Hell RideBiker Pistolero is the leader of the Vitors, a Southern California motorcycle gang. His girlfriend Cherokee Kisum is murdered by the Deuce, leader of the gang Six-Six-Six as a message to the Victors. Years later, one more time the Victors has to fight against their old rival Six-Six-Six to protect their region and revenge for Cherokee.
Critic Reviews of "Hell Ride"
New York PostOctober 18, 2008
The dialog is clever, nutty and syncopated, with a soundtrack -- of the "C.C. Rider" vein -- which ain't half-bad, either.
Entertainment WeeklyAugust 11, 2008
It's a claustrophobic dud, full of ludicrously purple tough-guy dialogue and lip-smacking vamps in bikinis (how hot!), with so much monotonous hip violence there's scarcely room for anything else.
Ebert & RoeperAugust 11, 2008
Maybe only once every six months am I in the mood for jokey sadism, but this struck me as the right picture for the right time.
Boxoffice MagazineAugust 08, 2008
The main problem is Bishop's adamancy on playing the lead tough guy when he's got the face of a shoe salesman.
New York TimesAugust 08, 2008
[Director Larry Bishop] burdens his film with clumsy art-house ambitions that clash with its embrace of bikes, beer and booty. If any of this sounds amusing, be warned: it's not.
San Francisco ChronicleAugust 08, 2008
The script, written by Bishop, barely makes sense. It lacks anything resembling wit, unless you think it amusing that these aging cyclists brag about needing their three B's -- bikes, beer and booty.
Common Sense MediaDecember 18, 2010
Bikers, babes, blood, booze ... and blah.
Dread CentralOctober 30, 2008
Hell Ride is a smoldering yet completely dull wreck of a movie.
OregonianSeptember 19, 2008
Instead of a sublimely ridiculous and sleazy bike-movie homage, Bishop delivers self-amused, emptily crude faux-grindhouse that only fanatics of the genre will excuse.
Cinema CrazedAugust 28, 2008
A revenge and biker warfare bonanza that will appeal to the folks who loved masterpieces like "The Warriors" and "Switchblade Sisters"...
Antagony & EcstasyAugust 15, 2008
Having a properly slimy bit of modern exploitation filmmaking isn't something to scoff at, but I do wish that the experience had even a bit of fizz to it.
ReelTalk Movie ReviewsAugust 11, 2008
The only thing that works in 'Hell Ride' is the throwback style and visual tone it lovingly mimics.
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Julia JonesBirth date: 23 January 1981, Boston, Massachusetts, USADescription: Julia Jones was born on January 23, 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She is an actress, known for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) and The Ridiculous 6 (2015).
Larry BishopBirth date: 30 November 1948, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADescription: Larry Bishop was born on November 30, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in New Jersey. He's the son of famous Rat Pack comic Joey Bishop. Larry attended high school in Beverly Hills, California. After graduation Bishop was briefly in an improvisational group whose other members included Rob Reiner, Albert Brooks and Richard Dreyfuss. Larry was hook-handed drummer Abraham in Wild in the Streets (1968). Bishop achieved his enduring cult popularity with his portrayals of scruffy bikers in The Savage Seven (1968), Angel Unchained (1970) and Chrome and Hot Leather (1971). Moreover, Larry did guest spots on such TV shows as The Dukes of Hazzard (1979), Barnaby Jones (1973), Laverne & Shirley (1976), Barney Miller (1974), Kung Fu (1972), Love, American Style (1969) and I Dream of Jeannie (1965). Although he appeared alongside fellow biker movie regular Adam Roarke in the dim-witted comedy How Come Nobody's on Our Side? (1975) and had a sizable supporting role in The Big Fix (1978), Bishop's acting career sadly ran out of gas in the early 80s. Larry bounced backed in the mid 90s by writing the script for the mobster black comedy _Underworld_. He also has a substantial part in this film. Bishop then wrote, directed, co-produced and co-starred in the equally offbeat and uproarious Mad Dog Time (1996). Larry popped up in a cameo as coarse, belligerent strip club owner Larry Gomez in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004). Larry Bishop's most recent picture is Hell Ride (2008), an homage to 60s biker cinema that he not only wrote, directed, and co-produced, but stars in as well.
