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The Rebel Rousers (1970)

R | | Crime, Drama | April 1970 (USA)
In a small, US costal town with many Spanish speakers, a motorcycle gang arrives on holiday. Also in town to try to reconnect with his pregnant girlfriend, Karen, is businessman Paul ... See full summary »

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Paul Collier
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J.J. Weston
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Karen
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Bunny
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Randolph Halverson (as Dean Stanton)
Neil Burstyn ...
Rebel
Lou Procopio ...
Rebel
Earl Finn ...
Rebel
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Rebel
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Miguel
Sid Lawrence ...
Townspeople
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Townspeople
Jim Logan ...
Townspeople
Helena Clayton ...
Carmela
Frankie O'Brien ...
Townspeople
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In a small, US costal town with many Spanish speakers, a motorcycle gang arrives on holiday. Also in town to try to reconnect with his pregnant girlfriend, Karen, is businessman Paul Collier. Paul and a leader of the cyclists, J.J., knew each other years before, so when the gang comes upon the couple and, led by the menacing Bunny, beats up Paul and begins a sexual assault of Karen, J.J. tries to intervene: he suggests they hold cycle-riding contests, with the winner claiming Karen (he promises, sotto voce, to set her free if he wins). After the contests commence, Paul crawls away to look for help. He meets with a shrug from a cowardly sheriff's deputy; where can he turn? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Filmed in 1967 but not released until 1970 after Jack Nicholson gained fame for his role in Easy Rider (1969). See more »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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Ragarillo Barranqueno
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Music by Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter
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Waste of celluloid, as well as the viewer's time
15 September 2003 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

This film was in the cult section at the local video store, and I've come to find that "cult" films are often one of two things. They are either masterpieces which are over-the-top/bizarre/cryptic/left-of-center and can be watched again and again, or they are very lame films with little-to-no redeeming qualities which have gained a cult following because people get a kick out of unintentionally bad films. This film falls into the latter category. I can't imagine anyone would think this was actually a decent film. Everything about it is lame. The best (best meaning worst in this case) part of the film was when one of the men escaped from the biker gang, got a car, and drove into town to the police station. When he comes into the police station, he's out-of-breath and fatigued. Wasn't he just driving? He's worn out from driving? This film is awful.

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