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* CastTheExpert: Creator/RogerCorman actually used several members of the real Hell's Angels as extras.



* CastTheExpert: Creator/RogerCorman actually used several members of the real Hell's Angels as extras.


* CastTheRunnerUp: George Chakiris and Creator/PeterFonda were originally cast as Heavenly Blues and Loser, respectively. However, Chakiris could not ride a motorcycle, so he was replaced by Fonda, and Creator/BruceDern took Fonda's original role as Loser.
* CastTheExpert: Creator/RogerCorman actually used several members of the real Hell's Angels as extras.
* InspirationForTheWork: Creator/RogerCorman became interested in making a film about the Hells Angels after seeing a photo in the January 1966 of ''Magazine/{{Life}}'' magazine for a biker funeral.
* RealLifeRelative: Loser and his wife Gaysh are played by then husband and wife in real life Creator/BruceDern and Creator/DianeLadd.



* RealLifeRelative: Loser and his wife Gaysh are played by then husband and wife in real life Creator/BruceDern and Diane Ladd.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen
** Charles B. Griffith's first draft of the screenplay was a near-silent movie which contrasted the bikers with the story of a police motorcycle cop. Corman did not like it and ordered rewrites, eventually giving it to Peter Bogdanovich to rewrite. Bogdanovich later estimated that he rewrote 80% of the script.
** George Chakiris and Creator/PeterFonda were originally cast as Heavenly Blues and Loser, respectively. However, Chakiris could not ride a motorcycle, so he was replaced by Fonda, and Bruce Dern took Fonda's original role as Loser.

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* RealLifeRelative: Loser and his wife Gaysh are played by then husband and wife in real life Creator/BruceDern and Diane Ladd.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen
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WhatCouldHaveBeen: Charles B. Griffith's first draft of the screenplay was a near-silent movie which contrasted the bikers with the story of a police motorcycle cop. Corman did not like it and ordered rewrites, eventually giving it to Peter Bogdanovich to rewrite. Bogdanovich later estimated that he rewrote 80% of the script.
** George Chakiris and Creator/PeterFonda were originally cast as Heavenly Blues and Loser, respectively. However, Chakiris could not ride a motorcycle, so he was replaced by Fonda, and Bruce Dern took Fonda's original role as Loser.----

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* UncreditedRole: Creator/PeterBogdanovich did uncredited rewrites to the screenplay.
* RealLifeRelative: Loser and his wife Gaysh are played by then husband and wife in real life Creator/BruceDern and Diane Ladd.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen
** Charles B. Griffith's first draft of the screenplay was a near-silent movie which contrasted the bikers with the story of a police motorcycle cop. Corman did not like it and ordered rewrites, eventually giving it to Peter Bogdanovich to rewrite. Bogdanovich later estimated that he rewrote 80% of the script.
** George Chakiris and Creator/PeterFonda were originally cast as Heavenly Blues and Loser, respectively. However, Chakiris could not ride a motorcycle, so he was replaced by Fonda, and Bruce Dern took Fonda's original role as Loser.

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