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Chrome and Hot Leather (1971)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama | 27 November 1972 (Sweden)
A Green Beret returns home from the Vietnam war to find that a gang of murderous bikers has killed his fiancee. He calls on several of his Green Beret buddies to come and help him take revenge on the gang.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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T.J.
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Mitch
Michael Haynes ...
Casey
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Al
Marvin Gaye ...
Jim
Michael Stearns ...
Hank
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Gabe
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Susan (as Kathy Baumann)
Wes Bishop ...
Sheriff Lewis
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Ned
Bobby Pickett ...
Sweet Willy (as Bob Pickett)
George E. Carey ...
Lieutenant Reardon (as George Carey)
Marland Proctor ...
Captain Barnes
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Kathy (as Cherie Moor)
Ann Marie ...
Helen
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A Green Beret returns home from the Vietnam war to find that a gang of murderous bikers has killed his fiancee. He calls on several of his Green Beret buddies to come and help him take revenge on the gang.

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It's kill or be killed in a cycle gang-war! See more »

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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexuality and drug material | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Film debut of Cheryl Ladd. See more »

Quotes

T.J.: Gabriel.
Gabe: [looks up from pinball machine] Yeah?
T.J.: Gabriel, can't you see we're menacing someone?
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Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) See more »

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Some Day You May Want to Go Home Again
Words and Music by Porter Jordan
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What's HE Doing Here?
15 July 2002 | by (Las Vegas) – See all my reviews

I appreciate the cheesy and inept exploitation flick as much as the next person--in fact, probably a good bit more--but even by by basement standards, "Chrome and Hot Leather" is a piece of crap. The whole story of Green Berets vs. Bikers is lame and unconvincing on all sides, the bikes are nothing special, nor is the riding done on them. But one thing does set this film apart and that would be the presence of the legendary Marvin Gaye as one of the aforementioned military types. And it makes one a bit sorry that he didn't do more acting (his only other dramatic role seems to have been alongside Lee Majors in a similarly forgettable film): Gaye's on-screen presence is as relaxed and charming as his musical style and he was certainly easy on the eyes. Still, what drove him to make supporting appearances in drive-in fodder escapes me--probably the same thing that drove him to train with the Chicago Bears. But, if it's biker trash you want, I suggest the classic "The Wild Angels" or the magnificently sleazy "She-Devils on Wheels." And, if you want to appreciate Marvin Gaye's talent, you might be better off tracking down one of his "Shindig!" or "T.A.M.I. Show" appearances.


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