BORN TO RIDE

 

THE PLOT THUS FAR

The stars of Starship Troopers are back in action! Mike (Casper Van Dien) decides to hit the road on his refurbished classic motorcycle along with best buddy Alex (Patrick Muldoon), but their trek takes a surprising turn when they become involved in a plan involving political blackmail, corruption, and dirty money. Carrying evidence that could get them killed at any minute, the boys are chased on the open road but turn their skills to their own advantage. William Forsythe (Raising Arizona) and Theresa Russell (Wild Things) also star in this gun-blazing, rip-roaring adventure from the director of Every Which Way But Loose you’ll never forget!

 

WHAT WE THOUGHT

The public is calling Mike Callahan a local hero. He denies being a hero and starts to tell his story. Two guys, Gary and David, work for a hotel in Phoenix, Arizona and blackmail their guests by planting surveillance cameras in their rooms and using it against them later. When Senator Clayton is set to arrive, they set everything up hoping to catch him with some teenage girls, but instead catch him selling nuclear arms or some crap like that — let’s just say that it’s damaging and he’ll lose his job, reputation and likely go to prison. Gary and David call the Senator and ask for a lot of money, so the Senator asks his friend, Jack Steele to take care of it.

It’s nothing like Easy Rider when best friends Mike and Alex take their bikes out onto the open road and wind up on the run from politically connected thugs who are willing to kill to get what they want. It’s not funny or campy enough to be a guilty pleasure. Theresa Russell does the best she can as Van Dien’s mother, and both the boys are pleasant and engaging.

The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is decent enough for an indie horror flick. Still, the audio track could’ve used a bit of remastering to keep the back channels from sounding so stepped upon. It won’t stop you from watching the movie, but you might miss some exposition. Oh well, it’s worth a rental.

RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!

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