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Born to Ride (1991)

PG | | Action | 3 May 1991 (USA)
The US Army recruits a delinquent biker to train their new motorcycle squad for an important mission.

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Graham Baker
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Stamos ... Cpl. Grady Westfall
John Stockwell ... Capt. Jack Hassler
Teri Polo ... Beryl Ann Devers
Sandy McPeak ... Col. James E. Devers (CO, 36th Div.)
Kris Kamm ... Bobby Novak
Keith Cooke ... Broadwater
Dean Yacalis Dean Yacalis ... Cartucci
Salvator Xuereb ... Levon
Justin Lazard ... Brooks
Thom Mathews ... Willis
Garrick Hagon ... Jim Bridges, State Department Official
Matko Raguz Matko Raguz ... Esteban
Lisa Orgolini ... Claire Tate
Ed Bishop ... Dr. Tate
Slavko Juraga ... Capt. Rosario
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The US Army has decided to modernize its cavalry, so Colonel James E. Devers (commanding the 36th Division) is ordered by a general to convert a horse unit to motorcycles, but his men are easily outclassed as riders by a pack of rowdies, especially Grady Westfall; when he is arrested risking a long jail term, he's given one way out: enlisting as Corporal, assigned as driving instructor. Unit commander Captain Jack Hassler reviles his unorthodox boyish methods as undermining discipline and tradition, not to mention flirting with the Colonels daughter Beryl Ann, but he's needed, especially when he unit is ordered to prepare in two weeks for a secret mission to free nuclear scientist Dr. Tate and his daughter Claire from captivity in a castle in general Franco's fascist Spain that can't be reached by parachutists, under cover of a motorcycling festival in nearby Bilbao. Grady didn't want to participate, but when he realizes they're just not up to it, he comes along, and finds the mission... Written by KGF Vissers

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He was born to break the rules.

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Action

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Recruit See more »

Filming Locations:

Yugoslavia See more »

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Jadran Film See more »
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Dolby

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Color (Technicolor)
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First Cinema film of Teri Polo. See more »

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BORN TO BE WILD
Written by Mars Bonfire
Performed by Steppenwolf
Courtesy of RCA Records
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NOT THE GREATEST BUT STILL GOOD
15 August 2004 | by Biggieman2k4See all my reviews

OK let's be honest, all of us watched full house when we were kids. the shows was captivating in that Reagan era, family style. because of its popularity, john stamos and most of that cast will forever be remembered for those roles. now as trite as that show can be by todays standards, i don't see why one should bust john stamos' chops for the role in this movie. until i looked it up on this website, i had no idea that it made its way into a theatre somewhere. i saw it on t.v. and taped over 11 years ago and up until now had just figured it as a t.v. movie. so i had no standard as what it should have been otherwise. granted, the acting is a bit two-dimensional, the visuals aren't that great and the situation is unusual. but all in all, i would recommend this movie to people. not for its ability to break ground in cinema but anyone who is interested in watching an interesting movie that keeps you from start to finish and i can honestly say this ; DOES NOT DRAG! many movies should be as lucky to watch a flick and have your attention kept throughout the whole movie. so anyone who views this movie for the first time, i would recommend* this thought to try and keep while watching it. imagine it is a movie made for television and you should be OK. all in all 7 out of 10 stars.


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