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Five the Hard Way (1969)

Motorcycle racer Rommel seeks vengeance against JC, a madman who murdered the sidehacker's fiancee.

Director:

Gus Trikonis

Writers:

Tony Huston (screenplay) (as Tony Houston), Larry Billman (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ross Hagen ... Rommel
Diane McBain ... Rita
Michael Pataki ... J.C. (as Mike Pataki)
Richard Merrifield ... Luke
Claire Polan Claire Polan ... Paisley
Edward Parrish Edward Parrish ... Nero
Michael Graham ... Cooch
Hoke Howell ... Crapout
Robert Tessier ... Jake (as Bob Tessier)
Eric Lidberg Eric Lidberg ... Tork
Tony Lorea Tony Lorea ... Announcer
Erik Cord Erik Cord ... Dirty John
Toni Moss Toni Moss ... Lois
Diane Tessier Diane Tessier ... Debbie
Joey Tessier Joey Tessier ... Billy
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Storyline

Motorcycle racer Rommel and his fiancée Rita become friendly with a biker gang led by the unstable J.C. When Rita is raped and murdered by J.C. in a jealous rage, Rommel gathers some biker pals and goes on a hunt for vengeance. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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HARD RIDERS! Mounted on Burning Steel! ... with only their leathers between THEM and HELL!

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Action | Sport

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1970 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Side Hackers See more »

Filming Locations:

Perris, California, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gus Trikonis' directorial debut. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Sidehackers (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Five the Hard Way
Written by Jerry Styner, Mike Curb and Guy Hemric
Performed by The New Life
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Sidehacking: the gritty truth!
27 June 2000 | by bat-5See all my reviews

The Sidehackers, what can be said about this movie? After viewing it, not much. I would like to know whose bright idea it was to make a movie about motorcycle racing, and then ditch that idea altogether. Things start out bad, and it all goes down hill. Rommel (that magnificent SOB) enjoys the sport of sidehacking. Along comes J.C. who asks Rommel to ride with him on the circuit. Rommel declines and J.C. goes nuts. Starts talking about how he loved him, and how he treated Rommel like a brother. J.C.'s girlfriend comes on to Rommel, and after he turns her down, she calls him an SOB. Rommel's girlfriend is killed by J.C. and Rommel enlists the aid of a strong man, a bad joke telling hick, and Nero former emperor of Rome to find J.C. Well, they find him, Rommel and J.C. tussle and finally someone dies. The end. Now, why couldn't this have happened about fifty minutes earlier?


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