|Directed by||William T. Naud|
|Produced by||William T. Naud|
|Written by||William T. Naud|
|Music by||Joel Goldsmith|
|Edited by||William T. Naud|
|Distributed by||TapeWorm (US home video)|
Ricky 1 is a 1988 American comedy film that parodies the Rocky film series. It was written, edited, produced and directed by William T. Naud (credited as Bill Naud). Many gags parody events in Rocky, but also make reference to other films such as The Godfather.
A down on his luck male stripper and gigolo, Ricky Wanero, trains to become a boxing champion and take on the Silver Shadow.
- Michael Michaud as Ricky
- Maggie Hughes as Annie
- Hawthorne James as The Champ/Silver Shadow
- Lane Montano as Vinnie
- Peter Zellers as Leon / Patton
- Jimmy Williams as Cutman / The Hitman / Arnie / Manny the Fighter
- Brent Beckett as Brutal Bruce
- Lloyd Haslip as Bruce's Manager
The film remained mostly obscure, until internet personality and filmmaker James Rolfe (best known for the Angry Video Game Nerd webseries) reviewed it as part of his mock feud with Doug Walker (Nostalgia Critic) in 2008. He panned the film for its lame jokes/visual gags, poor plot and nonsensical references that had nothing to do with the Rocky films.