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One of my favorites is Motorcycle Diaries. Clint Eastwood was Dirty Harry and it briefly involved a San Francisco bike gang. The original Vanishing Point, had a brief scene with a scantily clad scooterist.
Off main subject, there are a couple of guys in different countries (Taiwan & Panama) that have interesting videos on YouTube if you are interested?
You have to check out the best motorcycle move ever - The World’s Fastest Indian
The World’s Fastest Indian is based on the true story of Burt Munro, a bike racer from New Zealand.
Played by Anthony Hopkins, Munro manages to set a 1000cc world record in 1967 on an Indian brand motorcycle that he mechanically modified and covered with an aerodynamic shell. At the time of the record attempt Munro himself was 68 years old riding an Indian motorbike that was 47 years old. The record still stands to this day.
Here are two that are on my definalty want to watch list:
The Wild One
This is the original motorcycle movie, starring Marlon Brando as the brooding leader of a biker gang that invades a small town.
Also starring Lee Marvin, The Wild One is the ultimate motorcycle rebellion movie and features a stunning Triumph Thunderbird T6.
On Any Sunday
A documentary following the lives of motorcycle racers and racing enthusiasts, including actor Steve McQueen. First asking the question “Why do they do it?” this film looks at the people who devote (and sometimes risk) their lives to racing on tracks and off-road courses around the world.
Here is some stuff on my watch it when I get to it list:
A biker gang visits a monastery where they encounter black-robed monks engaged in worshipping Satan. When the monks try to persuade one of the female bikers, Helen, to become a satanic sacrifice the bikers smash up the monastery and leave. The monks have the last laugh, though, as Helen, as a result of the satanic rituals, is now possessed and at night changes into a werewolf, with dire results for the biker gang.
As the legendary stuntman travels to Mexico to prepare for one of his greatest stunts yet, he takes time out of his schedule to meet his fans, help out lonely orphans, and try to get his alcoholic mechanic to reconcile with his son. While all of this is going on, Evel’s main rival is plotting to have Evel killed and then get rich by using the Team Evel 18-wheeler to smuggle cocaine into America.
Joe Huff is a tough, go-it-alone cop with a flair for infiltrating dangerous biker gangs. The FBI blackmail Joe into an undercover operation to convict some extremely violent bikers, who are angry at the capture of their leader.
Silver Dream Racer
A young hot-headed motorbike enthusiast inherits the prototype for an incredibly fast machine which was designed by his brother. He successfully gets the finance for it, and uses the bike to challenge for the world championship at Silverstone.
Hells Angels On Wheels
At first gas station attendant Poet is happy when the rockers gang “Hell’s Angels” finally accepts him. But he’s shocked when he learns how brutal they are – not even murder is a taboo to them. He gets himself in trouble when the leader’s girlfriend falls in love with him – and he welcomes her approaches.
Bone and Bear, two rough and tough bikers ride out from Sturgis, SD to the marshes of South Carolina to help out their “bro” Ironbutt Garrett, who’s land is being eyed by the money-grubbing, domineering Calvin Hogg. With the townspeople aghast at the “scooter-trash” invading Buford, the Sherrif, under the direction of Hogg, try to get the bikers out of town while they try to organize a “Wetland Run” aimed at making enough money to pay off the back taxes that threaten Ironbutt’s claim to the land.
Beyond The Law
Dan Saxon is an undercover cop who infiltrates a biker gang to nail the scum behind a drug-smuggling operation. In order to maintain the trust of the gang’s leader, he must commit ever more dangerous and heinous crimes. Just how far ‘beyond the law’ will Saxon go?