Leonor VarelaBirth date: 29 December 1972, Santiago, ChileDescription: Leonor Varela was born on December 29, 1972 in Santiago de Chile, Chile, the daughter of Leonor Palma, a massage therapist, and Francisco Varela (Francisco Javier Varela Garcia), a biologist, neuroscientist, and philosopher. Her family fled to Costa Rica, leaving behind the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. They subsequently resided in Germany, USA, and France, where Varela studied.In the '90s she appears in the Chilean soap Tic Tac (1997), and in other French and Europeans productions like Pony Trek (1995), Sous le soleil (1996), Le ciel est à nous (1997), A Legend to Ride (1997), Le juste (1996), or Bouge! (1997). Her career in Holywood began in 1998, when she joined the cast of The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) when she starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, and she appeared in Jeremiah (1998) opposite Patrick Dempsey. The following year (1999), she played the title character in the ABC TV movie "Cleopatra" (1999) (TV) opposite her future fiancé Billy Zane and Timothy DaltonShe appeared in The Tailor of Panama (2001) as Marta and in Texas Rangers (2001) as Perdita opposite Ashton Kutcher. In 2002 she appeared as the fanged vampire princess Nyssa in the action film Blade II (2002) opposite Wesley Snipes and Kris Kristofferson and directed by Guillermo del Toro. After that came Paraíso B (2002) as Gloria and in Pas si grave (2003) as Angela.Varela also had a short recurring role in the Fox Television show Arrested Development (2003) as the original Marta. She was nominated for the Ariel Award in 2005 in the category of Best Actress for Voces inocentes (2004). She also had a non-recurring role in Stargate: Atlantis (2004).In 2005 she appeared playing Adela in Americano (2005), and her following projects included Goal II: Living the Dream (2007) as the journalist Jordana Garcia, Where God Left His Shoes (2007) with John Leguizamo and the TV series produced by Jennifer Lopez Como ama una mujer (2007).In the 2008 Sundance Film Festival she screened Sleep Dealer (2008) and the Larry Bishop's Hell Ride (2008), opposite Michael Madsen and Eric Balfour and produced by Quentin Tarantino.
Austin GaluppoBirth date: 29 December 1972, Santiago, ChileDescription: Austin Galuppo is an actor, known for The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and Hell Ride (2008).
Pete RandallBirth date: 29 December 1972, Santiago, ChileDescription: Pete Randall is an actor, known for Hell Ride (2008) and Pants on Fire (2008).
Vinnie JonesBirth date: 5 January 1965, Watford, Hertfordshire, England, UKDescription: Vincent Peter Jones was born on January 5, 1965 in Watford, England. He first came to public notice as a professional footballer, playing in the English Football League. Noted as one of soccer's hard men, he leaped to fame when a photographer, at a match, snapped him "marking" Newcastle United's Paul Gascoigne, by grabbing his testicles. He has played for Wimbledon, Leeds United, Sheffield United, Chelsea, and Queens Park Rangers. Internationally, he played for Wales, qualifying for that nationality through his grandparents. He made his first acting appearance in the British comedy/thriller, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), at age 33, although he had previous presented a video on football's hard men (for which he was censured by the Football Association).He starred in the blockbuster, X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), as "Cain Marko", also known as "The Juggernaut". Prior to that, he played the scowling soccer coach illustrating both his likability and comedic side in Dreamworks' She's the Man (2006), with Amanda Bynes. Other projects include a lead role in Johnny Was (2006), starring Roger Daltrey, Eriq La Salle and Lennox Lewis, and he also appears in the independent feature, The Riddle (2007), starring Vanessa Redgrave and Derek Jacobi.Over the years, he has received a number of prestigious awards, which showcase his accomplishments as a talented actor. In 1997, he won Satellite TV's "Personality of the Year", from Satellite TV Europe Magazine. In 1998, GQ Magazine named Jones "Man of the Year". He was awarded Best Actor for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) at the Odeon Audience Awards and also won the award for Outstanding New Talent from the Sir James Carreras Award Variety Club of GB. Jones won Best Debut in 1999 for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) at Empire Magazine's "The Awards 1999" and was titled the Male Cigar Personality of the Year at the Millennium Cigar Awards. In 2001, he was named Best British Actor for Empire Magazine's "The Awards 2001". In 2002, Jones received the award for Best Supporting Actor for Night at the Golden Eagle (2001) at the New York Film Festival and, in 2005, he was honored with Best Newcomer for Slipstream (2005) at London's Sci-Fi Film Festival.
