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David M. Kaufman (written by) &
Michel Levesque (written by)
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Release Date:
19 November 1971 (USA) See more »
If you're hairy you belong on a motorbike! See more »
A biker gang visits a monastery where they encounter black-robed monks engaged in worshipping Satan... See more » | Add synopsis »
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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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay W. Jensen ... Monk (uncredited)

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)
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
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Wolfman Chronicles (1991)See more »


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Happiest Biker Gang Ever., 13 October 2014
Author: Darkweasel from Stratford-on-Avon, UK

A biker gang stumble across a satanic cult holed up in an EVIL CHURCH. Using drugged wine and bread shaped like giant biscuits, the cult send the gang to sleep and possess one of the female members, turning her into a werewolf.

If I learned anything from Werewolves on Wheels (surely a contender for the best film title ever) is that being a biker in the early '70s was clearly HILARIOUS. When the gang aren't beating up rednecks, stealing gas, or shagging each other, laughing at absolutely everything everywhere definitely seems to be the best pastime. Look! A gas pump! HA HA HA!! Hey, a tree! HAAAAAA!!! Beer!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! SATANISTS IN ROBES!!! WOOOOO!! HAHAHAH! And so on and so forth.

The laughter stops briefly when, after waking up, the gang walk into the EVIL CHURCH and beat up all the satanists. They're quickly giggling and guffawing like children again though, stopping only the next morning when they discover two of their friends have been savaged by something bitey. Soon enough, as expected, everyone's laughing again. Well, everyone with the exception of their hippiest member, Tarot. See, Tarot's figured out something's not quite right and in his best hippy language tries to warn their leader, Adam, about it - "that was no accident. It was heavy. Somebody's controlling the vibes".

Adam's having none of it though and the laughter quickly turns to fisticuffs. Fisticuffs turn into a serious kicking, and then a serious kicking quickly escalates into a fireside werewolf battle before the remaining gang members decide to go back to the EVIL CHURCH and kill the cultists. ONLY THE CULTISTS ARE ACTUALLY THEMSELVES. Yeah, it was the '70s, people. Hallucinogenic drugs were in plentiful supply and endings to Bikersploitaiton films didn't have to make any sense.

Not that you'd believe it by reading this, but Werewolves on Wheels actually has an awful lot going for it. It's fun, it moves along at a nice pace, and it's even pretty well acted in places. Not to mention the werewolves, tits, and sexy naked snake dancing. It also has quite possibly the funniest Satanic ritual ever filmed. After killing a cat (cue funny death screech) and doodling something in blood while saying a load of evil-sounding mumbo jumbo, cult leader "One" (Severn Darden from the final two original Planet of the Apes movies), ad-libs like a boss, mumbling something along the lines of "rabadabadabadadamabarambarambararararabbabadada" and hoping for the best. The thing is, being the early '70s, he probably got away with it.

The soundtrack is excellent, some moody guitar based country for the title theme with a couple of other similar tracks along the way. And whether it's a recommendation or not, Rob Zombie clearly loves the film as he used a line of dialogue at the start of his song, Sick Bubblegum.

"Hey, we all know how we're gonna die, baby. We're gonna crash and burn".

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