The Cycle Savages (1969)





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This gory biker film follows the violent exploits of a biker gang and its deranged leader. Standing against the gang is a brave artist. Unfortunately, the artist meets with disaster after he sketches the biker leader's girlfriend in the nude. The gang gets its grisly revenge after they have a drunken orgy. They capture the artist and slowly, graphically crush his hands in a vice.
R (Sex, Drug use, Rape)
Action & Adventure , Drama
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American International Pictures

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Bruce Dern
as Keeg
Maray Ayres
as Sandy
Karen Ciral
as Janie
Tom Daly
as Docky
Walt Robles
as Walter
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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Audience Reviews for The Cycle Savages

It's time the old coach took over. A city is deep rooted with bikers that extort locals and develop them into pimps, prostitutes, or muscle by a biker leader who then exports them to the city to his brother to generate revenue. A local artists starts drawing all the members of the gang and the gang and police department would love to get their hands on his material. The artist's life quickly becomes in danger. "I don't want him to know me." Bill Brame, director of Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes, Miss Melody Jones, and Scream Free!, delivers The Cycle Savages. The storyline for this picture was carried by some cool characters. The plot doesn't really develop or unfold well. The acting was actually better than I anticipated and the cast includes Bruce Dern, Walter Robles, Maray Ayers, and Melody Patterson. "My sister would have been all right if you and your brother stayed out of our lives." I came across this on Netflix and had to add it to my wish list due to the obvious grindhouse feel. I did enjoy watching this film but hoped to see more of the underground worker system and how it performed once the characters went to the big time. The film has an empty feeling after the conclusion. This could have been better. "I got a pair of eyes watching every move that guy makes." Grade: C-

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

The story ain't great, it cost $13 to make, and Bruce Dern is fantastic! Without Dern this movie would be unwatchable.

Michael G
Michael G

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
Aj V

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