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Born to Ride -- Mike decides to hit the road on his refurbished classic motorcycle along with best buddy Alex, but their trek takes a surprising turn when they become involved in a plan involving political blackmail, corruption, and dirty money. Carrying evidence that could get them killed at any minute, the boys are chased on the open road but turn their skills to their own advantage.
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  (in credits order)

Casper Van Dien ... Mike Callahan

Patrick Muldoon ... Alex

William Forsythe ... Jack Steele

Theresa Russell ... Frances Callahan
Jack Maxwell ... Vic

Branscombe Richmond ... Dean

Jamison Jones ... Gary

Kurt Andon ... Senator Clayton

David Goryl ... David (as Dave Goryl)
Daniel Rivera ... John Red Deer
Andre Caceres ... Biker / Bike Fabricator

Claudia DiFolco ... Vet's Daughter
Martin Guigui ... Movie Director

Dahlia Waingort ... 2nd 2nd AD
Cledia Barsottelli ... Blonde PA

Alaina Beauloye ... Lady Cop
Keith Ball ... Interviewer

Shane Dean ... Bank Robber 1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Bengston ... Tammy
Jim Bentley ... Vet
Paul Cassidy ... Biker
Ronnie Davis ... Paramedic
Harold Dixon ... Negotiator
Jimmy Duggan ... Bartender
Charles Evans ... Mr. Red
Catherine Gilman ... Bertha
Camille Gordon ... Paula Cortez

Kristin Herold ... Nikki
Bob Huff ... Angry Trucker with shotgun
Elaine Huff ... Bank Hostage
Maggie Hunts ... Kath

John Janezic ... Beau
Mike Anthony Jones ... Himself
Candice Kirkiles ... Sin
Tammy Ledbetter ... Steele's Wife
Ken Love ... Mr. Brown
Rudy Martinez ... Latino Biker

Herb Mendelsohn ... Mr. Simons
John T. Quern ... Bouncer
Lillie Richardson ... Joan

Shane Stevens ... J.D.
Katherine Stewart ... Shelley
Mike Valletta ... Young Gunman

Directed by
James Fargo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mike Anthony Jones  screenplay
Robert Vozza  screenplay

Produced by
Sathish Chari .... associate producer
Michael C. Edwards .... producer
Martin Guigui .... producer
Michael F. Hupy .... co-executive producer
Steve Johnson .... consulting producer
Mike Anthony Jones .... co-producer
Brett Kerr .... co-producer
Jenny Kerr .... co-producer
Desirea Lozensky .... associate producer
Wallace Olsen Jr. .... executive producer
Eric Potter .... co-producer
Dahlia Waingort .... producer
Pete Wooster .... associate producer
Original Music by
Ched Tolliver 
Cinematography by
Leo J. Napolitano 
Film Editing by
Eric Potter 
Casting by
Dean E. Fronk 
Donald Paul Pemrick 
Production Design by
John Mott 
Costume Design by
Astrid Brucker 
Makeup Department
Stephanie Bravo .... key hair & makeup artist: second unit
Coleen Moroney .... assistant makeup artist
Tina Sims .... hair department head
Alexis Walker .... makeup department head
Production Management
Dan Reardon .... unit production manager
Scott Reed .... post-production supervisor
Ron Singer .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevin Connor .... second unit director
Michael C. Edwards .... second unit director
Susan Ransom-Coyle .... second assistant director
Geoffrey Sharp .... second unit director
Alexander Yurchikov .... first assistant director
Art Department
Kerri Aguinaga .... set dresser
Vicki Dittemore .... leadman
Steve Guerino .... assistant property master
Dick Kyker .... property master
Rick Kyker .... property master
Robert Scott Kyker .... assistant property master
Catherine A. McCabe .... art department coordinator
Johnnie Miller .... set dresser
Sound Department
Mason Cooper .... post sound supervisor
Jerry Deaton .... sound re-recording mixer
Rusty Duggan .... sound mixer
Marty Kasparian .... sound mixer: second unit
Rick Rothen .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Nick Plantico .... special effects coordinator
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts
Randy Hall .... stunts
Jim Jaeger .... stunts
Ronald Jaynes .... stunts
Al Jones .... stunts
Brett A. Jones .... stunts
Frank Lloyd .... stunts
Kevin P. Manning .... stunts
Eric Mansker .... stunts
Ron Nix .... stunts
Nick Plantico .... assistant stunt coordinator
Nick Plantico .... stunt rigger
Jeff Sarna .... stunts
Michael J. Sarna .... action director
Kathy Sessler .... stunts
Chester E. Tripp III .... stunts
Mark Varner .... stunts
Pat Larkin .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Cassell .... grip: second unit
Sydney Cavanaugh-Pellow .... second assistant camera: second unit
Matthew A. Del Ruth .... first assistant camera
David Duet .... key grip: second unit
Eppie Elkahan .... camera assistant: second unit
Fred Gibson .... best boy grip
Alex Jenkins .... grip: second unit
Chris Napolitano .... chief lighting technician
Dominic Napolitano .... camera operator: "a" camera
David Navarro .... gaffer: second unit
Lucio Olivieri .... camera operator: second unit
Tony J. Pirri .... key grip
Gary W. Shaw .... dolly grip
Sean Smith .... best boy electric
John Stuart .... electrician
Troy Underwood .... loader
Mike Vasovski .... first assistant camera: second unit
Clyde Young .... electrician
Massimo Zeri .... camera operator: "b" camera
Massimo Zeri .... director of photography: second unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gina G. Aller .... costume supervisor
Ali Peterson-Kern .... set costumer
Paula Rogers .... wardrobe assistant
Barbara Thulin-Joyce .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Craig Dewey .... assistant editor
Music Department
Mason Cooper .... music editor
Mason Cooper .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Bill Getzwiller .... transportation coordinator
Hal Gibson .... transportation captain
J.D. Hicks .... driver
Jason LaFountain .... driver
Bob Trout .... driver
Other crew
Jeffrey Adelman .... production assistant
Derrick Bostrom .... production assistant
Shelly Boucher .... key set production assistant
Elizabeth Brissenden .... production assistant
George Brown .... production assistant
Jacin Buchanan .... location scout
Ron Eli Cohen .... production assistant
Victor Hall .... production assistant
Rachel Madison Hill .... film publicist
Jerry Marshall .... location manager
Nancy Miller .... production accountant
Danielle Motti .... production assistant
Nila Neukum .... script supervisor
Karen O'Toole .... production coordinator
Kevin Olsen .... production assistant
Marie Randall .... craft service
Arley Richau .... legal
Mark Silverstein .... location scout
Jason Speck .... production department
Tommy Tennison .... custom bike builder
Alexander Yurchikov .... production assistant (as Denis Yurchikov)
Evans Butterworth .... dailies account executive (uncredited)
Dennis Brunnsen .... special thanks
Mark G. Green .... special thanks
Dennis Hopper .... very special thanks
Steve Johnson .... very special thanks
Larry Lozensky .... special thanks
Arley Richau .... special thanks
Pete Wooster .... special thanks

