Angels’ Wild Women (1972)

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RATING– ✮½

DIRECTOR– Al Adamson

REVIEW– Don’t let the title fool you… 

Sure there are biker chicks kickin’ behinds, but Angels’ Wild Women is really a delicate love story. 

A love story between a biker and his chick… 
Between a biker and his brother… 
Between a biker and his bike… 
Between a biker gang and a hippie gang… 

Or, wait… uh… umm… is it a violent thriller… 
Between a biker and his chick… 
Between a biker and his brother… 
Between a biker and his bike… 
Between a biker gang and a hippie gang… 

It’s not clear what this movie is because at some point in this mess of a script they have tender heartfelt moments with each other… then in the next moment, inexplicably, the fists start flyin’. (kinda like me and Bart, my pet monkey) 

Shot on location mostly in and around Spahn’s Movie Ranch, site of the infamous Manson Family, it takes a few queues from that real-life event… although, in an ultra-weird-lucy-in-the-sky-with-diamonds sorta vibe, man! Climb in the back with your head in the clouds and you’re gone! 

Although he’s the unquestioned doppelgänger of comedian Tommy Chong, the leader of the evil hippie gang is supposed to be one bad dude (even though they share the same love of mind-altering substances)! Named ‘King’, he rules the Spahn Ranch with an iron fist… well, not really. But the plot might make more sense if he did. 

Anyway, I suppose the filmmaker, Al Adamson, was going for the anti-hero theme for this film, ala Easy Rider or even Dirty Harry. Unfortunately, all he was able to pull off was characters so convoluted that, by the end of the film, you really don’t care who lives or who dies… you’re just glad it ended! 

How could I possibly say “no” to a box of Girl Scout Cookies from this adorable troop?