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The Hellcats (1968)

R | | Thriller | 8 May 1968 (USA)
The brother and fiancee of a dead policeman infiltrate a female-led biker gang to uncover his murderer.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dee Duffy ...
Sharyn Kinzie ...
Del 'Sonny' West ...
Snake (as Sonny West)
Robert F. Slatzer ...
Mr. Adrian (as Bob Slatzer)
Tony Lorea ...
Six Pack
Eric Lidberg ...
Shannon Summers ...
Bro Beck ...
Detective Chapman
Diane Ryder ...
Candy Cave
Nick Raymond ...
Hildegarde Wendt ...
Hilde (as Hildegard Wendt)
Dick Merrifield ...
Anthony Cardoza ...
Artist (as Tony Cardoza)
Elena Engstrom ...
Artist's Model


A soldier comes back from the war and goes undercover to avenge the death of his cop brother. His link to the murder is the fiancée of his brother, who wants vengeance too, and knows he was an infiltrated cop with a drug-dealing biker gang, the Hellcats, who are employed by the mob to move the drugs from Mexico to the USA. The two would-be avengers infiltrate the Hellcats, the girl is abducted, and now it's the retired soldier against all the bad guys. Written by Ken Oyler

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The cycle-gang gals... scratching... clawing any guy who gets in their way! See more »




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8 May 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Biker Babes  »

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Shot on 16mm short ends. See more »


In the opening graveyard sequence, take a look at the two men in black suits kneeling down. One of them is holding a bunch of flowers. Badly hidden among the flowers is a mic, cord and all. See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Dinosaur Island (2015) See more »


Music by Ib Glindemann
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The Triumphant Return of Budget Steve
15 February 2001 | by (Lowell MA) – See all my reviews

Budget Steve McQueen (AKA Ross Hagen, of "Sidehackers" fame) romps his way through this tour de force as an undercover agent infiltrating a motorcycle gang in the hopes of avenging his brother's murder. And the very fact I could glean that much information by watching this movie is amazing given the complete lack of plot coherence (what am I saying? I mean complete lack of plot!) in this movie. Well, OK, I'll come clean. I cheated - I read the back of the video box.

Although not as pointlessly violent and nihilistic as "Sidehackers", "Hellcats" is a squalid film, showing the sixties in all its greasy grimy trashy squalor. This film and others like it are useful antidotes for the prevailing baby boomer nostalgia that would characterize that decade as one of peace, love, idealism, and truly selfless devotion a to great causes serving all of humanity. Let's not kid ourselves - the sixties reeked! Just ask Budget Steve! He was there! Right, B.S.?

By the way, it was interesting to see all the Coleman Francis alumni here, particularly the film's producer, Anthony Cardoza as a hapless artist.

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