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Hells Angels on Wheels (1967)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | June 1967 (USA)
At first gas station attendant Poet is happy when the Hells Angels gang finally accepts him. But he's shocked when he learns just how brutal they are.

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Buddy
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Poet
Sabrina Scharf ...
Shill
Jana Taylor ...
Abigale
Richard Anders ...
Bull
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Jocko
Mireille Machu ...
Pearl (as I.J. Jefferson)
James Oliver ...
Darrell 'Gypsy' Whitman
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Sgt. Bingham
Bruno VeSota ...
Episcopal Priest (as Bruno Vesota)
Bob Kelljan ...
Artist (as Robert Kelljan)
Kathryn Harrow ...
Lori
John 'Bud' Cardos ...
(as Bud Cardos)
Tex Hall
Gary Littlejohn ...
Moley
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At first gas station attendant Poet is happy when the rockers gang "Hell's Angels" finally accepts him. But he's shocked when he learns how brutal they are - not even murder is a taboo to them. He gets himself in trouble when the leader's girlfriend falls in love with him - and he welcomes her approaches. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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The shattering true story of the Hells Angels of Northern California See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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A Pokol Angyalai újra száguldanak  »

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Trivia

The real president of the Oakland chapter of the Hells Angels is seen in the beginning of the movie and other scenes. He was a consultant for the film. His name was Ralph Barger. Also known as Sonny. See more »

Goofs

Glass bottle breaks before hitting the biker's head. See more »

Quotes

Buddy: I tell you what to think and when to think!
Poet: Don't tell me anything man, I'm not a member of your private army.
Buddy: Well then Get out!
Poet: I don't need you, and I don't need your rules or your uniform man.
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Connections

Featured in Wanderlust (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Study in Motion #1
Written by Chuck Sedacca and Stu Phillips
Sung by The Poor
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Largely directionless--like a real movie and a home movie combined.
25 January 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I found "Hell's Angels on Wheels" on a disc containing three Jack Nicholson films. However, the print quality on "Jack Nicholson: Cult Classics" was pretty bad and I assume there must be better quality prints available somewhere--especially since at least two of the films (perhaps all three) are widely available from many different distributors.

The plot of "Hell's Angels on Wheels" is amazingly slim and it looks as if most of the movie was unscripted and the filmmakers just filmed these folks doing all kids of things--some illegal, some just annoying. At one point, an angry young guy (Nicholson) gets in good with the gang and is soon allowed to ride with them. During the course of the film there are quite a few fights and a lot of making out--though the level of violence and amount of skin you see is very, very limited and the film is pretty tame compared to some of the latter biker films. Now this isn't to say it's a family film--as there are a couple murders along the way. As for Nicholson, eventually he gets tired of the scene and it ends with a face-off with the leader of the pack. How it all ends is really stupid--so stupid you need to see it to believe it.

"Hell's Angels on Wheels" isn't a very good film but it is watchable. Directionless much of the time, of course, but oddly compelling in a voyeuristic sort of way. An odd glimpse into the 1960s, that's for sure and definitely NOT a film for the average viewer.


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