Another biker movie that surprised me. It was pretty good with a plot, though a bit light, and they used the real Hell's Angels from Oakland, including Sonny Barger himself (who plays a major role). The two main characters of the movie, Tom Stern and Jeremy Slate both wrote, produced and starred in the movie.
It's funny seeing the Angels riding motocrossers like Husqvarna and CZs. It's not what you'd expect from them. At the end of the movie a big and very long off-road riding chase. Nice.
Plot: Two brothers have a plan on how to rob the Ceasar's Palace in Las Vegas. They join a motorcycle gang and while the others are drinking and partying outside of town, they change their clothes and head off to rob the casino. Of course, the police do not look for two well dressed criminals among the Hell's Angels.
Quotes: "Why didn't you call me? Because I didn't feel like calling you". "Groovy". "Better the fuzz than the Angels... The law wants you alive... the Angels aren't particular!"
Oops factor: Sonny kick-starts his bike but it's still in 1st gear...ooops.
Verdict: Not bad, specially since they use the real Angels, giving it a bit of authenticity. The plot is a bit light, but it's compensated with lots of motorcycles, and some nice riding scenes, including a stunt or two.
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|Hell's Angels '69 (2 minutes 25 seconds) |
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