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Five the Hard Way (1969)

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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Rommel
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Rita
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J.C. (as Mike Pataki)
Richard Merrifield ...
Luke
Claire Polan ...
Paisley
Edward Parrish ...
Nero
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Cooch
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Crapout
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Jake (as Bob Tessier)
Eric Lidberg ...
Tork
Tony Lorea ...
Announcer
Erik Cord ...
Dirty John
Toni Moss ...
Lois
Diane Tessier ...
Debbie
Joey Tessier ...
Billy
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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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11 July 1970 (Sweden)  »

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The Side Hackers  »

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shown on "Mystery Science Theater 3000" under the title "The Sidehackers." See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Hellcats (1990) See more »

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Five the Hard Way
Written by Jerry Styner, Mike Curb and Guy Hemric
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five the hard-to-watch movie
19 May 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Five the Hard Way" (aka "The Sidehackers") doesn't know whether it wants to be a sports movie or a revenge story. Sidehacking is apparently a sport in which a motorcycle is affixed with a side-cart so that a person can hang off and help the rider steer. In the movie, a group of hoodlums tries to get in on the action, but the main sidehacker (Ross Hagen) tells them off. When the girlfriend of the lead hoodlum comes on to him, he tells her off, prompting the hoodlums to murder his girlfriend Rita (Diane McBain). From then on, the movie is all about revenge. About the only redeeming aspect of the whole movie is that Rita is quite hot. The "MST3K" version of this movie makes it watchable.


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