GenreAction, Drama, Thriller Running time1h 25m CountryUnited States
Release date1971 (1971) WriterJonathan Demme (screenplay), Joe Viola (screenplay) GenresBiker Film, Action Film, Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure CastScott Glenn (Long John), Charles Dierkop (General), James Iglehart (Monk), Gilda Texter (Astrid), Gary Littlejohn (Axe), Gary Busey (Henry) Similar moviesX-Men: Days of Future Past, Wild Hogs, Dawn of the Dead, Survival Zone, The Savage Seven, Savages from Hell
TaglineAn eye for an eye... a piece for a piece.
Angels hard as they come
Angels Hard as They Come is a 1971 biker film produced by Jonathan Demme.
Jonathan Demme met Roger Corman while doing publicity on Von Richthofen and Brown. The producer was impressed by publicity material Demme had written and asked if he was interested in writing a motorcycle movie. Demme pitched the idea of a motorcycle version of Rashomon and wrote it with Joe Viola, who directed TV commercials Demme had produced.
The film was very successful with Corman saying it earned rentals of over $700,000 and returning a profit of 46% within the first year.