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A Great Ride (1979)

Cocky, overconfident motocross champion Jim Dancer and his more mature and levelheaded bike racing buddy Steve Mitchell decide to trek from Mexico to Canada via an unmarked off-road route. ... See full summary »

Director:

Don Hulette

Writers:

Walter Dallenbach, Thomas Pope (as Tom Pope)
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Credited cast:
Perry Lang ... Jim Dancer
Michael MacRae Michael MacRae
Michael Sullivan Michael Sullivan ... Steve Mitchell
Margo Ann Berdeshevsky Margo Ann Berdeshevsky
Hal Bokar Hal Bokar
Jan Burrell
Bryan Englund Bryan Englund
Ben Fuhrman Ben Fuhrman
Ernie Garrett Ernie Garrett ... Ernie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Alaimo ... Barry
Suzanne Horton Suzanne Horton ... Odyssey Girl
John Hoyt ... Jukebox Drunk
John Frederick Jones ... Stan Marsh
Dale Kalberg ... Barry's Girl
Abigail Kanter Abigail Kanter ... BLM Gal
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Cocky, overconfident motocross champion Jim Dancer and his more mature and levelheaded bike racing buddy Steve Mitchell decide to trek from Mexico to Canada via an unmarked off-road route. During their eventful pilgrimage the carefree fun-loving (and seeking) protagonists encounter a mixed bag of folks who include a perky middle-aged lady who wrecks cars for a living, two sexy swinging babes, a friendly farmer, and a hotshot aspiring motocross rider teen who challenges Dancer to a race. This latter episode ends in tragedy, with the kid taking a fatal spill off his bike. So the kid's gung-ho militant gun fanatic father decides to hunt Dancer and Mitchell down in his sinister souped-up truck. Written by Woodyanders

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If you can handle the action, it's a great ride See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ameilikto kynigito motosykletiston See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color
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A nice flick about being your own man
30 August 2017 | by rdoyle29See all my reviews

Two motocross racers, one young and impetuous and one older and more settled, drive their bikes off road from Mexico to Canada. What they are doing is strictly illegal (they have to ride a good part of the way through Federal land), so they have to be careful to avoid law enforcement. They encounter a bunch of folks, some friendly, some not so. A young bike racer challenges them to a race and is accidentally killed. His father, a weapons enthusiast, pursues them in his truck seeking revenge. A decidedly okay film. Nothing special, but nicely shot and appealing in a "guys doing their own thing" kinda way. It would have been great if it was a good 20 minutes shorter.


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