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on August 20, 1999
Do not miss this original. Before Hollywood started mass producing increasingly awful, stereotyped, and trashy biker movies there was The Wild One. Very loosely based on actual events, this story spawned all those cheesy bike films that never even come close to The Wild One's solid storyline, great acting, and fabulous soundtrack. If you've ever suffered threw a lousy biker film, treat yourself to this wonderful film that is THE original. Just the sight of a very drunken Chino (Lee Marvin) riding into town on a Panhead to stir things up with Johnny's(Marlon Brando)Black Rebels is worth the puchase price.Long live the BRMC!
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on May 14, 2000
Regardless of how the story line grabs you or how much many of the actors maybe miscast this movie is worth it just to see all the old bikes. From Triumphs, BSA's, Nortons & Vincents to Harleys & Indians it gives you a firsthand look at the wide variety of classic bikes that were available back then...I only wish it were so today.
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on July 26, 2002
John Lennon wanted something like the Crickets (Buddy Holly's band), and saw this film and named his band after the motorcycle gang: The Beetles. He changed the spelling to Beat les and had the perfect name that reflected his beat band.
Not a review of the film but they could have ben called "The Shoes."
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on December 4, 1998
Marlon Brando and Lee Marvin depict bikers as only Hollywood can in a film inspired by actual events that took place in a town called Hollister during the late '40s. The movie along with the rebel biker image was sparked by a Time magazine cover showing a drunken shirtless biker lounging on his Harley-Davidson with a beer in both hands. It was a bit of bad press, reading something like the "downfall of society" or "outlaw bikers take over town" that originated the rebel H-D image and gave Hollywood the inspiration to create this timeless cult classic.
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on July 13, 2000
Marlon Brando stars as the leader of a biker gang that invades a small town and turns everything upside down. To be honest, these bikers don't seem particularly dangerous, and some of the dialogue is so rooted in the Fifties' slang I found myself laughing out loud. However, the Brando performance makes the movie worth a look, and he has an interesting relationship with the sheriff's daughter. I'm sure this film had a much bigger impact on its Fifties audience than it does nowadays. For me it was a step back into another time for seventy minutes.
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on August 26, 1999
This movie starts out showing that appeasement is wrong and just buys you trouble. The cyclists are repelled from one town by a cop who stands up to them, and then go on to the next place which cottons to them, for a while anyway.
There are some good scenes and a few good lines, though. Surely we've all seen clips of Brando's character response to the question, "What are you rebelling against?" with the deft reply, "Whaddya got?"
When he starred in this, Lee Marvin wasn't too far out of the WWII Marines, and it shows.
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on June 20, 1999
Brando plays Johnny, the leader of the Blind Rebels motorcycle club, who wander into a small town with one cop. Johnny doesnt like cops by the way. A rival gang, lead by Lee Marvin, heads into town to help cause trouble, with the town and the Blind Rebels. Brando is very cool in this one but, the only really convincing tough guy is Lee Marvin. Based on a real incident that most likely was not this comedic. I doubt the real bikers were this nice either. Forget about all of that and have fun with it, because Marlon is crazy, dad!
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on February 21, 2001
although the film itslef is a classic. The dvd is not much better than the vhs version. The sound and video is not at all improved and there are very few extras on it. It is nice to have in a format that will last longer, but besides that this dvd doesnt have much to offer.
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on November 10, 2002
I thought this movie was pretty entertaining considering its age. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to stay awake through it but it's not one of those movies. It moves fast and its not long. I recommend to anyone going through a classic movie phase.
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on September 6, 2000
Unless you're in charge of the Smithsonian Archive of Hollywood Motorcycle Films, you rented this movie because of one reason: Marlon Brando. Is the film outdated? It was shot in '54. Does Brando disappoint? Come on. Plus, this film has sold more bikes than Zig Ziglar in his wet dream.
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