The Hard Ride
|The Hard Ride|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Burt Topper|
|Produced by||Charles Hannawalt|
|Written by||Burt Topper|
|Music by||Harley Hatcher|
|Cinematography||Robert F. Sparks|
|Edited by||Kenneth G. Crane|
|Distributed by||American International Pictures (AIP)|
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)
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.
- "Elizabeth Hartman Signed" Martin, Betty. Los Angeles Times 14 April 1970: e11.
- "Biker Film With Message" Thomas, Kevin. Los Angeles Times 12 May 1971: d12.
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