Hells Angels on Wheels (1967) - Crime, Drama, Thriller

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At first, gas station attendant Poet is happy when the Hell's Angels gang finally accepts him. But he's shocked when he learns just how brutal they are.

IMDB: 5.2
Director: Richard Rush
Stars: Adam Roarke, Jack Nicholson
Length: 95 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 7 out of 30 found boring (23.33%)

One-line Reviews (19)

When you see someone drinking booze in a movie, the bottles and cans are empty.

This is exciting at times, with the expected number of fight scenes, as well as some filler / montage sequences, and music that is very much of the time.

A confessed example of the B-movie 'exploitation' genre, 'Hell's Angels on Wheels' plays on every possible cliché: chair-smashing barroom brawls, bikers harassing carnival-goers and helpless drivers, cops harassing the bikers, heavy drinking and smoking of the evil weed by the violent Angels, etc. It's all too hilarious to be believed.

HELL'S ANGELS ON WHEELS is an enjoyable addition to the run of biker flicks that filmed cinema screens in the late 1960s.

"Hells Angels on wheels" are a total waste of time.

moving but going nowhere...

Even Jack Nicholson can't save this meandering, plotless dreck from the 60's.

I smuggled cans of Coors Light in my sock and poured them in my empty bottle, so I am the only one actually drinking beer in that "Biker" scene.

The other hour and 50 minutes, is silly, and boring.

Going nowhere fast, too, as in the absurdly abrupt ending; not that there was anything that really needed doing beyond that.

Despite Nicholsons' presence and performance, Roarke really is the one to watch here, doing an engaging job of creating a memorable character.

But it does have redeeming qualities, which makes it worth watching on late nite TV.

'Hells Angels on Wheels' is a surprisingly tough and entertaining b-grade 60s biker movie.

Unfortunately, there were also several slow scenes here and there which lessened the film's overall impact.

Probably Nicholson's worst movie .

I've still to see anything prior to Chinatown that's worth watching.

Directionless much of the time, of course, but oddly compelling in a voyeuristic sort of way.

This movie is a fascinating time capsule of a time and place most of us never knew in real life.

The big musical interlude in the middle sums things up: "Moving but going nowhere".