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Angels Hard as They Come (1971)

Sex, violence, and bikers on an action filled ride, in this film produced and co-written by Jonathan Demme.

Director:

Joe Viola

Writers:

Jonathan Demme (screenplay), Joe Viola (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Glenn ... Long John
Charles Dierkop ... General
James Iglehart ... Monk
Gilda Texter Gilda Texter ... Astrid
Gary Littlejohn Gary Littlejohn ... Axe
Gary Busey ... Henry
Don Carerra Don Carerra ... Juicer
Brendan Kelly Brendan Kelly ... Brain
Janet Wood ... Vicki
Dirty Denny Dirty Denny ... Rings (as Dennis Art) (as Dennis 'Dirty Denny' Art)
Neva Davis Neva Davis ... Clean Shiela
Cherie Latimer Cherie Latimer ... Lucifer's Girl
Marc Seaton Marc Seaton ... Louie
Steve Slauson Steve Slauson ... Magic
John Raymond Taylor John Raymond Taylor ... Crab (as John Taylor)
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Storyline

A drug deal is foiled, when the cops show up. They agree to meet in a few days out in the desert and complete the deal. The Angels head for the meeting place. On the way they meet up with the Dragons and are invited to come party with some hippies in an old ghost town. The General, leader of the Dragons is a psychotic dwarf and his henchman Axe isn't to stable either. The trouble start when one of the hippie girls is murdered and the Dragons decide that one of the Angels did it. Written by Ørnås

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it was her blood... now it's his war See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rolling Thunder See more »

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Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Co-Writer and co-Producer Jonathan Demme directed Scott Glenn in Fighting Mad (1976) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991). See more »

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Big Leap From This Starter Movie
5 May 2014 | by jhand2651See all my reviews

I, John Hand, was the editor of CUSTOM CHOPPER Magazine in 1971 and I had a car and bike painter friend named Bill Carter who was appearing in the movie with his Harley. So I went out to the desert and watched them shoot some scenes. I put a report of this movie in my magazine but I have to admit that I never saw the movie later. Mr Demme the director sent me a letter with some clarifications about the movie and I put the letter in my magazine. Jonathan Demme, the director also told me to keep my eye on Scott Glenn, because he was going to go places. Well, as it turned out, they both went on to make and star in the big blockbuster and award winner SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. Who would have thought?


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