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MUCH SOUND AND FURY SIGNIFYING NOTHING.



Byline: Bob Strauss

Film critic

It's a biker film, a spaghetti Western spaghetti Western
n.
A low-budget Western film made by a European, especially an Italian, film company.


spaghetti western
Noun

a cowboy film made in Europe by an Italian director

Noun 1.
, a soft-core porno, a slice of macho poetry. It's also not very good. It's "Hell Ride."

Written and directed by co-star Larry (son of Joey) Bishop, who appeared in his share of cheap motorcycle movies back in the 1960s and '70s, this charts the rivalry between two gangs, the Victors and the 666ers, amid scads of revenge-inspiring flashbacks and double-crossing double dealing that isn't exactly hard to follow, but is not worth the effort.

Executive-produced by -- who else? -- Quentin Tarantino Noun 1. Quentin Tarantino - United States filmmaker (born in 1963)
Quentin Jerome Tarantino, Tarantino
, the film features a wild bunch of guys A Bunch of Guys (BOGs), or Group of Guys (GOGs) are terms used by counter-terrorism officials to refer to small, self-organizing terrorist cells.[1] BOGs typically have little to no contact with global terrorist groups like al Qaeda, so they independently plan and  he would like: Dennis Hopper, David Carradine, Michael Madsen and Vinnie Jones (Eric Balfour, for the record, is the closest thing to the movie's hero). They act tough and commit brutality and fool around with Fool Around With is a British reality TV show where four girls or boys get locked up together with a single person who should try to find out which of the four contestants that are the true single.  legions of hot hookers whose assets Bishop commits the bulk of his artistry to framing. His other creative signature is wordplay dialogue that doesn't hold a candle to Tarantino's verbal gymnastics, and gets terribly annoying pretty fast.

I don't think anyone here was really trying to make a good movie; just one with lots of overexposed o·ver·ex·pose  
tr.v. o·ver·ex·posed, o·ver·ex·pos·ing, o·ver·ex·pos·es
1. To expose too long or too much: Don't overexpose the children to television.

2.
 throat-slitting, crossbow-bolting and stupid, celebratory sexism. Hopper rides a vintage Indian with a sidecar 1. sidecar - Synonym slap on the side. Especially used of add-ons for the late and unlamented IBM PCjr.
2. sidecar - The IBM PC compatibility box that could be bolted onto the side of an Amiga.
, by the way.

Bob Strauss, (818) 713-3670

bob.strauss@dailynews.com

HELL RIDE - One and one half stars

>R: violence, sex, nudity, language, drug use, children in peril.

>Running time: 1 hr. 25 min.

>Playing: Select theaters.

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Michael Madsen, Larry Bishop and Eric Balfour are members of a motorcycle gang bent on revenge in "Hell Ride."
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Date:Aug 8, 2008
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