Hell’s Angels ’69
Director: Lee Madden Run Time: 97 min. Format: 35mm Release Year: 1969
Starring: Tom Stern, Jeremy Slate, Conny Van Dyke
Temple Of Schlock‘s Chris Poggiali is ridin’ in to THE DEUCE this month – so rev up your engines for the hard-hitting action/heist/biker bonanza HELL’S ANGELS ’69 – 50 years after it hogged up the Harris Theatre in Times Square!!
Thrill-seeking brothers, Chuck and Wes, hatch a plan to take Ceasar’s Palace for a bundle – just for fun (!) – that involves “joining” the titular titans of the two-wheelers as cover for their covert chicaneries! But the brothers’ new (shared) biker-babe, Betsy – “bought” from true-life Angel, Terry The Tramp, for a pack of butts – may just throw a monkey-wrench into the works!
Featuring members from the Oakland Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club playing themselves – Sonny Barger, the aforementioned Terry The Tramp, Skip, Tiny, Magoo, and more – makes for some Motorcycle Mayhem as only these true maniacs can deliver! Beer-drinking! An air of authentic grit and grime despite the PG-ness of the shenanigans at hand! A desert dirt-bike chase!! Stilted line-readings!!! And – oh – all those choppers! An at times languid, relaxed, hang-out of a film… HELL’S ANGELS ’69 knows how to throttle the action when action is due – delivering a wacky, wild ride where the “good guys” are sometimes born to be bad… Celebrate America with The Deuce!