Swarm and Destroy

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Swarm and Destroy
Swarm and destroy documentary title screen.jpg
Title screen
Produced by Jaakan Page-Wood
Ken Dirkin
John Wagner
Music by Trocar
Distributed by Hardcore Productions [1]
Release date
  • 2003 (2003)
Running time
46 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Swarm and Destroy is a documentary film chronicling the Moped Army and moped lifestyle. The documentary was filmed at the Decepticon's 2003 Moped BBQ 6 event in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[2] Swarm and Destroy contains numerous interviews with Moped Army members, interleaved with animations and footage from the ongoing Moped BBQ rally. The documentary is named after the motto of the Moped Army.[3][4]

Tagline: The Greatest Documentary about a Moped Gang Ever Made


Swarm and Destroy opens with an interview of several moped riders at the Moped BBQ 6 rally, asking how they began riding. These riders, from various branches of the Moped Army, describe their draw to the organization and the development of moped culture, recounting their favorite anecdotes of themselves and fellow moped riders. The stories they tell are widely varied—from the gruesome account of a rider named Ree who was injured in a debilitating accident,[5] to stories of vigilante justice, and many accounts of bizarre occurrences which happened while riding.

The documentary, from there, continues with an overview of the Moped BBQ event itself and the race at the BBQ, with footage shot around Kalamazoo at various race checkpoints.

The film ends with a recap of the event and interviews about growth of moped riding as a movement and the future of the Moped Army.

DVD features[edit]

  • Sketchbook - containing artwork from the documentary
  • Soundtrack
  • Production Gallery
  • American Style Violence - a short film by Daniel Webber Kastner and Simon King
  • Race Route - information on the checkpoints in the race


  1. ^ "Swarm and Destroy (2002)". Retrieved 2009-03-09. 
  2. ^ "Moped Army - Swarm and Destroy the Movie". Retrieved 2009-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Moped Army - Mission Statement". Retrieved 2009-03-09. 
  4. ^ "Swarm and Destroy@Everything2.com". Retrieved 2009-03-09. 
  5. ^ "Moped Army - Articles - The Story of Ree". Retrieved 2009-03-09. 

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