THE BIKERIDERS – Review by T.J. Callahan

If you ever thought it would be cool to be part of a motorcycle gang, even just for two hours, then grab a leather jacket, a bottle of Falstaff and a pack of Marlboros as you saddle up for The Bikeriders. A story about Kings of the road, but told by one of their Queens. Based on Danny Lyon’s 1967 photo book of the same name, The Bikeriders is the fictional story of Johnny, a truck driver who wanted to start a motorcycle club, and the gang of “Vandals” he rode around a seedy section of Chicago with. They lived life one day at a time, taking care of business when they needed to.

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THE BIKERIDERS – Review by Diane Carson

The Bikeriders depicts a 1960s Chicago motorcycle gang. As predictable as the sun setting in the west, The Bikeriders features a motorcycle gang revving their bikes, fighting among themselves and with interlopers, and treating women badly. Photojournalist Danny Lyon spent years with the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club in preparation for his 1968 photojournalistic book The Bikeriders which writer/director Jeff Nichols adapted, calling the group The Vandals.

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