Ronnie Ricketts co-stars with international martial arts expert in "One Percent Full"

by Dinno Erece
Sep 28, 2007
Ronnie Ricketts (left) will act opposite Burton Richardson (right) in the action-drama movie One Percent Full, which will premiere on October 10.

The upcoming action-drama-comedy film One Percent Full will star Ronnie Ricketts and international martial arts expert Burton Richardson. This co-production venture between Ronnie's Rocketts Films and Burton's Fat-Free Productions will open in theaters starting October 10.

Burton is a martial arts expert who is a certified instructor of Jet Lee's Jeet Kune Do style of martial arts. He served as a stunt choreographer of Hollywood movies like The Man in the Iron Mask (starring Leonardo DiCaprio). He has also acted in Low Down Dirty Shame (starring Keenen Ivory Wayans) and Fire Down Below (Steven Seagal).

Because of his expertise in martial arts, Burton has been invited to several countries such as South Africa where he met his Indian wife, British-born Sarah Badat, who worked as a TV host in her country.

Born in California, Burton lived in a community na napakaraming Filipino, so marami na rin siyang naging kaibigang Pinoy at kahit paano marunong magsalita ng Tagalog. "Konti lang, nakakaintindi ako pero konti," Burton told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in the press conference held yesterday, September 27, sa isang restaurant sa Roces Avenue.

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Dahil may dugong showbiz si Burton (he is the great grandson of Irene Franklin, the "Queen of Vaudeville" before the advent of silent pictures), it is not surprising na pumasok rin siya sa showbiz.

While shooting for a movie in the U.S. late last year, nagkakilala sila ni Ronnie, who was on vacation with wife Mariz and their two daughters.

Na-impress si Ronnie sa trabaho ni Richard kung kaya't kinausap niya ito. In turn, nakakapanood naman daw si Richard ng mga Pinoy movies and he has seen Ronnie's action movies. They proceeded to co-produce the movie One Percent Full.

Shot in Hawaii; San Diego, California; and Manila, One Per Cent Full is a movie about friendship between races. May action din ito at may comedy.

"We wanted to show the difference in the mentality of the Americans and the Filipinos here," sabi ni Richard sa presscon ng pelikula.

Tungkol sa mga Pinoy ang kuwento. Kaya ganito ang titulo dahil ang mga Pilipino raw kasi, nagkakasya na kung ano ang meron, that's why even one percent is already full for them.

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The movie also stars Andrea del Rosario and Niño Muhlach.

Sa Pilipinas unang ipapalabas ang One Percent Full sa darating na October 10. Nakikipag-usap si Richard sa dalawang Hollywood distributors for the release of the movie in the United States end of this year.

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Ronnie Ricketts (left) will act opposite Burton Richardson (right) in the action-drama movie One Percent Full, which will premiere on October 10.
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