This was the RUMBLE that ROCKED Las Vegas!
Hell’s Angels ’69 (1969)
Wednesday, June 20th
Film starts at 8pm
Food hits the grill at 7:30pm!
633 Grand St
(between Leonard St & Manhattan Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Free Popcorn, Juke Box Meccanica, $2 Bingo for Prizes, PRIZES!
and delicious home made BBQ by ‘Tom & Dick‘…So come hungry and come early!!
Yuppie brothers (and Cine Meccanica biker flick veterans), Chuck (Tom Stern: Angels From Hell) & Wes (Jeremy Slate: Born Losers, Helles Belles, ad The Mini-Skirt Mob) throw a humdinger of a going away party for their affluent, jet set friends before they hop down to Acapulco for a bit. But little do their guests know, they have very different plans…they’re really planning a heist and setting the perfect alibi.
Half way through the party, they slip away, don colors and hit the road. Mascarading as members of the ‘Salem Witches’ out of Boston, they hook up with the California Hell’s Angels, Oakland Chapter. The film stars several of the actual Hell’s Angels, Oakland chapter, including Sonny Barger
The Trust fund boys plan to rob Ceasar’s Palace, not for the money, they have plenty of that. They’re doing it for the trill of getting away with it.. The set up’s perfect. No one’s expecting the playboys back from Mexico for weeks, and no one in their right mind would look for them with the likes of Sonny Barger and Terry The Tramp.
The brothers convince the Angels to ditch their typical run to Big Bear, and head to Vegas for some real fun instead. It’s not a hard sell, and now the stage is set…
On the road, Betsy (Conny Van Dyke) who’s been an Angel mamma since she was 15, is sold to Wes for a pack of smokes. Wes doesn’t complain. This outlaw life ‘aint so bad after all.
Angel: That might be fun
Camping outside of Vegas, the law gets nosy. They know about these biker types and aren’t taking any chances. The Angel’s assure them, they’re just out for a good time and the law seems satisfied. Wes: How long you gonna be doin’ this Betsy? You can’t ride around on a motorcycle forever.
Betsy: So, I’ll ride in a side car
The pair grow closer. Wes reminds her there is life off the back of a bike, and though Betsy’s not completely convinced, there’s bit of her that doesn’t think it sounds quite so bad to go square.
Chuck & Wes leave the Angels partying outside of town and head in to Vegas. Putting on a dress, Betsy begs them to take her along. Of course, she doesn’t know they have more sinister plans past boozing and gambling. When they refuse, it’s just like all the rest, more men ditching her. Always leaving her behind. She can’t go back and face the Angels just yet, so she takes off down the road, looking for a ride.
Checking in as bikers, the boys scoot upstairs and change into their ‘square’ attire. Wes, using a stolen credit card, gets himself nabbed by casino security, which gains him access to the inner sanctum,
While Chuck hits up the security desk himself to report some unruly bikers lurking around, which isn’t a lie, since he also makes a call to Sonny, suggesting that the crew hit the strip for some good times. The cops panic and in the confusion, the boys pull off the heist, successfully robbing the casino. Making off with $600,000, they change back into biker gear and split, leaving the cops chasing their tails, hunting down 2 clean cut suits.
The cops know it wasn’t Bikers that robbed the casino, but they don’t want any more trouble than they already have, so they escort the Angels (and the boys) out of town.
But, back at camp, Sonny’s done with them. They didn’t have any trouble with the cops ‘til the ‘Salem Witches’ rolled in. He wants no more of it, and he sends the boys and Betsy packing. The brothers don’t want her along, but she was bought fair and square for a pack of smokes, and they’re stuck with her.
Heading into the desert on dirt bikes, the brothers and Betsy think they’re home free. Little do they know the cops and the Angels are hot on their heels. Betsy’s in this for a new life, but the boys start to bicker over whether she’s just after the loot or not.
The brothers fight. Wes is killed running from the Angels. They don’t care that the brothers pulled the heist just for a goof. They crossed the club by dragging them into their plan, and they’re not standing for it.