At first gas station attendant Poet is happy when the rockers gang "Hell's Angels" finally accepts him. But he's shocked when he learns how brutal they are - not even murder is a taboo to them. He gets himself in trouble when the leader's girlfriend falls in love with him - and he welcomes her approaches.
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
For mature adults only
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Did You Know?
Hell's Angels On Wheels was the original title for The Wild Angels
(1966), which was released the previous year and starred Peter Fonda and Nancy Sinatra. See more
Camera operator shadow visible when Poet tosses a Madcap into the toilet in the girl's bathroom during the bar fight. See more
You're a rat! You're a rat! A beautiful rat!
The King rat, baby!
The film was refused a UK cinema certificate in 1967 and only passed in 1977 after BBFC cuts to heavily edit the fight scenes. The 1988 video version featured a new opening montage of rape and violence scenes which were not in the original cinema print, and these scenes (totalling 11 minutes) were completely removed by the BBFC as well as shots of kidney punches during the hotel fight. The 2006 Cinema Club DVD restores the punches and was pre-edited by the distributors to remove the alternative opening scene. See more
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