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Writers:
David M. Kaufman (written by) &
Michel Levesque (written by)
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Release Date:
19 November 1971 (USA) See more »
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If you're hairy you belong on a motorbike! See more »
Plot:
A biker gang visits a monastery where they encounter black-robed monks engaged in worshipping Satan... See more » | Add synopsis »
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extremely entertaining exploitation fun See more (27 total) »

Cast

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Steve Oliver ... Adam (as Stephen Oliver)
Donna Anders ... Helen (as D.J. Anderson)
Gene Shane ... Tarot (as Duece Berry)
Billy Gray ... Pill (as William Gray)
Gray Johnson ... Movie
Barry McGuire ... Scarf
Owen Orr ... Mouse
Anna Lynn Brown ... Shirley
Leonard Rogel ... Gas Station Operator
Severn Darden ... One
Tex Hall
Dan Kopp
Ingrid Grunewald
Kieth Guthrie
John Hull
Carl Lee
Marilyn Munger
Nick Palmisano (as N.A. Palmisano)
Bart Smith
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Jay W. Jensen ... Monk (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michel Levesque 
 
Writing credits
David M. Kaufman (written by) &
Michel Levesque (written by)

Produced by
Stuart Fleming .... associate producer
Paul Lewis .... producer
Joe Solomon .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Don Gere 
 
Cinematography by
Isidore Mankofsky (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Parasheles 
 
Art Direction by
Allan H. Jones  (as Allen Jones)
 
Art Department
James Dunn .... props
Gil Valle .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
James Contrares .... boom operator (as James Contreras)
Le Roy Robbins .... sound (as Leroy Robbins)
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Charles Bail .... stunt coordinator
Alan Gibbs .... fire stunts (uncredited)
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt biker (uncredited)
Nick Palmisano .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joanne Lee .... still photographer
Steven Wolper .... camera assistant
 
Editorial Department
James Eric .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Stuart Ganong .... production assistant
Joyce King .... script
Meryle Selinger .... production secretary
 

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85 min | Germany:77 min
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MUTCD (Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices) 1971: Most of the roads traveled by the bikers in the film still have the pre-1971 MUTCD standards (white center lines). However, you will see the odd road that has been repainted in the yellow center line scheme and looks very fresh and half complete. The film was made when the MUTCD 1971 standards had just been released with most painting done between 1972 and 1974.See more »
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Crew or equipment visible: Crew visible when the gang first gets to the Satanic temple. The leader of the gang sees a Satanic cross and starts his monologue as he's heading toward it with the group. An individual is clearly seen in the high grass to the right of the screen.See more »
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
extremely entertaining exploitation fun, 3 June 2001
Author: Matt Moses from Brooklyn, NY

While shaky in premise, Werewolves on Wheels contains all the absurdity, excess and self-awareness necessary to maintain interest. The plot roams all over the place, the actors mumble a lot of their lines and the ending is distinctly dissatisfying - but nevertheless it's well worth 85 minutes of your time. A rowdy gang of bikers who call themselves the Devil's Advocates shows up at a gas station in the middle of the desert to terrorizes the attendant, then proceeds to stumble upon a monastery while partying in a nearby forest. The ominous monks share suspect bread and wine, greedily indulged upon by the rowdy gang. When they're too drunk to notice, head monk `One,' an interesting role for the usually funny Severn Darden, plucks a hair from one of their heads and places it in a bat buckle. He then prays to Satan and kills a cat. The fun begins at this point, and biker lady D. J. Anderson materializes for some sort of dark ritual. When the bikers realize she's gone missing, they seek out the monks and beat the living pulp out of them. The bikers think little of the events that have transpired, but the following night at the campfire Anderson seems to suck head biker Stephen Oliver's blood, and a mock Satanic dance culminates in the grisly deaths of two members of the gang. After terrorizing another gas station they roam around the desert pretending to make a movie, creating a distinctly self-reflective mood. Nonsense-preaching Duece Berry (whose character is named `Tarot') tries to warn Oliver that something's in the air but he'll have none of his buddy's mystic mumbo-jumbo. They burn a pile of old cars and Anderson sees foreboding signs in the flames. Much of the same insanity carries the film right up to its vague conclusion. Writer-director Michael Levesque, who worked on a couple of Russ Meyer films, is a decent enough filmmaker and the camera work and editing and enjoyable, but the film suffers from over-abuse of the zoom. At least three cast members also appeared in The Last Movie, also made in 1971, and folk singer Barry McGuire appears as a member of the bike gang. Most of the rest of the cast are stunt performers, including a number of the leads. Don Gere provides an excellent psychedelic soundtrack, by far the best of any biker movie I've seen. The unusually diverse cast and enthusiastic amateur creative spirit create an atmosphere more exciting than the majority of contemporary genre filmmaking. What it all comes down to is that this a movie for people who like to drink in the morning, like myself.

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