David CarradineBirth date: 8 December 1936, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: David Carradine was born in Hollywood, California, the eldest son of legendary character actor John Carradine, and his wife, Ardanelle Abigail (McCool). He presided over an acting family that included brothers Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine as well as his daughters Calista Carradine and Kansas Carradine, and nieces Ever Carradine and Martha Plimpton.He was born in Hollywood and educated at San Francisco State College, where he studied music theory and composition. It was while writing music for the Drama Department's annual revues that he discovered his own passion for the stage, joining a Shakespearean repertory company and learning his craft on his feet. After a two-year stint in the army, he found work in New York as a commercial artist and later found fame on Broadway in "The Deputy" and "The Royal Hunt of the Sun" opposite Christopher Plummer. With that experience he returned to Hollywood, landing the lead in the short-lived TV series Shane (1966) before being tapped to star opposite Barbara Hershey in Martin Scorsese's first Hollywood film, Boxcar Bertha (1972). The iconic Kung Fu (1972) followed, catapulting Carradine to superstardom for the next three years, until he left the series to pursue his film career.That career included more than 100 feature films, a couple of dozen television movies, a whole range of theater on and off Broadway and another hit series, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1992).Carradine received the Best Actor Award from the National Board of Film Review as well as a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Woody Guthrie in Hal Ashby's Bound for Glory (1976), and he won critical acclaim for his work as Cole Younger in The Long Riders (1980). "Kung Fu" also received seven Emmy nominations in its first season, including one for Carradine as Best Actor. In addition, he won the People's Prize at the Cannes Film Festival's "Director's Fortnight" for his work on Americana (1981), and a second Golden Globe nomination for his supporting role in North and South (1985). Among his other notable film credits were Gray Lady Down (1978), Mean Streets (1973), Bird on a Wire (1990), The Long Goodbye (1973), The Serpent's Egg (1977) and Circle of Iron (1978). He returned to the screen in what could be his greatest performance, playing the title role in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), for which he received his fourth Golden Globe nomination. He also continued his devotion to music, and recorded some 60 tracks in various musical genres and sang in several movies. He made his home in Los Angeles with his fifth wife Annie, her four children and their two dogs.Found dead after a strangulation/masturbation session went wrong in Bangkok, Thailand, on June 3, 2009, aged 72.
Dean DelrayBirth date: 8 December 1936, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Dean Delray is an actor and producer, known for Hell Ride (2008), The Longshots (2008) and Noise Matters (2013).
