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The Cycle Savages (1969)





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Film editor Bill Brame directed this violent biker film featuring an intense performance by Bruce Dern as Keeg, the sadistic leader of a vicious gang of cyclists. When Keeg's girlfriend Lea (Melody Patterson) poses nude for an artist named Romko (Chris Robinson), the hooligan goes on a drunken rampage and rips up Romko's sketches, beating the artist severely. Later, Romko retaliates with some beatings of his own, leading to a grisly scene of revenge in which the artist's hands are slowly crushed in a metal vise. Brame's quickly paced film also includes the requisite drugged orgies and a gang-rape. Genre veterans Gary Littlejohn, Scott Brady, and Steve Brodie also appear in this brutal exploitation entry, which is fairly well-cast save for co-executive producer Casey Kasem's notion that he could be believable as Bruce Dern's brother. Trivia buffs should note that Kasem appeared in Brame's Free Grass the same year, and that his production partner for this film was California Lt. Gov. Mike Curb, who went on to lead the musical Mike Curb Congregation.more
Rating: R (Sex, Drug use, Rape)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
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Written By: Bill Brame
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 5, 2000
American International Pictures

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Tom Daly
as Docky
Casey Kasem
as Keeg's Brother
Jack Konzal
as Bartender
Anna Sugano
as Motorcycle Girl
Marjorie Dayne
as Motorcycle Girl
Gary Littlejohn
as Motorcycle Boy
Ron Godwin
as Walter
Randee Lee
as One of the Girls
Jerry Taylor
as Storekeeper
Denise Gilbert
as Little Girl
Peter Fain
as Police Detective
Steve Brodie
as Police Detective
Scott Brady
as Vice Squad Detective
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All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | December 16, 2002

Audience Reviews for The Cycle Savages


This movie was alright, it had the usual motorcycle movie conventions, had Dern, and it's not too long. The other actors aren't that great. The story isn't too original, but it's also pretty good. Overall, not good, but pretty good.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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