Angels Die Hard (1970)
At least Angels Die Hard strives to be something different. The usual motorcyle bums are in attendance, but this time they’re the heroes rather than the antagonists. The storyline, concerning a mine cave-in in a small community, bears traces of the 1931 German film Kammeradschaft. Though on the outs with the community, the bikers prove to be heroes as they aid in the rescue of the trapped miners. But don’t be lulled into thinking that Angels Die Hard is family fare: it still carries an R rating. The familiar faces dotting the film’s cast include R. G. Armstrong, William Smith (what would a biker flick be without William Smith?) and Dan “Grizzly Adams” Haggerty. Filmed in 1970, Angels Die Hard was not given a general release until 1984.