"How you gonna stop them? They got bikes!" (or something) "Bikes don't run too good when you shoot them full of holes"
And he goes on to do just that, the b*s*a*d, though at least they go out in style with loads of explosions and such.
It has one of the best openings I've seen in a film as the bike gang kidnaps the lead singer of the band during the gig. The bike stunts as the cops arrive and immediately roll their car is brill, and the scene near the end as about a hundred leather-clad meanies roll up on bikes is awesome. Great music too.
> Eventually got home & watched 'Masters of Menace', extremely righteous but very funny.Hmmm... what about 'I bought a vampire motorcycle' - a modern classic (aka Boon on acid). Surely the only film to feature both Michael Elphick and a talking turd (writes Barry Norman).
As well as biker fillums, what about bike chase sequences? Eg. the end of Coogan's Bluff, where Clint (cowboy hat) Eastwood chases a baddie at extremely low speed round a deserted NYC park, both on Triumph twins (I trow).
Clint's been involved in a couple of bike chase bits in his films... I also seem to remember a Dirty Harry sequel where he (?) rides a trail bike over a load of traffic
Linda Manz, Dennis Hopper, Raymond Burr (18).
> From the horrific opening moments as truck driver Hopper drunk at the wheel ploughs into a packed school bus, you know you're in for an extreme experience. Under Hopper's direction Manz is senstational as a punk child obsessed by the deaths of her idols Elvis Presley and Sid Vicious, and occupied by impassively observing small town life, with her Mom a junkie and Pop an incestuous paedophile. If ever there was a nihilistic movie about sex & drugs & rock n roll, this is it.
Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra, Bruce Dern (18)
... we are back in the world of motorcycle gangs, Nazi orientated yet totally anarchical, a society with nowhere but hell to go. ... One or two scenes are unforgettable; the death of the aptly named "Loser" after being "rescued" from hospital, his funeral procession moving through the main streets, populated by frightened young locals...
You know, I think bikers have an image problem :-)
If you see it in your video store, watch it.