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Run, Angel, Run! (1969)

Angel, a member of a tough motorcycle gang roaming the Southwest, gets on offer from a major news magazine. In exchange for giving the magazine a big scoop by exposing the inner workings of... See full summary »

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Valerie Starrett ...
Laurie
Dan Kemp ...
Dan Felton
Gene Shane ...
Ron
Lee de Broux ...
Pappy (as Lee De Broux)
Eugene Cornelius ...
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Paul Harper ...
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Ann Fry ...
Flo Felton
Brian Rapp ...
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Felton Child (as Jeb Adams)
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Roger
Homer Thurman ...
Elmo
Austin Roberts ...
Harry
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Angel, a member of a tough motorcycle gang roaming the Southwest, gets on offer from a major news magazine. In exchange for giving the magazine a big scoop by exposing the inner workings of his gang, the magazine will pay him $10,000. Angel takes the offer, although it means he and his girlfriend must now go on the run from cyclists looking for revenge. Along the way, they hide out with a sheep farmer, earning their keep by taking care of the farm and building a new life together. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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THEY'LL BURN YOU TOO! (all uppercase letters) See more »

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22 May 1970 (Finland)  »

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The film was originally rated R in 1969. In 1975, it was re-released in an edited version with a PG rating. See more »


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Run, Angel, Run
Written by Billy Sherrill and Stu Phillips
Sung by Tammy Wynette
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much better than I expected
25 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

William Smith was a very good casting choice for the lead, Angel is his name of course, for Run Angel Run. He's got a sympathetic side to his personality that somehow makes him work for Angel, who is sort of a rat talking to a magazine and getting a cover photo followed by the obligatory "I'm done with this, going legit" lifeline. He gets angry, sometimes in tantrum-mode, but he's also likable and attractive as a main leading man, as opposed to just another character actor (whom everyone else in the cast fills up either nicely or terribly).

But William Smith isn't the only reason to see the movie, and the guy who introduced the DVD I watched (I forget his name) would agree. There's a lot of guilty-pleasure stuff to the movie, to be sure, like the sheep-herding subplot, or the maniacally-shot bike-riding scenes early on and then later when they finally get to the action scenes. But, thankfully, Jack Starrett, the director, tries to tell a story here, and have some entertainment and drama run through what is mostly a paint-by-numbers thriller.

It's not just a lot of nonsense and, also thankfully, the nonsense (i.e. bar fights, dancing, even the corny love scenes and a, gag, walk on the beach) isn't too distasteful or amateurish. It is dated as hell, and it's mostly for those who love a trashy biker flick. But for those looking to take a chance, Run Angel Run is one of the more pleasant (yes, pleasant) entries in the biker-movie sub-genre, where the trick was the look past the cheapness of the film-making for a good time, like eating a sweet Charleston Chew.


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