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The Girls from Thunder Strip (1970)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 11 February 1972 (West Germany)
A vicious gang of murderous bikers goes up against a trio of beautiful bootlegging sisters.

Director:

David L. Hewitt

Writers:

Pat Boyette (screenplay), David L. Hewitt (screenplay) (as David Prentiss) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jody McCrea ... Pike
Maray Ayres ... Red
Mick Mehas Mick Mehas
Casey Kasem ... Conrad
Lindsay Crosby ... (as Lindsey Crosby)
William Bonner William Bonner ... Animal
Megan Timothy Megan Timothy ... Jessie
Gary Kent ... Teach
Melinda MacHarg Melinda MacHarg ... Lil (as Melinda McHarg)
Jack Starrett ... Sheriff
Eve Curtis Eve Curtis
Dan Kemp Dan Kemp ... Luther
Bruce Kimball Bruce Kimball ... Orville
Lisa Tinelli Lisa Tinelli
Alex Elliot Alex Elliot ... Alex
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A vicious gang of murderous bikers goes up against a trio of beautiful bootlegging sisters.

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Meet the girls - Three moonshining, bootlegging, hellraising sisters that turn the bluegrass red with blood See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1972 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Brut der Gewalt See more »

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Production Co:

Borealis See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The magazine that Luther reads is the September 1966 issue of Playboy. See more »

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References Hells Chosen Few (1968) See more »

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impressive yet little-known 60s biker-revenge rural melodrama
9 November 2003 | by django-1See all my reviews

Director David Hewitt is best-known for his sci-fi work such as WIZARD OF MARS and JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF TIME, as well as the unclassifiable THE MIGHTY GORGA, which I've seen about ten times! This little-known biker/rural-revenge flick (shot in Texas?) was written by the great comic artist Pat Boyette, photographed beautifully in widescreen techniscope by the reliable Gary Graver (who also edited and has a brief cameo), and acted by an impressive troupe including Gary Kent (you want to see his character killed after spending ten minutes with him!), Jack Starrett as the sheriff (perfect for the role, and he has some nice comic scenes with Casey Kasem), the lovely Megan Timothy, and in one of his last films, Jody McCrea. With a hippie-bluegrass score, fine rural locations, a grim unwashed look to the characters and the production, a nice widescreen transfer on the VHS tape, and the above-mentioned acting/directing/photography, GIRLS FROM THUNDER STRIP is a lost classic that will surely attract more attention in future years.

Now, if only I can find a copy of the Hewitt's OTHER biker film, the patchwork HELL'S CHOSEN FEW (the bikers in this film wear Hell's Chosen Few jackets, by the way!). This is a film worth finding. 1960s independent films such as this take a lot of chances and are able to do so much on so little money. Too many of today's "independent films" are either pretentious film-school swill or shot-on-video predictable garbage or self-consciously "camp" or "decadent" bore-fests. Hewitt/Graver/Kent and crew were in the right place at the right time with the right talents and with the desire to CREATE. Thankfully, the drive-ins of the day provided an outlet for their work...work which we can enjoy today through the magic of video. By the way, this film would look GREAT on the big screen,although I can't imagine ever having a chance to see that happen in my lifetime...


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