The first of a wave of biker movies that hit American screens in the late 60s, this seminal exploitation film stars soon-to-be cult hero Peter Fonda as the leader of a leather-clad biker gang. When one of the cyclists, Loser (Bruce Dern), is injured, Heavenly Blues (Fonda) and company
snatch him from his hospital bed, taking time to trash the place and gang-rape a nurse. Loser dies en route to a hideout, and his comrades requisition a church and hold a funeral service that soon degenerates into a festive, drugged-out orgy. Soon after, the bikers find themselves in a pitched
battle with furious local townspeople and police.
Unusually violent for its time, THE W...