Born to Ride (film)
|Born to Ride|
|Directed by||Graham Baker|
|Written by||Michael Pardridge|
|Produced by||Fred Weintraub|
|Edited by||Alan Balsam|
|Music by||Shirley Walker|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Colonel James E. Devers's (Sandy McPeak) newly converted motorcycle unit has had a lot of experience riding horses, but not much riding motorcycles. Enter Grady Westfall (John Stamos), a biker faced with the choice of prison or teaching the military how to ride. Grady quickly proves to be a headache for Colonel Devers, who dislikes both Grady's unorthodox methods and his interest in his daughter Beryl Ann (Teri Polo). But when Grady discovers that his unit is ill equipped to launch a rescue mission in Spain, he decides to accompany his unit in the hopes of increasing their chance of succeeding in the dangerous mission.
- John Stamos as Corporal Grady Westfall
- John Stockwell as Captain Jack Hassler
- Teri Polo as Beryl Ann Devers
- Sandy McPeak as Colonel James E. Devers (CO, 36th Div.)
- Kris Kamm as Bobby Novak
- Keith Cooke as Broadwater
- Dean Yacalis as Cartucci
- Salvator Xuereb as Levon
- Justin Lazard as Brooks
- Thom Mathews as Willis
- Garrick Hagon as Jim Bridges, State Department Official
- Matko Raguz as Esteban
- Lisa Orgolini as Claire Tate
- Ed Bishop as Dr. Tate
- Slavko Juraga as Captain Rosario
The film was largely panned upon its release, and Entertainment Weekly gave the movie a D+ rating and commented that it was "a big failure on the most basic dramatic level." In a 2009 article PopCrunch listed Stamos on their "20 Worst Action Film Stars of All Time" article for his role in Born to Ride.
Some scenes were filmed at Piran, now Slovenia (motorcycle race in Spain).
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