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The Hard Ride (1971)

While in Vietnam, a GI promises his dying buddy that he'll take care of his motorcycle, "Baby", when he gets back home. After his discharge, he meets up with his dead friend's girlfriend, ... See full summary »

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Burt Topper

Writer:

Burt Topper
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Fuller ... Phil
Sherry Bain ... Sheryl
Tony Russel ... Big Red
William Bonner ... Grady
Marshall Reed ... Father Tom
Mikel Angel Mikel Angel ... Ralls
Biff Elliot ... Mike
Albert Cole ... Mooch (as Al Cole)
Phyllis Selznick Phyllis Selznick ... Rita
R.L. Armstrong R.L. Armstrong ... Jason
Robert Swan ... Ted
Larry Eisley Larry Eisley ... Rice
Frank Charolla Frank Charolla ... Meyers
Herman Rudin Herman Rudin ... Little Horse
Ford Lile Ford Lile ... Floyd
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While in Vietnam, a GI promises his dying buddy that he'll take care of his motorcycle, "Baby", when he gets back home. After his discharge, he meets up with his dead friend's girlfriend, gets the bike, and then runs into trouble from some other bikers who don't like the idea of his having the motorcycle or the girl. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Two pretty classy machines... it will take some kind of man to handle both. See more »

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Action | Drama

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GP | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Fabian makes a cameo appearance as the Police Officer (uncredited) who stops Phil (Robert Fuller) and Sheryl (Sherry Bain) on the chopper so he can check out the custom chopper, aka "Baby" . Fabian was a popular swinging teen idol and hit rock-n-roll singer during the 50's and 60's. See more »

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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 3 (1996) See more »

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Written by Harley Hatcher
Sung by Harley Hatcher (as Paul Wibier)
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Kind of dull...but also a bit reminiscent of "Pee Wee's Big Adventure"...sort of...maybe.
2 July 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The Hard Ride" is a decent film---not especially good but they people who made it tried to make a competent movie and it is watchable. However, for folks who LIKE sleazy biker pics, this one will be a HUGE disappointment! Had they infused it with the typical crap you'd find in films like "Satan's Sadists" or "Werewolves on Wheels", it would have been worse but a lot more fun.

The film is about an ex-G.I. (Robert Fuller) who has come to a desert town to take possession of his dead buddy's chopper nicknamed 'Baby'. Unfortunately, all kids of nasty folks want the bike and Fuller isn't about to just give it to these jerks. However, this is only part of the film--much of it consists of Fuller and a lady driving around cross country looking for 'Big Red' as well as making out. While all this COULD have been great sleazy fun, it's all played very straight and is non-exploitation all the way. A somewhat dull time-passer and that's about it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1972 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Bury an Angel See more »

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Burwalt Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Movielab)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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