Michael BeachBirth date: 30 October 1963, Roxbury, Massachusetts, USADescription: Born and raised in the rough inner city Roxbury area of Boston, Beach was an athlete who never expected to be an actor. After performing in a few high school plays, he auditioned for, got accepted to and later graduated from the prestigious Juilliard School Of Drama in NYC. For the past thirty years, Beach has worked with many acclaimed actors, producers and directors on 50 Feature Films and hundreds of hours of Television.2013 was a busy year for Beach in both Film and TV. On the big screen, he appeared in BROKEN CITY opposite Mark Wahlberg & Russell Crow, the frightening INSIDIOUS 2 starring Patrick Wilson & Rose Byrne, in ASSASSINS TALE as a killer for hire who rethinks his career choice, and in the Independent films THINGS NEVER SAID and SCRAPPER, and also executive produced the latter.In 2014, Beach returned to NBC as a series regular, joining Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney as the Director of the FBI in the political thriller, CRISIS. He had a lead role in the independent feature SHAKER POINTE, and filmed a supporting part in THE BOUNCE BACK, opposite Shemar Moore and Nadine Velazquez. Beach was also cast in a prominent role alongside Emilie de Ravin and Nancy Travis, in SUBMARINE KID.Beach has stayed busy in Television over the past few years with recurring roles on the following series: CW's highly rated THE 100 playing 'Charles Pike', NBC's number 1 rated THE BLACKLIST, ABC's SECRETS AND LIES, FX's hit show SONS OF ANARCHY, playing 'T.O. Cross,' President of the Grim Bastards MC, BET's number one series THE GAME, Lifetime's THE CLIENT LIST. Beach also starred in the Lifetime movie PASTOR BROWN which featured an All-Star cast. One of Beach's favorite moments in 2013 was re-teaming with long time friends and colleagues, Eddie Cibrian and director Eriq LaSalle, in Hallmark Channel's NOTES FROM DAD.Other notable Feature Films include: CBS Films' PATRIOT'S DAY portraying the role of Governor Patrick during the Boston bombings, MGM's RED DAWN remake, Sony's SPARKLE remake, starring the late Whitney Houston, Dimension's HELL RIDE, starring the late Dennis Hopper, and Screen Gems' FIRST SUNDAY. Beach has guest starred on many of today's top Television series as well, notably the Final episode of the long running series, CSI.Beach is most often recognized for his three year stint on NBC's medical drama mega hit, ER, playing the role of 'Al Boulet,' which allowed Beach to be a part of one of Television's ground breaking HIV/AIDS story lines. Beach continued on NBC and with John Wells, playing 'Monty "Doc" Parker' in the character driven, action packed series THIRD WATCH for the run of the series.In the late 1980's and 1990's, Beach enjoyed Films where he starred opposite beautiful, talented women such as Angela Bassett and Whitney Houston in WAITING TO EXHALE, as Ms. Bassett's cheating husband, where she burned his clothes in his expensive Lexus! Beach then cheated on Vanessa Williams, with her cousin no less, in SOUL FOOD, which also starred Vivica Fox and Nia Long.Beach also worked closely with acclaimed actors and directors in several films, such as Robert Duval and James Earl Jones in A FAMILY THING, Richard Geer and Andy Garcia in INTERNAL AFFAIRS, Billy Bob Thornton and Bill Paxton in the critically acclaimed ONE FALSE MOVE, Don Cheadle and Forrest Whitaker in REBOUND, Laurence Fishburne and Charlie Sheen in the Martin Sheen directed film CADENCE, Laurence Fishburne, Frank Langella and Ellen Barkin in BAD COMPANY, Cher and Dennis Quaid in SUSPECT, Kevin Bacon and Holly Hunter in END OF THE LINE, Blair Underwood in ASUNDER, John Travolta in WHITE MAN'S BURDEN, Morgan Freeman in LEAN ON ME, James Cameron in THE ABYSS, Robert Altman in SHORT CUTS, and the late Tony Scott in TRUE ROMANCE written by Quentin Tarantino, with an All-Star cast.
Steve McCammonBirth date: 30 October 1963, Roxbury, Massachusetts, USADescription: Steve McCammon is an actor, known for Hell Ride (2008), Kiss the Bride (2002) and Eight Lanes in Hamilton (1999).
