Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $1.40 Gift Card
Trade in
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Hells Angels on Wheels (1967)

Adam Roarke , Jack Nicholson , Richard Rush  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)


Available from these sellers.


Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Hell's Angels on Wheels   -- --

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD [DVD] $28.54  
  1-Disc Version --  
Deal of the Day: 65% off the "Jurassic Park Blu-ray Trilogy"
Today only, save 65% on the "Jurassic Park Blu-ray Trilogy" . Experience one of the biggest movie trilogies of all time like never before with the Jurassic Park Blu-ray Trilogy! This collection includes a DVD, Blu-ray, Digial, and UltraViolet copy of all three Jurassic Park movies plus the first Jurassic Park in 3D! Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Videos Related to This Product


Product Details

  • Actors: Adam Roarke, Jack Nicholson, Sabrina Scharf, Jana Taylor, Richard Anders
  • Directors: Richard Rush
  • Writers: R. Wright Campbell
  • Producers: Joe Solomon
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: December 30, 2003
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000E69GN
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #236,721 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Hells Angels on Wheels" on IMDb

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

When he loses his job, gas station attendant Poet (Academy Award-winner Jack Nicholson) falls in with a rough band of Hells Angels who terrorize Northern California in a hellraising frenzy of parties and gang fights. Choppers, drugs, sex, murder and mayhem ensue as Poet and gang leader Buddy (Adam Roarke) head down a dark road to danger. From acclaimed cult director Richard Rush (The Stunt Man) with cinematography by the legendary László Kovács (Easy Rider, Paper Moon) and music by Stu Phillips (Battlestar Gallactica, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls).

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good biker flick April 21, 2001
Format:VHS Tape
I've seen this one three or four times on Speedvision. Kind of ruthless toward the women but conveys the style of the Hell's Angels. Too bad about Adam Roarke. He was a good guy, a pretty good actor, stunt man and.... well he died a little before his time. I could call myself a biker but my Kawasaki Z1R although quick doesn't quite fit the image of a Harley Davidson. Some how Jack Nicholson just doesn't fit in either. Sonny "Ralph" Barger sure does!
Was this review helpful to you?
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pre-Easy Rider Nicholson July 5, 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Please don't listen to the people making clueless comments about this film. It was theatrically released in the 1960s and was seen as a departure from the standard AIP biker fare. Directed by Richard Rush, years before "Stunt Man," and featuring members of the Hells Angels, this film featured Jack Nicholson as a potential member of the Angels. There's little "action" and the fluid camera movement have led it to be known as "Hells Angels On Quaaludes." Not as bad as the other reviews have made it out to be.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
This is One of Those TRUE GUILTY PLEASURES !!! This even Seems Better then Corman's The Wild Angels Which came out Earlier, This movie shows more of the True Brotherhood of what its like to be in a Real Outlaw Biker Gang !!! There are Even real Hells Angel Alums in this film Like Sonny Barger and Adam Roarke...The Ending seems a little Hurried though, thats my only Gripe...Over all a Great Ride of a Film !!! :)
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Genuine Choppers February 25, 2004
By A Customer
Format:DVD
If you are into vintage old school choppers, this film has them. Great shots of original, real-deal bikes, not RUB material from the Learning Channel.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hells Angels on Wheels August 10, 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This was just the flick I was looking for. A "bare bones" biker movie (It didn't win an Oscar, like it really matters). Absolutely entertaining and down to earth, I loved it!! If you like "B-movies" get it.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's the prequel to Five Easy Pieces! July 2, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
What's not to love? Real Hell's Angels. Nicholson as Poet, the Rebel without a Past. Roarke as Buddy, the king rat. Shill, one of the best bad-biker-babes of them all. And Lazlo setting up the shots, just like he'll do later in Easy Rider.
If you understand that, on the road, plot doesn't matter and friendships must end in fire, then this is your film.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Biker Flics March 16, 2006
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Hells Angels on Wheels is, by far, one of the best examples of a sixties biker movie.

Right from the opening credits where we see various California Angels getting on their bikes and heading off through the streets of San Francisco, to the big meeting up of Sonny Barger's Oakland crew and our own film gang, headed up by Adam Rourke.

Jack Nicholson, as Poet, is the movie's standout performance, and, by all accounts, Jack blended in with the real Angels on the set to the point of being mistaken for one.

The film does fall apart at the end, almost as if, after 90 minutes of action and continuity, the director just lost interest and wanted to wind it up as fast as possible.

The bikes in this one are heavily featured and there are many examples of mid sixties choppers lovingly photographed by the great Leslie (Laslo) Kovacs. You can see the seed of many Easy Rider (also photographed by Kovacs) shots in Kovacs work on this film.

This movie is probably the closest portrayal of the California Hells Angels ever made- even Sonny Barger doesn't completely hate it.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bike movie for bikers! August 20, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Kinda dated, but it has some classic chops and non-stop action. Nicholson is cool as the disaffected hero, and Adam Roarke is, well, Adam Rourke, a greatly under-rated talent.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
the old days come alive
Published 15 days ago by Doc
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
this movie was the best cool.
Published 28 days ago by John Saitta
2.0 out of 5 stars Cinéma vérité on wheels
Cinéma vérité: def. a documentary film-making style combining naturalistic techniques with stylized cinematic devices

The above goes a long way to... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Annie Van Auken
4.0 out of 5 stars Hell on Wheels...
My husband and I found out about this movie by accident. We both love Jack Nicholson and Adam Rourke. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Cherie Hamilton
1.0 out of 5 stars I was in it, begining to end
Hells Angels on Wheels was shot on a $250,000 budget, in 13 days. But it made 7 mil in 9 months, mostly in Europe. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Dirtimus Artenhammer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Item, Reasonably Priced. Recommend to anyone who is in the...
Great Item, Reasonably Priced. Recommend to anyone who is in the market for this type of selection. Get Yours Today
Published 12 months ago by Mark Spicer
3.0 out of 5 stars Certainly Different
This movie does have entertainment value, and it is affordable enough to entertain some friends at home on a rainy day. The video is grainy, almost 16mm like in appearance. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Bombero474
5.0 out of 5 stars a great movie
if your looking to watch a good old biker movie then this is it..it set the stage for other classic biker movies and got Jack Nicholson .rolling on his way to East Rider.... Read more
Published 12 months ago by peter
2.0 out of 5 stars WTF Did I Just Watch
I bought this movie thinking how bad could it be if Jack Nicholson is in it. Any time we get to see Jack just play himself in a movie is f*$&ing hilarious. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jesse Bellavance
5.0 out of 5 stars The DVD works well
The movie is no different than when I first saw it. It's Great! What can I say for seven more words?
Published 16 months ago by Ronald Wilkinson
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category