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Five the Hard Way (1969)

M  -  Action | Sport  -  May 1969 (USA)
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Motorcycle racer Rommel seeks vengeance against JC, a madman who murdered the sidehacker's fiancee.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Vince Rommel
Diane McBain ...
Rita
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J.C.
Dick Merrifield ...
Luke
Claire Polan ...
Paisley
Edward Parrish ...
Nero
Michael Graham ...
Cooch
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Crapout
Diane Tessier ...
Debbie
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Dirty John (as Eric Cord)
Eric Lidberg ...
Tork
Ivy Ross ...
Mechanic
Joey Tessier ...
Billy
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Jake
Tony Lorea ...
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Motorcycle racer Rommel and his fiancée Rita become friendly with a biker gang led by the unstable J.C. When Rita is raped and murdered by J.C. in a jealous rage, Rommel gathers some biker pals and goes on a hunt for vengeance. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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HARD RIDERS! Mounted on Burning Steel! ... with only their leathers between THEM and HELL!

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Action | Sport

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May 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Side Hackers  »

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(Ryder Sound Services)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Gus Trikonis' wife at the time Goldie Hawn appears as an uncredited extra spectator at the end of the race in the beginning of the film. She had auditioned earlier for the role of Paisely. See more »

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styx water needed to forget this movie
10 November 2004 | by (az) – See all my reviews

This is on my 10 all-time bad movie list.

Definitely in the Manos: hand of fate pile of hard to watch movies. The sidehacking racing scenes are as boring as the driving scenes in Manos. This movie is terrible and should not be watched unless under the influence of heavy painkillers. Lighthearted scenes of playing in the grass, followed by sleeping pill racing with a sick story of revenge and loss. Very bad combo that does not work. The psycho (JC) does make you hate him though because he is so vile. Avoid unless you have a memory like 50 first dates or Clean Slate.


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