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"Mystery Science Theater 3000" The Sidehackers (1990)

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Original Air Date:
29 September 1990 (Season 3, Episode 2)
In "The Sidehackers" (also known as Five the Hard Way (1969)), a motorcycle racer and a violent stunt rider start a war of vengeance against each other... See more » | Add synopsis »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)
Joel Hodgson ... Joel Robinson

Trace Beaulieu ... Crow T. Robot / Dr. Clayton Forrester

Kevin Murphy ... Tom Servo
Jim Mallon ... Gypsy
Frank Conniff ... TV's Frank / Gooch
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amy Kane ... Sylvia
Nathan Molstead ... Jerry

Michael J. Nelson ... JC
Jann Johnson ... Magic Voice (1989-1990) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Cinematography by
Ken Fournelle 
Art Department
Joel Hodgson .... gizmonic devices
Joel Hodgson .... set design

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mike Gandolfi  2 episodes 1992
Joel Hodgson  creator

Production Design by
Jef Maynard 
Makeup Department
Brian Wade .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Jann Johnson .... production manager (1994-1997) (as Jann L. Johnson)
Special Effects by
Trace Beaulieu .... special effects
Other crew
Frank Conniff .... script supervisor
Kelly Nathe .... production assistant (1992-1993)
Joseph Olson .... intern (episodes 814-817)
Julie Walker .... info club Poobah (1993-1996)

Additional Details


Did You Know?

The movie from this episode was selected without any of the writers having watched it all the way through. It was only while writing the episode that the entire film was watched, and it was revealed that the movie contained a graphic rape/murder scene halfway through. The shocked writers edited the entire scene out of the episode, and from that time on all movies were watched in their entirety before being selected for use on the show.See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the "Sidehackin'" song in one of the bridge skits, a blue-screen is used to show footage from the movie in the background. However, Joel is wearing a blue jumpsuit costume which bleeds into the movie footage, and the neck of Crow's blue guitar also causes the movie to show through.See more »
Luke:Have you ever seen me so happy?
Joel:[as Rommel] Yeah, but you didn't know I was watching you.
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Movie Connections:
SidehackinSee more »


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