Charles (Jean Gabin), a sixtyish career criminal fresh out of jail, rejects his wife's plan for a quiet life of bourgeois respectability. He enlists a former cellmate, Francis (Alain Delon)... See full summary »
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Eddie Pedak, a convicted criminal, has a steady job, a wife and daughter and he puts a down payment on a boat. He also has a police detective and brother after him, the first believes Eddie... See full summary »
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Julien and Agatha appear to be a great couple, loving, caring and seem to feel complete with each other. Though Julien often gives the impression of being interested in other girls, his ... See full summary »
Newly-married Rebecca leaves her husband's Alsatian bed on her prized motorbike - symbol of freedom and escape - to visit her lover in Heidelberg. En route she indulges in psychedelic reveries as she relives her changing relationship with the two men.Written by
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This was the first film to recieve an 'X' rating from the MPAA in the United States. See more »
The bike she rides is a Harley-Davidson. Throughout the film the soundtrack lacks the distinctive H-D sound; in fact, if you listen closely it becomes quite obvious that the sound dubbed was that of a British twin motorcycle of the era (either a Triumph, BSA or Norton). See more »
The word "Customs" in the end credits is repeatedly and incorrectly written as "Custom's" (with an apostrophe). See more »
For the original UK cinema release the film was cut heavily by the BBFC with edits to all of the sex scenes and shots of Rebecca caressing the saddle of the motorbike. The same print was used for the 1990 15-rated Castle video, though the cuts were waived in 2001 for all DVD releases. See more »
Rebecca (Marianne Faithfull), a dissatisfied and restless young woman prone to talking to herself way too much leaves her boring, effete schoolteacher husband ("You never do what you want to do, only what you ought to do.") and hits the road from France to Germany to be with her more virile Swiss lover Daniel (Alain Delon).
If you dig cult cinema; the 60s when free love was happening, Baby; and an offbeat, erotic story told in a visually dazzling and kinetic fashion, then this Girl on a Motorcycle offers you a wild, sexy trip through her far-out mind that I think you'll definitely dig! Hop on and go for a spin, Daddy!
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