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Director Madden Passes Away

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Director Madden Passes Away
Filmmaker Lee Madden, who directed cult movie Hells Angels '69, has died. He was 82.

Madden passed away on Thursday in Camarillo, California after suffering complications from pneumonia.

He shot to fame with his 1969 debut, which starred the real Oakland Hell's Angels and was the only fiction film in which the gang ever participated.

His other directing credits included 1970's Angel Unchained and 1971's The Night God Screamed.

Among Madden's survivors is a son, David.

"Hell's Angels '69" Director, Lee Madden, Dies at 82

Lee Madden, the guy who gave us the cult film "Hell's Angels '69," died of complications from pnuemonia. He was 82.

Many call Madden's famous film as the "The Citizen Kane" of biker films. And incidentally, Sony Pictures has been planning to remake the flick.

For more of Madden's life, click here, but for now, let's take the time machine and watch the original trailer of "Hell's Angels '69" in celebration of Madden's legacy.
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Director Lee Madden dies at 82

Director Lee Madden dies at 82
Lee Madden, who directed the cult film "Hell's Angels '69," died of complications from pneumonia on Thursday in Camarillo, Calif. He was 82.

Madden's first film was the 1969 release "Hell's Angels" for American International Pictures. The film starred the real Oakland Hell's Angels, including Sonny Barger, then the president of the Angels. It was the only fiction film in which the gang ever participated.

The film has been recently redeveloped as a potential remake at Sony.

Among Madden's other feature directing credits were 1970's "Angel Unchained," a biker remake of "The Magnificent Seven" that starred Tyne Daly and Don Stroud that he also wrote and produced; "The Night God Screamed" (1971), starring 1940s icon Jeanne Crain; and "Night Creature" (1978), starring Donald Pleasence.

The Brooklyn native also directed episodes of 1970s TV series including "Cade's County" starring Glenn Ford, "Bearcats!" starring Rod Taylor and "The Most Deadly Game" starring Ralph Bellamy.

His company,
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