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Bury Me an Angel (1972)

R | | Action, Drama | February 1972 (USA)
Tautly directed biker film, told from the woman's point of view. The heroine sets out on the road to avenge her brother's murder, toting a shotgun and meaning business.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dixie Peabody ...
Dag
Terry Mace ...
Jonsie
Clyde Ventura ...
Bernie
Joanne Moore Jordan ...
Annie
Marie Denn ...
Bernice
Dennis Peabody ...
Dennis
Stephen Whittaker ...
The Killer (as Stephen Wittaker)
Gary Littlejohn ...
Bike Shop Proprietor
David Atkins ...
Preacher
Janelle Pransky ...
Dag as a Little Girl
W. Everett Chesnut ...
Dennis as a Little Boy (as Wayne Everett Chesnut)
Luther 'Corky' Williams ...
Sheriff (as Corky Williams)
Beach Dickerson ...
Harry
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Ken
Maureen Math ...
School Girl
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Tautly directed biker film, told from the woman's point of view. The heroine sets out on the road to avenge her brother's murder, toting a shotgun and meaning business. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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When Dag and her two pals enter the School, after speaking with the School Girl, it's plain day light. When they leave after the interview with the School Principal that took about 5 minutes, it's pitch dark night outside. (72 of 85 minutes in the VHS version). See more »

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Referenced in Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) See more »

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Free As a Child
composed and performed by East-West Pipeline
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A bit before its time, and still before its time
18 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie is about a biker chick who wants revenge for the murder of her brother. She goes on a quest with two guys, which is good, because they're somewhat more interesting than she is. Not that they're "angels", or even "mature", but they're "kids", so it is understandable that they're immature.

The movie seems to be full of "slices" of little parts of the journey. It's supposed to show character, and it does to some extent.

In 1972, there were some characters that you see here, but there are some stereotypes, especially at the school where adults cower to the bikers.

It's obvious that the film maker wanted to have a mix of "stereotypes scenes" like the bar room brawl and the pool hustling, but those are the weaknesses of the movie. However, the powerful punch of the film makes this weakness fit in a bit.

Using a "witch", although a very modern witch, to show the "wisdom" also makes this weak, and smacks of propaganda. The "witch" is the "mouthpiece" of the work.

However, the "witch" is the sane character in this mix.

Though it is obvious the lead woman is a maniac, the movie does a good job of leading the more naive viewer into the final outcome, where that becomes blatant.

There are many saving graces to the movie. The ending reveals much that some more sophisticated viewers will suspect much earlier, but it probably isn't obvious to the more naive. The ending will be sure to disappoint the kids who think vengeance is "cool". And the ending will even be a pleasant surprise, though a sad one, for the sophisticated viewer.

The two sidekicks are more interesting than the lead, as are some of the people she meets along the way. In a way, these two are the film, as they represent what "somewhat saner" people do when their friend is a psychopath.

This could have been a memorable film. In fact, the climactic scene does make it worthwhile. A good turnabout. Look for this film to some day be one of the classics of this era, for the very reasons it is unpopular with IMDb today. It dares. It is the ultimate in the iconoclastic.


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