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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
...
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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Release Date:

May 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Side Hackers  »

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Sound Mix:

(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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Five the Hard Way
Written by Jerry Styner and Guy Hemric
Performed by The New Life
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Sidehackin is the thing to do
11 December 1998 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Oh yeah! Let's hear it for this bomb! Cooch! Did I not love him? MY OWN FLESH I DIDN'T LOVE BETTER!!!! But he had to say "Noooooooo".

Misteeophiles will surely know this one as one of the best films that joel and the bots did. It probably never would have been seen by any human being again after its release if not for their recycling cinematic madness. Thankee-sai!

BTW, I have a friend who's spent a lot of time in the Orient. He claims that sidehacking is alive and well in the Phillipine Islands. Long live the sport that never lived!


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