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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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Vince Rommel
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Rita
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J.C. (as Mike Pataki)
Dick Merrifield ...
Luke (as Richard Merrifield)
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
Erik Cord ...
Dirty John
Toni Moss ...
Lois
Diane Tessier ...
Debbie
Joey Tessier ...
Billy
Tony Lorea ...
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Storyline

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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(Ryder Sound Services)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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The film was shot mostly on weekends. See more »


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Only Love
Written by Jerry Styner, Mike Curb and Guy Hemric
Performed by The New Life
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Sidehacking: the gritty truth!
27 June 2000 | by (L.A.CA) – See all my reviews

The Sidehackers, what can be said about this movie? After viewing it, not much. I would like to know whose bright idea it was to make a movie about motorcycle racing, and then ditch that idea altogether. Things start out bad, and it all goes down hill. Rommel (that magnificent SOB) enjoys the sport of sidehacking. Along comes J.C. who asks Rommel to ride with him on the circuit. Rommel declines and J.C. goes nuts. Starts talking about how he loved him, and how he treated Rommel like a brother. J.C.'s girlfriend comes on to Rommel, and after he turns her down, she calls him an SOB. Rommel's girlfriend is killed by J.C. and Rommel enlists the aid of a strong man, a bad joke telling hick, and Nero former emperor of Rome to find J.C. Well, they find him, Rommel and J.C. tussle and finally someone dies. The end. Now, why couldn't this have happened about fifty minutes earlier?


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