Approved | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Ralph "Sonny" Barger aka Sonny Barger was the Oakland President of the Hell's Angels, and is seen briefly at the beginning of the movie for which the Hell's receive collective credit. Barger plays and is featured in Hell's Angels '69 (1969).
Would you fight for me?
Poet: I'd kill for you.
During the fight in the pool, one of Poet's attackers acts out being punched to the ground, but Poet never throws the punch.
The film was refused a UK cinema certificate in 1967 and only passed in 1977 after BBFC cuts to heavily edit the fight scenes. The 1988 video version featured a new opening montage of rape and violence scenes which were not in the original cinema print, and these scenes (totalling 11 minutes) were completely removed by the BBFC as well as shots of kidney punches during the hotel fight. The 2006 Cinema Club DVD restores the punches and was pre-edited by the distributors to remove the alternative opening scene.