Michael MadsenBirth date: 25 September 1958, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Michael Madsen's long career spans 25 years and more than 170 films in which he has played memorable characters in myriad box office hits, including: Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) Sin City (2005), Hell Ride (2008), Die Another Day (2002), Donnie Brasco (1997), Species (1995), The Getaway (1994), Thelma & Louise (1991), and Free Willy (1993). Michael is notably recognized for his role as Mr. Blonde, in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992).Michael was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Elaine Madsen (née Melson), an Emmy-winning writer, producer, and poet, and Calvin Madsen, a firefighter. He is the brother of actress Virginia Madsen. His paternal grandparents were Danish.In recent years, Madsen has received Best Actor awards for his role in the Irish boxing film Strength and Honour, from the New York International Film Festival, the Boston Film Festival and the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival. Madsen received the Golden Dolphin Award at the 25th Festroia Festival in Portugal, an award also given to veterans Kirk Douglas and Robert Mitchum. In 2012, Madsen was named President of the first annual Champs Elysees Film Festival in France which honored producer Harvey Weinstein. Recent television appearances include guest starring roles on The Mob Doctor (2012), Golden Boy (2013)and Blue Bloods (2010).Madsen is well recognized as an accomplished poet. His first book "Burning In Paradise" with a Foreword by Dennis Hopper, won the Independent Firecracker Award and was later translated into Norwegian. He has a world-wide following with his work, honored at International Poetry Festivals in Genoa, Italy and Mexico . He was recently the Guest of Honor at the Crossing Border Festival in Netherlands. His "The Complete Poetic Works" is an international bestseller. This was followed by his "Signs of Life" dedicated to Chris Penn. This unique work combined his new poetry with his own original photography. His next book of poetry "American Badass"was dedicated to the memory of the late David Carradine, his friend and Kill Bill co-star. His newest book "Expecting Rain" has a Foreword by Jerry Hopkins.
Eric BalfourBirth date: 24 April 1977, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Eric Balfour was born on April 24, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Eric Salter Balfour. He is an actor and director, known for Haven (2010), Skyline (2010) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003). He has been married to Erin Chiamulon since May 30, 2015.
Lee AlfredBirth date: 24 April 1977, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Lee Alfred is known for his work on Hell Ride (2008), Rising from Ashes (2012) and Temptation (2003).
David GriecoBirth date: 24 April 1977, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: David Grieco is an actor, known for Hell Ride (2008), Perfect Fit (2001) and Awake to Danger (1995).
Kanin HowellBirth date: 20 June 1981, Austin, Texas, USADescription: Kanin Howell is the son of Norman Howell, a two time Emmy winning Stunt Coordinator and multiple award winning Stuntman. Having a father in the business, Howell was exposed to movie-making at an early age. It was no surprise that he followed in his father Norman's footsteps, and debuted as a Stuntman at the age of five, working on the film Vice Versa and earning his coveted SAG-AFTRA (formally the Screen Actors Guild) card. After that, Howell started working regularly, stunt doubling various actors. Howell, a third generation cowboy, showcased his excellent horseback ability on several projects including the multiple Academy Award winning film, Dances With Wolves, in which he was cabled off the back of a horse at only 8 years old. As a child he also stunt doubled for Elijah Wood on Radio Flyer, and had the privilege of working with director Tim Burton on the film Ed Wood. The young stunt man quickly created a name for himself in the film industry working on numerous hits including The Patriot, Pearl Harbor, Spider-Man and many more, all before his twenty-first birthday. In 2007 he became a member of Stunts Unlimited, an elite group of professional Stuntmen founded in 1970 by the Legendary Stuntman Hal Needham.By the age of twenty-five, Howell already had hundreds of credits under his belt. It was no surprise he began Stunt Coordinating at such a young age, further advancing his career. The first project Howell Stunt Coordinated was the national Emerald Nuts commercial "Addicted to Golf", directed by Brian Lee Hughes. Since Emerald Nuts, Howell has Stunt Coordinated dozens of commercials including a popular Mountian Dew Kickstart Super Bowl spot, Dairy Queen, Geico, L'Oréal Paris, Burger King, and Metro PCS. Howell's Film Stunt Coordinated credits include the 2013 hit film, The Call, starring Halle Berry, and Hallows Grove. Howell's Television Stunt Coordinating credits include Season 4 of the cult classic Arrested Development, How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life), Client List, and the made for TV movie Call Me Crazy.Despite his achievements in the stunt world, Howell also had a passion for acting. He trained with renowned actress and acting coach Dee Wallace Stone, and has since had the privilege of working with many Hollywood heavyweights including Kevin Bacon, Dennis Hopper, Kyra Sedgwick, and Christian Slater, among others. On the small screen, Howell has appeared in some of television's most popular drama series, including Westworld, True Blood, Southland, CSI:NY, Sons of Anarchy, and Criminal Minds.With two Screen Actors Guild nominations, Howell continues to advance his accomplished stunt career. Howell resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Michael MacecskoBirth date: 20 June 1981, Austin, Texas, USADescription: Michael Macecsko is an actor, known for Hell Ride (2008), Local's Only: A Look at Surfing Localism (2005) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999).
