Watch A Biker Movie

What a better time than the holidays to watch or watch again a biker movie. Here some of the best. The Wild One (1953): The granddaddy of biker movies.  It focuses on youth confusion. A gang rides into a little town on their mean machines (scene shot front of a blue screen). Engines are roaring and bikers scare the hell out of all the uptight folks. When Johnny (Marlon Brando) is asked, "What are you rebelling against?" his answer is: "Whadda ya got?" The Great Escape (1963) Watch Steve McQueen as an escaping World War II POW jumping fences on his motorcycle as he is being chased by Nazis. It made every red-blooded American want to get on two wheels. Thunderball (1965): Ka-boom baby. A motorcycle was the perfect weapon platform for kinky black-leather clad killer beauty Luciana Paluzzi launching rockets up the tailpipe of her victim. The Wild Angels (1966): A film starring Peter Fonda spawned the biker film cycle that led to icon movie Easy Rider. People went just to see the bikes. Easy Rider (1969): Peter Fonda again with then unknown Jack Nicholson, made what could have been another potentially bad drive-in biker movie into a huge hit that touched a generation’s paranoia of the establishment. Electra Glide in Blue (1973): Robert Blake stars as a motorcycle cop in this hard to explain black comedy. The Terminator (1 & 2) (1984, 1991): What could be a better macho vehicle to ride for a killing machine called Arnold Schwarzenegger than a big Harley-Davidson Fat Boy. Faster (2003): A documentary on the Moto GP with a series of races taking place all over the world. Dust to Glory (2005): Documentary on the 2003 Baja 1000 in Mexico, in which all kinds of vehicles compete. It spotlights motorcycles. Producer Mike McCoy is a rider with a camera on his bike. The World’s Fastest Indian (2005): New Zealand bike nut Burt Munro, played by Anthony Hopkins brings his hand-rebuilt 1920 Indian motorcycle to the U.S. for the 1967 speed trials. This based-on-fact story is a beautiful movie and if you see only one, this is the one

5 Responses to “Watch A Biker Movie”

  1. 1 DJ Chopper God Dec 11th, 2006 at 9:18 pm

    The World’s Fastest Indian is a great movie. I was very surprised.

  2. 2 Mona Dec 13th, 2006 at 7:50 pm

    I agree. The World’s Fastest Indian is an excellent movie, and even women would enjoy this!

  3. 3 Pop Dec 14th, 2006 at 6:09 am

    I was invited to the east coast premier and got to have an intimate dinner with Anthony Hopkins, just me and 100 of our close personal friends. (Boy, whatta namedropper).

    It’s a testimony to the ability of the movie biz to totally muff a release that this little gem didn’t get wide attention. Hopkins said in a short speech that this was his favorite role of the many characters he’s played and you can see it when you watch the movie.

    Not a story to wow you with special effects and it doesn’t solve the worlds probs, but it’s a great take and the DVD is a got to have.

  4. 4 Damien Mar 31st, 2007 at 10:04 am

    Since you recommended it I had “World’s Fastest Indian” set in my DVR to record in HD. Finally got to see it recently and I thought it was a great movie. Hopkins’ acting was brilliant, even my wife was hooked throughout.

  5. 5 Srinidhi Jul 5th, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    The Wild one is a beautiful movie… I would like to watch it again.. is there any online resource where I can watch it.

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