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Motorpsycho! (1965)

Three bad boy motorcyclists get kicks raping women and generally being a nuisance. When they rape a veterinarian's wife, he takes exception and pursues them, teaming up with a Cajun woman ... See full summary »

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Russ Meyer

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Complete credited cast:
Haji ... Ruby Bonner
Alex Rocco ... Cory Maddox
Steve Oliver ... Brahmin (as Stephen Oliver)
Holle K. Winters Holle K. Winters ... Gail Maddox
Joseph Cellini Joseph Cellini ... Dante
Timothy Scott ... Slick (as Thomas Scott)
Coleman Francis Coleman Francis ... Harry Bonner
Sharon Lee Sharon Lee ... Jessica Fannin
Steve Masters Steve Masters ... Frank
Arshalouis Aivazian Arshalouis Aivazian ... Frank's Wife
Russ Meyer ... Sheriff (as E.E. Meyer)
George Costello George Costello ... Ambulance Doctor
Fred Owens Fred Owens ... Rufus, Gas Station Attendant (as F. Rufus Owens)
Richard S. Brummer Richard S. Brummer ... Ambulance Driver (as Richard Serly Brummer)
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Three bad boy motorcyclists get kicks raping women and generally being a nuisance. When they rape a veterinarian's wife, he takes exception and pursues them, teaming up with a Cajun woman whose husband they killed. The leader of the gang, a Vietnam Vet, begins showing signs of being a few slices short of a loaf. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Cyclemaniacs assaulting and killing for thrills! Bike riding Hoodlums Flat-Out on their Murder cycles.

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Action | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Motor Mods and Rockers See more »

Filming Locations:

Mojave Desert, California, USA

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Budget:

$38,000 (estimated)
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Mono
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Competent B-movie revenge thriller from Russ Meyer
21 January 2018 | by tomgillespie2002See all my reviews

The last of three movies directed by exploitation legend and pioneer of the 'nudie cutie' Russ Meyer in 1965, Motor Psycho is one the filmmaker's few 'normal' movies, that is one not filled to the brim with impressively-breasted babes and scrawny, sex-mad males. It instead falls into the biker gang category, one of the many branches of the 'juvenile delinquent' sub-genre which emerged as parents and the media alike voiced their concerns about the increasingly rebellious youth culture of the time. Similar in many ways to one of Meyer's other 1965 movies (and undoubtedly his most popular film), Faster Pussycat... Kill! Kill! (Mudhoney was also released that year), Motor Psycho substitutes the strong, revenge-fuelled gang of women led by the unforgettable Tura Satana for a trio of tortured men, and the result is actually pretty good.

The gang, led by demented Vietnam veteran Brahmin (Steve Oliver), have taken a liking to antagonising the locals of a small town, firstly terrorising a young, beautiful women trying to relax with her passive, hen-pecked husband, before their intentions turns even nastier. They torment veterinarian Cory Maddox (Alex Rocco, who played Moe Green in The Godfather) before raping his wife while he is away from home flirting with a voluptuous horse-breeder. He returns to find his wife battered and abused, but it is "nothing a woman isn't built for," according to the local sheriff (played by Meyer himself). Maddox decides to take matters into his own hands, gradually tracking Brahmin and his cronies as he follows their path of destruction. He comes across Ruby Bonner (Faster Pussycat's Haji), the wife of a man the gang have just murdered in cold blood, and the two partner up to end the gang's reign of terror once and for all.

Any fans of the director going into Motor Psycho hoping to see a collection of naughty vignettes featuring some of his familiar roster of beauties will likely be disappointed, although the film is another fine example of Meyer's skill with editing, cinematography and use of music. A minimal budget rarely hampered Meyer, and Motor Psycho is fast-paced and jazzy, and surprisingly features a handful of decent performances. This was one of the first times a damaged Vietnam veteran had been portrayed on screen, and Oliver has fun going way over the top as the sadistic, angry young leader. For a film dealing with rape (and Meyer takes the subject matter seriously), it is also very funny in places. Most memorable is a scene in which Maddox is bitten by a snake and demands Ruby to suck out the venom. "Suck it! Suck it!" he screams as he forces her head onto the wound. It would seem that Meyer couldn't resist a little playful innuendo. This is a competent little western revenge B-movie, often released under the more eye-catching title of Motorpsycho!.


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