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Dustin Rikert (written by)
Phil Pitzer (written by)
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Release Date:
2015 (USA) See more »
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Every Family has its secrets, Every Legend a Beginning
Plot:
In this revisionist drama, the film delves into the family lineage of Wyatt Williams, the character... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Not about the Motorcycles, and More of a Dramatic Bio of the ER Characters' Family See more (4 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Chris Engen ... Virgil William

Sheree J. Wilson ... Shane Williams

Jeff Fahey ... Wes Coast

Michelle Borth ... Vanessa Monteague

Rance Howard ... Andrew Jackson Bennett

Lauralee Bell ... Anne Williams

Michael Nouri ... Ward
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Alderson ... Winston

Newell Alexander ... Old Hickcock 'Wild Bill' Williams

Katrina Baker ... Racing Fan
Johnny Bench ... MLB Scout

Douglas Bennett ... Emil

Marcus Blanchard ... Letch (voice)
Thomas Blankenship ... Young 'Wild Bill' Williams
Kevin Callison ... Saloon drunkard
Johnnie DePaz ... Wounded Soldier
Nicolas DeRobbio ... Young Virgil Williams
Tommy Dishman ... Veteran

Joseph Eddy ... Luke Hull

Eric Fischer ... Vietnam Veteran soldier

Jodie Fisher ... Bartender
Austin Griffith ... Cody
Chase Griffith ... Young Wyatts friend Eddy
Sterling Griffith ... Little Shane
Chassie Guinn ... Young Shane Williams
Slade Hall ... Jimmy Connor

Jesse Head ... Young Morgan Williams

Paulino Hemmer ... Drug Lord
Robert Jensen ... Biker Bar Thug

Tank Jones ... Sergeant Gerald Rogers (as Larry 'Tank' Jones)

Joey Kern ... Young wes coast
Mike Lawler

Braden Lynch ... Young Andrew Jackson Bennett

Matisse Mazur ... Sgt. Dawkins

Sam McConkey ... Captain
Brett K. Miller ... Irag War Captain

Vince Morella ... Unknown Rider

Brendan Guy Murphy ... Sgt. Benson

Evie Nicholson ... Main Bar Dancer
Phil Pitzer ... Morgan Williams
Josiah Polhemus ... Letch (as Joe Polhemus)

Shari Rigby ... Mrs. Mountaque (as Shari Wiedmann)
Kyle Rikert ... Vietnam Soldier

Jose Rosete ... Body Guard
Mariana Rountree ... Drug Lord Girlfriend
Jeff Ruby ... Baseball Scout
Brittney Shelstad ... Blonde on Harley

Patrick Stogner ... Young Wyatt Williams
Chris Swinney ... Biker Bar Thug 2

David Jean Thomas ... Captain Mackey

Christopher Villar ... Saloon drunkard

Rosalie Ward ... Mattie Connor

Directed by
Dustin Rikert 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Phil Pitzer  written by
Dustin Rikert  written by

Produced by
Cortney Burk .... line producer
Rick Fox .... co-producer
Victoria Fox .... co-producer
Paulino Hemmer .... co-producer
Bill Hutchinson .... co-executive producer
Sam McConkey .... co-producer
Vince Morella .... executive producer
Jeffery Olyan .... co-executive producer
Phil Pitzer .... producer
Shari Rigby .... associate producer (as Shari Wiedmann)
Dustin Rikert .... producer
Jeff Ruby .... co-executive producer
Sheree J. Wilson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ron Fish 
 
Cinematography by
Brian Lataille 
 
Film Editing by
Michael J. Duthie 
Andrew Robertson 
 
Production Design by
Natalie Allen 
 
Art Direction by
Ben Miller 
Julie Ytuarte 
 
Makeup Department
Kady Alatriste .... makeup artist
Jeni Lee Dinkel .... makeup department head
Niza Juarez .... special makeup effects artist
Anne Taylor .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Chris F. Woods .... post-production supervisor (as Christopher Francis Woods)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Stegeman .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jeff Hyman .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... dialogue editor
Marcus Blanchard .... re-recording mixer
Marcus Blanchard .... sound designer
Marcus Blanchard .... supervising sound editor
Jody Field .... boom operator
Richard C. Franklin .... sound editor
Michael B. Koff .... sound mixer
Klint Macro .... foley recordist
Alex Ullrich .... foley artist
Michael Wooten .... sound mixer
 
