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Five the Hard Way

Five the Hard Way(1969)

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After a weekend of grueling racing, sidehacker Rommel picnics with his fiancée, Rita. Exhibition racer J. C. and his gang visit the repair shop of Rommel and his best friend, Luke, where J. C. asks Rommel to join him on the circuit and is refused. Angered, J. C. attacks members of his gang. Sidehacker Nero goes to work in the repair shop, and Paisley, J. C.'s enraged girl friend, accuses the innocent Rommel of attempted rape. J. C. and his "boys" savagely beat Rommel and rape and murder Rita. Luke pleads with Rommel to seek police assistance, but Rommel refuses, and, accompanied by Nero, recruits sidehackers Jake and Crapout to help him. Although Rommel's gang is infiltrated by Cooch, the informer is seen sneaking away to report to J. C. and beaten in retaliation. While Luke seeks the police, Rommel's gang surrounds J. C.'s hideout. Cooch tries to warn J. C., who panics and, in the confusion, shoots and kills Cooch. Fighting erupts, leaving many members of both gangs dead. J. C. brawls with the wounded Rommel, then shoots him in the back.