A group of sadistic outlaw bikers rumble into Las Vegas for kicks and to raise hell and chaos. But they soon get more then they bargained for when they run up against a neo-Nazi group, as well as casino Mafia wise-guys, and a wannabe vampire. Written by
The bulk of this film was shot in mid-1967 (shooting title "Operation M"), including all footage with Broderick Crawford, Scott Brady, Kent Taylor and John Carradine. Production finally wrapped in 1969 with biker footage featuring Robert Dix, whose name is only listed in the opening credits. Apparently, the addition of the cyclists was the only way the producers could get their picture released. This was one of four completed features awaiting distribution when Al Adamson and Samuel M. Sherman formed their company, Independent-International Pictures Corp., beginning operations in 1970. See more »
At approximately one hour and thirteen minutes (1:13) into the movie, while a leather case is being removed from the trunk of a Ford Mustang, a boom microphone enters the scene from the top of the screen. Perhaps half the length of the microphone enters the frame and is visible for three or more seconds in time. See more »
One of Al Adamson's rarer features and the print I saw was worn out with Portuguese subtitles. I got it for Greydon Clark's appearance but he's in it for all of about five minutes and with two different hair styles. That's because, just as with Adamson's MEAN MOTHER, this film appears to have been started and never finished and then scenes were added years later to make some sort of assemblage of a plot. The problem is, it is hard to gather what is going on. Characters appear out of nowhere, the aforementioned change in hair styles sometimes makes them unrecognizable, Hell's Bloody Devils - the biker gang - serve less purpose in plot structure than the Russ Tamblyn led crew did in DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN, and the print was so choppy that whole bits of dialogue were missing. Nevertheless, it's still quite enjoyable to watch, with John Gabriel as a FBI agent posing as a member of the syndicate who gets involved with counterfeit money and in the end comes to blows with a surviving member of Hitler's inner circle as well as a flirtation with the high ranking Nazi's daughter. Broderick Crawford and John Carradine appear in small roles and the music is even catchier than Harley Hatcher's score for SATAN'S SADISTS. The camera work and direction seem more than competent and one can only imagine how solid the film would have been had it not ended up as a salvage job. Well worth checking out for the Al Adamson/Greydon Clark completist or if you are interested in movies with Colonel Sanders cameos (he has less screen time here than in THE BLAST-OFF GIRLS though).
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