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Five the Hard Way (1969)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Rommel
... Rita
... J.C. (as Mike Pataki)
... Luke
Claire Polan ... Paisley
Edward Parrish ... Nero
... Cooch
... Crapout
... Jake (as Bob Tessier)
Eric Lidberg ... Tork
Tony Lorea ... Announcer
Erik Cord ... Dirty John
Toni Moss ... Lois
Diane Tessier ... Debbie
Joey Tessier ... Billy
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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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11 July 1970 (Sweden)  »

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The Side Hackers  »

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2.35 : 1
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Goldie Hawn: an uncredited spectator at the end of the race in the beginning of the film. See more »


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Only Love
Written by Jerry Styner, Mike Curb and Guy Hemric
Performed by The New Life
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Completely terrible
5 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

Is there any purpose to this wretched film? The long drown-out sidehacking scenes? When Rommel visits the artist? When Rommel hits Big Jake?

If Ross Hagen was attempting some profound message, he's completely lost me. Bad acting, bad ending. But beyond bad is the acting we get from three guys: Big Jake, Crap out, and Cooch/Gooch. I don't know where Ross Hagen found these guys and I don't WANT to know.

Is there any significance to J.C.'s name (Jesus Christ)? Perhaps I'm giving Mr. Hagen a bit too much credit. Extra demerits for an overly brutal rape scene.

"Number 9!"


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