Stunts
Jody Field .... stunt double
Robert Jensen .... stunt performer
Chris Swinney .... stunt performer
Sheri Swinney .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joshua Anderson .... electrician
Joshua Anderson .... unit gaffer
Damian Della Santina .... first assistant camera
Mike Dittiacur .... grip
Adam N. Duke .... electrician
Jeff Fisher .... grip
George Lozano Jr. .... gaffer
Howard Newstate .... gaffer
Donnie Schneider .... electrician
Alex Scott .... second assistant camera
Christopher Villar .... grip
 
Editorial Department
Steve Johnson .... colorist
Tobias Rogers .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Rick Fox .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Karen Mattingly .... script supervisor
Michael Saleman .... legal services
Michael Saleman .... legal
Mary Alexandra Stiefvater .... adr actor
Susan Vandernoot .... script supervisor
Christopher Villar .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Rob Embrey .... special thanks
Collin Pelton .... thanks
Collin Pelton .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Easy Rider: The Ride Back" - USA (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some strong sexuality, nudity, drug use, violence including a rape, and for language
Runtime:
99 min | USA:105 min
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Certification:
Germany:16 | UK:15 | USA:Not Rated | USA:R (certificate #46339)
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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Not about the Motorcycles, and More of a Dramatic Bio of the ER Characters' Family, 4 December 2013
Author: James Lui (jhlui1) from United States

This creation has little to do with the style, direction or intent of the original 1969 film.

It tries to explain in a rather technical and overly melodramatic way effectively how Wyatt and Billy ended up on the road in the first place. In doing that, each character is dissected and re-introduced from childhood on up, in a cinematic style that attempts to replicate some of the original's fragmented and flash-back style, but can't quite seem to keep the energy and story direction clear enough to attain a connection to the audience of any of the characters.

Jeff Fahey (Wes Coast) and Sheree J. Wilson (Shane Williams) are individually interesting to watch in their character's depth but it's hard to carry a full 90 minutes on the supporting roles.

The motorcycle riding scenes are decorative more than substantive to the story (similar to what you'd experience watching an advertisement from a manufacturer, sans a voice-over.) There are a plethora of many gorgeously restored antiques and collectibles thrown in scenes that are dropped in as just set decor, which doesn't portray the connection between their owners and the bikes. For a film that has a lot of biker characters, it seems odd that you never see any sweat, dirty hands, nor unpolished chrome throughout the story. Even the tires seem to get cleaned between scenes, even though being ridden on dirt back roads.

Technically, the locations and sets were well-developed, but there's very little tying those beautiful settings to what they mean to the characters (very similar to the bikes). Kind of like watching Clark Griswold having just arrived after days of driving at the edge of the Grand Canyon saying, "Gee, nice. Hey, let's get going to Wally World!" Ultimately it's hard to believe the development of the storyline - you are left wondering why each character went to the effort of overcoming whatever obstacle was thrown into their path by the script. They could have just turned away and had the story go in an organic direction, but instead from scene to scene, you can almost hear the actors' inner voices saying "Not sure why I'd do or say that... but, oh well, that's the way it's written." There was a LOT of time, energy and budget behind this film - that's apparent from the attempt to recreate 70 years of historical time-line locations, events and settings. Perhaps it was too much trying to tie together the back stories of 10 different characters, for that span of time, leading to the iconic pair that took to the road in Easy Rider (1969). I would have preferred a trimmed-down version of the story focusing perhaps simply on the father's anger and angst, the son's need to return, and the sister being caught in-between trying to understand why these polar opposites are a family, apart.

As presented, it strongly resembles a social media fan page for ER (1969) with fan-produced character fiction stories, photos and video clips posted to it, each one stating "Here's why I liked ER, and why I thought such-and-such happened."

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