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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Sport

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Gus Trikonis' directorial debut. See more »

Quotes

Rommel: You ever read the Bible Luke? There's an old passage about an eye for an eye. You ever read that one?
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Soundtracks

Five the Hard Way
Written by Jerry Styner, Mike Curb and Guy Hemric
Performed by The New Life
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*yawn*
30 June 2004 | by sbemail22See all my reviews

I say that the only way to watch this film is the MST 3000 version of it. I wouldn't say that it ranks #1 on my bad film-o-meter (THAT honor goes to Manos: The Hands of Fate), but it's bad.

The biggest yawnfest are the racing sequences. Are those guys foolproof, or did they just edit out all of the crashes?

The subplot isn't that great either. I'd describe it, but I want you to see how bad this film is for yourself, preferably the MST3K version. Everyone loves Joel, The Gumball Man (Tom), and Bird Beaked Boy (Crow)!

1/5 stars *


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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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