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Five the Hard Way (1969)

M | | Action, Sport | May 1969 (USA)
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 (as Richard Merrifield)
Claire Polan ...
Paisley
Edward Parrish ...
Nero
Michael Graham ...
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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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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Trivia

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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Redneck life should not be filmed
3 November 2000 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie shocked me. It shocked me over the time I wasted watching it, the very realistic trash performances, and of course...sidehacking. I have never heard of this sport. Plus, the beating of women, rape scene, and all out violence makes this a wonder to comprehend. Rommel is a grease monkey sidehacker and JC is the beatnik, alcohol swigging hepcat who puts on the trailer park performance in cinematic history. I think my favorite character was Jake. "He hit big Jake!!" Regardless of the dark ending, I'm glad I formed no rapport with anyone in this flop.


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