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Release Date:
May 1978 (USA) See more »
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Story of a group of drag races and the young boy and girl who join them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A bikie movie that doesn't ride or rate high See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order)

Mel Ferrer ... Sheriff
Stephen McNally ... Mr. Lewis

Darby Hinton ... Mark

Ralph Meeker ... Mike

Neville Brand ... Red

Diane Peterson ... Lynn
Wm. J. Beaudine ... T.J.

Karen Fredrik ... Angie
Roger Hampton ... Billy

Brad Rearden ... Toad (as Brad Reardon)
Carl LaBove ... Freddie
Michael Donovan O'Donnell ... Gas Station Man (as Michael Donavon O'Donnell)
Dee Cooper ... Lewis' Man
Gary Littlejohn ... Lewis' Man
Lily Rabin ... Mushroom Lily
Daulton Smith ... Race Starter

Al Gomez ... Gimp
Julie Reed ... T.J.'s Girl
Mary George ... Mrs. Wheeler
Stephen Helgoth ... Jason
Liza Greer ... Young Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charlie LeSueur ... Hi-Rider
Candy Castillo ... Hi-Rider #3 (uncredited)

Directed by
Greydon Clark 
Writing credits
Greydon Clark (written by)

Produced by
Ronald Daniel .... executive producer
Mike MacFarland .... producer
Kool Marder .... associate producer (as Kool Lusby)
Original Music by
Gerald Lee 
Cinematography by
Dean Cundey (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Earl Watson 
Casting by
Edward R. Morse  (as Edward Morse)
Set Decoration by
Lair McCrum 
Makeup Department
Dolores Warren .... hair stylist
Dolores Warren .... makeup artist
Production Management
Michael Donovan O'Donnell .... production manager (as Michael O'Donnell)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Emmett .... second assistant director
Donn Greer .... assistant director (as Don Greer)
Art Department
Jane Kahler .... props
Marshall Reed .... set constructor
Sound Department
Robert Canton .... sound editor (as Bob Canton)
Bob Dietz .... sound mixer (as Robert Dietz)
David Lee Fein .... sound editor
Beau Franklin .... boom operator
Dan Thomas .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Conrad Rothmann .... special effects (as Conrad Rothman)
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt driver (as Bruce Barbour)
Dana Bertolette .... stunt driver
Roger Creed .... stunt driver
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt driver (as Conrad Palmisano)
Vic Rivers .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Lance Billitzer .... assistant camera
Jackie Clark .... still photographer
Hedy Dietz .... still photographer
Michael E. Little .... second unit assistant camera
Raman Rao .... gaffer (as Roman Roa)
Raymond Stella .... photographer: second unit (as Ray Stella)
Steve Mathis .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Michael Mileham .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie O'Donnell .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Halle Mandel .... assistant editor
Other crew
Tom Bell .... production assistant
Debra Hill .... script supervisor
Connie Murphy .... production assistant
Phill Norman .... title designer
Steve Prichard .... mechanic
Daulton Smith .... car builder
Diane Huntner Smith .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-18 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 (original rating) | Norway:18 (video) (1983) | Norway:16 (Cut) (1979) | Sweden:15 | USA:R | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

Diane Peterson went to her audition wearing the same clothes that she wears in the movie. Moreover, Darby Hinton also wore his own clothes in the film.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Riot on 42nd St. (1987)See more »
You Just Have to Wait NowSee more »


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A bikie movie that doesn't ride or rate high, 27 February 2013
Author: PeterMitchell-506-564364 from Australia

Hi Riders was a film that disappeared off the map, from video shops for years. Then one night, it popped up in this video shop. So I rented it, and popped it in my video. I felt short changed, disappointed but I still didn't quite mind it, but the fact remained it was a pretty poor movie, unlike Greydon's Clark's sci fi horror wonder "The Return". This is just a vigilante themed story, about a group of bikers, who Hinton and his girl team up with. They crash pubs, run illegal car races, etc. The latest one has claimed the life of a bartenders son who ignored fatherly advice and died as a result, where the occupants of the other challenging car were killed too. They involved one of the bikers and a hippie town chick looking for some action that she definitely got. Consumed with vengeance, the victim's father takes the law into his own hands, killing off the bikers, one by one, which brings a retribution of war, the car crashing through house climax, sudden. This is just an action time passer, and hardly passes as a bikie movie, the chick in the blue top, the best thing about it. Just a limited film, is all.

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