Five the Hard Way


1h 22m 1969

Brief Synopsis

Motorcycle racer Rommel and his fiancée Rita become friendly with a biker gang led by the unstable J.C. When Rita is raped and murdered by J.C. in a jealous rage, Rommel gathers some biker pals and goes on a hunt for vengeance.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Sidehackers
MPAA Rating
Release Date
May 1969
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fantascope Corp.
Distribution Company
Crown International Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Sidehackers
MPAA Rating
Release Date
May 1969
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fantascope Corp.
Distribution Company
Crown International Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Notes

Title later changed to The Sidehackers; also reviewed as The Side-Hackers.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video March 9, 2010

Released in United States on Video March 9, 2010