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The Hard Ride (1971)

GP  |   |  Action, Drama  |  28 August 1972 (Sweden)
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While in Vietnam, a GI promises his dying buddy that he'll take care of his motorcycle, "Baby", when he gets back home. After his discharge, he meets up with his dead friend's girlfriend, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sherry Bain ...
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While in Vietnam, a GI promises his dying buddy that he'll take care of his motorcycle, "Baby", when he gets back home. After his discharge, he meets up with his dead friend's girlfriend, gets the bike, and then runs into trouble from some other bikers who don't like the idea of his having the motorcycle or the girl. Written by

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He came home for love and peace and found another kind of war. See more »


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28 August 1972 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Bury an Angel  »

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The film has obvious product placement of Schlitz beer. Several characters hold Schlitz cans, a large Schlitz sign is seen in a bar, one of the characters orders a Schlitz beer in a bar. See more »


Referenced in Hell Ride (2008) See more »


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Written by Harley Hatcher
Sung by Thelma Camacho
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One of the better bike flicks
18 August 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I honestly don't know what the previous poster was watching but he obviously ain't a bike lover as this movie has probably one of the best choppers ever seen on film, and when the song Fallin' In Love With Baby is playing you just can't help but smile like Bob Fuller who looks over the moon to be on this baby. I collect bike movies and the vast majority are rubbish with minimal bikes, this is different with i'd say 75% of the movie riding scenes! Fantastic opening sequence too with about 50 scooters riding in formation across a desert with magic music by Bill Medley. The soundtrack LP is easily obtained and is well worth getting hold of too. This movie only lets its self down when it goes into bikie movie clichés like the rumble/brawl scenes. Special mention to the stunning Sherry Bain, a realistic beauty who carries this movie, why she didn't become a major star is a mystery????

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