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Chucky
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Post by Chucky » Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:54 pm

Who here has seen this film?

I ask because this is my all time fave bike film, and it's all about scooters, drugs, music (sound track by the who) and sex! It's a league above anything else (even easyrider) but hardly anyone I have met over here has even heard of it :shock: :shock:

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Post by Spokes » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:25 pm

It's about scooters
Has a soundtrack from the who
There's two damn good reasons not to watch it.
Sex and drugs have been done to death so I wouldn't be watching it for that either.
I am afraid you can keep it.
:)
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Post by BobbaZooki » Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:42 am

This movie was based on the Who's 1973 album of the same name , the film was released in 1979 ,and stared a couple of young up and coming pommy actor's , Ray Winstone and Timothy Spall . The film was also executive produced by all the member's of the Who as well as the soundtrack . The story is basically about disillusioned English "mod's" in the 1960's, who tend to pop alot of pill's and hoon around London street's at night on there multi mirrored Vespa's , the climax of the film, is when the mod's clash with the "rockers" ,on a bank holiday in Brighton , these chap's ride the classic British motorcycle marque's , though, the best scene would have to be when Sting , from the band the Police , ride's his Vespa off a cliff .... i guess the producer's did'nt want to opt for a couple of Geezer's in a lorry :wink:

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Post by flc » Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:18 pm

You forgot phil daniels plays the lead mod, how did he go from that to playing the lead in freebird?

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Post by flc » Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:19 pm

samks wrote:I thought he was in eastenders?
yep same guy :D :shock: :D

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Post by sks » Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:50 am

flc wrote:
samks wrote:I thought he was in eastenders?
yep same guy :D :shock: :D
wasn't it him who chucked the stings bike off the cliff off his head on "blues"?
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Chucky
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Post by Chucky » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:50 am

I fink so.

At the risk of raising heckles, scooters are awesome fun to ride. I used to hate em; then a dude from a scooter club joined up with some of my old buddies and I ended up having a go on his lambretta. I was converted enough to want to get one for commuting and the odd rally.

Although it'd have to be cut down, matt black and loud :twisted:

Check out some of Mine and PC's mates the "hardly rideables" on google......top blokes.

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Post by Prof » Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:31 am

I serviced a Honda 100 scooter for a mate tha other day and had my first ride on one... pretty scary... so unstable. Sure easy to manouver, but I'll stick to motorcycles in future... still it was great to have the opportunity.
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Post by Cromag » Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:47 am

closest ive come is a ride on a Honda spacey.....was a lot of fun...the bloke who owned it (a Welsh chopper rider) said, 'Mate you dont have to ride a harley to look mean, you look mean on anything" made me larf...but not half as much as trying to corner on the wee beastie......

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Post by Chucky » Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:17 am

exactly, impending doom can be exciting :P

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Post by BobbaZooki » Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:02 pm

This film will be screening on the 30-12-08 @ 11:15 on the ABC
check your local TV guild as time's may vary .

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Post by Cromag » Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:15 pm

Tidy...Cheers Bobba.

Was cruisin through ST Peters the other week and saw an old scooter all decked out with mirrors, had to educate the missus on the purpose (to look like a Twit) hadnt seen a scooter like that for years.

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Post by tigerbob » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:05 pm

Yep, it's Phil Daniels who sends Sting's Vespa off the cliff.

I like the movie, including the sweet, young Leslie Ash (although her character was not quite so sweet).
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