The Hard Ride

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The Hard Ride
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Burt Topper
Produced by Charles Hannawalt
Written by Burt Topper
Starring Robert Fuller
Sherry Bain
Tony Russel
William Bonner
Biff Elliot
Music by Harley Hatcher
Cinematography Robert F. Sparks
Edited by Kenneth G. Crane
Distributed by American International Pictures (AIP)
Release dates
  • April 22, 1971 (1971-04-22)
Running time
93 min
Country United States
Language English

The Hard Ride is a 1971 action film about a U.S. Marine who promises to take care of a dead buddy's motorcycle, and is threatened by a rival biker gang in the process. The film was written and directed by Burt Topper, and stars Robert Fuller, Sherry Bain, and Tony Russel.

It was known during production as Bury An Angel (1970)[1]

The soundtrack was released on the Paramount Records label (PAS 6005) the same year as the picture was released, and features a mix of pop and folk rock songs, and a rendition of Swing Low Sweet Chariot. All songs were arranged or written by Harley Hatcher.


Reviews were positive.[2]


  1. ^ Elizabeth Hartman Signed Martin, Betty. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 14 Apr 1970: e11.
  2. ^ Biker Film With Message Thomas, Kevin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 12 May 1971: d12.

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