Theresa AlexandriaBirth date: 20 June 1981, Austin, Texas, USADescription: Theresa Alexandria was born in Zurich, Switzerland as Theresa Ava Alexandria. She is a producer and actress, known for The Daily Habit (2005), Blue Carpet Special: Paul Blart - Mall Cop (2009) and IMDb at the Emmys (2016).
Andrea FellersBirth date: 20 June 1981, Austin, Texas, USADescription: Andrea Fellers was practically born in front of the camera. She started modeling when she was a child and fell in love with acting around the age of six when she played "Rumple Stiltskin" in her kindergarten school play.She moved to Los Angeles when she was a teenager and shortly after arriving she was cast along with Amy Smart and Sean Hayes in the film version of John Updikes "A&P." Andrea's acting and modeling credits include Feature Films, Television, Commercials, Theatre, Print, and Runway.Several years ago Andrea's professional achievements expanded into directing and writing. She utilizes her experience and knowledge as a performer to achieve her successful techniques and approach to directing. After teaming up with Blake West, together they founded Ivisualeyes Films and since then Andrea has directed, produced and written several films, commercials and music videos. (Charlie Chaplin's production company Propeller Productions recently signed Andrea Fellers & Blake West as a directing team Fellers & West.)
Terry FradetBirth date: 20 June 1981, Austin, Texas, USADescription: Terry Fradet is an actor, known for Ray Donovan (2013), Hell Ride (2008) and Monk (2002).
Alyson SullivanBirth date: 16 March 1977, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Alyson Sullivan was born on March 16, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Alyson Susanne Kiperman. She is an actress, known for Power Rangers Wild Force (2002), Hell Ride (2008) and Power Rangers Wild Force: Identity Crisis (2002).
Tracy PhillipsBirth date: 16 March 1977, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Tracy Phillips is known for her work on (500) Days of Summer (2009), Water for Elephants (2011) and Charlie Wilson's War (2007).
Maja MandzukaBirth date: 27 February 1982, Belgrade, Serbia, YugoslaviaDescription: Maja Mandzuka was born on February 27, 1982 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She is an actress, known for Munje! (2001), Virtualna stvarnost (2001) and Hell Ride (2008).
Bonnie AaronsBirth date: 27 February 1982, Belgrade, Serbia, YugoslaviaDescription: Bonnie Aarons is an actress and writer, known for The Princess Diaries (2001), Mulholland Dr. (2001) and The Fighter (2010).
Francesco QuinnBirth date: 22 March 1963, Rome, Lazio, ItalyDescription: Perhaps best known for his portrayal of underground drug king Rhah in Oliver Stone's Academy Award-winning Platoon (1986), Francesco Quinn is one of the film industry's most versatile young actors. Intent on following in the footsteps of his father, Oscar winner Anthony Quinn, who had appeared in more than 200 pictures, Francesco has already racked up some impressive film credits, setting him well on his way. He was the lead guest star in an episode of JAG (1995) which won the show a 29 share (the highest rating in its history) and had a lead role in TNT's Rough Riders (1997).
