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Savage Dawn (1985)

Not Rated | | Drama, Action | 22 May 1986 (West Germany)
A vicious biker gang takes over a small town in Arizona. A Vietnam War vet passing through town and a few locals with nothing to lose go to war with the gang's ruthless leader.

Director:

Simon Nuchtern

Writers:

Bill Milling (as William P. Milling), Max Bloom (additional material by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Kennedy ... Tick Rand
Richard Lynch ... Rev. Romano
Karen Black ... Rachel
Claudia Udy Claudia Udy ... Katie Rand
Lance Henriksen ... Stryker
Lewis Van Bergen ... Deputy Joe Bob
Leo Gordon ... Sheriff
Michael Sharrett ... Danny Rand
Kevin Thompson ... Virgil
Hal Sweesy Hal Sweesy ... Willard (as Hal Sweezy)
Kari Gibson Fraser ... Fran (as Kari Gibson)
William Forsythe ... Pigiron (as Bill Forsythe)
John Lisbon Wood John Lisbon Wood ... Savage Spyder
Charles Hyman Charles Hyman ... Savage Meatrack
Scott Edmund Lane ... Savage Joyboy
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Storyline

Stryker, a former soldier arrives in the small Texas town of Aqua Dulce to visit his friend Tick Rand. Things good well till a biker gang who call themselves the "Savages" cause problems and later on take over the town. Stryker, who has had enough of fighting after being a soldier refuses to fight back till a tragedy happens. Written by Jeffrey M

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The reign of terror is about to end

Genres:

Drama | Action

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1986 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Alba selvaggia See more »

Filming Locations:

Rosamond, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mag Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Danny Rand: [Stryker and Danny sees the Savages raping a girl] So, what are you going to do?
Stryker: Nothing.
Danny Rand: Come on! What about that girl? You can't leave her.
Stryker: There's 25 of them and one of me.
Danny Rand: What about me?
Stryker: [Stryker takes out his switchblade and gives it to Danny] You do it.
Danny Rand: [Danny being a little sarcastic] Funny.
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Soundtracks

Wild Dawn Knights
Music by Pino Donaggio
Lyrics by Paolo Steffan
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Savage Yawn!
31 December 2004 | by angelsunchainedSee all my reviews

Talk about a bore-snore. This 3rd rate biker film was putting me to sleep as soon as the opening credits came on the screen. The shame is that the cast included many fine actors, among them-George Kennedy, Karen Black, Leo Gordon, Richard Lynch, Lance Henriksen and William Forsythe.

A take off of the Western classic, High Noon, this is basically the story of a former U.S. army green beret (Henriksen) trying to get someone to help him rid a one-horse town of a gang of creepy bikers.

Everyone tries, but the script is on grade-school level. Sad to see academy award winner Kennedy in such a comedown from his out-standing performance in Cool Hand Luke.

If you have trouble sleeping at night, this would be a perfect movie video to rent..........you'll be sleeping in no time!


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