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Motorcycle Gang -- A pretty teen flirts with disaster in Motorcycle Gang, a tantalizing thriller about one family's startling encounter with a dangerous rebel and his gang. Starring Carla Gugino and Jake Busey .


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Writers (WGA):
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5 August 1994 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gerald McRaney ... Cal Morris

Jake Busey ... Jake

John Cassini ... Crab

Richard Edson ... Volker

Carla Gugino ... Leann Morris
Elan Oberon ... Jean Morris

Marshall R. Teague ... Kincaid
Robert Miranda ... Lawyer

Gina Mastrogiacomo ... Waitress

Don McManus ... Cisco
Julia McNeal ... Vivian

Pete Antico ... Road Pig

Peter Sherayko ... Hanson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dawn Cody ... Bunny

Juan Antonio Devoto ... Latino Thug
Rorion Gracie ... Sgt. Lopez

Robert Kotecki ... Cowboy

Greg Lewis ... Desk Cop

Orestes Matacena ... Gortman
Sam Menning ... Old Geezer
Akio Mitamura ... Hotel Owner (as Dr. Akio Mitamura)
Jennifer Holliday Morrison ... Mexican Harlot (as Jennifer Linsley Holliday)

Beverly Nero ... Neighbor
José Pérez ... Cop
Todd Starks ... Jerry
Edward Stone ... Cal's Friend

Directed by
John Milius 
Writing credits
Kent Anderson (story)

Kent Anderson (teleplay) and
Laurie McQuillan (teleplay)

Produced by
Lou Arkoff .... producer
Amy Grauman Danziger .... associate producer
Debra Hill .... producer
Willie Kutner .... producer
Llewellyn Wells .... co-producer
Original Music by
Hummie Mann 
Cinematography by
Anthony B. Richmond 
Film Editing by
Mark Helfrich 
Casting by
Julie Alter 
Production Design by
Brian Kasch  (as Brian Spencer Kasch)
Kathleen M. McKernin 
Art Direction by
Jeffrey Tex Schell 
Set Decoration by
Michele Poulik 
Costume Design by
Susan L. Bertram 
Makeup Department
Carlos David Amador .... key hair stylist
Carlos David Amador .... key makeup artist
Denise Hooper .... second assistant hair stylist
Denise Hooper .... second assistant makeup artist
Kathleen Mariscal .... first assistant hair stylist
Kathleen Mariscal .... first assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Steven Hewitt .... executive in charge of production
Sharre Jacoby .... post-production supervisor
Alexandra Koch .... production supervisor
Llewellyn Wells .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeffrey M. Ellis .... second assistant director
Simone Farber .... second assistant director
Gregg Goldstone .... first assistant director
Art Department
Greg Bartkus .... lead man
Jennifer Baum .... on-set dresser
Jeff Bell .... lead swing
Jane C. Hoffman .... art department coordinator
Kristen Toscano Messina .... assistant set decorator
Jason Nunes .... set dresser
Wade Robinson .... construction coordinator
Steve Simmonds .... art department stills
Lou Torretta .... property master
Madalin Torretta .... first assistant props
Sound Department
David Beadle .... sound effects editor
Peter Bergren .... sound effects editor
Tom Caton .... boom operator
Jim Fitzpatrick .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeffrey Johnson .... sound mixer
Bruce P. Michaels .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary Montgomery .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Taylor .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Thomas L. Bellissimo .... special effects coordinator (as Tommy Bellisimo)
Richard L. Blackwell .... stunts
Simone Boisseree .... stunts
Joey Box .... stunts
Dane Farwell .... stunts
John Hateley .... stunts (as John Hatley)
Terry Jackson .... stunt coordinator
Brett A. Jones .... stunts
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert J. Calnan Jr. .... gaffer
Kyle Carver .... best boy electric
D. Michael Dahlquist .... company best boy electric
Jerry Day .... grip
Warren Feldman .... second assistant camera
James Haas .... camera loader: "b" camera
James Haas .... second assistant camera
Joe Hirsch .... electrician
Rory Robert Knepp .... additional camera operator
Dennis J. Laine .... additional first assistant camera
Clark Mathis .... camera loader: "b" camera
Clark Mathis .... second assistant camera
Glen H. Narimatsu .... electrician
David H. Neale .... electrician
Shawn Neary .... grip
Michael R. Oddo .... camera grip
Steven Pehl .... best boy grip
Michael Pizzuto .... key grip
Randy Tepper .... still photographer
Don Tomich .... grip
Joseph F. Valentine .... camera operator
David J. White II .... first assistant camera
Susan Zwilling .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Liane Dietz .... casting associate
Libby Goldstein .... casting intern
Tony Hobbs .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Toby Krasny .... costumer
Amy Elise Roberts .... wardrobe supervisor
Rebeka L. Roberts .... set costumer
Laura Slakey .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Erik C. Andersen .... assistant editor
Bryan Gawron .... assistant post-production coordinator
Garry Rusoff .... development editor
Music Department
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Jonathan McHugh .... music coordinator
Karyn Rachtman .... music supervisor
Mary Ramos .... music supervisor
Other crew
Sean Byrnes .... production assistant (as Sean Thomas Byrnes)
Richard Comito II .... production assistant
Melissa S. Hallman .... assistant production coordinator
Derrec Harris .... set production assistant
Derek Hurd .... craft service
Jerry Jaffe .... location manager
Pancho Mansfield .... network executive
Jill Naumann .... assistant location manager
Rafael Orozco .... key set production assistant
Marino Pascal .... location scout (as Marinos Pascal)
Lou Ann Quast .... continuity supervisor
Jane Chase Wells .... production assistant

