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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 Richard Anders ... Bull
John Garwood ... Jocko
Mireille Machu 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 Kathryn Harrow ... Lori
John 'Bud' Cardos ... (as Bud Cardos)
Tex Hall Tex Hall
Gary Littlejohn Gary Littlejohn ... Moley
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Storyline

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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The shattering true story of the Hells Angels of Northern California See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Pokol Angyalai újra száguldanak See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fanfare Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The real President of the Oakland chapter of the Hell's Angels is seen in the beginning of the movie and other scenes. He was a consultant for the film. His name was Ralph Barger, also known as Sonny. See more »

Goofs

Shadow of the boom mic can be seen on the wall behind Buddy when Officer Bingham busts in on the party at Shill's apartment. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Poet: What the hell is the matter with you?
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Referenced in Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage (1999) See more »

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Study in Motion #1
Written by Chuck Sedacca and Stu Phillips
Sung by The Poor
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Nicholson as the Poet!
11 July 2004 | by shepardjessicaSee all my reviews

This Richard Rush biker film is better than the Wild Angels, Angels Unchained, Devil's Angels, Cycle Savages, The Glory Stompers, or The Savage Seven. First of all it has the beautiful and talented Sabrina Scharf (from Easy Rider) who later became a Senator or some such thing. Adam Roarke was always a good addition to low-budget films and Nicholson shines as the Poet (a somewhat reluctant biker to begin with).

None of these films is high quality, but this one has some refreshing scenes that stand out. A 6 out of 10. Best performance = Jack Nicholson. If you can find it, it's worth your time. Richard Rush was always been a good director.


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