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Biker Movies Film Festival

iconic still photo of Marlon Brando {at age 29} from "The Wild One" [1953]             brief essay

selected films
a few classics
documentaries & compilations
other biker movies, A to Z

books about biker movies

links



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A Few Classic Biker Movies

"The Wild One" [studio mo 1953]
starring Marlon Brando /0767818172/

"The Wild Angels" [AIP mo 1966]
Produced & directed by Roger Corman; with Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern & Nancy Sinatra /B0000542CP/

"Easy  Rider" [Columbia Pictures July 1969]
Easy Rider movie directed by Dennis Hopper  Filmed in California, Arizona & Louisiana, and around Taos, Madrid & Santa Fe in New Mexico. Two long-haired bikers cross America and meet unusual people, including a drunken lawyer played by Jack Nicholson. Co-written & directed by Dennis Hopper; co-written by Peter Fonda & Terry Southern; starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson & Karen Black; Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor [JN] & Best Original Script; added to National Film Registry (1998)
Sony Pictures widescreen color Blu-ray [10/2009] for $24.99
Columbia/TriStar 35th Anniv DVD [9/2004] 2 disks for $23.96
Columbia/TriStar DVD [3/2004] for $10.99
Hip-O remastered soundtrack CD [3/2004] 2 disks for $26.99
MCA soundtrack CD [6/2000] for $9.98
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

purchase 'Easy Rider' posters at AllPosters.com

more details (synopsis, books, posters, links) on
Magic Lantern's "Easy Rider" 1969 Movie Page


Documentaries & Compilations

Hog Heaven / Harley-Davidson on DVD from History Channel  "Hog Heaven: The Story of The Harley-Davidson Empire" [History Channel]
contains two History Channel programs: "Dream Machines: Harley-Davidson" [June 1998] produced & directed by Michael L. Rose, featuring Jay Leno & Peter Fonda {IMDb}; and "Modern Marvels: Motorcycles" [Nov 1999] narrated by Max Raphael, featuring Jay Leno {IMDb}
A&E Home Video color DVD [8/2003] for $22.49
Unofficial History of Harley Davidson Motorcycles documentary on DVD   "The Unofficial History of Harley Davidson Motorcycles" [2003]
60-minute documentary film, with footage of the Gott Museum & Sturgis rallies, and vintage footage of classic motorcycles
Eagle Vision Media color DVD [10/2003] for $6.98
not listed at IMDb
Biker Mania compilation on DVD   "Biker Mania" compilation [2009]
Basically a reworking of D-movie producer Johnny Legend's 1993 video “Bikers, Blondes, and Blood”, with 65 minutes of biker movie trailers (41 coming attractions), along with an amusing 35-minute video magazine piece, "Biker Beat"
Raunchy Tonk color/b&w DVD [2/2009] for $17.99
not listed at IMDb
Biker Triple Mania! movies on DVD   "Biker Triple Mania!" [2009]
includes three feature films: "The Wild Ride" [Filmgroup Sept 1960] produced & directed by Harvey Berman, starring Jack Nicholson {IMDb}; the mondo documentary "Biker Babylon" [1968] aka "It's a Revolution Mother" {IMDb}; "The Rebel Rousers" [Paragon Intl April 1970] co-written & direc-ted by Martin B. Cohen, starring Cameron Mitchell, Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd, Jack Nicholson & Harry Dean Stanton {IMDb}; extras include seven biker film trailers and Johnny Legend's 35-minute video "Biker Beat"
Raunchy Tonk widescreen b&w DVD [3/2009] for $17.99

Outlaw Bikers TV documentaries on DVD  "Outlaw Bikers" documentaries [2010]
includes four documentary programs from the National Geographic Channel series "Outlaw Bikers" [2008-2009]
Koch/E1 Ent. color DVD [2/2010] for $13.49
episodes list at IMDb

"Harlistas: An American Journey" [indep 2011]
Documentary film about the Hispanic-American biker subculture; directed by Alfredo de Villa • credits at IMDb


Selected Biker Movies, A to Z
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"American Chopper" cable TV series

"Angel Unchained" [1970]

"Angels Die Hard!" [1970]

"Angels From Hell" [1968]

"Angels Hard As They Come" [1971] /B00005QJJL/

"Angels' Wild Women" [1972] /B000056HPG/

"Any Which Way You Can" [1980] starring Clint Eastwood

"Biker Babylon" [1968]

"The Black Angels" [1970]

"The Black Six" [1974]

"The Born Losers" [AIP 1967]
starring Tom Laughlin as Billy Jack /B00004XPOJ/

"Bury Me An Angel" [1972]

"C.C. and Company" [AVCO Embassy Oct 1970] /tt0065511/
starring Joe Namath, Ann-Margret & William Smith /B000K2UW2O/

"The Cycle Savages" [1970] with Bruce Dern

"Devil's Angels" [1967] starring John Cassavetes

"The Dirt Gang" [1972]

"Easy Rider: The Ride Back"
[festival circuit 2009; USA release Aug 2011]
Easy Rider: The Ride Back 2009 movie  A sort of prequel to "Easy Rider" [1969]; looks at the family of biker Wyatt (the role made famous by Peter Fonda) and the family's struggles from the 1940s forward, and how their love of motorcycles and the freedom of the open road was formed. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Dustin Rikert; starring Chris Engen, Michelle Borth, Jeff Fahey, Newell Alexander, Thomas Blankenship, Phil Pitzer, Sheree J. Wilson, Rance Howard, Lauralee Bell & Michael Nouri
DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Easy Wheels" [1989] /tt0097260/

