(1971) - Color - 88 min
LikeTelevision's movie channel proudly presents -Angels Hard As They Come, a classic biker movie. Warning: This
film contains some gratuitous nudity, drugs and foul language, like
most biker films. Angels Hard As They Come, was made in 1971, is an
interesting piece of film history for a lot of reasons. Jonathan Demme
produced the film and helped write the screenplay. Demme is best known
for directing Philadelphia with Tom Hanks and Silence of the Lambs
starring Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling and Anthony Hopkins as Dr.
Hannibal Lecter. But here's a little factiod tie-in - Scott Glenn, the
hero Long John in Angels Hard As They Come played Clarice's boss, Jack
Crawford and Roger Corman was FBI Director Hayden Burke in Demme's film
adaptation of the terrific Thomas Harris novel. Small world, huh?. Also
of note, Angels Hard As They Come marks the screen debut of Gary Busey,
who stars as the hippy, Henry - while in real life, he's an avid biker.