EASY WHEELS (director/writer: David O’Malley; screenwriters: Sam Raimi/Ivan Raimi; cinematographer: James Lemmo; editor: John Currin; music: John Ross; cast: Paul Le Mat (Bruce), Eileen Davidson (She Wolf), Marjorie Bransfield (Wendy), Jon Menick (Professor), Barry Livingston (Reporter), Ben Stein (Church Minister), George Plimpton (Surgeon), Karen Russell (Candy); Runtime: 94; MPAA Rating: R; producer: Dimitri Villard; Fries (New Star Entertainment); 1989)
“The best thing I can say about it, is that it’s not as stupid as it could have been.“
Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz
No one should want to be credited with writing such a bad film. Writer Sam Raimi pulled his name off the credits and replaced it with the name of his mother Celia Adams. David O’Malley(“Kid Colter”/”Awesome Lotus”/”Dark Honeymoon”) directs as if it’s a silly satire of a biker pic. The best thing I can say about it, is that it’s not as stupid as it could have been. But aside from being smutty and saddled with an unbelievable plot, it’s incoherent. The film is set in the Midwest.
She Wolf (Eileen Davidson) was raised by wolves as a baby. She’s the macho leader of a man-hating female biker gang. They steal babies to be raised by wolves.
Bruce (Paul Le Mat) leads a group of leather-clad bikers tracking down the kidnapping gal biker gang. The men heroes also sing doo-wop gospel.
I would hardly call this wreck a true feminist biker flick.George Plimpton has a walk-on as a surgeon.Probably took the part after performing a lobotomy on himself.
REVIEWED ON 7/3/2015 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: “Ozus’ World Movie Reviews”
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