Loosely based on a New Times
article by Michael Gougis, this film offers a look at Southern California motorcycle clubs that's both dizzying and ultimately disappointing. Director Reggie Rock Bythewood's intention appears to have been to transform what could have been THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS on motorcycles into a modern-day Western, making leather-clad rider Smoke (Laurence Fishburne) the "King of Cali" the fastest gun in this underground sub-culture. As leader of the Black Knights, he arrives for every illegal street race with nearly imperial fanfare and a full posse of riders bearing the club's colors. His entourage includes outspoken booster ...