I first heard about this film. Anybody who wants to obtain this movie, should check the video store in their area[ Try Jumbo Video) If not then try a movie store to see if they have it. Thanks moviephiles. Write to me at with movie questions, or maybe to chat about movies. Hope to hear from you soon.
Story of Ricky
Reply #11. Posted on February 02, 2000, 05:52:43 PM by Dickie Vicious
I took the advice that I read on another site where some guy said he found Ricky at Suncoast in the martial arts section. I went there and sure enough, there it was! UNCUT and UNCENSORED! This is the goriest movie that I have ever seen! And it is hilarious! The prison warden stores breathmints in his FAKE EYE! If there is a Suncoast near you, look for it there! And if they don't have it, keep fighting the good fight until you get it!
Story of Ricky
Reply #12. Posted on May 21, 2000, 12:32:40 AM by Deis Knutts
The first time i watched this movie was with my college suitemates while we were eating pizza...the food couldnt have gone down smoother and my appitite to watch this movie again and again got stronger.  Ricky Ho is amazing...A damn one man army who dont take s**t from nobody...(am i the only one that liked the the warden's son?? i thought that little fat clumsy bastard was hilarious) The only part of the movie i didnt like was when ricki had a flashback of himself and his girlfriend flying a kite instead of having a flashback of him f**kin the life outta her.
Story of Ricky
Reply #13. Posted on August 26, 2000, 04:56:54 PM by John Doe
Thank you for opening up my eyes to the story of ricky.  Thanks to you I bought the movie from you webpage.  I have now got the movie of the century in my possesion.  I loved every minute of it, (especially rickies girl friend who jumped of the building for no real reason.)  
Story of Ricky
Reply #14. Posted on November 18, 2000, 02:16:22 AM by miranda
I first saw this film on the big screen at the Incredibly Strange Film Fest in Wellington (NZ)!! Words cannot express what an experience this film is. From the initial wood-embedded-in-face-unexpectedly scene, we knew that this was something special... once it had finished, the entire audience gave it a standing ovation, stamped their feet and howled for more!! And the magical flute-leaf playing, heh. God I love this film.
Story of Ricky
Reply #15. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Anthony
This movie is great. It's so hard to find in stores..hehe wonder why.. Thanks for the site. Gotta finally show friend the head crush video.
Story of Ricky
Reply #16. Posted on June 06, 2001, 08:49:17 PM by ShogunOfPork
This is an amazing movie!!!   But why did they fill the dog with strawberry preserves?
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