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Born to Ride (film)

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Born to Ride
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGraham Baker
Written byMichael Pardridge
Janice Hickey
Produced byFred Weintraub
Sandra Weintraub
StarringJohn Stamos
John Stockwell
Teri Polo
CinematographyFrank Gell
Edited byAlan Balsam
Music byShirley Walker
Incovent Productions
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • May 3, 1991 (1991-05-03)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States

Born to Ride is a 1991 American action 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 newly converted motorcycle unit has had a lot of experience riding horses, but not much riding motorcycles. Enter Grady Westfall, 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. 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]



Some scenes were filmed at Piran, now Slovenia (motorcycle race in Spain).


  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. Archived from the original on May 21, 2007. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  5. ^ "20 Worst Action Film Stars of All Time". PopCrunch. Archived from the original on 23 April 2009. Retrieved 1 March 2014.