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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 ...
Announcer
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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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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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Catalina Caper (1990) See more »

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Completely terrible
5 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

Is there any purpose to this wretched film? The long drown-out sidehacking scenes? When Rommel visits the artist? When Rommel hits Big Jake?

If Ross Hagen was attempting some profound message, he's completely lost me. Bad acting, bad ending. But beyond bad is the acting we get from three guys: Big Jake, Crap out, and Cooch/Gooch. I don't know where Ross Hagen found these guys and I don't WANT to know.

Is there any significance to J.C.'s name (Jesus Christ)? Perhaps I'm giving Mr. Hagen a bit too much credit. Extra demerits for an overly brutal rape scene.

"Number 9!"


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