CristosBirth date: 22 March 1963, Rome, Lazio, ItalyDescription: Born in New Castle, Pennsylvania to Connie and Andy Pappas, he is the oldest of three children. He is a black belt in Karate and had a martial arts school before heading to the West Coast. His first film was a home made martial arts movie that starred his sister, Andrea.
Dennis HopperBirth date: 17 May 1936, Dodge City, Kansas, USADescription: With an amazing cinematic career of more than five decades, Dennis Hopper was a multi-talented and unconventional actor/director, regarded by many as one of the true "enfants terribles" of Hollywood. Hopper was born on May 17, 1936 in Dodge City, Kansas, to Marjorie Mae (Davis) and James Millard Hopper. The young Hopper expressed interest in acting from a young age and first appeared in a slew of 1950s television series, including Medic (1954), Cheyenne (1955) and Sugarfoot (1957). His first film role was in Johnny Guitar (1954), which was quickly followed by roles in Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Giant (1956) and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957). Hopper actually became good friends with James Dean and was shattered when Dean was killed in a car crash on September 30, 1955.Hopper portrayed a young Napoléon Bonaparte (!) in the star-spangled The Story of Mankind (1957) and regularly appeared on screen throughout the 1960s, often in rather undemanding parts, usually as a villain in westerns such as True Grit (1969) and Hang 'Em High (1968). However, in early 1969, Hopper, fellow actor Peter Fonda and writer Terry Southern, wrote a counterculture road movie script and managed to scrape together $400,000 in financial backing. Hopper directed the low-budget film, titled Easy Rider (1969), starring Fonda, Hopper and a young Jack Nicholson. The film was a phenomenal box-office success, appealing to the anti-establishment youth culture of the times. It changed the Hollywood landscape almost overnight and major studios all jumped onto the anti-establishment bandwagon, pumping out low-budget films about rebellious hippies, bikers, draft dodgers and pot smokers. However, Hopper's next directorial effort, The Last Movie (1971), was a critical and financial failure, and he has admitted that during the 1970s he was seriously abusing various substances, both legal and illegal, which led to a downturn in the quality of his work. He appeared in a sparse collection of European-produced films over the next eight years, before cropping up in a memorable performance as a pot-smoking photographer alongside Marlon Brando and Martin Sheen in Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now (1979). He also received acclaim for his work in both acting and direction for Out of the Blue (1980).With these two notable efforts, the beginning of the 1980s saw a renaissance of interest by Hollywood in the talents of Dennis Hopper and exorcising the demons of drugs and alcohol via a rehabilitation program meant a return to invigorating and provoking performances. He was superb in Rumble Fish (1983), co-starred in the tepid spy thriller The Osterman Weekend (1983), played a groovy school teacher in My Science Project (1985), was a despicable and deranged drug dealer in River's Edge (1986) and, most memorably, electrified audiences as foul-mouthed Frank Booth in the eerie and erotic David Lynch film Blue Velvet (1986). Interestingly, the offbeat Hopper was selected in the early 1980s to provide the voice of "The StoryTeller" in the animated series of "Rabbit Ears" children's films based upon the works of Hans Christian Andersen!Hopper returned to film direction in the late 1980s and was at the helm of the controversial gang film Colors (1988), which was well received by both critics and audiences. He was back in front of the cameras for roles in Super Mario Bros. (1993), got on the wrong side of gangster Christopher Walken in True Romance (1993), led police officer Keanu Reeves and bus passenger Sandra Bullock on a deadly ride in Speed (1994) and challenged gill-man Kevin Costner for world supremacy in Waterworld (1995). The enigmatic Hopper has continued to remain busy through the 1990s and into the new century with performances in The Night We Called It a Day (2003), The Keeper (2004) and Land of the Dead (2005).As well as his acting/directing talents, Hopper was a skilled photographer and painter, having had his works displayed in galleries in both the United States and overseas. He was additionally a dedicated and knowledgeable collector of modern art and has one of the most extensive collections in the United States. Dennis Hopper died of prostate cancer on May 29, 2010, less than two weeks after his 74th birthday.
