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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ralph "Sonny" Barger aka Sonny Barger was the Oakland President of the Hell's Angels, and is seen briefly at the beginning of the movie for which the Hell's receive collective credit. Barger plays and is featured in Hell's Angels '69 (1969). 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

Shill: You've got a wild mouth.
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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 Wanderlust (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Study in Motion #1
Written by Chuck Sedacca and Stu Phillips
Sung by The Poor
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Exploitation flick contains all the elements...
26 May 2004 | by Matthew-40See all my reviews

Although this film doesn't do much, it accomplishes everything that it set out to do. It successfully exploits just about everything in order to fulfill its duties. Sex, drugs, and violence are king here. The plot is like the women in this film: loose. There a lot going on but nothing much gets done to further a story. However, a romance is at its center. There are some scenes of bikers running amok set against hippy music that work well. The acting was very good from the entire cast, not just Nicholson (who, as always, was superb). I'm not going to give anything away, but the ending could have been better. It was a little cheesy. This is a pretty good biker exploitation flick although I would recommend Russ Meyer's Motorpsycho if you're in the mood for motorcycle chaos.


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