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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
This movie doesn't know if it wants to be serious or 'The Three Stooges', 26 July 2011
Author: Terry Roehrig II from United States

Don't believe the hype that this is anything like Easy Rider. This movie barely has a plot and most of the time, it doesn't know what it wants to be: a serious movie or an action/comedy. It starts out very tough, like we're in for some deep political scandal movie and then it crosses over into The Three Stooges territory. WTF, indeed.

Mike Callahan (Van Dien) is being interviewed as the movie opens. It turns out that the public is calling him a local hero. He denies being a hero and starts to tell his story. Two guys, Gary (Jones) and David (Goryl), work for a hotel in Phoenix, Arizona and blackmail their guests by planting surveillance cameras in their rooms and using it against them later. When Senator Clayton (Andon) is set to arrive, they set everything up hoping to catch him with some teenage girls, but instead catch him selling nuclear arms or some BS like that -- let's just say that it's damaging and he'll lose his job, reputation and likely go to prison. Gary and David call the Senator and ask for a lot of money, so the Senator asks his friend, Jack Steele (Forsythe, always playing at the top of his game) to take care of it. Jack has his goons, Vic (Maxwell) and Dean (Richmond) work over the blackmailers, but they've already hidden the tape in Alex's (Muldoon) saddlebag. Alex is Mike's motorcycle-riding buddy. Mike and Alex are on their way to Sturgis (the big motorcycle party/event) and now they've got company.

I can barely call this thing a movie. The main characters (Mike and Alex) really have nothing to do the entire film. They don't know about the tape, all they are doing the entire time is just riding to Sturgis. They're supposed to deliver a package to some Veteran's daughter, but they are going to do that after Sturgis. The two hit men who are chasing after the bikers completely change from nefarious henchmen to Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dumb. One of the bad guys actually utters "Jiminey Crickets" (twice, mind you) while being frustrated with the other bad guy. They have more crazy, wacky misadventures trying to locate Mike and Alex than Mike and Alex actually do. The only thing that happens to the bikers is Alex picking up a female hitchhiker who needs a ride to Durango. They stop to sleep in the desert and the next morning, she is gone. It's as if the screenwriters didn't know what to do with her character at all. Who leaves in the middle of a desert? It makes no sense whatsoever. That and they get mugged at a local pub while playing pool (they aren't really in a hurry to get anywhere, are they?) which brings us to the end.

Then the ending comes and we're amazed and surprised at how well the screenwriters tied up everything? Hell, no! The ending was so anticlimactic it had to be tacked on at the end, literally, it would have taken me 10 seconds to write what the screenwriters did. They made the guy being interviewed tell us how the story ended instead of actually filming and showing us. I am dead serious. Theresa Russell shows up as Mike's mom (yes, they stop there, too --- I'm telling ya, they really didn't want to get to Sturgis), but anyone could have had that part. The acting is sub-par, at least it wasn't so bad it didn't want to make me poke out my eyes and ears with knitting needles. It's just one big hot mess of a movie. Lame script, weak dialog, mediocre performances and I watch these movies....why? There was one funny scene involving the bad guys when their car breaks down in the desert and they come across some Indians who have a very keen business sense. Other than that... don't bother. More reviews at

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