"Every Which Way But Loose" [1978] starring Clint Eastwood

"Girl On A Motorcycle" [1968] starring Marianne Faithful

"The Glory Stompers" [1967] starring Dennis Hopper

"The Hard Ride" [1971]

"Hell Ride" [2008]
starring Dennis Hopper & Michael Madsen /B001CDFY50/

"Hell's Angels '69" [1969] /B0001Z3IK8/

"Hell's Angels On Wheels" [1967] with Jack Nicholson

"Hell's Belles" [1970]

"Hell's Bloody Devils" [1970]

"The Hellcats" [1967]

"The Loners" [1972]

"The Losers" aka "Nam's Angels" [1970] /B000BT96TQ/

"The Loveless" [1982] directed by Kathryn Bigelow /B00030AZFM/

"Me and Will" [1998] /6305600937/

"The Mini-Skirt Mob" [1968] with Sherry Jackson & Harry Dean Stanton

"Motor Psycho" [1965] director Russ Meyer

"Motorcycle Gang" [1994] directed by John Milius /B0000844K4/

"Naked Angels" [1969]

"The Pink Angels" [1971]

"Psychomania" [1975]

"The Rebel Rousers" [Paragon Intl April 1970]
co-written & directed by Martin B. Cohen, starring Cameron Mitchell, Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd,
Jack Nicholson & Harry Dean Stanton /B0006IUDGC/ Filmed in Chloride, Arizona /tt0066286/

"Road of Death" [1973]

"Run, Angel, Run!" [1969] /B0002UB2XC/

"Running Cool"

"Satan's Sadists" [1969]

"The Savage Seven" [1968]

"She-Devils On Wheels" [1968] /6305944334/

"The Sidehackers" [1969] aka "Five The Hard Way"

"Streets of Fire" [1984] /0783227876/
Directed by Walter Hill; starring Michael Paré, Diane Lane & Willem Dafoe

"Werewolves On Wheels" [1971] /B000BT96UA/

"Wild Hogs" comedy [Touchstone Feb 2007]
Wild Hogs 2007 movie poster   Four middle-aged males in the Midwest have an identity crisis and set out on a motorcycle ‘freedom ride’ to the West, finding danger, heroism, true love and lots of laughs. Except for the beach scene (at Venice, California), location filming was entirely in New Mexico, including Albuquerque, Angel Fire, Bonanza Creek Ranch, Jemez Springs, Pojoaque, and the town of Madrid. Directed by Walt Becker; written by Brad Copeland; starring Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, William H. Macy, Ray Liotta, Marisa Tomei, Stephen Tobolowsky, John C. McGinley & Peter Fonda
Touchstone Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [8/2007] for $14.49
Buena Vista Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [8/2007] for $15.49
DVD & Blu-ray extras include “Making of ...” docu, outtakes, commentary & sneak previews
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

Maggie's Main Street Diner in Madrid, NM - the movie set from 'Wild Hogs'

”Bikers, Brawls and Burning Bars: The Making of Wild Hogs” [Buena Vista 2007]
available on DVD & Blu-ray above • full credits at IMDb

"The Wild Ride" [Filmgroup Sept 1960]
produced & directed by Harvey Berman, starring Jack Nicholson /tt0054475/

"Wild Wheels" [1969]


Books About Biker Movies

Two Wheels on Two Reels: A History of Biker Movies book by Mike Seate  "Two Wheels On Two Reels: A History of Biker Movies" [2000]
by Mike Seate

Whitehorse Press pb [11/2000] for $15.95
High On The Hogs Biker Filmography book by David Stidworthy   "High On The Hogs: A Biker Filmography" [2003]
by David Stidworthy

McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [2/2003] for $39.95
Big Book of Motorcycle Movies book by John Wooley & Michael H. Price  "The Big Book of Biker Flicks: 40 of The Best Motorcycle Movies of All Tiime [2005] by John Wooley & Michael H. Price
Hawk Publng Group 12x8 pb [6/2005] for $24.45
Biker Truth & Myth book by Bill Osgerby  "Biker: Truth and Myth - How The Original Cowboy of The Road Became The Easy Rider of The Silver Screen" [2005] by Bill Osgerby
chapters include "The Last American Hero", "The Making of The Myth", "The Biker Movie", "Bikes and The Counterculture", "Women and Motorcycle Culture", "Global Brotherhood", "Bikers At War", and "The Iron Horse Corral"
Lyons Press 9¼x8¼ pb [10/2005] out of print/used
Harley-Davidson & Philosophy book  
"Harley-Davidson and Philosophy: Full-Throttle Aristotle" [2006]
Foreword by R.K. Stratman, essays by Steven E. Alford, Randall E. Auxier, Craig Bourne, Fred Feldman, Jonathan Goldstein, Graham Harman, David Jones, Gary L. Kieffner, Alan R. Pratt, Graham Priest & Bernard E. Rollin
Open Court Publng 8¾x6 pb [2/2006] for $13.46
Mammoth Book of Bikers book edited by Arthur Veno  "The Mammoth Book of Bikers" [2007]
Edited by Arthur Veno

Running Press 7¾x5¼ pb [10/2007] for $10.17


L i n k s
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlaw_biker_film
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_biker_films
National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa

motorcycles posters category at AllPosters.com

Motorcycles Section on the Roadside Americana Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum [est. 1992], 5867 No. Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs, CO
GetGeared - gear for bikers [est. 2004] based south of London in U.K.

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