RICKY STANICKY Brings a Hilarious Tale of Friendship and Deception

Prime Video's RICKY STANICKY, directed by Peter Farrelly, promises a hilarious escapade of a childhood prank turned lifelong deception
Ricky Stanicky

Get ready for a rollercoaster of laughter as Prime Video brings to your screens Ricky Stanicky, a riotous R-rated comedy set to premiere globally on March 7, 2024. The film, directed by the acclaimed Peter Farrelly, is a much-awaited return to the comedy genre for the creator of cult classics like There’s Something About Mary and Dumb and Dumber.

The Outrageous Plot

Fans can catch a glimpse of the madness in the official trailer, set to be featured in a special Prime Video branded game spot during the AFC Championship on Fox this Sunday, January 28. The trailer promises an outrageous journey filled with laughter, mishaps, and the consequences of a lie that went too far.

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Ricky Stanicky revolves around a childhood prank that spirals out of control, leading to a decades-long deception. The story follows three childhood friends, Dean, JT, and Wes, portrayed by the talented Zac Efron, Andrew Santino, and Jermaine Fowler. In an attempt to escape trouble, they create a fictional character named Ricky Stanicky. As time passes, this imaginary friend becomes a convenient alibi for their irresponsible antics.

The Twist

The plot thickens when their partners grow suspicious and demand to meet the elusive Mr. Stanicky. In a desperate move, the trio hires “Rock Hard” Rod, a washed-up actor and celebrity impersonator played by John Cena, to impersonate Ricky. However, things take a hilarious turn when Rod immerses himself a little too deeply into his character, leading to unforeseen chaos and comedy.

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Alongside Efron, Santino, Fowler, and Cena, Ricky Stanicky boasts an impressive ensemble including William H. Macy, Lex Scott Davis, and Anja Savcic. The screenplay, a collaborative effort by Jeff Bushell, Brian Jarvis, James Lee Freeman, Peter Farrelly, Pete Jones, and Mike Cerrone, promises a blend of humor, wit, and unexpected twists.

Peter Farrelly Returns to Comedy

Peter Farrelly’s return to comedy with Ricky Stanicky is highly anticipated by fans of his previous works. Known for his unique style that blends slapstick humor with heartwarming moments, Farrelly is set to deliver another memorable comedy that resonates with audiences worldwide.

Ricky Stanicky is not just a comedy; it’s a reminder of the lengths friends will go to cover up their mischiefs and the hilarious consequences that follow. So, mark your calendars for March 7, 2024, and prepare to embark on a laughter-filled journey with Ricky Stanicky, exclusively on Prime Video.

About Ricky Stanicky

Rickey Stanicky

Release Date: March 7, 2024
Director: Peter Farrelly
Screenplay: Jeff Bushell and Brian Jarvis & James Lee Freeman & Peter Farrelly & Pete Jones & Mike Cerrone
Cast: Zac Efron, Jermaine Fowler, Andrew Santino, Lex Scott Davis, Anja Savcic, Jeff Ross with William H. Macy and John Cena

When three childhood best friends pull a prank gone wrong, they invent the imaginary Ricky Stanicky to get them out of trouble! Twenty years after creating this ‘friend,’ Dean, JT, and Wes (Zac Efron, Andrew Santino, and Jermaine Fowler) still use the nonexistent Ricky as a handy alibi for their immature behavior.

When their spouses and partners get suspicious and demand to finally meet the fabled Mr. Stanicky, the guilty trio decide to hire washed-up actor and raunchy celebrity impersonator “Rock Hard” Rod (John Cena) to bring him to life. But when Rod takes his role of a lifetime too far, they begin to wish they’d never invented Ricky in the first place. From director Peter Farrelly and featuring additional cast members including William H. Macy, Lex Scott Davis, and Anja Savcic. 

Are you ready for the uproarious adventure of Ricky Stanicky? How do you think the dynamic between Zac Efron, Andrew Santino, Jermaine Fowler, and John Cena will play out? What are your expectations from Peter Farrelly’s latest comedy venture? Let us know what you think on Discord!

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