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The Hells Angels brought a $5-million defamation lawsuit against Roger Corman for what they perceived as a negative portrayal of their image.
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Roger Corman actually used several members of the real Hell's Angels as extras.
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George Chakiris was originally hired by Roger Corman to play "Black Jack" (later changed to "Heavenly Blues" by Peter Fonda), but insisted that a stunt double do his motorcycle riding, so Corman replaced him with Fonda, who was originally cast as "Loser".
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Actress Laura Dern (daughter of Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd) was conceived during the movie shoot. Growing up, she sometimes showed people who asked about her parents a still of them in their biker outfits.
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The quote "we wanna get loaded...." was used by Primal Scream as the intro to their song "Loaded", which was first released in 1991 on the album "Screamadelica".
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The film was initially refused a UK cinema certificate in 1966 and eventually passed with cuts in 1972. Later video and DVD releases were fully uncut.
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Around the time of shooting the funeral for 'Loser' outside of the church at North Argyle, Bruce Dern was assaulted and beaten by two real Hell's Angels; Dern tried to explain he was in a movie, but the bikers didn't believe him and knocked him out cold on the sidewalk. Later, Bruce said: "It was, like, hey, I'm not even alive in the movie, I'm dead, and they're STILL beating on me..."
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