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C.C. & Company (1970)





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C.C. Ryder (Joe Namath) is a biker who rescues Ann McCalley (Ann-Margret) from a rape attempt by a gang of malevolent hippies. She makes love with him to show her appreciation, but their romance meets with obstacles when gang-leader Moon (William Smith) seeks revenge for C.C.'s interference. They battle for control over both the gang and Ann in this truly bad biker movie. Namath was chosen because of his hero status as a football player in the 1970 Super-Bowl upset by the New York Jets over the highly favored Baltimore Colts. Brash Broadway Joe predicted a win and made sure it was not an idle boast. One of the producers of this dog was Margret's husband Roger Smith which explains her appearance in this forgettable film.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Roger Smith
On DVD: Mar 29, 2005
Cheezy Flicks Entertainment


Joe Namath
as C.C. Rider
as Ann McCalley
Don Chastain
as Eddie Ellis
Bruce Glover
as Capt. Midnight
Ted King
as Suicide Sam
Gary Littlejohn
as Sitting Bull
Ned Wertimer
as Motorcycle Salesman
Jackie Rohr
as Zit Zit
Bob Keyworth
as Charlie Hopkins
Wayne Cochran and th...
as Group cast appearanc...
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
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Full Review… | November 6, 2001

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This movie was made right after Joe Namath won Super Bowel III. He was at the height of his popularity and wanted to give acting a try. But he can't act, he just played himself. It was written by Ann-Margret's husband and she was the co-star. He was from Arizona so they filmed it in the Arizona desert. They named the movie after a real blues band that provided some of the music, The C.C. Ryders. One of the tunes sounds like one from the Blues Brothers movie. William Smith played the bad guy. He was coming off the TV show Laredo where he played a good guy Texas Ranger. The story is a hokey love story between Joe Namath and Ann-Margret. It starts with Joe Namath shoplifting a sandwich in the middle of a grocery store. That's the best part of the movie. The prices posted and the dollar amounts mentioned in the movie show how much inflation there has been since 1970. The bad guy bikers were almost unreal led by William Smith. It does have a basis in the historical rivalry between the motorcycle races staged by the American motorcycle companies in the 1930's and 1940's and the outlaw races that were being staged by motorcycle clubs. But by 1970 traditional motor cycle racing had lost popularity. In the 1960's Honda introduced a small motorbike to the U.S. market. The American motorcycle companies were bankrupt by 1970 except for Harley-Davison. The Japanese motorcycle companies introduced dirt bikes and started promoting motocross dirt bike racing in the late 1960's. That's what they showed in this movie. The outlaw bikers in this movie were the Hollywood invented type. The real criminal bikers that were imitating the bikers from the 1950's Hollywood movies based on the 1940's outlaw bikers, wouldn't be found anywhere near a dirt bike race. In this movie outlaw bikers where bums living by a creek like a bunch of hippies. They all over acted. Some of the actors couldn't ride motorcycle so they gave them three wheel versions or added side cars. Real bikers had to have money. Motorcycles cost money. They usually had a real job. They probably worked as mechanics. The criminal outlaw biker gangs that existed in the 1960's and 1970's sold drugs, usually speed, to truck drivers and their topless dancer girlfriends. They didn't hangout outside either. They had clubhouses and they hung out in bars with nude or topless dancers. Most bikers weren't bad people. The criminal bikers are all old, dead or in prison now. They just like to ride around on weekends in large groups so the cops can't give them tickets for riding illegal bikes. Most choppers aren't street legal. At the end of the climatic race William Smith crashes into a 1956 Ford Fairlane convertible. My Dad had a 1956 Ford Fairlane four-door hardtop. Low budget movies always seem to find old cars to burn.

*1/2 (out of four)

In 1970 Joe Namath was on the A-list of the celebrity status system. The football superstar doesn't quite score on the big screen, however.

Namath is a mechanic who joins a biker gang called "The Heads". He stops them from raping a young woman (Ann-Margret) and the two begin to fall in love, angering the gang leader (William Smith).

Steve Smith

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