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King Rikki

Alternative title
Street King, The
Synopsis
A gangster version of Richard III set in contemporary Los Angeles.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2002
Duration
90 mins

Credits

Director
James Gavin Bedford
Producer
John D. Vaughan
Cinematographer
Rob Sweeney
Screenplay
Jesse Graham
Cast
Timothy Paul PerrezEduardo Ortego (King Edward IV)
Adam RodriguezAlejandro Rojas (Prince Edward (Prince of Wales))
Jon SedaRikki Ortega (Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard)
Tonantzin CarmeloAnita (Lady Anne)

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Richard III
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Gangster films

Notes

Notes
The DVD includes an interview with Jon Seda in which he speaks about the film’s relationship to Richard III.
General
US video title is The STREET KING
Reviews
An analysis of the film is contained in the essay ‘Shakespeare and the Street: Pacino’s ‘Looking for Richard’, Bedford’s ‘Street King’ and the Common Understanding’ by Thomas Cartelli in Shakespeare the Movie, II: Popularising the Plays on Film, TV, Video and DVD edited by Richard Burt and Lynda E Boose. (London: Routledge, 2003). Cartelli asserts ‘the film’s strategy is more paradic and citational than assimilative; it ‘samples’ selected aspects of Richard III without attempting to swallow the play whole’.

Production Company

Name

Mistral Pictures

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

Web
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