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The Rebel Rousers (1970)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  April 1970 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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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 Nephew ...
Rebel (as Neil Burstyn)
Lou Procopio ...
Rebel
Earl Finn ...
Rebel
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Rebel
Robert Dix ...
Miguel
Sid Lawrence ...
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John 'Bud' Cardos ...
Townspeople
Jim Logan ...
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Helena Clayton ...
Carmela
Frankie O'Brien ...
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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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De vilde engle går amok  »

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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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Mananitos
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Music by Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter
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Was there even a script?!
5 June 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Many times as I sat watching this god-awful film it sure looked like there really wasn't a script. In many places, it looked as if the director, if there was one, just told everyone to 'wing it'--and often the actors talked over each other, spouted gibberish or just talked to hear themselves talk. In addition, sometimes the actors did things that made almost no sense--giving further evidence to the idea that there was no script...or even plot. This is especially true for at least the first half hour of the film where most of it just involves a biker gang running amok. Amidst all this, there is a plot that keeps trying to appear that involves Cameron Mitchell trying to get his pregnant girlfriend to marry him. Eventually the two plots intersect as the two are eventually terrorized by the evil bikers--but in the interim there is still more rambling and pointless prattle. All this makes up the last 2/3 of the film. Not a whole lot more to it than this. Amateurish and silly throughout but not outlandish or silly enough to make it fun for bad movie buffs.


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