So Bad It's Awesome 1970 trash/exploitation B action flick by Jack Starrett, also known as The Losers, about a gang of bikers called "The Devil's Advocates" that is recruited by the US military to undertake a rescue operation of a CIA agent imprisoned by the Viet Cong in Cambodia during The Vietnam War. The idea for the film, if you'll believe it, was derived from the fact that the real Hell's Angels biker gang actually did offer its services as guerilla fighters in the war to President Johnson, only for the offer to be declined.Is a predecesor of Rambo (which ironically the first film First Blood featured Starrett, who directed this film, as a Dirty Cop Asshole Victim who is Fantastic Racist against 'Nam vets); and could charitably be described as Rambo with motorcycles but the for the fact that it precedes it by 14 years.Makes a brief appearance in Pulp Fiction as the motorcycle movie Fabienne watches but isn't sure of the name of.
This film provides examples of:
- All Bikers Are Hells Angels
- Badass Biker: Well duh.
- Cool Bike: Yamahas, to be precise.
- Cool vs. Awesome: Hell's Angels versus the Viet Cong.
- Exploitation Film
- Rated M for Manly
- Rule of Cool: The bikers have machine guns mounted on the fronts of their bikes?