Rip LeBeau lives hard. The rhythm of an open road and the roar of a Harley Davidson are the heartbeat of his life. Freedom is always to be found somewhere else, and the siren call of the open highway eases his restlessness. Storming through Arizona's majestic desert landscape in route to California, Rip and his pack of fellow road warriors find themselves stranded when a clutch breaks down. The guarded hospitality of a rancher's wife and her nine-year-old daughter Becky are about to alter LeBeau's odyssey. Filled with a colorful cast of characters, Angel in Chains is an entertaining ride that shows the heart of a seasoned biker is no match for the wisdom of a little girl. Written by
Southern Adventist University Film Dept
The movie "Angel in Chains" is a flawed effort. The story suffers from simple characters, generic situations, and stereotypical casting. When taken into consideration on a larger scope, the movie stands up slightly better. The second effort from a brand new film school, the film is fairly solid from a technical stand point. Some very beautiful images of Arizona are captured, giving the film an excellent feel. On the downside, the sound is quite lacking. A lively score provided by the group Bailie and the Boys helps in this department a bit, but cannot make up for the poor audio.
Overall, a valiant but flawed effort. Hopefully the next film will surpass this one not only technically but especially in the story areas.
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