Born to Ride (film)

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Born to Ride
Born to Ride (film).jpg
Directed by Graham Baker
Produced by Fred Weintraub
Sandra Weintraub
Roy Button
Written by Michael Pardridge
Janice Hickey
Starring John Stamos
Music by Shirley Walker
Cinematography Frank Gell
Edited by Alan Balsam
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
(Time Warner)
Release date
  • May 3, 1991 (1991-05-03)
Running time
89 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Born to Ride is a 1991 film directed by Graham Baker.[1] The film was released on May 3, 1991 and starred John Stamos as a biker turned military Corporal.[2]


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 that is faced with the choice of prison or teaching the military how to ride. Grady quickly proves to be a headache for Captain Jack Hassler (John Stockwell), 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.



The film was largely panned upon its release,[3] and Entertainment Weekly gave the movie a D+ rating and commented that it was "a big failure on the most basic dramatic level."[4] 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.[5]


  1. ^ "Straight-To-Video Releases Include `Going Under'". Seattle Times. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "No More Mr. Nice Guy". People. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Fyne, Robert (2008). Long Ago and Far Away: Hollywood and the Second World War. Scarecrow Press. p. 170. ISBN 9780810866843. 
  4. ^ Brod, Doug. "Born To Ride (review)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "20 Worst Action Film Stars of All Time". PopCrunch. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 

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