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Rated R for violence including rape, language, some sexuality and drug use
84 min
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More than just a biker flick, 11 March 2014
Author: Wuchak from Ohio/PA border

Made for TV (Showtime) and directed by John Milius ("Conan the Barbarian," "Red Dawn"), 1994's "Motorcycle Gang" relays the story of a family traveling through the Southwest circa 1959-60 wherein they run afoul of a small gang of criminal bikers. The daughter is kidnapped and taken into Mexico. The father has no recourse but to take matters into his own hands. Will this crisis tear the family further apart or bring them closer together (i.e. a blessing in disguise)?

Jake "Gary's Son" Busey plays the charismatic bike leader and does it well. The father is played by Gerald McRaney (Major Dad), who's always perfect for father-type roles. The wife is played by Elan Oberon, who doesn't seem all that spectacular looks-wise until you see one shot of her at the motel (whoa!). One of the highlights is Carla Gugino (Silk Spectre in "Watchmen") as the daughter. The daughter's only 16 years-old but Carla was 22 at the time of filming.

There's an interesting subplot about sexuality -- the wife is bored with her husband and was having an affair to fulfill her sexual desires before the trip; the daughter (who suspects the affair) is just awakening to her sexuality and finds it intriguing; the father has grown bored with romance/sex and has drifted from his wife, but the vacation reinvigorates him and stirs his passions; the bikers only regard sex on the most base level.

Another theme is that of universal justice. Scum who choose to give themselves wholly over to their dark side and commit extreme criminal acts don't deserve lovey-dovey mercy and understanding -- they've gone too far; they deserve nothing but obliteration from this realm of existence (say a prayer with 'em if you want).

At a mere 84 minutes the film is short-but-sweet with almost no filler.

The gorgeous Southwest locations are a definite plus.

Being made-for-cable-TV "Motorcycle Gang" is obviously low-budget fare, but that's okay because the biker films of the late 60s/early 70s were just as low-budget. The good thing is that "Motorcycle Gang" is actually better than most of those films. In fact, it's on a par with 1992's "Beyond the Law," although I much prefer "Motorcycle Gang" (Charlie Sheen isn't believable as a hardcore biker plus that film had too many goofy elements).

This isn't "Apocalypse Now," it's a low-budget TV biker flick, so don't expect to be blown away. Just enjoy it for what it is, and maybe you'll discover that it's even more than that.


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