Hells Angels on Wheels

1967

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

6
IMDb Rating 5.1 10 1816

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Jack Starrett as Sgt. Bingham
Sonny Barger as President of the Hells Angels
Adam Roarke as Buddy
720p.BLU
754.61 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 35 min
P/S 0 / 3

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Reviewed by moonspinner55 3 / 10

Counterculture non-epic does boast two fine actors...

B-grade "wheeler" has motorcycle gang infiltrating a small community, getting everyone riled up, especially service station attendant Jack Nicholson, who is introduced to us roughing up a middle-aged customer who just wants to fill his gas-guzzler with ethyl. Richard Rush is credited with the direction, however the real standout here is cinematographer Leslie Kovacs (aka László Kovács), whose attentive eyes and ears give us some provocative shots of the townspeople interacting with the biker hellions, aided by William Martin's editing. The juxtaposition of city squares and greasy rebels--the culture and the counterculture, if you will--is far more interesting than the 'plot,' which has Nicholson putting his faith in a fickle biker chick. Nicholson soon escaped from the drive-in movie rut, but co-star Adam Roarke never did. Handsome Roarke has panache and a moody, swaggering quality that mainstream Hollywood missed out on. Rush misses it, too, staging an unexciting final fight scene between Roarke and Nicholson that ends the movie with a thud. Stu Phillips' score is perhaps too perky for a picture like this. *1/2 from ****

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 6 / 10

Nicholson shines in a fun biker flick

HELL'S ANGELS ON WHEELS is an enjoyable addition to the run of biker flicks that filmed cinema screens in the late 1960s. I liked it better than the arty, overrated EASY RIDER, and it's another one to feature Jack Nicholson, this time in the leading role. Nicholson has a kind of effortless, likable charm in this film - he's all smiles and fun - which makes the film rather a fun one to watch for fans of the actor.

The narrative format is to follow the misadventures of a biker gang as they get into the usual scrapes involved with hard living and hard loving: the expected bar-room brawls, run-ins with the law, fights with rival gangs, stunts, and plenty of padded moments that just show the gang riding around some picturesque Californian locations.

It's hardly the stuff of greatness, but the '60s-style direction is fun and there's a surfeit amount of action which makes it an easy watch. There's not really much meat to the story when it comes down to it, other than love triangle that's required to propel the central storyline along, but the action bits are well handled, the music is cool, and Nicholson gives it his all.

Reviewed by morganmpoet 9 / 10

Personal favorite

Most reviewers miss the point. Rush's film is a cinematic moment in time. The focus is a linear journey about certain events that take place over a very limited time frame of perhaps 4 or 5 days cinematically. In terms of plot it aims for a certain moment in time & it hits the mark.

The choppers R first rate classic 60's builds, the scenery is great, Kovak's DP work is outstanding, Adam Rourke is the stand-out here, he holds his own easily against Jack in all the acting chops departments & Sabrina Scarf is amazingly sexy. Stu Phillips & The Poor provide excellent musical coverage & every player does a great job at being who thy R supposed to be. The fights R fun & the magical moments R numerous, for instance, Poet's decision to go with the Angels under a distant moon while sitting on his chopper at a carnival, ambient street sounds & conversations abound around other character interactions just like in real life.

If U like biker flicks this is the real deal. The ending is rushed (no pun intended) that's the bummer part but the ride there is great fun. One of my personal favorites maybe cause my parents had me n my sister in the back seat of the Drive-In while we saw this many years ago the very first time. I forgive this film a lot perhaps but it's right up there in my top 5 BIker films of all time.

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