Cassandra HepburnBirth date: April1976, PhilippinesDescription: Cassandra Hepburn was born to an English military official named Lewis and a Chinese/Philippine mother Nellie on a small island off the coast of the Phillipines called Leyte Island.At an early age Cassandra decided that acting was her life's calling. She was only 12 when she made her acting debut in Stephen King's "The Stand." After graduating High School at 14, she moved to New York to fully devote herself to the perfection of her craft, this led to a brief stint on the popular daytime soap "As The World Turns." Cassandra eventually moved to Paris to model with some of the top designers in the world. She graced the modeling scene and worked for designers such as Sonia Rykiel while living and studying in France. In 1999, Cassandra also spent some time at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) taking courses in Classical and Shakespearean acting. She has shared the screen with Dennis Hopper and Michael Madsen in Quentin Tarantino Presents: Hellride directed by Larry Bishop (Kill Bill) which was the most anticipated film at Sundance in 2008. She worked alongside Matthew McConaughey in Surfer Dude playing Woody Harrelson's wife, Luanne. Cassandra has also worked with such stars as Danny DeVito, Kim Basinger and Ray Liota in Even Money directed by Mark Rydell, as well as a supporting role in Sydney Lumet's Find Me Guilty, starring Vin Diesel. Cassandra has also made a number of appearances on the small screen, the most notable to date being a guest star in the TV series Medium, starring Patricia Arquette as well as a reoccurring role on The Young and the Restless.
Allison McAteeBirth date: 24 September 1980, Erie, Pennsylvania, USADescription: Allison was raised 20 miles south of Lake Erie, in the small rural farming town of Edinboro, Pennsylvania. Her mother, Sandra Leichtenberger, an ER/Cardiac Care Charge nurse, and her father, Edward McAtee, a teacher and later Director of Special Education programs in Pennsylvania, divorced when Allison was 3 years of age. Both of her parents later remarried. Allison's father comes from a family of nine, so although she has no blood related siblings, Allison was fortunate enough to be surrounded by many cousins, as well as two step brothers growing up. She maintains wonderful relationships with her family and spends as much time as possible where she was raised.At the age of 14, Allison was discovered in a doctor's office by model scout/agent Andrew Broz, with whom she maintains a very close relationship to this day. Allison started modeling in Toronto and then spent subsequent summers modeling in Manhattan. After completing high school, Allison moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to study Theatre at the University of Pittsburgh. She also spent a semester abroad studying in London, and several months traveling throughout Europe thereafter.Upon graduation, with a BA in Theatre, Allison moved to New York. There she continued modeling with New York Model Management, starred in several Off Broadway shows and continued her studies with acting coaches Susan Batson and Shiela Gray. After breaking into small roles on television, Allison began dividing her time between New York and Los Angeles.In 2008 Allison starred opposite Michael Madsen and Dennis Hopper in Quentin Tarantino's: 'Hell Ride'. That same year she starred opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow in Jon Favreau's: 'Iron Man'. In 2010, the indie 'Bloomington', quickly became a cult classic, and set about winning Allison greater recognition globally. Next was a recurring role starring opposite David Duchovny on Showtime's: 'Californication'; proceeded by a series regular role opposite John Schneider and Tika Sumpter on Tyler Perry's: 'The Haves and the Have Nots' on OWN.
Laura CayouetteBirth date: 11 July 1964, Laurel, Maryland, USADescription: Laura Cayouette was born on July 11, 1964 in Laurel, Maryland, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Django Unchained (2012), Enemy of the State (1998) and Now You See Me (2013). She has been married to Andy Gallagher since May 24, 2014.
Directors of "Hell Ride"
Larry BishopBirth date: 30 November 1948, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADescription: Larry Bishop was born on November 30, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in New Jersey. He's the son of famous Rat Pack comic Joey Bish...
Creators of "Hell Ride"
Larry BishopBirth date: 30 November 1948, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADescription: Larry Bishop was born on November 30, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in New Jersey. He's the son of famous Rat Pack comic Joey Bish...