The Vintagent Classics: Electra Glide In Blue


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ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE (1973)

Run Time: 1:54:00
Producer: Guercio Hitzig
Director: James William Guercio
Editor: Robert Boris (screenplay) Rupert Hitzig (story)
Key Solid: Robert Blake, Billy Inexperienced Bush, Mitchell Ryan

FILM MAKERS

An American Film – By A New Director – James William Guercio

Electra Glide in Blue is a 1973 American motion movie, starring Robert Blake as a bike cop in Arizona and Billy “Inexperienced” Bush as his accomplice. The movie was produced and directed by James William Guercio, and is known as after the Harley-Davidson Electra Glide motorbike issued to site visitors cops. The soundtrack was carried out by members of the band Chicago; Guercio managed them on the time, and produced lots of their albums. Members of the band additionally seem in minor appearing roles within the movie. First-time director James William Guercio needed Conrad L. Corridor to {photograph} this movie, however Corridor’s wage was greater than was budgeted for a cinematographer. Guercio diminished his personal wage to $1.00 so he might safe Corridor because the cinematographer. nearly all of the film was filmed with out authorities permits as a result of the Arizona State Police didn’t wish to co-operate with the manufacturing.

SUMMARY

He’s a 5’4″ Cop on a Massive Bike in a 6’2″ World

John Wintergreen is a bike cop who patrols the agricultural Arizona highways along with his accomplice Zipper. Wintergreen is an skilled patrolman seeking to be transferred to the Murder unit. When he’s knowledgeable by Loopy Willie of an obvious suicide-by-shotgun, Wintergreen believes the case is definitely a homicide because the sufferer has shot himself within the chest reasonably than the pinnacle, which is extra ordinary. Detective Harve Poole agrees it’s a murder, after a .22 bullet is discovered amongst the pellets within the man’s chest throughout the post-mortem, in addition to listening to a couple of attainable lacking $5,000 ($30,500 immediately) from the person’s house, and arranges for Wintergreen to be transferred to murder to assist with the case.

Wintergreen will get his want, however his pleasure is short-lived. He begins more and more to establish with the hippies whom the opposite officers, together with Detective Poole, are endlessly harassing. The ultimate straw comes when Poole discovers that Wintergreen has been sleeping along with his girlfriend, Jolene. The hostile office politics trigger him to be rapidly demoted again to site visitors enforcement.

Regardless of being demoted, Wintergreen is ready to clear up the homicide. The killer seems to be Willie, who confesses whereas Wintergreen goads him into speaking about it. Wintergreen surmises that Willie did it as a result of he was jealous of the outdated man he killed, who ceaselessly had younger folks over to his home to purchase medication. Shortly after, it’s found that Zipper stole the $5,000, which he used to purchase a totally dressed Electra Glide motorbike. Wintergreen is compelled to shoot Zipper after he turns into distressed and belligerent, and shoots at Wintergreen and within the course of two harmless bystanders, hitting one among them.

Wintergreen, now alone and again on his outdated beat, runs right into a hippie that Zipper was needlessly harassing earlier on a earlier cease. Recognizing him, Wintergreen lets him off with a warning, however the hippie forgets his driver’s license, and Wintergreen drives up behind his van to return it to him. The hippie’s passenger factors a shotgun out of the again window and shoots Wintergreen, killing him.

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