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Konketsuji Rika (1972)

First film of a trilogy following the dramatic life of Rika, a half-Japanese/half-American woman who becomes the tough-as-nails leader of an all-girl crime gang.

Director:

Kô Nakahira

Writers:

Tarô Bonten (original story), Kaneto Shindô (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rika Aoki Rika Aoki ... Rica
Kazuko Nagamoto Kazuko Nagamoto ... Reiko
Masami Souda Masami Souda ... Hanako
Michi Nono Michi Nono ... Junko
Fuminori Sato Fuminori Sato ... Tetsu
Ryôhei Uchida Ryôhei Uchida ... Mr Z
Masane Tsukayama ... Numata
Yasuo Arakawa Yasuo Arakawa ... Sabu
Sotoshi Moritsuka Sotoshi Moritsuka ... Hirose
Yoshihiro Nakadai Yoshihiro Nakadai ... Tachibana
Jun Ôtomo Jun Ôtomo ... Tabuchi
Emiko Azuma Emiko Azuma ... Reform School Director
Kotoe Hatsui Kotoe Hatsui ... Middle-aged Lady
Kazuko Imai Kazuko Imai ... Kayo
Kunio Ôtsuka Kunio Ôtsuka ... Yoshikawa
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First film of a trilogy following the dramatic life of Rika, a half-Japanese/half-American woman who becomes the tough-as-nails leader of an all-girl crime gang.

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 November 1972 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Rica See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

Followed by Rica 2: Lonely Wanderer (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Rica My Girl
Music by Kyôhei Tsutsumi
Lyrics by Jun Hashimoto
Sung by Rika Aoki
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Alone and Always Out-Numbered
10 July 2016 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

Born because her Japanese mother was raped by an American soldier, "Rica" (Rika Aoki) endures a harsh childhood and gradually forms an all-girl gang who fear nothing. However, when they tangle with the Yakuza "Tachibana Gang" things don't go well for them as Rica is carted off by the police for murder while the rest of the women are brutally raped and then sold into sex slavery in Vietnam. Vowing to get even with the Tachibana Gang she escapes from the detention facility but not before earning the enmity of the leader of the female prisoners named "Reiko" (Kazuko Nagamoto). Alone and always out-numbered Rica does the best that she can as she faces countless new obstacles that stand in the way of obtaining her revenge. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this film suffered from a couple of flaws which repeated themselves throughout the movie. For example, the fight scenes were rather clumsy and could have used more attention to detail. Likewise, some of the special effects were almost laughable and in need of improvement as well. Even so, the movie wasn't too bad overall and managed to keep my attention for the most part. For that reason I rate it as about average.


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