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      The Glory Stompers

      1968 1 hr. 25 min. Action List
      Reviews 38% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Chino (Dennis Hopper) is the head of the Black Souls, a California motorcycle gang at odds with another crew, the Glory Stompers. One day, Chino and his fellow gang members kidnap the head of the Stompers, Darryl (Jody McCrea), and his girlfriend, Chris (Chris Noel). After a heavy beating, the cyclists abandon Darryl but take Chris with them to Mexico. While Chris faces threats of abuse, Darryl teams up with Smiley (Jock Mahoney), an aging ex-Stomper, for a final showdown with the Souls. Read More Read Less

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      delysid d the low rating on this is way off. it's no masterpiece to be sure but it's a cool look into the sleazy world of bikers with dennis hopper. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/17/22 Full Review Audience Member Forget "Easy Rider." THIS is a real biker movie! Dennis Hopper plays Chino, the leader of a particular nasty biker gang who assaults the old lady of a fellow biker, Jody McCrea (who I mostly remember from the Beach Party films). This sets off a war for revenge between McCrea and Hopper that offers some serious grindhouse fun if that's your sort of thing. I've always found it interesting that in the post-Tarantino film world that most every exploitation film sub-genre has found some level of resurgence, but the Biker Film is one that is still just about as unpopular and disreputable as it's ever been. Like most oddball sub-genres there a mix of good and bad, but I think there enough biker film of interest that this genre should be given a second look. Jonathan Demme did a biker "Roshomon" inspired film. John Milieus made a biker Dirty Does of sorts with "The Devil's 8." Biker film star Larry Bishop did make a pretty fun homage to the biker film genre, "Hell Ride," but I think the film flopped because there are so few people out there who understand and appreciate the biker genre. If you direct the genre, I believe it's essentially the wild west, motorcycles in place of horses, but populated with despicable and often repellent characters, presenting protagonists who likely couldn't even be described as anti-heroes. So everyone out there should do themselves a favor and start getting into biker films of the 70s. Let me know if you need any recommendations, but don't complain to me if you find the genre gross and off-putting (because it is). Oh, and in this film Casey Kasem plays Mouth. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review eric b This formulaic biker film is only worth seeing if you're curious to see Dennis Hopper on wheels in a pre-"Easy Rider" role. (He's bearded here, if that matters). Unfortunately, you'd never guess he would become a notable actor based on this crass, disposable performance. Otherwise, this is just a tepid tale of Hopper's little gang (the Black Souls) abducting a blonde hottie from the rival Glory Stompers. The head Glory Stomper (Jody McCrea, who looks just like father Joel) heads off in pursuit, meeting up with an older biker (Jock Mahoney) who seems woefully miscast. The musical score is dull, and the extras are dominated by improbable beach bunnies who can't get enough of grizzled bikers (apparently, they are only in the film to flaunt their sparkling clean underwear and to get painted psychedelic a la Goldie Hawn in "Laugh-In"). Keep an eye out for Casey Kasem in a small role -- he's barely recognizable. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member not so much C movie fare Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Great and rare biker flick starring Dennis Hopper as maniacal leader of Black Soul MC. Lot of dope and alcohol with obligatory love-in right in the middle of the movie. Great soundtrack by Davie Allan & The Arrows! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Takes you back to the days when being a biker meant something--uninhibited drug use, fights, frenzied sex parties, rape and human trafficking. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It isn't even up to AIP's usual low standards. Rated: D Jul 18, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Chino (Dennis Hopper) is the head of the Black Souls, a California motorcycle gang at odds with another crew, the Glory Stompers. One day, Chino and his fellow gang members kidnap the head of the Stompers, Darryl (Jody McCrea), and his girlfriend, Chris (Chris Noel). After a heavy beating, the cyclists abandon Darryl but take Chris with them to Mexico. While Chris faces threats of abuse, Darryl teams up with Smiley (Jock Mahoney), an aging ex-Stomper, for a final showdown with the Souls.
      Director
      Anthony M. Lanza
      Executive Producer
      Maurice Smith
      Screenwriter
      James Gordon White, John Lawrence
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      English