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Rice Girl (2014)

Windy Yee is a dimwitted actress desperately tries to land a big role in Director Martini's new movie, Hooker X.

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Michael Fischa

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Cat Ling (as Cheryl Ling)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pat Morita ... Peter Ong
Martin Kove ... Captain Ron Williams
Ian Lithgow ... Detective Tom Monk
Dean Haglund ... Director Martini
Cat Ling ... Windy Yee (as Cheryl Ling)
Joe Estevez ... Alan
Gregg Joseph Monk Gregg Joseph Monk ... Wayne Bang the Sheriff
Fred Toma Fred Toma ... Rahbu Fahbu
Jacqeline Jetter Jacqeline Jetter ... Madam Jaundra
Evgeniy Lazarev ... Dr. Roulette (as Yevgeni Lazarev)
Bryan Frank ... Eddie the Goldfish
Kay Billings Kay Billings ... Alice
Hillary Rosen ... Darla Ray
Dave Money Dave Money ... Eddy the Director's Assistant
Andy Gatjen ... Detective Andy Jensen
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On the roadmap to stardom, Windy Yee is mistaken by two undercover cops, played by Martin Kove and Ian Lithgow, for a real hooker. They set up a sting operation which backfires and gets the cops whipped by Pat Morita. Windy's adventure continues when she crosses the path of hot Hollywood madam, an Iraqi warlord and chased into an alley by hoodlums, she ends up in a wrestling match with a 300 lb roaring "Meathead". Who should rescue her? Written by Cheryl Monk

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For Windy Yee, a big break in Hollywood can mean big trouble.


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Country:

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Language:

English

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23 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Peter Ong: It's fried rice not flied lice, you plick!
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Aspiring actress Windy Yee's efforts to land the lead role in a major film lead to a series of madcap misadventures
14 April 2004 | by moon_jaguarSee all my reviews

Cheryl Monk's first film,"Rice Girl" is a lighthearted spoof of the standard Hollywood newbie starlet cliche. The film follows the outrageous misadventures of Windy Yee (played by Cheryl Monk), who has managed to squander the money her family sent for her education on acting lessons and is trying desperately to land a role in any film to prove to her family that her dream is worth following.

When she reads that Director Martini (Dean Haglund) is looking for the perfect actor for his new move, "Hooker X," Windy decides that this part will be the perfect opportunity for her. She hands her savings over to the worst method acting coach in the world (played by film veteran Yevgeni Lazarev), to learn the magic technique that will make her perfect for the lead in the movie. His bad advice sends her off to learn the art of acting like a hooker from a real hooker (played by the outrageously hip and sassy Kay Billings) -- and straight into the vice squad investigation being run by Detectives Tom Monk (Ian Lithgow) and Alan Long (Joe Estevez.)

The silliness continues as Windy's outrageously uptight and extremely religious roommate starts praying for her "lost sister" and turns Windy's pet goldfish, Eddie, into a guardian angel, played with gleeful panache by newcomer Bryan Frank.

This is a film that never takes itself seriously. The zany, Chuck Jones style of the physical comedy heightens the absurdity of the plot.

Featured guest appearances by veteran actors added sparkle to the movie. Pat Morita turns in one of the funniest scenes as a shopkeeper confronting Hollywood's mot incompetent bandit (newcomer Mario Gallegos,) while Martin Kove as Captain Ron Williams seemed to have a wonderful time chewing up the scenery. Lone Gunmen actor Dean Haglund closes the movie with a first-rate improved rant scene that will have you in stitches.

Enjoyable and fast-paced. Recommended for all ages.


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