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Hells Angels on Wheels (1967)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | June 1967 (USA)
At first, gas station attendant Poet is happy when the Hell's Angels gang finally accepts him. But he's shocked when he learns just how brutal they are.

Director:

Richard Rush

Writer:

R. Wright Campbell (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Roarke ... Buddy
Jack Nicholson ... Poet
Sabrina Scharf ... Shill
Jana Taylor Jana Taylor ... Abigale
Richard Anders ... Bull
John Garwood ... Jocko
Mireille Machu ... Pearl (as I.J. Jefferson)
James Oliver James Oliver ... Darrell 'Gypsy' Whitman
Jack Starrett ... Sgt. Bingham
Bruno VeSota ... Episcopal Priest (as Bruno Vesota)
Bob Kelljan Bob Kelljan ... Artist (as Robert Kelljan)
Kathryn Harrow ... Lori
John 'Bud' Cardos ... (as Bud Cardos)
Tex Hall Tex Hall
Gary Littlejohn Gary Littlejohn ... Moley
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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. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The soundtrack includes a song called "A Study in Motion #1" sung by the Los Angeles band, The Poor,. The group's lead singer and bass player was Randy Meisner, five years before he joined the Eagles. See more »

Goofs

Glass bottle breaks before hitting the biker's head. See more »

Quotes

Shill: Would you fight for me?
Poet: I'd kill for you.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Study in Motion #1
Written by Chuck Sedacca and Stu Phillips
Sung by The Poor
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User Reviews

 
A Mess of Fun
17 July 2006 | by jack31961See all my reviews

Not to say I didn't enjoy this movie, I love the Hells Angels and all the books and movies about them. This was a good story, but it could have been told in 10 minutes. The other hour and 50 minutes, is silly, and boring. But it does have redeeming qualities, which makes it worth watching on late nite TV. Jack Nicholson is good in a very early role,(see what he was like before he started to take himself too seriously!) the girls were hot, hot, hot, and there is a great scene at the start, that shows Sonny Barger in his early days. But scenes of guys driving around in circles on their bikes, to the weirdest music I ever heard, shows that the director was a film school dropout!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hells Angels on Wheels See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fanfare Films See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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