The Vintagent Classics: Using Excessive


RIDING HIGH (1981)

Run Time: 1:36:00
Producer: Klinger Productions
Director: Ross Cramer
Author: Ross Cramer (screenplay), Derek Ford (story)
Key Forged: Eddie Kidd, Irene Handl, Murray Salem

FILM MAKERS

Using Excessive is at first a comedy with many of the laughs coming from Irene Handl as Gran and Murray Salem because the basic cliche of a high-powered American promoter.

The excellent soundtrack options dozens of hits by artists together with The Police, Insanity, The Pretenders, The Boomtown Rats, Squeeze, Joe Jackson, Stylish, Dire Straits, The Shadows, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gary Numan and Emerson Lake and Palmer.

In actual life, stuntman star Eddie Kidd was the primary to clear 190 toes – over fourteen double-decker buses – and retain management of the bike. He was paralyzed and suffered mind harm following an accident in 1996.

SUMMARY

London-born motorbike stunt rider Eddie Kidd stars as Dave Munday, a bike messenger who lives along with his eccentric, robust and very with-it grandma (Irene Handl) in a small seaside city. Dave is bored along with his job however sticks with it due to the alternatives it provides him to fantasize along with his bike as a stunt rider.

At some point, Dave sees a large poster difficult all comers to beat American champion stunt rider Judas S. Chariot (Invoice Mitchell) to leap the Satan’s Leap – a disused railway viaduct throughout the Blackwater River in Essex – and win a gold plated dream machine. Dave rallies his buddies round him at a neighborhood gig and the problem is accepted.

Marvin Ravensdorf (Murray Salem) is the flamboyant promoter of the massive biking present and provides a stunning celebration at a number one lodge, at which Dave makes a spectacular entrance and busts the celebration vast open.

Solely three riders finally qualify for the loss of life leap, after a very hair-raising and hilarious elimination contest held in an enormous stadium. Judas, obese, over-aged and over-the-top, has an unique girlfriend known as Zoro (Marella Oppenheim) whose romantic ideas start to show away from Judas and in direction of Dave.

Dave and Judas meet at Satan’s Leap – neither having beforehand seen it – and are appalled on the yawning chasm confronting them. They each need to stop however the relentless Ravensdorf may have none of it. He has them trapped in water-tight contracts and they’re compelled to undergo with it. – Nostalgia Central

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